When this point was raised and seconded, and I was like "Okay" but also like "what bullshit" yet sure-whatever went along with them, I thought of the song "Old Friends" in/from Merrily We Roll Along, and was singing that, and thinking how those queers on that show didn't seem to think it was an offensive thing to call someone. Then I remembered other songs from that show, which I hadn't seen but which my gf had the soundtrack of and put some songs from on a mix tape for me. So for a bit I was singing (We Had a) "Good Thing Going", and that got "Old Friends" out of my head.
But then I got onto "Not a Day Goes By". And I haven't really gotten off it, despite all my practicing "Not in Our Town" and other tricky ones for the upcoming show. I'm pretty sure it's not good for me, "Not a Day Goes By". But whatcha gonna do?
So today I saw that there's a documentary about Merrily We Roll Along coming to my local arthouse next week. I'm super-excited about it. There's sure some Sondheim I've loved, and the idea of that show, telling its story backwards--- that's such a great idea. And how the show was both a hit and a flop: fascinating. Maybe the movie will be cathartic? I doubt it, but I do bet it'll be diverting, and absorbing, and I know I'm gonna be entertained by many a bit of info in it, as well as what song highlights it may include.
Meanwhile, not a day goes by. Not a single day.