HM and i have had plenty of discussions about what we have in store for baby c or baby z. learning an instrument is definitely near the top of that list. we found that music is one of the few artistic expressions that we both enjoy to great extent.
other than shower singing and occasional karaoke nights, neither HM or i have displayed any musical talent whatsoever. personally, i'm fond of the piano and guitar. i feel that there is so much range someone can do with either instrument whether played together or individually. coupled with a great singer and song, i could listen to acoustic music all day. HM's reasons are slightly different. even though she is also a big fan of listening to music, she believes that children who learn an instrument tend to do better in school. being multilingual also displayed a higher capacity of learning. you can see where she is going with this....
in any case, we both would be happy parents to see a dream of ours accomplished through our child. isn't that what most parents expect anyway? i've feel that one of the main goals in parenthood is to ensure that their child grows up to be more successful or be better off than themselves. i know that's a fairly broad statement..... i mean, do we really expect michael jordan's son to be more successful? that's an extreme case, but for us normal folk - i don't see why we couldn't do it.
last night, HM and i went to the Keane concert at warehouse live. they gained the most notoriety in the US for their song on Grey's Anatomy. this is one of, if not my most favorite band to listen to. it's no surprise that their music is mainly based around the piano/keyboard. they are similar to Coldplay (whom i'm also a fan of) in which their song lyrics seem to talk about nothing. i'm sure there is plenty of meaning behind their writing, but to me...the music is easy on the ears. (sorry MR - underground hip hop just doesn't do it for me!!)
some pictures from the event:
tickets purchased 2 months prior... damn you surcharges!
opening song from their Hopes and Fears album -- in my opinion, their best work.
unknown to me (and many others)...they added a 4th member to the group!
being from the UK...you can see his skin wasn't a fan of houston's heat.
just as a fair warning to those of your who like to go to concerts -- standing room concerts are NOT made for short people. we were lucky to get as close as we were considering how crowded it got...but we also showed up early. it was almost a good 3 hours on our feet before Keane started their show. HM was a trooper the whole night! the pictures above represent me holding my hand as high as i possibly could. also, try not to surround yourself by stinky obese women.
in the end... the performance was well worth it all!