Pardon the parental interruption:
I've mention my two spawn and their musical adventures before, and have some exciting updates. Exciting for me, anyway. My eldest, 16-year old bassist/vocalist Miss E, recently formed a new combo with her pal Miss J named Moskva, the aperçu of which is Dr. Zhivago meets melodromatic 80's synthpop. Complete with vintage commie-style graphics! The girls just got back from a local studio where they recorded a 4-song demo, the result of which is posted at their MySpace page. They kindly invite you to drop by for a listen.
If you like what you hear, you can catch them perform live this summer in and around Chicago with a couple of possible dates in Wisconsin. Check their website for dates & locations.
Kid #2, the celebrated 12-year old Hawkspawn, has been working on his own guitar-rock thang. He recently took to the stage with his friends in Category 4 at Gand Music's Camp MusicTech, performing their original hit "Dracula's Kitchen." Hawkspawn plays lead git on the left (wearing his official COOP t-shirt). Like a moron I forgot to pack an SD memory card; as a result I filled up my camera's internal memory after 1:50, and completely missed the moshpit riot and the bloody Hell's Angels security incident that followed. I'll post the entire performance when it's available. Rawk On!
(cross-posted at Bolus... chock full of bloggy freshness!)