And the beat goes on


There are still braids to be braided, after all, culture war or no.

(If you’ve got a hankering for some covers of the Sonny & Cher classic, “The Beat Goes On,” check out the cavalcade of Laugh-In coreography  in the Italian singer Mina’s version, circa 1968. This one, from All Seeing I, in 1998, did fun things with the music. But it will be the get-that-thing-off-my-hand dance move in the Mina version that will be staying with me.) 


5 Responses to And the beat goes on

  1. Vikki October 24, 2008 at #

    Um, do YOU actually braid hair? If so, I think Luisa and I could use a few pointers because we’re more of the keep hair short and use product school of hair care. Yesterday, I took Z to get a haircut and she told me she wants to grow her hair to shoulder length. I’m all for her wearing her hair the way she wants but I couldn’t help but think, “OH NO! What will with DO with it?!”

  2. Lesbian Dad October 24, 2008 at #

    Ooooo, no. I speciaize in photographing others, here, the beloved, in action. I whip up a mean pony-tail, though!

  3. e loves t October 24, 2008 at #

    Pony tail is good, but braiding your daughter’s hair is better! My little girl is 24 now and one thing I miss keenly is the daily brush and braid session. When she comes to visit she humors me and lets me braid that beautiful, heavy, golden rope… I miss her every day! They grow up so fast.

  4. virgotex October 25, 2008 at #

    wow. That child will be driving soon. At least in your photographs, she’s really gone through some big changes this past year, growth wise, it seems.

    I don’t think I’ve ever noticed how pronounced her donor-chum chin cleft is before.

  5. Lesbian Dad October 25, 2008 at #

    E loves t, if your 24-year-old daughter would humor me as I practiced my skills (and would promise not to scream too much if I accidentally pulled her hair in the process), then I would be only too glad to brush up on the skillz. The sassy factor of a braid (or two, or three, or five — I think our limit has been six) is unbeatable.

    And vt, I am in such agreement. This picture, in particular, really shows how much older she is now than even a month ago. And yes, too, with the DC chin. The beloved has an ever-so-mild cleft, enough to give this one some encouragement. The little brother is going to have one you could park a bike in, or whatever.

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