Moko #1 left yesterday :(
I so enjoyed having him here … he’s a little darling … and sooooo smart.
He’s abit of a musician, so its a love (of music) that we share. He has a set of drums and has just become the proud owner of an Amp for his electric guitar.
We did abit of discussing of ‘genres’ … as in he’s still finding his groove … and what he likes to play too versus listen too.
Now Moko is also a bit of a know-it-all (dunno where he got that from lol) and he wanted to know why I was singing along to a song he’d been singing most of the week. This song:
- I’m Still Standing – Elton John, 1983
Apparently it was a ‘new’ song and had I ‘seen the movie’??
Well, this started a 2 hour convo on music. With YouTube in hand, I took him on a very long journey looking at where his ‘new music’ originated from … that ‘Sing’ didn’t make up these songs, but they were in fact ‘covers’. Nothing wrong with covers I said; but plugging that he needed to know where they came from. Just like family :)
Then we did a check of music genres, as he was certain that he should be playing his other ‘grandfathers’ music. Little bug bear for me … his ‘other grandfather’ (my ex-husband), is a critical twat; and he’s told Moko #1 that he ‘hits the drums too hard’, ‘can’t follow the beat properly’ and ‘needs to listen better’; which has quite successfully, taken Moko #1s joy away re playing the drums … or anything for that matter. My mission is to give that back to him ;)
So, I proceeded to play him this, for abit of inspiration ;) :
- Alien Weaponry – Raupatu, 2017.
- No copyright was found, however, because I’m down with promoting Tangata Whenua, the following is on the YouTube blurb:
- Published on Jan 31, 2017
Produced By Tom Larkin
Mixed by Samuel K Sproull at Studios in The city Melbourne.
Recorded at Roundhead Studios New Zealand.
Videography by Dave Thomson & Piotr Ziomus.
- You can also follow Alien Weaponry here:
- What is ultra ultra brilliant about this band, is that they are all Tangata Whenua, and they are all young men :)
Now not a thrash metal fan myself, I wasn’t too sure how he’d take this … but much to my surprise … he loved it! And the reason, I figured … was because if nothing else … thrash is pure artistic expression! And Moko #1 could feel that!
So today, we have an old friend of ours … and a thrash metal drummer … going out to Mokos house to show him how he plays the drums ;) Excellent!!!!
So back to the lessons: Moko #1 was insistent that this song:
- Don’t You Worry Bout A Thing (Cover) – Tori Kelly, 2016.
… came from the movie ‘Sing’ … again … and again, a long winded disagreement ensued, until I found this:
- Don’t You Worry Bout A Thing – Stevie Wonder, release 1973.
And now we have a new Stevie Wonder fan in Moko #1 … who is also apparently impressed that a blind guy can play the piano like that!
Which got us back to the topic of
“Feeling the Music”
Big smiles as Moko got it, finally !!!
Yuss – my job here is done!