Friday, May 12, 2006

money for nothing, and your chicks for free

Remember that Dire Straights song from 1985? I'm afraid that's what it's going to be like around here from now on. Because Boy13 informed us a couple of weeks ago that he's starting up a band and wants to be a rock star.

It'll be K on electric guitar and M on the drums. And Boy13? Well, he absolutely, positively MUST learn how to play the bass RIGHT NOW and has been scouring eBay for good deals on a suitable instrument and amplifier.

Nothings settled yet. K has little idea how to play the electric guitar and M's drumming skills are questionable at most, but they've already been furiously ICQing each other working on logos and graphics for their first CD and I crack up every time I look at them.

This is how Boy13 pictures himself.

And here's the rest of the band.

The Partridge Family they are not. (Yes, yes, I'll admit it - I too was once deeply in love with David Cassidy. David, however, had other plans.)

We'll see how far this project goes. Hey, I'm all for it. As long as they don't practice in MY garage.


At May 12, 2006 1:37 p.m., Blogger Nyana said...

That is so cute and entertaining at the same time. Will they need your catering services? Perhaps you should charge them an appropriate amount if they use your garage too - clean up the garden, take out the garbage!
You gotta love teenagers and all the fads they get into; it certainly makes life more amusing.
Well, Rock On Sistah! (Hopefully next to David Cassidy)

At May 12, 2006 1:39 p.m., Anonymous Karl said...

That's a riot. Important to have your artwork for your first album finished before you have a song let alone can play. Ah, but the lure of chicks for free can be a compelling one.

Funny thing I shot a video of our two youngest (4 and 7) hamming it up with the singing and air guitar routine just a few weeks ago. A couple more years then.

At May 12, 2006 3:08 p.m., Anonymous Nori said...

That is so cute!
When I was a high school student, I was putting a band together. I played the drums.
To tell the truth, I wanted to play the electric guitar, but I lost the toss. We were practicing in the warehouse under NOT a GARAGE but intramural stairs. ;)


At May 12, 2006 4:22 p.m., Blogger traveller one said...

Okay when I was a young girl I also wanted to be in a band (with David Cassidy beside me of course!), so my darling parents gave me an ACCORDION. How bizarre is that? I still cry when I think of my dashed dreams! But I can play the love theme to Romeo and Juliette! Nanananana-na!

At May 12, 2006 6:05 p.m., Blogger Expat Traveler said...

oh David Cassidy was so hot in his younger years. I was a bit too young but once I saw him, I was wishing I was older! As for the band, haha it's probably a phase... The girls have a guitar but they really haven't even tried to learn - tv over runs what free time they have.

At May 12, 2006 7:54 p.m., Blogger Joy said...

Takes me back to DS at 13, banging away on his drums. So cute, although I'm sure he didn't want to be pictured that way. He wanted to be cool - or I guess it was called rad back then.

At May 12, 2006 9:18 p.m., Blogger CanadianSwiss said...

You're lucky he does't want to learn the drums.... Headaches forever ...and Tylenol... intravenal!! And David Cassidy... Weren't we all in love (secretly of course) with him? Oh, and I thought your garage was planned for the sauna. Think about it... Noise? Or relaxation?? Better said: a place where they can't practise! :-)

At May 13, 2006 1:11 a.m., Blogger Mike B said...

Yeah, I started guitar at that age, and our band played a few clubs, but then I gave up that dream for another.

I've been re-equiping the "home studio" lately, and have used Thomann for a few items. Their online catalogue can at least give you an idea of how much these things are going for new, but they have some good deals on gear too.

At May 13, 2006 2:27 a.m., Blogger Dixie said...

Oooo...if I hadn't learned to play the drums I'd have wanted to learn to play bass.

I just love the rhythm section. :)

At May 13, 2006 3:06 a.m., Blogger Ginnie said...

Donica learned drums and played in a school band at one point. She still "drums" her hands on the steering wheel all the time. And my nephew plays lead guitar for a real band he's in, releasing their 2nd CD any day now. So you have to take these things seriously, you know. If it lasts more than a couple weeks, that is! Keep your wits about you....

At May 13, 2006 7:12 a.m., Blogger Karen said...

This, I am sure, with be fodder for many, many great posts to come :-)

At May 13, 2006 11:09 a.m., Blogger Lisa said...

Can I please send son#1 (also 13) to your house to live? He's wanted to be a rock star for two years now. He's not interested in learning to play an instrument, thank God, he wants to dance and sing. He's already written a ballad. I've been quietly ignoring this wish but I don't know how much longer I can hold out. Please send reinforcements!

At May 13, 2006 11:19 p.m., Blogger Tim Rice said...

Neat graphics! It's fun to watch young people grow up working with their dreams and ambitions.

At May 14, 2006 9:06 a.m., Blogger Cynthia Rae said...

Good luck with the band. I learned to play drums in high school and my neighboors HATED us for it. I tried to pratice quietly, but it is impossible on the drums.

Best wishes,

At May 14, 2006 1:41 p.m., Blogger Cathy said...

Happy Mother's Day, Christina! xo

At May 14, 2006 2:50 p.m., Blogger mar said...

This is so cute! they remind me of Die Aerzte, though...from their looks! Good luck to the boys, it is such a hard business but they should go ahead and do it!

At May 14, 2006 3:01 p.m., Blogger Mr. Fabulous said...

You have my deepest, most sincere sympathies.

Happy Mother's Day!


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