Last Night on Glee, Mark Salling Finally Got His Big Number. Thanks, Neil Diamond!
|Mark Salling, during the Glee cast's visit to the Galleria in August|
Update at 3:57 p.m.: So, funny thing. I just got off the phone with Mark's mom, Condy, who works at Lake Highlands Junior High. And, turns out, "Sweet Caroline" is among her favorite songs -- has been ever since she first heard it during her freshman year at SMU "30-something years ago," she tells Unfair Park.
"My husband and I followed him at several concerts," she says. "We'd play him in our house all the time, and 'Sweet Caroline' was my favorite. I even bought myself some sheet music and taught myself how to play it. For him to be given that song to sing, what are the odds? He was so excited to share it with my mother. Mark's very close with her here in town. He was just really subdued but so excited he got to sing his mom's favorite song. Its a very emotional thing for me because of that history, and his heart was really in it. He's in his groove when he's behind a guitar, and then to be singing that song, it's pretty emotional."
We'll have more with the Sallings in the near future. Till then, Condy directs our attention to a tweet from a certain Neil Diamond: "Hey, so who's this guy Puck singing 'Sweet Caroline' so good,so good,so good on #Glee? Loved it!!" Love that.