Friday, July 27, 2007

This Week I......

..........made Pimiento Padron - even though I say so myself - they were utterly delicious:

Went to my Dad's and marvelled at Son of Romo's first ever experience of the guitar - a small three-stringed thing which he insisted was taken down from the wall for him to play - like a duck to water. Check out the stance! Grandpa promised to re-string it - see the new ones hanging off the end still in their packet. It will have to be strung for a lefty it seems.

listening to music whilst trying to pick out the key by ear

Then we went for a walk and saw this being displayed in the window of the Hackney Gazette HQ, Cambridge Heath Rd.




Blogger Istvanski said...

Strung for a leftie? He looks as though he's holding it in a right handed way, unless you've flipped the angle of the photograph.

He's a natural, make him go electric and buy him a big f*ck-off Marshall stack. Pissing off the neighbours is great fun.

9:05 am  
Anonymous rivergirlie said...

he's really gorgeous, your little lad! my son's doing 'rock school' this week at a local college - culminating in a concert on friday - it was fab last year. brace yourself for an earsplitting future!
(poster - ewwwww! perfectly encapsulates the prurience, prudery and prejudice of the brit press)
hope you're feeling ok - sounds like you've been doing loads. take care xxx

9:24 am  
Blogger rockmother said...

Ister - Well, he is left-handed/left-footed/left everything and played both ways - these are the pics with the right-handed way. Maybe we will just leave it right-handed for now or check it again before it is re-strung. It's nice that he seems to have an ear for music - picks out notes on the keyboard too.

Rivergirlie - oh my goodness - Rockschool - have you purchased any industrial ear muff yet? Yes - if I was the editor of the Hackney Gazette I might have had second thoughts about running that strapline on that particular edition! Yes - been doing loads as a sort of 'reaction' I think and to get out of the house - having a fairly quiet weekend. Thank you xx

9:36 am  
Blogger Geoff said...

I played guitar for about eight years and never looked so natural. Probably because it didn't feel that way.

10:26 am  
Blogger Betty said...

He's already got the looks and the hairdo - is he now going to be known as The Rockson (aka RoSo?)

10:42 am  
Blogger Arabella said...

So now will you please get your drum kit and set it up in the garage?
He'll thank you for it when he's older!

2:26 pm  
Blogger Annie said...

hahaha! The Hackney Gazette usually makes me miserable, that one made me laugh.

let me know when you free, dear RoMo...

3:42 pm  
Blogger First Nations said...

that looks pretty damn natural on him! what a gorgeous kid, rocky!

4:28 pm  
Blogger Billy said...

Hackney Gazette - ha!

Son of RoMo - I have to agree with previous commentors, the kid's a natural!

4:31 pm  
Blogger rockmother said...

Geoffster - ditto - I'm only really good at air guitar - can't play a note on the real thing

Bettster - RoMoSo I reckon - was caught liberally applying Stella Macartney perfume onto his bare chest and singing infront of the bathroom mirror yesterday (age 6 - heaven help me!)

Arabella - good idea - I love loud noise if it is played properly

Annie - Hackney Gazette - incredible. Will do - going away for two weeks soon - back on 21st - perhaps when back? xx

Her Firstness - thank you - yes - he's a lovely squidgetboy and being so good what with all the disruption to our lives - he amazes me....

Billy - maybe - we'll see - he likes the piano too - listens to music and picks out the basic notes by ear

10:47 pm  
Blogger Billy said...

Pianos are good also, but not as portable. My problem was that I learnt how to read music too early. That coupled with my natural laziness means I'm rubbish at playing by ear, which is an excellent skill to have.

10:13 am  
Blogger rockmother said...

Billy - I remember being sat on three telephone directories to reach the piano age 5. I was really bad at practising and most infuriatingly somehow played perfectly each week the the teacher turned up much to my mother's annoyance. I was made to read music which I didn't like and it killed it for me. I gave up although still muck around on it now and again using my ear.

5:26 pm  
Blogger llewtrah said...

I'm sure the peppers taste loads nicer than they look (a bit like seaweed if you'll excuse me saying).

I'm another of the play-by-ear mob, or I was. I'm hopeless at reading music, but I used to play recorder by ear and memory. Never got further than picking out a few tunes on keyboards though - just too lazy!

11:15 am  
Blogger rockmother said...

Llewtrah - yes - I was in two minds about posting the peppers up as I photographed them without a flash and it doesn't really do them justice. I can assure you they were delicious. Hope you are well x

7:57 pm  
Blogger llewtrah said...

Blimey, my comment got through! For the last 3 lunchtimes my connection has locked up every time I try to post a comment.

5:28 pm  
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