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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.

  • Ashley

    So I tried tivo-ing the Bonnie Hunt show today, but instead it recorded 30 minutes of Malcolm in the Middle and 30 minutes of an infomercial featuring Montell Williams. Bummer.

  • damn it all..I can’t see the video..but I’m sure it was embarassing..YAY JOHN

  • I can see why you married him. A man that talented needs to be snatched up immediately. 😉

    Jon, LOVE it dude. That shit was insane. Very few people get to relive their 12 year old selves for the entire world to see.

    Although I will admit I would have preferred video of him doing that IN FRONT of Frampton.


    Little does Leta know that Peter Frampton TOTALLY put her parents on the map. Y’all were nobodies before, but now? Bust out the red carpet and the Cristal, is all I’m saying.

  • Even a famous person like you is excited by a brush with fame! Good to know, good to know ..

  • Leta comes by it honestly!

  • You guys are so hilarious. Jon NEVER has his hair done. Love his talent. My guy does the same. Only he sings with so much passion to The Boss and Tom Waits. Bruce, I can handle, but Tom Waits, only sometimes! Love ya Dooce!

  • Branderzy

    Sexy sideburns, rawr

  • love your laughing in the background!

    in this he looks a bit like johns larroquette and cusack, in a good way!

  • Tricia

    Love Jon and all that, but what I really need to know is:
    where did you buy that adorable skirt Chuck is wearing today?!

  • Awesome!

  • I love that you & Jon are so free to be silly & goofy and just BE YOURSELVES. I won’t even dance in my house if my husband’s around. Watching Ellis dance is inspiring: at this point in her life, she is the epitome of “free”. I’m trying to take a cue from her & let go a little. I don’t want to be boring mom, I want to be fun mom!

  • A LOL moment to the viewer, and could have watched AT LEAST another minute of it. So unabashedly INTO it.


  • Anonymous

    I feel like he do (about Frampton)!

  • I’m a Cheap Trick girl myself. I never did get much into Frampton. Guess I couldn’t handle that he looked better in spandex than I did?

  • Wow…THAT was awesome!

    Jon kinda reminds me a llittle bit of Kevin Nealon there…and I mean that in the nicest possible way…soooooo funny!

  • looks like you’re not the only one with spaghetti arms!

    hey, nice to see you on bonnie hunt this morning.

  • Stunning…absolutely stunning.

  • Your last post made me laugh until I had to blow my nose, and this is the perfect exclamation point. Why didn’t you tell Frampton, on the plane, that YOU’RE NUMBER 26???

    Jon is a good sport. Clearly not having issues with self-esteem, or his Kramer hair, for that matter.

  • He can air drum and guitar during the same song?? Now THAT is talent!

  • That’s hot.

  • Kristin

    WOW… he DOES look like Kramer!

  • Kristin

    I love that you guys dance in your kitchen. The Yarn Harlot says basically that there are two kinds of families: Those that dance and those that don’t.

  • Huh. Well. I see where Leta gets it, now.

  • I was right. Peter Frampton’s Twitter followers have increased big time. I’t possible you have given the man’s career one helluva boost. 🙂

  • I can no longer listen to Coldplay’s – Viva la Vida without imagining Leta dancing around. Every time it’s on the radio I imagine a cute kid dancing in her kitchen.

    Just so you know…

  • Diggin’ it! Here’s to hubbies who play air guitar!

  • Anonymous

    Well we didn’t see the first 8 minutes… but I think Leta has Jon beat… except for her choice in music!

  • Christine

    Don’t know why I put anonymous for that comment.

  • Joanna

    I ran home and looked up Frampton YouTube videos after I read your post, too LOL, but didnt have an air guitar player handy!

  • Alison

    He looks like Stuttering John.

  • Anonymous

    I think you just introduced Frampton to a new generation, he should send you a check!

  • Anonymous

    Strike that reverse 82, a new generation to Frampton, AND, he should still send you a check 🙂

  • Kathryn

    Where do I find me a man like that, one who will dance like a fool in my kitchen? Mostly because I dance like a fool quite often, and I’d like company. It’s a quality that is severely underrated.

  • Melissa

    That is so freakin’ hot!

  • slappin’ da bass…

  • RED


  • “All I Wanna Be (Is By Your Side)” informed every single romantic longing I had in seventh grade. ON CASSETTE. Oh, Peter.

  • I absolutely loved that.

  • Elaine

    Easy to see why you’re in love 🙂

  • Anonymous

    honestly, what a total loser. this isn’t even remotely entertaining.

  • Anonymous

    LOVED the video, or should I say vimeo.

    So here’s the deal. I have a bit of a Catch-22 where you’re concerned. You have this busy, interesting life, in fact, it’s getting so busy and interesting that you don’t post as much. This is really difficult for me and my obsession for needing to read something new by Dooce EVERY.SINGLE.MOMENT. And in case you’re wondering, why yes, it is all about me! So sometimes I secretly wish you weren’t so busy, off doing wonderfully exciting things like teaching KK how to diaper a baby, or being humiliated by Peter Frampton on airplanes so you that you could write more and entertain me. Then it occured to me, if you’re not doing all those crazy interesting things, what in the heck would you write about? Oh the irony…

  • Lynn

    Could I make a request? I know it’s not Frampton but I would LOVE to see Jon do BOHEMIEM RHAPSODY next 🙂

  • Pinky

    That’s greatness. I’ll have to upload the video I got yesterday of mine playing Beatles Rock Band with his friends (all above 37 years of age) until 10ish last night. So funny.

  • I was once in an air guitar band, but I dont think I was as cool as he was.


  • Andy

    Thank goodness you didn’t meet Martha Stewart or you would be posting all the cakes and cutsey niknaks you made.

  • That was the highlight of my week – SO FUNNY. I love how he says, “Are you filming this?”

  • Addie

    I was born the summer of 1977…
    I can see why you were/are so attracted to your man 🙂

  • well done, heather, good choice of husband.

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