Sunday, May 3, 2009
Although free time doesn't come easily these days, sometimes for fifteen minutes after dinner, Justin and I sneak away to play some music. I'm trying to raise my musical stock in his eyes, so after failed guitar and piano attempts, I've picked up the ukulele. And I have to say, the little stringed instrument and I are hitting it off quite nicely. Justin's grandpa Morley bought the ukulele for Justin a few years ago, before he passed away, because its sound reminded him of the time he was stationed in Hawaii with the Navy during World War II. Although the music we're playing isn't exactly Hawaiian, it's still pretty exciting. So far the set list includes My Name is Jonas by Weezer, Mr. Brightside by the Killers, Run by Collective Soul (a high school classic), and Mr. Jones by Counting Crows. (Somewhere in the old repertoire are Bye Bye Love and You Are My Sunshine). I can't wait until I actually have some time to work on this more assiduously. Any requests from you music fans out there?