That Magic Memory Mirror is cool- made my first visit this week. I’d remembered little snapshots and soundbites of song & sound from our lost week, but the mirror revealed a whole lot more that went on. Our Trailer Song continued to be a hit throughout the week.
The children were all dancing and singing to the Burgeron Children’s Song. And the ABC Song was a hit with the real little ones. It wasn’t clear who commissioned it, but little Sally Lou and the other Burgeron children had a cute cow song for our sweet Anna Cow. Although Don Burgeron was rockin’ the joint with his version of “Who Let The Cow’s Out“.
There were group singalongs, requested solos by Nanalou, myself (Rochelle Louridge), Mama Boo and Cousin Ron. Dr. M even had a go (after she’d had a bit too much of the ol’ Burgeron Backwoods Brew.) The Headless Inkspots were in fine form performing a great rendition featuring a banjo, ukelele and Strawberry Arizona washboard.
But that duet with Nanalou and Cousin Froid was… shall we say… an event that I am amazed any of us could forget.
There wasn’t a dry eye in the house when my daughter, Amber, and I sang “Motherless Child”
Cousin Ron was heard playing the old piano out in the cow barn behind the trailer.
Who knew Little Ron Burgeron’s music lessons would pay off in the long run. Piano AND Guitar. The man has talent. But his moonshine induced croning over “Betty-Lou Schaeffner” was a sorry sight.
Aunt Sappy was reciting love poetry in all manner of languages. Her German poem “An Anna Blume” was described as a parody of a love poem, an emblem of the chaos and madness of the week.
But who’s this Metadude guy? Some of the Burgeron family members were really digging his techno vibe. But the mirror only let me hear the music and allowed me to catch a few glimpses of the story. I’m really curious now. If anyone has any more detail please share with the rest of us.