This past Saturday I spent some time flipping through my old magazines, ripping out recipes and other pages I want to keep. You know, Southern Living’s “How to Turn this China Pattern Into an Outfit.” Stuff like that.
Well, SL’s napkin interview was with Bill Paxton. I looked at it and thought, “Oh, the jazz musician. Travis will be interested in this!” I ripped out the page, put it on his desk and moved on.
Hours later, he came home, and asked if I still wanted the interview with this guy he’s never heard of.
Me: No, I don’t want it, but don’t you? I thought you’d want to see the interview with the jazz musician.
Travis: He’s a jazz musican? Says here he’s an actor.
Me: Let me see that. Oh, sure enough, actor. Huh. I'm not sure what I was thinking.
Travis: Were you thinking of Del Paxton who may or may not be real from That Thing You Do?
Here’s to you, probably fictional jazz drummer Del Paxton. And here’s to you, Tom Hanks, for making such a brilliant movie.
|Southern Living's Paper Napkin Interview, with everyone's favorite (fictional?) jazz musician|