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09:35 pm: Watch out Phil Collins - Teddy got a drum set (post from Peter)!
Hello all, this is Peter - Teddy's father! I was just making fun of Kate for not blogging for 3 days and she said I should blog, but she wants me to write in Czech which none of you speak so...but then I saw that she wrote on facebook about the drum kit BUT forgot to mention I got it for FREE, which is something I'm always proud of, given my belief that free is better than cheap...

Anyway, yes - watch out Phil Collins, T.J.H. just got a drum set! I figured my writing this post could be a good way to start blogging as this post may one day go down in history as the day when T. started with drums...on a kiddie drum set his cheap father got for free from neighbors (who got their son a real drum set and had this one outside on a tag sale for $5 but said we can have it for free since we live next to them now...)

Well at first Teddy was not too excited about the drums but once I set it up for him (one drum had to be duct-taped on the bottom and some bolts were loose) he got into it and pretty soon started channeling Lars Ulrich from Metallica with his intense face & angry drumming...so maybe watch out Lars Ulrich! :-) He already watched their studio rehearsal on the St. Anger DVD like 3 times with me so he knows the routine by now.

Anyway, one of my first memories with my father is when he made me a drum set from empty cans and old pots & saucepans. I was probably even younger than Teddy now. So there we go.


Date:June 21st, 2009 01:10 pm (UTC)


Wow! A message from Peter! My, that's exciting.
I'm just thrilled that another generation loves music. You may not have been told, Peter, but one of the reasons I fell in love with Jim was that he was so talented in music and I was so bad at it. (I wanted to correct all my genetic defects if possible.) My grandmother was a music student in an era down south when women didn't seriously pursue training or eduction in anything but how to be a lady. She studied at Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore. My mother and her generation had no "talent" and I didn't either. I was always disappointed, so Jim represented a chance for the genes to emerge.

Anyhow, congratulations on your great find (and it's low cost!)


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Date:June 23rd, 2009 10:49 am (UTC)


You appreciate music beautifully.

I didn't know that Mama studied music!!
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