This weekend, I'll be travelling back to Michigan to perform the song I sang from Mrs. Gruber's Ding Dong school at my former Grade School, Cedar Crest Academy.
Cedar Crest is a tiny school out on the fringes of the Metro Detroit area. This year marks their 25th Anniversary and, to celebrate, they are having a Gala and they have invited alumni back to perform. They saw the Youtube video of the song at Sketchfest and asked me to come back.
Why anyone would be willing to claim me as an alum is beyond me, but I'm grateful nonetheless.
This is pretty ironic, though, because Cedar Crest is a cradle for the hopes and dreams of young children. My song is about how those hopes and dreams will probably not come true and how the proverbial children in the audience will more than likely end up living mediocre lives, which unless things have drastically changed over the last fourteen years is almost certainly not the school's message.
Of course the song is tongue-in-cheek, and I'm happy to head back and to help out. It was a pretty good school and as I remember it a good time.
It's just funny, I guess.
Anyway, that's where I'll be this weekend.