Saturday, November 29, 2008

My Son the Guitar Player



Here's the closing song from my younger son's recent band set at a Madison Wisconsin night spot. The band, called Lords of the Trident, is officially an 80's metal parody band but they all love 80's metal so much that it goes beyond parody to become sincere tribute. My boy is the one with long hair wearing a toga to indicate that his band persona is "The Socrates of Shred".

At 2:23 my little angel has a very pretty solo I do believe.

As he has been home for Thanksgiving, we have had some home decorating projects such as the following:

which tasteful display I found this morning upon awakening from my innocent slumbers. I will give him credit though; as soon as I made a few sharp remarks about it due to the neighbors having emailed me this photo (which was rather embarrassing), he went out and cleaned it all up.

That's my boy!! The Socrates of Shred.

11 comments:

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Are they wearing togas or skirts? I was going to do a post about my son playing guitar, but right now I am too mad at him and my husband for blowing our entire Christmas gift budget on new guitars for themselves. Now they have six guitars! Who needs six guitars if they don't make a living playing them? Hmmmm. I'm feeling kind of thirsty for a beer.

Flying Lily said...

NM: Get yourself a beer and let me tell you how many guitars my DH and son have between them: ummm...takes some counting...I think it's 23. The two lead guitars are wearing a toga (my boy) and a Samurai pantaloon thing (other guitar guy whose name is 'Asian Shred'). Go ahead and post about your son playing guitar - it is a great talent after all and mothers get to be proud in between writing the checks. And my boy makes no money with these gigs mostly, but they have a blast. And the girls come to see them which makes it so worthwhile. :)

Grey Horse Matters said...

My son used to play in different bands. Guitars(all kinds, bass,electric,12 string,etc...), and also played the drums. I am very proud of him, he was really good. He's busy now with other things, but he will never lose this talent. Now if he would just clean all his instruments out of my basement I would be very happy.

Flying Lily said...

Ha ha GreyHorse, I now have a drumset, keyboard, and several guitars in my custody - and when he graduates from college the collection will expand. I should just start a band myself! But you're right: this talent will stay with them forever, and what a wholesome hobby really. My son writes all the songs for his band and always has a song idea in his head. That I admire. I usually have an annoying cmmercial jingle in my head: "I am GREEN today..." :(

lytha said...

your neighbors emailed you that photo? hilarious! i mean, intensely embarrassing!!

i love hottubbing in snowy weather. i really miss it. my parents go in their hottub nearly every evening, to talk about their day. when i lived in seattle, i would come over every thursday night and join them. we'd watch the variety of wild birds eat off their birdfeeders, drink vodka/7up cocktails in plastic glasses (cuz glass is not allowed in their hottub) and talk until the oven beeped to call us in to dinner. ah, those were the days!

btw, i shared your post with my husband who had to *lol* too: )

~lytha in germany

Flying Lily said...

Lytha, yes the neighbors were no doubt chuckling as they hit 'send'. We get along well in spite of being a bit too mutually visible. That sounds so wonderful - sharing hot tub & dinner with the parents! This climate is great for the hot tub: so many evenings are chilly enough to make it fun. We like getting snowflakes on our eyelashes as we sit and meditate, and look up at the winter stars. Glad your DH got a chuckle too!

c2b said...

Once upon a time, many many moons ago my husband had long hair, and I had a waistline!! My how things change.
You must be a very proud mama

Flying Lily said...

c2b: My waistline has gone missing as well. Where do you think they congregate, these runaway waists? Is there a Planet Midriff where they loll about laughing at us as we suck in our guts and try to pretend they are still present? Yes, maternal pride: that boy can certainly drink beer and look, he chooses good brands and microbrews. Ahh job well done.

Fantastyk Voyager said...

Very lovely hair he has, only I don't think I saw his face at all.
The ending was good too.

WOW! And I thought my family had a lot of guitars laying around: My eldest boy plays electric, middle daughter has an acoustic, and the youngest son has one of each (bass, electric, and acoustic). I can't play a note on anything although I wish I could. I keep telling them they should play together but they don't.

OneCowgirl said...

I once had a boyfriend that would play his 6 string guitar and make up songs about me - so romantic!!
Love the decorations by the hot tub!!

Flying Lily said...

FV: Yes his face is not in evidence here! You have the makings of the classic family band...That would be awesome. I like the ending too!

OneCowgirl: That is too romantic - I am jealous. He did finally clean up the decorations. The last night we got to drag all that down to the street for recycling - about 8700 pounds of beer bottles by my reckoning...