Cole has loved music since his earliest days. I remember him singing along with this song in his car seat when he was two year old. He’s gone through a lot of different musical phases. They range from Freddie Mercury, Green Day and Stevie Ray Vaughn to more recently Nirvana, Weezer and Tyler the Creator. The boy has some real breadth in his musical tastes.
And he isn’t just a listener. He plays it as well.
Cole took up playing drums and bass about three years ago in earnest. He’s never wanted a lesson. I think he felt it wasn’t very punk rock to have a lesson. I’m not here to argue what I think is best. I just let him play.
He’s in a few bands and one of them, Sound Morpher, recently had the opportunity to record a few original tracks in a Minneapolis studio thanks to the lead singer’s Dad’s connections in the video/film/recording scene. (Said Dad also also shot the video I’m going to share today. Said Dad is also the Dad of Aidan’s boyfriend, but now it’s just getting complicated.)
One of the resulting tracks was played on our amazing, local public radio station, 89.3 The Current, on a show featuring teen-aged Minnesota musicians and bands.
This is that song, Post Modern Radio. I wake up with this song in my head.
I know that sharing this video with a community of crafters who range, on average, from about age 30 to age 65, may not be the most punk rock move ever, but what the hell, right?
Maybe it’s the MOST punk rock move of all time.
As Cole said to me the other day, “Fans are fans.”
Follow Sound Morpher on Twitter.
Thanks to Dave Clements for booking the studio time and shooting the video and thanks to Colleen Clements for the photo shoot assistance and location. And thanks to Sound Morpher, for asking me to take photos of the band. We parents of teen-aged boys know if they ask, after you compose yourself from the “Whaaaat? For reals?”, you grab your camera and go.