So I tuned into the Tournament of Roses parade on New Year’s Day (or the day after, whichever it was) and sat through the opening singing number. (Creepy.) And then I sat back to view the first float.
I love parades. I like seeing the same ‘ole balloons squeezing between buildings, I like to hear high school marching bands play Christmas tunes. I even like the batonists. (That would be my made-up-word for baton-twirlers.) I mean where ELSE are batonists going to exhibit their skills?
Even though the Tournament of Roses parade bores me to tears on an annual basis, I gave it another shot.
Then came the first float.
You can imagine how pleased I was to see that the, “Sweet Dreams” float sponsored by Honda featured a singer who very much so embodies the precise demographic that I believe Honda is more than likely attempting to appeal to: Kenny G.
Kenny G on a float.
(Note, if you must ever write about Kenny G, don’t add a period after the G. Nope, he goes by Kenny G — sans period. I had to google it.)
I definitely know that back in college when I was very proudly rocking a Honda Civic (my first ever brand-new car), I would have rather been run over said civic than own a Kenny G CD. That was many years ago. I still feel the same way today. (I’m not doubting Mr G’s talent – it’s incredible. I’m more of a strings fan, less a fan of the saxophones.)
So Honda’s choice of on-float entertainment? Questionable.
So there I am on my couch with Lila next to me, in awe of what Honda’s creative department has crafted out organic plant-based materials and a truck chassis.
Then it happened. Kenny G started performing.
It was almost more than I could bear.
Kenny G. On a float. Playing the soprano saxophone.
I smiled in spite of myself. And promptly changed the channel 45 seconds later all the while asking, “Really? Kenny G on the FIRST float?”
Then I thought about that hair. That hair hasn’t changed.
I think there are two schools of thought when it comes to that mane of sexy curls:
1.) If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
2.) It’s broke. Fix it.
Group 1. thinks: “There’s nothing wrong with that man’s hair. His curls and his part are American tradition. People pay good money for that. He is a fine looking man with lovely curls.”
Group 2. thinks: “He has had that hairstyle for no less than 35 years. It’s time for a change. Even MICHAEL BOLTON cut his hair.”
I think it’s time for a change. But then again, strip him of his various saxophones and flute, cut the hair and still put him on the Honda float. Who would recognize him?
Kenny G knows what he’s doing, kids.
He’s keeping that mane.
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