One Saturday afternoon while watching a collection of "Laurel and Hardy" shorts on AMC, I began to recognize similarities between my marriage and the relationship Stan and Ollie shared on screen. Whoa!
And what's more unnerving is that I realized my wife was straight man Oliver while I was fallguy Stanley. Jeez!
Well, yeah, Stan's my favorite, too. But he sure tended to get pushed and smacked around a lot. I could identify.
"Slapstick Situation Blues" is bouncy broad action. (In my mind, even the Keystone Kops make a cameo appearance in the third verse.)
My goal was a short, lively, monochromatic visualization in broad strokes. But I hope it doesn't seem that I've rendered my characters in black and white only.
Read the lyrics below, check out the Lead Sheet for the words and music, or listen to a homemade MP3 song demo recording. — BD