Last week Mr. Eric Overmyer joined the rather substantial crowd of viewers at the HiHo Lounge. He was joined by actor Michael Cerveris among others. Before the episode started, we spoke a bit about how much fun it is to watch with others, a crowd. In fact, I am usually watching the crowd during the episode as much as I am the episode itself. Evidently he feels the same and told me that he’s been checking out various viewings in other bars around town. He very kindly allowed me to take a picture.
After sitting through nearly half an hour of the atrocious Game of Thrones (just my opinion, folks!), I was tempted to go ask him if he couldn’t write in the line said to a newly impregnated ultra-white princess type as she beams happily, “It is a gift from the Great Stallion.” I mean, c’mon, couldn’t it be a throw away for Antoine or maybe even in a more ironical tone, Davis? I resisted asking Mr. Overmyer to write it in, but just in case he’s reading this, hey, Mr. O, think about it.
The scene with Albert lovingly working that plaster made me flash back to the Wire. I watched Albert’s face and suddenly thought of Lester Freamon carefully making his miniatures. I may have been one of the only ones flashed on that, but here you are seeing how my twisted little stream of thought balloons works.
While some reviewers seem to feel that the music scenes take away from the story line, I have to tell you that it’s only because they’re not here. Every single music scene had the crowd at the HiHo bobbing and foot tapping, including all four of the women of a certain age sitting near the front. It seemed so natural for that to happen as that’s what happens in our daily life here—we walk down the street and hear music notes from down the block. Sometimes, if we’re not in a hurry, we follow the notes, take a breather, enjoy the music then go on our way. The crowd at HiHo watched the episode the same way. It didn’t appear to me that any of them were unduly upset by an “interruption” in the story line. In fact the total opposite was true and that delighted me.
When the episode was over, I stopped by Mr. O’s table and told him that if Albert got killed off, a lot of people including me would be very, very upset. He said, “No. He’s way down on the list.” Of course I didn’t really expect him to tell me who and I’m not sure I can believe him on this, but I am hoping that that’s the truth.
I also told him that my goal is to be Aunt Mimi when I grow up. Smiling, he said, “What? You aren’t already?” Uh huh. I did TOO take that as a compliment.
This week “the REAL Davis” is scheduled to attend and play after Treme at the HiHo. Wasn’t sure if I’d go again this week, but might just have to if only to see the look on the crowds’ collective faces when they see the real guy. Most of them haven’t (I asked) and I think many will be expecting someone far less imposing than Davis Rogan.