I'm sure I've mentioned this here before, and friends and family certainly about it. When I was a kid, there were two things I wanted to be: a rock 'n roll drummer and a comic book artist. I became neither, which probably speaks to the deep disappointment my life has become.
This is a vast oversimplification, but I wonder if I'd have stuck with the music thing if I'd had a teacher like Aaron O'Keefe or if I went to a school that encouraged (and funded) the arts like this. I know you have to learn fundamentals upon which to build a foundation. (This would've applied to illustration as well.) But if I knew there had been at least a chance of rocking out once in a while and learning to play some songs I personally enjoyed, I think it would've been significantly inspiring.
So I envy these kids who got to play Tool's "46 & 2." Not just because they had this opportunity, but also because they rocked the hell out of it. Wow. The entire effort is impressive. (Here's the original version, if you want/need to compare.)
I'm also grateful for this because it allowed me to put up a quick post and keep the dust off this blog. Writing time has been devoted to The Outside Corner and The AP Party over the past couple of weeks. This week, I'm trying to get ahead on some work while Baby Niece the Sequel is set to arrive. (Is that burying the lede?) I'm really hoping to crank out some content and stick to a consistent schedule in the next month. Thanks for sticking with me.