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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Summer Update 2

It's been about a month since I last posted, and as explained in the previous post, you can understand why I've lagged. First of all, no baby has come yet, but we are anxiously awaiting him, i.e., preparing all the baby stuff and reading books about babies and parenting (Babywise, Parenting by the Book, Pre-parenting, etc.). Interesting stuff is out there-some good and some not so good; to say the least, I've learned a lot, but am I ready to be a Papi? Probably not. I relate it to music (big surprise, eh?) for example: the young musician practices alone at home for days, weeks, months, and when it comes to getting in front of a live audience and his blood starts pumping and adrenaline rushes, usually most of that technique goes out the window and he reverts to raw instinct. Only with tons of hours of both live performances and practices, can that musician really apply all those techniques, but he manages to get through it all with that innate ability and some of the other training that has somehow stuck into his muscles. I have a feeling that some good instinct will kick-in once parenthood begins for me, and hopefully, I can apply some of that technique I've learned.

I wonder if this guy (Juan Serrano) ever experienced what I'm talking about:


He might be an exception to the rule.

Anyways, I'll just have to stop and see.



4 comments:

Melanie said...

I was wondering how Wendy & baby were doing. There have been a lot of interesting coincidences today. I was at Warped and thinking of Mute Math. I even had a long conversation with someone about you guys. :)

Your analogy seems pretty good to me. :) And also audiences are all different to some extent. While there are things that are generally the same, one what works best with one audience may not with another. We are all such individuals. It keeps life interesting. LOL I think you will be a great Papi. :) I imagine love, discipline and consistency are pretty important to music as well.

I'm excited for you both. Parenting is a real challenge, but you learn more from it and about yourself than from just about any other endeavor.

God's blessings,
Melanie

Kvon said...

As a father of three... I think I will be ready to be a Papi in about eighteen years... when my youngest is an adult... oh well. lol The vlogs are strait up 110% Mute Math! Love em!

Tash said...

blessings and all that goes with it for the journey my friend.

kids are one of the few things left in life that god so personally interacts with a human being over... just when we get to feeling like we know ourselves enough to get by, these little creatures come along and reveal a completely different perspective on life.

i think you'll be just fine... give my love to Wendy too.

kia kaha

portorikan said...

I'm so freakin' envious. I wish I could do and sound like that on the guitar. Sweet video.


Vintage Cab I used on MM debut (this is my dad's); it has two 15" Jensen speakers.