Responsible parenting and leadership are a start. In between reaching for the sky (Toy Story rocks).

Screw the darkness. I prefer the lightness of Pop.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Baby B Bangs on a Drum; Daddy K Don’t Wanna Work

I don’t want to work, I just want to bang on the drum all day.

That’s a line from a fun Todd Rundgren song. And the fact that I’ve been self-teaching myself the drums and I don’t really want to work (wink), is more than apropos. (Baby B has been banging away at Mama A’s uterine drum!)

Music has always been a huge part of my life and Amy’s, and along with reading, is vital sustenance for Baby B and beyond.

I thank my Mom for instilling the muse of music in my soul and my sister’s. From Janis Joplin to the Ohio Players, Mom had it goin’ on as the kids used to say. (Kristen got the dancing gene, but at least I can keep a beat.)

My niece and nephew, Celeste and Nick, got the music torch passed to them from their mother and father and it’s certainly lit a fire in Nick’s belly.

Here are some of his favorite things (no dog biting or bee stinging)…

Nick Santos's Top Bands of All Time:
  • The White Stripes
  • The Arcade Fire
  • The Beatles
  • The Killers
  • The Strokes
  • Bruce Sprinsteen and the E Street Band
  • The Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Modest Mouse
  • Aerosmith
  • The Cars
  • The Animals
  • ELO
  • The Offspring
  • The Arctic Monkeys
  • Cake
  • (He forgot Rush but I’ll forgive him this time.)
Nick Santos's Top Bands at the Moment:
  • Los Campesinos!
  • The Mars Volta
  • Queens of the Stone Age
  • The Velvet Underground
  • Neutral Milk Hotel
  • Black Kids
  • The Last Shadow Puppets
  • M.I.A.
  • Sonic Youth
  • Tokyo Police Club
  • Bryan Scary and the Shredding Tears
  • Spoon
  • The Night Marchers
  • The Arcade Fire
  • The National
  • MGMT
  • The Kills
  • The Killers
  • The Flaming Lips
  • Dead Kennedys
  • British Sea Power
  • Against Me!
Sweet. Rock on with your bad self, Nick.

Sigh. Right now I’m in Philadelphia missing Mama A and Baby B and hummin’ the words to “House on Pooh Corner” by Loggins and Messina.

“It's hard to explain how a few precious things
Seem to follow throughout all our lives
After all's said and done I was watching my son
Sleeping there with my bear by his side
So I tucked him in, kissed him, and as I was going
I swear that old bear whispered, ‘Boy, welcome home’”

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the blog. It will be a great way for me to share a bit in this great thing that is happening. I am so stinkin excited for you and Amy. It's been a long time coming and I can't wait to see where it leads.