Wednesday, June 24, 2009

corner view:: music


I spent many years where music, performance, and art were "my life". Years of singing and playing in bands, recording studios, going to school for audio engineering and music business, exhibiting my paintings when I could, working with bands, going to see friends shows, performing in shows (twirling fire). I have an awesome back stage pass collection and tons of crazy stories. I even had some famous rock star roommates a bazillion years ago.


But these days I march to the beat of a different drummer. Well, WE do. In fact, we are the drummer. While our iPod is a permanent fixture with us at home or in the car and we are often singing along at the top of our lungs together as we travel down the highway, we prefer making our own music.


And that is the best music of all!

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29 comments:

Lisa notes... said...

I love your pictures and your commentary. Yes, making our own music and marching to our own drum can be the most fun of all. Thanks for sharing!

Daan said...

Great post and i love the last one!

Anet said...

Twirling fire?!! You are full of surprises!
I'd love to know which famous roommates you've had... but it looks as if you're not telling.
Hmmm....
Madonna perhaps?:)

denise said...

Anet - Well, it was two members of a band that have the word "Pumpkins" in the name and are from Chicago. ;)

Joyce said...

The photos are perfect and captured the sounds of wonderful music to my ears. I love the voices and music little ones make. Thanks. xoxo

Lisa said...

I couldn't agree with you more!

What a fascinating past you have led my dear! Smashing Pumpkins! I love it!

Lisa :)

Pamela said...

It really is the best music, isn't it?

jane said...

great post denise. love the first shot. besos-jane... really? ... the smashing pumkins?...

Elizabeth said...

I love these pictures -- thanks for the corner view!

Crescent Moon said...

Kid made music is usually the most fun and funny. My little one sings opera in the bath.
I want to see the fire twirling!

Heather said...

I agree! I love your thoughts today. :-)

Cris Siqueira said...

you're right: own music is the best!!!
great shots!!

latisha said...

those shots are amazing. love your verve as always. not surprised to find you have a few stories to tell...

Jenell said...

Denise, I used to study music, too, classical though. It was my first major in college. Now I live vicariously through my husband. But I would like to find it in me again. Like you said, making your own music is fun and fulfilling. I'd like to have some backyard revelry but need a little more confidence before I reach out....

caitlin said...

So interesting! And let me tell you.. that last picture melted my heart. So adorable!

denise said...

Jenell-Cool! Yes, I started with more classical experience as well...began singing at a young age and studied Opera for many years. As I got older I loved the creative freedom that alternative music allowed for.

I LOVE watching kids explore sound, melody, and rhythm, with the freedom to experiment and play with it...SO fun. :)

The Girl in the Yellow Shoes said...

Oh, I love that! Fantastic post!

Di said...

Cool shots and definitely a great way to make music - the old pans and wooden spoon!!

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

Very beautiful pictures !!! And "musical" story ;) Nice post !!!!

nicola said...

FUN!
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

Kitty Mommy said...

Cool! I worked part-time in a recording studio for five or six years about a lifetime ago, but all classical with a bit of jazz.

janis said...

What an interesting life you've lead - maybe you can tell us a story or two someday? In the meanwhile, let's sing at the top of our lungs :)

MODsquad said...

LOVE your post!! Great photos! I'd love to hear some of those stories too! I bet there are some good ones!

Happy Day!

Dawn said...

Both versions of your life, both pre and post kids, sound quite fulfilling and exciting. Those are great photos!

Jodi said...

it's funny but in all the shots I was thinking of for this weeks selection - a harmonica was the one I wanted but couldn't find. Thanks for sharing!

Jen said...

Wow, great pictures!

Sam said...

You are a very interesting woman indeed. Smashing Pumpkins, wow :) Your boys are lucky to have such a cool, creative mama to call their own.

Dawn said...

Wonderful story and pictures... love sharing "past" life with the kids!

Helen said...

Very cool -- great photos too.