Mr. Frank: What did you think of my performance, Doll Face?
Lilly Faye: It was certainly unique, Frank. I never expected to hear Lorde's "Royals" as a tuba solo.
Mr. Frank: When I'm playing for myself, I prefer blues, jazz, and swing, but when I'm playing for young people, I stick to the modern stuff. You've got to stay relevant to be successful these days.
Lilly Faye: Do you play weddings?
Mr. Frank: No, mostly breakups. My biggest payday came when a fellow hired me to sit on his ex's porch and play Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" on my tuba. I think she got the message.
Lilly Faye: I'll bet. Where else do you play?
Mr. Frank: Trader Joe's lets me busk in front of their store. Often onlookers will start crying and ask me to stop. That's when I know my playing has really touched their hearts--when they're having trouble handling the strong emotions live music stirs up.
Say, maybe you could accompany me sometime. I'll bet you've got a sweet little singing voice. We could really rake in the dough.
Lilly Faye: Thank you, Frank. Tee-hee.
Mr. Frank: And be sure to wear your pink polka dot bikini.
Lilly Faye: Harrumph.