Friday, April 18, 2008

Rocking and Rolling

I woke up early today, about 4:30 a.m. Actually, I didn't wake up, the earthquake woke me. I didn't know it was an earthquake, but something odd made me wake up. Since I was up I made some coffee and turned on the early a.m. news and there it was...we'd had an earthquake. Its epicenter was in Illinois and we felt it here in Kansas City. FREAKY! We forget about that New Madrid fault that is here in the midwest. Sneaky little fault it is!!!! I'm feeling a bit Californian today...maybe a bit of sunscreen and some Beach Boys music to sew by!

On the rocking and rolling oldest son's band headlined for the very first time. It's been a couple of weeks ago now. They've been together for a while and playing lots of shows, but locally it's a big deal to be the headliner. Status, and more importantly they get most of the cash! They played at Main Street Cafe, which is a really nice venue here in town.

They've played some not so nice places. I don't mean sleezy or anything, just places without good sound equipment, or much of a crowd. They had a great show with a packed house. Good for them! Just what they need, a plug on a quilting blog!

My guy is the drummer. Those hands are so quick you can't get anything but a blurry picture. I'm such a groupie! He's having a great time and making music. Doesn't get much better than that!

Ok, my pay it forward blog friends. I've been saying for days that the gifts were coming. Well, now it's really true. They're in their mailing cartons and off to the post office in the morning. Thanks so much for participating with me. It was such fun and working on these helped me focus on others instead of myself and our current situation. That has been such a good thing. I would urge other bloggers who come upon that pay it forward invitation to join in. Have a great weekend everyone!


Levin said...

what sort of music do they play? one day you will have to showcase them on your blog. here's hoping the band takes off - it seems like so much fun to be in a band.

Kathleen said...

Wow we were in an earthquake once too....we heard a sound my then 4 year old described as "elephants walking across the sky"
My son said there was one in East Timor yesterday too and there is always the possibility of tsunami there. We aussies take a paternal interest in ET since our troops bailed them out several years ago...we still have troops there and there has been a lot of disquiet lately.
Way to go with your son's band. I am like that with my son's writing
at least with writing its a quieter venue!
Any news on the black sashing, wonky log cabin front Jacquie?

QuiltedSimple said...

Everyone was talking about the earthquake here - I never felt it. Way to go on the band - if they are coming to Ohio - let me know!!

I cannot wait to see the Pay It Forward gift - thanks so much!!!


Lady Beekeeper said...

YOu have such a nice blog. I really enjoy reading it, everyday. It is a lot of fun to be a groupiemom. My son-in-law is in a band and you'd think I gave birth to him, myself, I am so delighted.

Amanda Jean said...

congrats to your son and his band for headlining!

and about the friends in SW Michigan felt it, too. CRAZY! glad I wasn't there for it! :)

Darcie said...

I'll say headlining is a big deal, all right!!! Woohoo for them!!!

And tell that dear son that we'd like for him to help is loving mom post a YouTube of him and his band!!! We may be quilters...but we still know how to rock it! ;-)

Dawn said...

We also felt the quake here in Wisconsin--who knew something like that can hit here in the Midwest?

Woohoo to your son! How fun is that? What a blast for him...

susan said...

haha thats funny, i think that is exactly what his band needs, a quilting blog to promote them!!you know, i live in illinois and i didnt feel a thing! thats great that he was the opening band!!

BusybeeDebQuilts said...

An earthquake! Yikes!

Congrats to your sons, too! Sounds like they both have musical futures!!

And, I'm so excited about the Pay it Forward!! Can't wait to see what you send :-D