I went to my youngest daughter’s band concert last night. She’s in 5th grade and playing the clarinet (she’s actually really good for her age). She practices without being told, amazing, I know. lol Her little 5th grade band played 3 very short songs. The theme for the night was, Western. I love these guys they are so cute and excited about everything, but, I will say, I was glad that they were short songs. I know, they are just learning, but the little guy that sits next to my daughter was blowing some really loud ‘clinkers’, and I think, knowing this boy, that most were on purpose.
I played in the band when I was in 5th grade, played drums. It seems like yesterday, it was me and two other boys, Todd and Brian. I had a huge crush on Brian, not that it matters, I just remembered that. lol I remember thinking that we sounded so good, and from a parent’s perspective, I now wonder.
The band teacher had all the bands play, up to the concert band of high school kids. They were really good and played, "The Magnificent Seven." I’ve always liked that one.
Their band leader is a Woman, but is very "Pat-like." (remember the character Pat on Saturday Night Live?)
Today I went to a Mall that I haven’t been shopping in for a very long time. I remember taking my oldest son there when he was just 6 months old and getting his picture taken. He just turned 23. Being there and remembering like it was yesterday that sweet little baby, and how fast everything has gone. I almost started crying.
On a different note, I was listening to the TV the other night and heard that one of the Award shows coming up has gotten permission to use the words, Bitch and Ho, during the broadcast. I didn’t hear what award show it was gonna be though. Kinda funny when I think about it, I mean they can’t even say ass on TV, and yet they ok’d that? Is there a music awards show coming up? Ho seems to be a staple of music lately. Sometimes I wonder where the ‘class’ has gone. Can you imagine someone like Sir Lawrence Olivier (if he were still alive) at the Oscars and doing a short intro with someone and hear him say, "Oh please bitch, you know she’s a ho!" Ah well, just thinking.