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Saturday, May 3, 2008

The New Addition




Ethan was very excited to find that his new guitar came by FedEx truck to our home on Thursday. As was aforementioned, his life's ambition of late is to be a real "Guitar Hero", and we were all very happy to help him realize his dream. He has been practicing every day since the arival (three days now) and can now play a Dmaj open chord as well as an Fmaj open chord. He is anxiously awaiting his first concert--which will be tommorow (Sunday) at his Grandparent's home (Brady). He will be performing "Meditations and Variations in Dmaj and Fmaj". It should be a smash hit, and I will let all of you know where you can pick up his debut album.

I had a little talk with Ethan yesterday about the tradition of naming instruments-especially those that are stringed. I told him that while not everyone names their instrument, many do, and it is traditional to name your instrument a name of the opposite gender, for example, my viola's name is Brett Maverick. (This was during my Mel Gibson phase-My car at the time was named Gibson). Ethan thought about this for a minute, and decided that the best name for his guitar is Cho Chang. He then asked me if I would change my viola's name to Oliver Wood. Yea for the Harry Potter craziness at the Brady house!! You people didn't know that you could be a hard-core rocker and a HP fan, but that myth can now be laid to rest!!

3 comments:

Steph said...

I'm not sure you remember this at all, but I also tried vigorously to name my saxophone something apporpriate, but I was never one for nameing things. How I survived as a member of this family, I don't know. (You need to remember that once the bird came into my possesion it was no longer "Picard" but rather just "Bird." Also, my current car's name is "Rohan the Black Pearl" mostly because I let three people name it rather than naming it myself.) So, my saxophone was actually named by our wonderful sister Martha. It is known as "Celine" because it sings. I never felt like it fit, so I never really referred to my sax as Celine... but I could never think of anything different.
Stephanie and I are, however, curious. If things are always named with things of the opposite gender, then what does that make our car? Is it trans-gender? Or is it more of a hermaphrodite? Also, Stephanie's oboe - which is affectionately named "Anduril - the Flame of the West" is not really gender specific...

Marf said...

So, Ethan is so hard core and he rocks hard core, and the legend of the rent is way hard core!

All I have to say about naming instruments and cars is this.........I'm not stupid like the rest of them......Ator my sweet friend.

Gandalf said...

Marfi--what's your dream? What's your Major?

All I want to feel is the wind in my eyes...