My heart loves it...but my ears could use a break once in a while.
Don't get me wrong, I don't cringe at the sound of missed notes or flat singing.
Instead, my pain comes from the crash of cymbols, the cranked-up amplifiers...and a mother's concern over hearing loss.
*If they go deaf, the music will only get louder!*
Our good friends got wind that our boys were saving up money to buy a PlayStation 3 - and that Dad was trying to convince them to earn money by playing concerts. (He's sneaky like that, motivating them musically through economics). So, the dear neighbors arranged for my boys to be the LIVE BAND at a New Year's Eve Eve party they held last night.
*WARNING: Proud Mama Alert*
My little musicians practiced all week and convince their main groupie (Dad) to join them on stage for moral support...and to add a funky bass-line.
It's amazing how much more tolerable the LOUD can be when Mama is beaming across a crowded room rather than trying to steal a quiet moment on the couch at home.
With bass guitar joining in, the group turned to Flea, from the Red Hot Chili Peppers for inspiration.
(Caution: do NOT Google Red Hot Chili Peppers unless you want an earful of lyrics requiring a Parental Advisory Sticker. This School of Rock does not allow such language, but Dad knew of a song that is rated G.)
With hat on the ground to collect tips for their wages, and their #1 fan in the front row (*ahem* that's me) -here is a little highlight from their very first PAYING GIG.
*Walk About by Red Hot Chili Peppers...a song about a journey thru Australia - but performed as an instrumental by Rassis
I think they need to write their OWN funky bass-line with some lyrics that can be sung to the glory of God. Hmm, sounds like a perfect school project.
Maybe next time they perform, they will get up the nerve to SING it as well...but I'm not holding my breath just yet.
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