Sunday, April 26, 2009

Toys For The Big Boys

It was established not-too-long-ago that my family is musically inclined.

My dad and all 4 brother punks can play guitar and a few other instruments.

When they were in high school, they were clamoring for a drum set from the parental units. But we can't afford it, and my mom doesn't aprove of a noise-making machine in the crib so they had to improvise.

And improvise they did.

Just so they can try and be like Eddie Vedder, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, and Chris Cornell (talking about the Soundgarden era here), they fashioned a drum set out out of Selecta and Magnolia Ice Cream container. And this is 100% true. They just sprung for a cymbal set and then they were good to go. They spent their weekends 'jamming' away in our garage.

Brother number 4 took music seriously and he took up music at UST for a good 5 or 6 years before throwing in the towel and decided to be a professional musikero.

This is a good anecdote, right?

Someday, when HiFi Indios gets to be interviewed by Iya Villania or Lucky Manzano at Myx, he can go like, 'I used to play the drums made from ice cream containers..."

This Sunday morning, brother number 3 and brother number 4 were busy discussing something while intently watching YouTube.

They next thing I know, they were calling various branches of Yamaha asking if a certain item is on stock.

We went for a nap, and when we woke up a couple of hours later, the two were nowhere to be found.

And when they returned, they were happily clutching a huge box and grinning from ear to ear.

They bough a Yamaha DD 65, which according to the Yamaha site as,

"Designed from a drummer's point of view, the DD-65 features eight touch-sensitive pads, 2 drum pedals and AUX IN for playing along with your favorite MP3 player."

V, v cool!

My son is your good old regular usisero.

Testing with his uncle.

We have another musician in the making. If he decides to go through with it, I will support him 100%.

You can never have too many musicians in a family.

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