You are an obsession, you’re my obsession . . .
I couldn’t help but hear the lyrics to 80’s synthpoppers Animotion run through my head when I came across “Tina Fey,” a song written by Austin, Texas, singer/songwriter Lawrence Morrill Glass.
Being a big fan of Tina Fey’s work, I couldn’t blame Glass for his obsession. From her time at Second City and Saturday Night Live through 30 Rock and her motion picture stardom, I have long been a big fan of Tina Fey.
So, I get Glass’s obsession. But, for the sake of propriety – and to keep any hints of stalkerism off Glass’s back – I have decided it would be better to refer to Fey as his muse. It just sounds nicer.
“Tina Fey” is featured on the new EP that Glass recently released. The tracks therein offer a tantalizing – and too short – glimpse into the mind and songwriting craft of one of Austin’s burgeoning talents.
I recently chatted with Glass about “Tina Fey,” which is included on this month’s Trail Mix, and he even indulged me enough to take a little quiz on his muse.
BRO – Can we see this EP as a tease for the long player soon to come?
LMG – Yes. The full length, Neanderthal, will be released on February 14, 2017. It is made up of eleven songs that range in style from Americana to rock to bossa nova to ska.
BRO – We are featuring “Tina Fey” on this month’s Trail Mix. What was your favorite Tina Fey character from Saturday Night Live?
LMG – I liked her most back when she did the news.
BRO – And let’s be honest. Do you think there is anyone out there who doesn’t love Tina Fey?
LMG – I’m sure there are folks that find her tiresome. As Sly sang in “Everyday People” . . . . Different strokes for different folks.
BRO – Any fear that Tina might hear the song and think you are a stalker?
LMG – I doubt it. The bridge says it all . . .
Better find yourself someone close to home
a real live girl waiting all alone
no fantasy a million miles away
no, no, not another Saturday night with a TV screen
what a lonely life, what an empty dream
I can’t go on this way, with nothing left to say
but I love Tina Fey
To test Lawrence’s expertise on all things Tina Fey, I threw this quiz at him. He was kind enough to oblige and have a little fun with me.
1. What was the name of Tina’s character on 30 Rock?
A. Lisbette Limone
B. Betsy Lyman
C. Liz Lemon
D. Lizzie Leemond
LMG – C
2. Where did Tina attend college?
B. Dartmouth College
C. Wellesley College
D. The University of Virginia
LMG – D
3. Fey was half of the first all-female Weekend Update crew in Saturday Night Live history. Who was her co-anchor?
A. Jane Curtin
B. Amy Poehler
C. Kate McKinnon
D. Maya Rudolph
LMG – B
4. Tina is actually not her real first name. What is?
LMG – C
5. Fey provided the voice for Roxanne Ritchi, opposite Will Ferrell, in what animated motion picture?
A. Toy Story
C. Finding Nemo
LMG – No idea
Lawrence did pretty darn well on the quiz, going getting four of the five answers correct. Only one he missed was #5, which was, as those of us with small kids at home know, Megamind. Many thanks to Lawrence for running with this.
For more information on Lawrence Morrill Glass, how you can grab a copy of the new EP, or when he might be coming to a stage near you, please check out his website.
Also, be sure to check out “Tina Fey” on this month’s Trail Mix.