Friday, November 09, 2007
*[ Click the title: Alterbridge;" Rise Today ".....6-6 Almost chose Wolf Mother, but ce la vie...this was better}*
I live with a teenager, so every now and then it influences my Musical choices....he wants to make movies, and he is very much artistically driven, believes that music is as important as the characters. He demonstrated this the other eve, by pointing out that is why porn as genre has basically failed- the bad music means that people are less interested. ( and to be honest he has a point....and of course this led to a lengthy discussion about whether he had been watching Something he is NOT allowed to watch...) But he is right some of the best movies we have seen have been scored by great musicians. I like the fact that he likes this song about Change and Rising Up.
We had a talk tonight where I actually confessed I have a Bad Girl Past, where I thought I was Hot ( and probally was surely not). ( between you and I, I was 19, I wore low riding ripped LEE jeans, and black Danskin leaotard and silver Hoops ,and my hair down and smoked clove cigarettes or tiparillos.... still in my Hippy era).
What I told him was about being with a Band....I was with a band...I was told I would be "Percussion ", so I arrived thinking I was going to be playing Bongo drums, or something Cool. I arrived and was handed a tamborine, and basically given a 5 minute training lesson as a Doo Whop Girl. I asked if I could play Something else ....they handed me a "triangle", which made me feel like not so hot pathetic 6 year old. I stuck with the tamborine.
And eventually I did lights for them, and that was much more fun. I would sit on a counter back about 20 feet from the stage, and adjust the Lights to fit the music, and sit with the Board across my lap and drink bottled Rolling Rocks ....and I had a much better time....and I knew for sure that I didn't want to be on the stage.