Thursday, November 6, 2008

With the Band.

I have a secret desire that I'm going to share with y'all. It has nothing to do with Twilight...or Lost...or Jason Statham. (The crowd goes wild! Yeah, I hear your cheering.) But now that I mention him, it's been a few weeks since we've seen my fella in Lulaville. Why yes, I'll happily oblige:

I love the way he's looking at me here. Because he's totally gazing at me with those longing eyes, in rapt attention. Yes, he is. Sigh...

Where was I? Oh yes, my secret desire.

I want to be friends with Dominic Howard...Travis Barker...and Tommy Lee. Because once I'm big buddies with these chaps, they will willingly school me in the art of percussion. That's right, y'all...I want to be a drummer. The drums fascinate me...they're the total backbone of any rocking song. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate some fine guitar licks, keyboard plucking, and good vocals. But the drums just do it for me.

And really...I just wanna bang away, hit 'em hard, and thump some bass. (Please keep the dirty jokes to yourselves...I know what you're thinking.) The drums are all about some acceptable aggression. That's a cause I can truly get behind.

This Christmas I'm asking for a set of drums. Whether I receive them or not remains to be seen. But I really want 'em. I'll practice every day, clean the litterbox, do my homework early, and go to bed on time. Puh-lease can I have some drums?

I know I'll not be as skilled as Travis Barker (formerly of Blink-182)...or goodness knows, Mr. Tommy Lee. (Do I even have to mention his band? I think not!) Let's recognize the man for his brilliant percussion abilities, shall we? Not for his Pammy Past. But one day, one very fine day I have high hopes that I'll be able to perform Muse's "Stockholm Syndrome" as well as their drummer, Dominic Howard. Oh my head, he plows through this song with such ferocity that I just know those drumsticks have to be smokin'...


I refuse to mention how many times I've blared this tune in the MomVan, at decibels unfit for suburbia. So thank God I live in the country. The only creatures I'm possibly offending are cattle. And opossums.

44 comments:

Carrie said...

Hah! I'm obviously up way too late because I'm your first commenter!

I haven't seen any of the movies he's been in--not one! How odd! Yes, I have obviously been living under a rock. I haven't read Twilight either. I'm just getting around to reading Wicked and it's been out for 13 years. I might read the Twilight series by the time I retire.

By the way, why haven't you told us where you bought the purple shoes!!! I am going to comment about it until you tell us where you got them! Share the shoe love, woman!

heathersister said...

Girl, you are so funny. You just like them because they have tattoos. I heard (read) somewhere, out here in bloggy land, that you might be joining that crowd.

So, I wonder how many people are looking into taking lesson on various musical instruments because of Rock Band?

CaraBee said...

I always wanted to be a drummer. I've dated a few in my time. Let's just say those boys had rhythm. Ah, memories.

Steph at The Red Clay Diaries said...

I always liked the bass player in the band, personally. (Not that I ever dated any, like carabee above mentioned. Ahem.)

So, since you live in the country, do you think you'll receive your drum kit? I would pay cash money to see a video post of you wailing away on them.

Also: Opossum. Why is that such a fun word to say? It makes me laugh. Opossum, opossum, opossum. Yay.

Heather said...

I just have one thing to say.

One more day.

Woo-hoooooooooooooooo!!!!

(Okay, that's two. I'm excited, can you tell?)

Amy said...

Bang those drums! I hope you get them. Getting out aggression and listening to music at the same time, that's a win win that I call running, although, I'm not actually playing anything. ;) I can't wait to see your first video!!

Lauren W said...

Oh Lula, if my dear, beautiful, red drum set weren't still waiting in Lubbock for me to re-claim them now that we have room for them, I would invite you over for a lesson. Alas, our lesson will wait until either my parents decide to ship the whole kit to me, or Josh and I visit with a large vehicle.
You keep that drummin' dream alive. It's worth it :D Great stress relief.

Caroline said...

Steph at Red Clay Diaries: My brother is a bass player - are you married? He is dating someone, but that's not the same as married, so...

Anywho, Lula, I will be in your band. I can either play guitar or do vocals. Whaddya think?

And I do believe that might be the steamiest pic of JS you have posted on your blog. YUM.

Sissy said...

I have no desire to do anything that makes that much noise, but I respect that you are scaring the wildlife in your MomVan.

Jen said...

you can have drums but only if you wear those purple high heels while you play. ;)
I think the statement is priceless = Rocker Mom!!

Mama Dawg said...

If you get the drums, you must, I mean MUST, take a vid and post it when you're playing. That would be AWESOME!

Pinky Roth said...

Wonders cease to amaze me. I thougth you were speaking for Libbey...I never knew you loved the drums. Your dad's friend, Tony Holt, could teach you since he has been playing drums for years! Just saying...

Mom

Heather said...

I will be the one playing the guitar with ripped fishnets, pink hair, a plaid miniskirt and my Doc Martens on. I will also be singing backup while playing my guitar. And our band name will be Period in Private. Uh-huh.

Melissa said...

Coffee almost just came out my nose with Heather's comment.

Can I just say.....my dashboard is my drum set and my steering wheel is my guitar. My kids think I have lost my mind, but my dad does the same thing. I always found it endearing and now, I just can't help myself. Just turn on Phil Collins "In the air tonight..."

Nothing sends chills down my spine like the sound of drums on a football field at halftime. There is something so sexy about a guy who has rhythym (comment sections needs spell check, cuz I don't know if I spelled that right).

Nuff said. I. Heart. Percussion.

JANE said...

Hey girl come on down to Tennessee and you can play my teenager's drums to your heart's content!

Of course the set is in the basement in a room with sound absorbing flooring but all of us upstairs still get to hear those lovely bangs even with all the doors closed. The best thing was he got them for Christmas the yr I was expecting #4 who came 3 days later. And not only did the oldest get a set but the youngest son did also that same Christmas!

So pick your set girl, we've got em all!!

Mrs de Miranda said...

Drums really are a LOT of fun! I played in high school, though I was never great, it was fun!

April said...

Morning Lula! Have you tried Rock Band? My girls or totally embarrassed...but their friends love it...when Mike hauls them to soccer games while rockin out to Linkin Park...he will never grow up!

Someone mentioned that you may be getting inked...I have a secret!

Live.Love.Eat said...

There's the Georgia Peach's sweet rebellion I love. I was able to listen to this video and it's rockin! You should come over with your drums and jam with my hubby and his new guitar and I will stand by doing the running man. Or the robot. It goes to anything.

Hope you get your Xmas wish!!!!!

Live.Love.Eat said...

P.S. And I wish I was that rug under JS. Hah!

TattooedMinivanMom said...

You go bang away to your hearts content mama! I'm sure your husband won't mind a bit.

(You know I couldn't resist)

sticky said...

I LOVE Jason Statham!! No one ever talks about him, but I totally love him!! I even got my hubby to watch his movies and he loves him too (I'm pretty sure not in the same way...I hope)

You go on the drums, girl! They were always my favorite, as well.

Rock the opossums...

mine, by magpie said...

as a musician- i can tell ya- there's nothing like it- hahahhaha! beg for those drums! you can even get electric ones now that sound fantastic and plug into earphones.

and yay for your momvan blasting muse!!!! my kinda lady...

Amy said...

I love the lead singer/guitar man myself....ahhh! Love me some Tommy Lee though. Well, back in the day, not so much now. He's kinda beyond his cuteness these days :D

Swirl Girl said...

I play a mean tambourine Lula - and in 3rd grade - nobody out 'trianged' me in band.

We might have something here!

teri said...

From another hotlanta mom to you, GA peach... just found your blog!
You're a hoot!

I've got a nephew that plays drums in his high school band - and he drums everything that is nailed down and some things that aren't. Drives my sister nuts! Proud of him tho!

Tony C said...

I've been a drummer for over 20 years, and it does my heart good to hear your appreciate them. Drums drive any good song but can make any great song.

I give lessons every Saturday morning at 10am just down the road from you in Kingsport. You're welcome anytime.

Brandy said...

When I was younger I wanted to be a drummer. Now I know it was not meant to be. And I can thank Rock Band for that. I can barely make it through an easy song without having to be saved.

I can totally see you rocking out in your purple high heels and lip gloss.

Shannon said...

Wow. That is one hot pick of Jason.

I still have not seen any of his movies. Wait! We can still be friends, don't be mad! We still have Twilight! And Lost! And I've ordered The Hunger Games... so I'm sure its just a matter of time before I get Transporter in my Netflix queue... promise!


Hope you get the drums... rock on, sista!

Jenny and the Princess Peonies said...

The drums....be still my beating heart! Don't you love a man who can rock the house?! I used to play drums in high school....why oh why did I stop!?!

Oh yes, Kings of Leon. I am familiar. I like. What song were you thinking?

I left some bloggidy love for you on my blog. I am having trouble with links....what is my problem?? I think it might be the gallon of coffee I drank today.....I posted two whole days in a row! I can't believe it!

angela | the painted house said...

So you are gonna be a hot sexy chick drummer! I hope you have a lot of room for them in your house because ours have stalled out in the study and I often blog to the unrhythmic banging of my young'nes. When I met my husband I had him going for a few months that I was a drummer in a chick band. Needless to say, he was sorely disapointed when he found out that I indeed have not one musical bone in my body.

Hope Santa Baby brings your heart's desire!

jori-o said...

Ya, there is something sexyhot about a drummer. Or any musician for that matter. Guitarists have gor.geous. arms.

Aubrey said...

LOL
My inner rock star has been released since Rock Band has made it into our home. My son always jokes that the drummer (dad) and singer (me/mom) are shackin' up! I do LOVE me some drummers!

Kimberly said...

The drummer for Lenny Kravitz has always been my favorite.

Listen closely to "Are You Gonna Go My Way"... she will rock your face off live in concert.

(unless she's not his drummer anymore, then sorry)

Mama's Losin' It said...

And here I thought your one desire would be to be half as good looking as any of those men. In which case I would say keep dreaming girl...keep dreaming.

:)

You know I love me some Lula. Who else would send me vagina cards?? WHO!?!

notsosahm said...

Uh, you didn't mention the best of them: Rick Allen (yes, I had to look his name up, although I could have just called my step-sister) of Def Leppard. You've got to give props to someone who can play like he does with only one arm. Dude can rock out.

Also, check this out: Twilight Extravaganza A gift a day until the opening of Twilight.

BPOTW said...

Oh, and your mom is now using "just sayin'..." It's catching on!

angie said...

Hope you get those drums......I think? :)


P.S. Thanks for that eye candy up top.

sassy stephanie said...

My bro-in-law has a secret room thing. Ya know, where it looks like a book case, but it's not just a bookcase? Anyhoo, it is his study and he has it loaded with instruments. The SEC we get there, my kids flock to the room to bang away on the drums. They caught my daughter rockin' it one night. Hoping she makes millions.

Me, I'd like to belt out the angry vocals.

Rhea said...

As you know, we have a full drum kit. It's LOUD but awesome. And my boys LOVE it. And I sneak up there during the day when no one's around and play it...naked.

hehe

I'm woman, hear me roar!

Laura said...

Let's not think about all of Tommy's tattoos, either!

"The Queen in Residence" said...

I used to play a mean Ukelalu-ee, what ever it was called so can I be in the band too....?

manic mariah said...

I have been known to blast the music just a tad too loud.

Kat said...

I've got no moves. And no rhythm. So I have nothing to offer to the band. Maybe I can organize the groupies. And fetch the sweet tea and peanut m&ms.

I love that your mom says "Just sayin'..."

Britt said...

Thankfully my hubs is happy with his Rock Band drums, and hasn't asked for a true set. I'm convinced he's really Animal from the Muppets.

I hope you get your drums.. cleaning the litter box has got to rack up points for something, right?

Oh, and Rhea's comment almost made me pee myself. And I only do that when I'm pregnant. Which I'm not. So that proves how funny it was.

Or how thoughts I should keep to myself kind of pour out of me sometimes. :o)