So last night, the scene upstairs? Cole searching for as much Weird Al as possible on the new iPod. I figured it was okay if he touched it—he’d just had a shower and his hands were free of that awful 9-year-old grit. And then I came downstairs, to see this:
There’s Dan, doing what he affectionately calls his hobby—endless paperwork from his small business of running coffee shops—and yes, he’s using one of the many computers you’ll find at my home (purchased for a steal on eBay) which means he’s a bit techy, himself. However, I also loved that he’d pulled out his old vinyl copy of Paul Simon’s "Graceland" (to the right in the shot) and plopped it onto the rather dusty old turntable to hear this favorite album from his college years.
You should see this guy’s album collection. It’s impressive. And alphabetized. And seeing an album out, after seeing an iPod… well, it felt a bit at odds.
I wanted to post about the contrast between old school and high tech school. I suppose it would have been a lot funnier if Dan were doing his paper work using an abacus.
In any event, there it is. New school and a bit of old school.
Plus, I thought the lighting was great on the shot of Dan. Makes it look like part of my house is just a big, time and space sucking black hole. Which wouldn’t be too far off, actually.
And one more shot to share, which demonstrates our children’s continuing musical education as Dan is seen here, reading Aidan some of his favorite lyrics from the Graceland album.
The musical score card of our lives so far?
Parents: 12 years of highly tasteful and diverse successes
Weird Al: roughly 4 months
Paul Simon: 1 night
Have a lovely Tuesday.