Friday, May 22, 2009

Not bad for a white guy

The sun is out, it might break 70 degrees, I'm taking off for a long weekend, and I'm ready to Rock this Friday!

My radio station pulled this classic by Robert Palmer out of its hat this week and I knew immediately the universe meant it just for us. My station usually plays the three songs together in a nine-plus-minute orgy of Robert Palmer-y goodness, but the 'Tube did not provide the middle bit so here's one and three for you:

Then I found this one, all three songs plus the joy of watching someone experiencing flow. Especially the last three minutes or so.

Have I mentioned I'm a closeted drum freak? If I thought there was even the slightest chance I could learn to do this, I'd start lessons today. I think a drum kit would look great in the living room, don't you? Lucky for Mr. B, I don't think these almost-50-year-old muscles and reflexes are gonna go there. But I do have an impressionable nine year old at home, heh heh heh. Yes, I tried pushing percussion on Lovely Daughter. It didn't stick, but I've still got one more shot at making one of my kids fulfill this dream so I can live vicariously through him.

Isn't that what parenting is all about, really? ;)

Happy long weekend to everyone in the US! We're off to the beach to stare at the water for a few days. I'm more than ready.


  1. Robert Palmer rocks! And I totally get it - I'm grooming my oldest son to be a rock star, as well! :)

    Happy long-weekend to you, too.

  2. Oh Robert Palmer- sigh...
    my dad was a drummer and played with some really awesome musicians. Never actually in a band (he's to OCD to ever tour) but he sat in on some recordings and more than once I was let into a bar in New Orleans as a child to watch my dad jam with some kick ass groups.
    Thanks for bringing back a great memory :)


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