the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Summer of 1977

You can probably guess that we’ve done nothing the last two days but download and listen to everything Peter Frampton has ever recorded (legally, from Amazon). And step aside Coldplay, Frampton is now the new kitchen dancing music, although Leta has had to ask Jon to turn it down, Dad, more than once. Here is Jon doing his best interpretation of his twelve-year-old self at the end of “Do You Feel Like We Do.” Keep in mind, there is a whole seven or eight minutes of this that I could have uploaded, but I’m kind enough not to put you through all of that.

Also, this? This right here? This is why I married this man.

  • sara

    2009/09/10 at 11:46 am

    my 2 year old just watched this with me and said, in his most condescending tone, “are you done?” i think he was talking to jon. apparently i am not raising a frampton fan. 🙂

  • HDC

    2009/09/10 at 11:46 am

    Let me be the first to say ‘HAWT’.

  • Tanner Christensen

    2009/09/10 at 11:46 am

    Where did he learn the air guitar? He rocks it.

  • pawpaw

    2009/09/10 at 11:47 am


  • admin

    2009/09/10 at 11:48 am

    The majesty of rock, the pageantry of roll.

    I love you, baby!

  • mrs shortcake

    2009/09/10 at 11:48 am

    I love it! My husband has similar moves – including an air guitar solo which involves grabbing my leg and pretending it’s the guitar in question. Awkward, but I love it! 🙂

  • Sara

    2009/09/10 at 11:48 am

    Blurb Comes Alive!

  • Jasie VanGesen

    2009/09/10 at 11:49 am

    This just might be the best thing ever. He can’t seem to pick just air guitar or drums… must… alternate!!

  • Daddy Scratches

    2009/09/10 at 11:49 am

    Nice. Air guitar *and* air drums? Wow. Dude is a multi-faceted air musician.

  • Laura

    2009/09/10 at 11:50 am

    Wow. It reminds me of what my boyfriend will look like in 10 years. Hah!

  • Paty Bortolotto

    2009/09/10 at 11:51 am


    And as “Amazing” I mean “Funny Shit”!

  • Anonymous

    2009/09/10 at 11:51 am

    Of course, you mean *purchase*, download and listen to, right? 😉

  • kristin

    2009/09/10 at 11:52 am

    I can see where Leta got her mad dance skills from! Way to rock it out Jon!

  • Laura Trevey

    2009/09/10 at 11:52 am

    I used to LOVE Peter Frampton!!

  • Liz

    2009/09/10 at 11:53 am

    He is the epitome of cool.

  • Beth

    2009/09/10 at 11:54 am

    Oh, dear.

  • Natasha

    2009/09/10 at 11:54 am

    It was one of my favourite stories of yours. I knew Peter’s music but not his name. My husband though, who’s 45 (I’m 29), knew Peter’s name right away and enjoyed the story. Very, very cool.

    And Jon is adorable as always.

  • Christie

    2009/09/10 at 11:54 am

    That is awesome!


  • Laura June

    2009/09/10 at 11:54 am

    I’m sorry, and don’t tell my fiance, but your husband is really flippin’ hot.

  • Brooke

    2009/09/10 at 11:54 am

    Awesome air guitar! However, apparently, the internet in Lithuania isn’t a Frampton fan, because it took a million tries to load this video.

  • MyHormonesMadeMeDoIt

    2009/09/10 at 11:55 am

    Jon has some awesome air guitar moves. He should take that one man band on the road…

  • kindelfind

    2009/09/10 at 11:55 am


  • Finch

    2009/09/10 at 11:55 am

    You looked great on Bonnie Hunt! Also, the looks on the faces of the Kardashians was HILARIOUS when you said “It’s like a staple gun to your breast.”

    I admit, kinda disappointed you didn’t say ‘boob’

  • Beth

    2009/09/10 at 11:56 am

    Rock on, Jon!

  • Bea

    2009/09/10 at 11:56 am

    Hahaha, you two. I think this is the moment where you’ve officially become Those Parents. You know the ones where you think you’re the coolest ever–because you *are* the coolest ever, and you think your kids just don’t get it yet. Yeah, that’s you. I kind of love it.

  • admin

    2009/09/10 at 11:56 am

    We purchased Frampton Comes Alive from Amazon. LEGALLY. Guitar solos that good should be rewarded.

  • lara

    2009/09/10 at 11:57 am

    He is ADORABLE. You done well, girl.

  • Steph TN

    2009/09/10 at 11:58 am

    WOO awesome air guitar. He is shreddin it! lol

  • Kelly

    2009/09/10 at 11:58 am

    i can see the appeal! lol!

  • amberstar

    2009/09/10 at 11:59 am

    Great performance and I just finished watching you on Bonnie Hunt! You were very sensible, funny, and poised. I feel like a groupie for some weird reason. Anyway, congratulations on a fine interview. You were classy, too.

  • Erin

    2009/09/10 at 12:00 pm

    This video kind of makes me have a crush on your husband.

  • Elizabeth

    2009/09/10 at 12:00 pm

    This is awesome!!! all that’s missing is some leather! haha

  • Stevie Nicks Fan

    2009/09/10 at 12:00 pm

    OH YEAH surrender to the air guitar. Men who uncork their musical selves for the camera are sexay as can be. My boyfriend finally agreed to karaoke Tom Petty to my Stevie Nicks. He is a great singer but not too keen on taking the stage. Finally, we had our moment last night at my favorite karaoke joint, to which I announced into the mic at the end of the song, ‘Thank you baby. Me love you long time’.

    He wants to go again next week.

  • Becky

    2009/09/10 at 12:01 pm

    Let me just say that I have been singing “Do You Feel Like We Do” since I read your Frampton post. Ah, the late 70’s…good times!

  • Alison

    2009/09/10 at 12:02 pm

    There is nothing better than rocking out with air instruments with the ones you love. My husband and I have spent hours “practicing” and “performing”, its one of the top three reasons I love him so much!

  • erika

    2009/09/10 at 12:03 pm

    Yeah, I have one of those twelve year olds too…

  • Chris

    2009/09/10 at 12:04 pm

    ROCK ON! Jon.
    ROCK. ON.

  • Anonymous

    2009/09/10 at 12:04 pm

    That’s hott.

  • Stinky

    2009/09/10 at 12:05 pm

    I can’t believe how much he looks like Leta!

  • Megan Beth

    2009/09/10 at 12:05 pm

    Is that what he looked like in front of Frampton in the airport? NO WONDER FRAMPTON complimented on how adorable Marlo is.

  • Wondermommy

    2009/09/10 at 12:06 pm

    I can relate, although my air guitar choice is not Peter Frampton!

    I can now see why you married him 😉

  • julie

    2009/09/10 at 12:06 pm

    1. That Jon let you put that on your site astounds me.

    2. What do you think Frampton’s reaction to “downloading” everything he’s ever recorded will be? Copy left, or copy right? Hmm….

    I’ve spent the past two days telling everyone, “You just have to check out the whole dooce/frampton exchange. Legendary!”

  • Jill Put Up A Blog

    2009/09/10 at 12:07 pm

    Drunk in the middle of the day? Unbelievable 🙂 hehehe

  • Jess

    2009/09/10 at 12:07 pm

    So cute! Reminds me of my husband! 🙂

  • Folkheart

    2009/09/10 at 12:07 pm

    I like it…I like it…yes, I do!

  • The Prima Momma

    2009/09/10 at 12:08 pm

    *Throws underpants on stage*

    The commitment is perfect. You’ve got yourself a keeper!

  • Sara

    2009/09/10 at 12:08 pm

    Every time you share your happy life, my life gets happier and happier. Thank you.

  • Meg

    2009/09/10 at 12:09 pm

    When I was little my dad used to play that song. I thought Frampton was actually making his guitar talk. I was mildly disappointed when I learned he used a talk box (and not the magic/super human skill I thought it was), but its still one of my favorite songs today. Its my go to song for rocking out in my car. So Peter, if you’re reading this, I love you.

  • Boo

    2009/09/10 at 12:10 pm

    THAT made my Thursday…

  • Paula

    2009/09/10 at 12:11 pm

    I freaking love you guys.

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