|Andreas -as his Mennonite father always feared .... photo credit Jasper Reynolds|
For the past few years, Katherine & Peter – who recently crossed the threshold to became officially husband and wife - have performed a song or three at Twelfth Night, usually just after we all join in a rendition of The Viking Song, and then collectively bay at the moon. The Viking Song sort of sets the mood for everything that comes next. This year, K&P also wrote a song with lyrics featuring none other than The Schroeder himself.
It wasn't just that Katherine had grown up hearing stories about the famed Schroederian heroics with respect to construction and house repairs, but that she and Peter also heard about and saw the house repair work that he did last June, after the wedding of our eldest daughter. It was staggering - even by Schroederian standards.
In the video that follows, the lyrics of: Small German with a Heart of Gold mention his habit of grabbing a gallon of milk, going from dawn to dusk on nothing more, as well as the fact that he stands 5'6" in his stocking feet. In this video, you can see a bit of Katherine seated in front of Peter showing flash cards to illustrate the core concept of each verse. The latter are a little hard to see here. I wish the lighting and framing were better. Maybe next year we can work on that, but at least it conveys the overall flavour.
After this, Katherine, in her rap persona, TendaLoin, performed the last song this year that we have a video of. I have added a photo of her taken from the side where the lighting was brighter. It gives a better feel for the energy.
|TendaLoin performing "Rap Right"|
So, after that - what can I say? I mean, how lucky are we? Profoundly blessed is all I can say. Profoundly blessed.
PS K&P also performed another crowd-pleaser, and we have a recording of it from last years Twelfth Night performance: I Got Tha Greens