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Remember the game Marry, Kill, or Do? (In some cities, it was Marry, Kill, F$ck) You’d list three people, and you’d have to choose which one you’d marry, which one you’d kill, and which one you’d do. For instance:
From those three, you’d have to choose. It’s fun after a few drinks.
Anyhow, I came up with a variation for us in the industry, called “Client, Date, or Both.”
Basically, I’ll list a few lines of a song. You tell me if I’m talking about a client, a date, or both.
Ready? This is from an off-broadway show that ran in the late 80’s, called “Closer Than Ever.”
LAST NIGHT MY DREAM COLLAPSED AROUND MY EARS
BUT THAT’S NO REASON TO GO ROUND IN TEARS
I’LL START ANOTHER DREAM THIS MINUTE, WITHOUT <CLIENT OR DATE> IN IT
AND NEXT TIME, THE STARS WILL SING TO ME
NEXT TIME, THE <CLIENT OR DATE> WILL CLING TO ME
NEXT TIME, LIKE PERFECT SO PERFECT WE’LL BE
THIS TIME, I PLANNED IT BADLY,
BUT I’LL DO BETTER NEXT TIME
NEXT TIME, NEXT TIME.
YET WE BEGAN IN SUCH A PERFECT WAY
AND STRINGS OF NEXT TIMES WON’T MAKE ONE TODAY
WHAT DREAM IS WORTH THE FIGHT TO WIN IT
IF <CLIENT’S/DATE’S> NOT IN IT?
FOR NEXT TIME CAN’T BE AS SWEET OR AS TENDER AH.. AH.. AH…
OR PROMISE HALF OF THE SPLENDOUR
THAT THIS TIME PROMISED TO ME
NEXT TIME IS SELF DECEPTION
WHAT I WANT NOW IS THIS AH.. AH.. AH…
THIS TIME, THIS TIME… THIS TIME THE STARS WILL SING TO ME
THIS TIME MY <CLIENT/DATE> WILL CLING TO ME
Client, Date, or both?