Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Tension

The band we went to see last night was breathtaking. It was their album release concert, and the drummer, well, he was astonishing, his drumsticks wheeling through the colored air. We've known him since he was five and in kindergarten with my daughter. His mother is one of my closest friends. Last night, I just couldn't get over how they grow up, they seize the reins of their lives, they announce, I am here, and dammit, I'm brilliant. He is. The drummer boy is brilliant. Pay attention. You're going to know his band's name. The Tension. Stay tuned.


  1. Thanks for visiting my blog. :-)

    I love it when you see young people who have passion in their lives. How great is that?

  2. What an awesome photo -- really -- he's a beauty.

  3. Thanks for the heads up. What kind of music do they play? Isn't it great to see kids come into their own and expressing themselves? Nothing like it. Glad you had a good time.

  4. Wow! You went to see a band perform? I wish I were young like you.

  5. Birdie, that was it exactly. we were in the presence of true passion and it was so apparent it burned our eyes.

    Elizabeth, i'll tell his mom you said so! and yes, he is.

    Ms. Moon, ha! dont always. sometimes what i feel is a lie. but not this.

    Deirdre, yes, they do have some vids! did you find some?

    Gary, they play rock. they do their own original songs and arrangements. they are very talented kids.

    Mark, does it count if you've known the drummer since he was 5? and his mom is your friend? and you went with a 17 and a 21 year old?

  6. i will keep my eyes and ears open....always enjoy a new (good) group!

    anything up on the oberlin front? been away and out of touch with the bloggyhood - fire off an email if need be.