Friday, November 19, 2004


I just came back from my morning walk. I was listening to one of my all-time favorite albums, "Dookie" by Green Day. I don't know what it is about that album, but it just makes me happy. :) Perhaps it reminds me of my old art school days, and my "wild days" (ha!) of going to concerts. The year that Greenday released "Dookie", I saw them in concert 3 times: Live 105's first BFD (which was the best ever), Lollapolooza, and the Greenday Concert in Berkeley. They were really fabulous live in concert. That sounds funny coming from me now, since I haven't been to a rock concert in years.

Green Day has come out with a new album this year called "American Idiot". It's a "rock opera" has has received glowing reviews. I want it. It's on my wish list.

So, back to Dookie... (funny sentence out of context, isn't it?)
There's just something about it. I realized this morning that it's perfect "work out" music. Really strong, fast rhythm and beat. Makes me want to learn how to play the drums.

Dick has taught me a little bit on his drum set. I think I may want to try it again! I think I did okay. At the very least, he said that I had good, natural rhythm. (years of color guard, finally paying off) Speaking of, I had a hard time getting all four of my limbs to do something different. I was able to manage 3 okay (2 hands, one foot) but just couldn't get in the fourth. I'll have to try it again. I figure (back to my color guard days again) I can toss a flag in the air, have it rotate 2 full rotations, turn 1 and one half times, and catch it behind my back solidly... all within 4 beats of whatever tempo you throw. Really. With a little practice, I'm pretty sure I can get coordinated enough to play the drums a little better. ;)

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