Monday, January 29, 2007

Shave and a Haircut . . . 2 Bits

Yesterday, MJ had a shave and today it is a haircut for both the boys. I told PC that I wanted to put his picture in the photolog so he doesn't think that I am ignoring him and not just putting pictures of MJ on there. The main reason is that it is because he doesn't want to have it taken! (That is why he is grimacing in the picture!)

About title: Shave and a Haircut, and the associated response, "two bits", is a simple (7 or 8 note) musical couplet sometimes used at the end of a musical performance (or, much less often, at the beginning). The seven-note variant is often called the world's shortest complete song, having an introduction (one note), a question (two notes), a response (two more notes), and a conclusion (the final two notes). The generic and oft-used two-note fanfare known colloquially as "TA-DAAAA" is shorter, but arguably not a complete song. (From


Dalissa 365 said...

I love seeing the photos of your boys. It's such a transition to manhood when they shave for the first time. And, your title was perfect. I knew exactly what you meant but it was neat to read the history. I didn't know it was the shortest complete song.

my15minutes said...

Love the scrunched up face! I didn't know all that about that song, but will probably be humming it for awhile now! :-)

Katrina365 said...

Love those expressions!