January 23, 2008

drum update

Meet the man who has taken up permanent residency in our house the past 2 days.

His name is Tommy Igoe and he is Finn's new drum instructor. Finn finally parted with some of his precious pennies to help pitch in for the Groove Essentials DVD. As soon as it arrived, Finn began frantically scurrying around the house, gathering up all his drum paraphernalia. After a few minutes of the movie, it was clear that Finn was rapidly acquiring some new head bobbing technique. A whole new level of groove has hit our house. It wasn't long before Calvin was shaking his shaggy mane with the best of them.

Who knew a stroller would make an excellent stand for a high hat cymbal??

Instant Poindexter watches on.
Yes, the exploitation has already begun.
While tethered to the couch today feeding Ollie, I was forced to take a few drum lessons myself. Did you know there are like 47 popular drum patterns? They are actually quite interesting and I particularly enjoyed lesson 33 on the Brazilian Bossa Nova. 1&2&3&4&..Maybe I should pick up drumming too. If you can't beat them, join them.
So the day is getting closer. John found an incredible deal online for a slightly used drumset, that is a waaay better set. John ordered the drumset and shipped it to his parent's house, where it will stay till Finn raises the rest of his money. The drumset is black(not blue or green)so I am happy. John sealed the deal on the phone tonight, with an Irish fellow who said "good day Laddie" and "ta-ta!" In honor of this momentous occasion, Finn drew a picture of the UPS truck the drums will be arriving in.


  1. Your boys are SO creative! I can't wait to see pics of the new drum set and Finn rockin' out!

  2. Lol, Finn is going to be something on his new drum set! I am excited about getting to attend a concert when it arrives! :)

  3. You are such a brave mom. Or insanely stupid...=) But after witnessing Finn's drumming and creative shenangans I think it'll be awesome for him. Now if mama can just stand the racket=)