Mama Says Be Glad

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A Season 2 teaser!  Dylan forms a band and needs a singer.  Arseman and Ashley both audition by singing the same song, “Mama Says Be Glad”, a hastily-penned formulaic blues number all aboot the difficulties of being fifteen that the writers try to pass off as a Canadian rock and roll standard.  The lyrics:

Well, I’m too old to cry and I’m too young to fly/but Mama says be glad I’m young and I don’t ask why/’cause I’m 15, not old enough to be free/Yes, I’m fifteen years old/and that’s the trouble with me.

It’s an awkward stage and a difficult age/pacing in your space like a rat in a cage/’cause you’re fifteen/beyond a shadow of a doubt/yes, I’m fifteen years old/not old enough to get out.

Ashley’s rendition is too quiet to make oot and Arseman’s is too mediocre – not bad enough to be funny but not good enough to be good.  So here’s Brooke belting oot Hillside High’s favorite song:

 

15 thoughts on “Mama Says Be Glad

  1. 1/2 George Thorogood : 1/2 Muddy Waters:

    Bu-da-da-dump,
    _ _ _ _
    bu-da-da-dum,
    _ _ _ _
    Well, I’m 15 years o-old,
    Bu-da-da-dum
    Just a horny young child.
    Bu-da-da-dum
    I’m too young to smoke,
    Bu-da-da-dum
    And too young to go wild.
    _ _ _ _
    I got stuck in this shoo-ow,
    Bu-da-da-dum
    A Canadian spoof
    Bu-da-da-dum
    About teenager problems,
    Bu-da-da-dum
    And drinking high-proof.
    _ _ _ _
    Don’t-cha know that Curmudgeon
    Bu-da-da-dum
    Is rewritin’ our script
    Bu-da-da-dum
    But don’t the ‘Mudge kno-ow,
    Bu-da-da-dum
    That we’re cool and we’re hip.
    _ _ _ _
    Bu-da-da-dum
    _ _ _ _
    Bu-da-da-…

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      1. It’s hard to say. There are only 2 more episodes in season 1, so I will definitely cover those. Seasons 2-4, I’m gonna play it by ear. Since I won’t be able to keep a youtube tab open to watch the episode in little increments, then write aboot it in little increments, trying to do this while watching a dvd with my laptop open might prove to be more hassle than fun. If that turns oot to be the case, I will probably just cover those 3 seasons with one post apiece to hit the most ridiculous aspects. But don’t get excited — all that probably means is that I will finish up this 15 tribute and fade back into obscurity. I was completely serious aboot not having any desire to express myself in any way that isn’t amusing to me.

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      2. > I was completely serious aboot not having any desire to express myself in any way that isn’t amusing to me.

        Oh, I know. But an absurd universe must surely contain myriad amusements that will appeal to you — one only need identify them. Prepare yourself to individually reject the ideation onslaught.

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    1. Heh…I suppose that depends on one’s definition of “wonderful”. It was an early 90’s Canadian teen soap opera that aired on Nickelodeon and starred a 12 year old Ryan Reynolds. It was awful in every way, so much so that it literally becomes addictive for that very reason. You stumbled upon an atypically painless post here. My episode summaries are probably way too long to be readable for most and way too vulgar to be readable for some…but I am, nonetheless, greatly enjoying giving it a proper exposition (and hoping that Deadpool himself stumbles upon it some day!).

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      1. ah – that was the era when I didn’t have a tv. now I have one but have written off pay tv. since I’m not much into tv, I watch over my husband’s shoulder – interesting to see it without being able to pick when it’s on & to have to endure commercials. also – with time, anything becomes interesting if for no other reason than to see what they ate in ‘the old days’ lol

        Perhaps you’d guest blog post an overview for my site? if you’re so inclined, here’s a link to general guidelines:

        https://happinessbetweentails.com/2018/01/29/got-1-to-3-great-photos-or-illustrations-an-article-300-words-or-less-that-youd-like-published-on-happiness-between-tails/

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      2. Thank you so much for sending me that guest blog link! I will definitely take you up on that, but not in an effort to drive more traffic to this silly page that I created purely for my own amusement. Instead of an overview, in the next couple of weeks, I’m going to choose one of the topics on your list and see if you think my take on it is a good fit for your site. As for TV, I think that your method of just taking in random glances over your husband’s shoulder is probably the best approach. It keeps you aware of the fact that there’s still a thing called TV without subjecting you to all of the brainless nonsense contained therein.

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      3. Happiness! So glad you’ll guest post – sure, ok to run by ideas before you start writing. As for TV, I find it quickly gets depressing when I consider how I’m watching others have fun & adventures when I’m just glued to the tv…

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