Saturday, October 20, 2007

Wholesome prison blues

Bud and I watched the DVD 101 Dalmatians II: Patch's London Adventure recently.

As the movie approached its climax, the evil Cruella de Vil and her henchmen foiled a rescue attempt by the film's hero, a puppy named Patch. The villains swooped down upon Patch, scooped him up, and tossed him unceremoniously into a cage, where they locked him in and left him.

As little Patch peered forlornly between the bars, Bud burst into song on the couch beside me and I had to pause the video while he performed a full-scale emotional rendition - complete with verses, choruses, and instrumental breaks - of Dierks Bentley's "Long Trip Alone."

I can't imagine why...

6 comments:

for what it's worth said...

Yet more proof that music is the international language of the heart. Things we can't put into our own words, are often times conveyed through music; sometimes with words sometimes simply through the amazing rhythms and sounds of an instrumental piece. Way to go Bud! Patch definitely has a long way home.

March Day said...

Sometimes, I'm the only person who can figure out the connections when TJ does stuff like this. It is facinating to me how our kids express that they are understanding this. Relating. Connecting the dots.

kristina said...

Bud could write the score! Music has been a wonderful and effective way for Charlie to communicate emotion and feelings, with the words, and without.

Steve said...

Love the title - it might be a few years before Bud is ready for Johnny Cash :)

MOM-NOS said...

Thanks for catching it, Steve! Truth be told, it felt like a kind of mediocre post, but once I thought of the title, I just couldn't resist.

Anonymous said...

"and instrumental breaks". I love that. My son does that.
Ann.