STUCK BETWEEN THE FLASH OF THE DANCE, ZEUS & A HARD SPOT

I was roller skating my way to work, as I’m want to do, when I decided I needed to stop by that mysterious mural on 16th Street. While no one was looking I roller skated right into the art and communed with my sisters. Well, actually we did more posing and dancing than anything else. And, while we all agreed we do love ELO — we were growing a bit annoyed by the constant thud of the fake drums.

Sadly, just as I was about to take my leave —- Dad’s voice bellow’d out from the Heavens and told me I had to leave this plane of existence and return to serving as muse for the Masters. D’oh! Just when things were going so well.

Naturally, I did my best. I sang a cheezzy song but to not real impact. So, I knew I had to have a heart-to-heart with B. I went ahead and told him my true identity as fun loving disco imp and told him that I wanted nothing more than to stay here for a human eternity but that he would have to talk to Dad. Yes, my father is Zeus. And, while his heart is in the right place — he can be a real hard ass.

B wanted to know why I had kept such a secret from him. I was surprised he hadn’t figured it out yet. I had meant to tell him. Really, I had! But, I guess between my job as an Office Manager, my flash dancing gig at the Tenderloin strip club, my part time welding job and my job as muse to local Bay Area Artistes — I just forgot to let him know. He had been wondering why he was finding so much sparkle dust everywhere he turned. And, let me tell you, my dream of flashdancing and welding is not paying what it used to!

We met with Dad tonight. It was not much fun. Zeus really had his panties in a knot and I was in a hurry to get home to prep for my big SF Ballet audition coming up next week! Anyway, B really put on the charm. He explained to The Big Z that he loved me more than anything – and that if Z could just calm down and really believe in the magic of our love he would see fit to let me be! To free me from disco roller inspiration muse lifestyle! B went on to explain to Z that he, Ing and Alan really needed my glitter magic to fill their lives with silly love songs, hope and magical musical interludes. He asked Big Z if he would like to meet with Ing.

But Zeus sent a big bolt of lightning down which just barely missed my love!

Well, that just did it. I asked B to go back to the earthly realm so that I could talk to Dad. I didn’t really talk so much as sing. I sang about dolphins, rain, juke boxes, maniacs, and oh whoa whoa what feelings — and finally Zeus told me to beat it and never come back.

Next thing I knew I was standing on Harrison and 16th holding my roller skates.

You know, kids — it isn’t easy being me. But, I get to stay here! And, really — that is what matters.

“…Don’t let your aim ever stray
And if all your hopes survive
Your destiny will arrive
I’ll bring all your dreams alive
For you…”

“…Now I hear the music, close my eyes, I am rhythm
In a flash it takes hold of my heart — now, I’m dancing through my life!”

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May 9, 2007. Uncategorized.

14 Comments

  1. Minge replied:

    What a feeling!

  2. ing replied:

    All glitter magic aside, would you please ask B to stop pimping me out to Zeuss? I’m not that kind of girl, and he tends to send out those bolts of lightning at inconvenient times.

  3. matty03 replied:

    Minge! I know — you just have to believe in the music. Then, and only then — shall the beat turn around!

    Ing – What is said to Zeus is said. It can’t be undone. However, The Big Z is stuck in some time warp issue. So, no fear of lightning bolts unless you’re having an audience with him. Now, get out there and start up that roller disco club you’ve been dreaming of! Just do it!

  4. Kris replied:

    Those are just adorable… Why weren’t you wearing a sweatshirt !!?

  5. ginab replied:

    Matty, are you certain Zeus was alone in getting his panties in a knot? I mean, are you going to the potty or are you sitting on a chair there my dear?

    Most clever tho, my goodness. ENTERTAINMENT banged up, cranked out…seems a series!

    -ginab

  6. matty replied:

    Kris – LOL! Thanks! …well, you know. Torn sweatshirts are so 1980’s Jennifer Beals!

  7. matty replied:

    Gina — You know, as I reposed ala Jennifer Beals, it did strike me as an unusual pose — but then again, the world of Flashdancing is quite a unique thing.

    I think my imaginary life would make for a kick ass series. Tho, in reality it would be quite dull.

    However, I plan on pitching my idea for PR-Ing to the networks soon! There is a goldmine there! I wonder how much of a share Ing would grant me if I can sell it?!?!?

  8. ing replied:

    I’d give you sixty percent and one ticket straight to the top!

  9. matty03 replied:

    Ing — You got a deal, baby! We’re going to make you a star!

  10. hot lunch replied:

    hey we should make musicals of these and take ’em to Broadway!!! what’s that? oh, right, they already did. well, as long as they have ribbons in their hair and plenty o’ glitter!

  11. deldell replied:

    Didn’t I see you in Dirty Dancing? in the back with George Michael?

  12. matty03 replied:

    Hot Lunch! Exactly!!!

    Daniel! I’ll have you know that I was paid for that lapdance! I’m a respectable artiste, you know!

  13. Meredith replied:

    Sometimes you’re so freaking brilliant you make my head hurt.

  14. matty03 replied:

    Lovely Meredith! Oh, I never want to make your head hurt! I live to inspire — that, and dance! …flash dance!

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