My Time of Day
Frank Loesser's Guys and Dolls is considered by many to be the greatest American musical comedy of all time. It was a huge success on Broadway and has earned itself immortality with the thousands of productions that have occurred all around the world.
I never thought I'd have the privilege of playing Sky Masterson. At first look I didn't identify with Sky. He's a gambler, a smart-ass, a salesman. A smooth talker. I found a lot of similarities between him and Curly McLain in Oklahoma! And although it took me a while to find Curly in my bones, at the end of the day I found a LOT of me in his words and songs.
There is a part of him that really resonated. In the song "My Time of Day" he shows his lone wolf nature, walking the streets in the early morning. It's considered to be biographical piece because Loesser would frequently wake up at 4am, 5am to write in the peaceful tranquility of the early morning.
I've always been a classic introvert. Finding my pleasure in my work and my solitude. I remember waking up early every morning to train, to get stronger. Beating the sun up. Walking on the streets when nobody else was around. The calm quiet. It's beautiful and simple.
"My time of day is the dark time
A couple of deals before dawn
When the street belongs to the cop
And the janitor with the mop
And the grocery clerks are all gone.
When the smell of the rainwashed pavement
Comes up clean, and fresh, and cold
And the streetlamp light
Fills the gutter with gold
That's my time of day
My time of day
And you're the only doll I've ever wanted to share it with me."
Until next time,
Lift Big, Sing Big, and look your absolute best doing it.
Kasey (Ol') Yeargain