Music to scroll by
Lyrics taken from
Killing Me Softly by Robert Flack
I heard he sang a good song
I heard he had a style
And so I came to see him and listen for awhile
And there he was this young boy
A stranger to my eyes...
I felt all flushed with fever
Embarrassed by the crowd
Killing me softly
With his song...
Source: Thinking of Rob
When I was growing up, I took piano lessons for eight years. My mom's brother (and my favorite uncle!) bought a new upright piano for their mom/my grandma, which was later given to my mom for me and my sister to play, and when my sister had no desire to keep it up, it eventually found it's way into my home. My daughter took lessons when she was younger and, like me, only played it occasionally the older she got.
So for several years, it sat in my dining room taking up space, littered with family photos, and rarely played. About two years ago, a friend of a friend of my husband was telling a story about how they had been moving and the trailer blew a tire. The piano they were hauling slid out and was damaged beyond repair. My husband came home and told me the story, and we both looked at the piano. A few days later, the man came for the piano and took it home to surprise his wife. He told my husband the next time he saw him that his wife had literally cried when she got home and found it sitting there. So did I when the story was repeated to me. It was hard to let go of that piece of my family history, but there was also joy in the giving.
Of course, I didn't know then that I would want to learn to play Bella's Lullaby on the piano! I teared up again when I read twilightcupcake's post this morning talking about her piano and the Twilight sheet music. I was shaking my head when I saw the post title because I had already decided to do my post today about music. She has a very diverse blog, is smart, sassy, and very giving of her time. Click here to see for yourself.
So, if you aren't suffering from scrollitis, as Mrs. P at TwiBite calls it, then you are still with me and probably wishing I'd get to the point already. Well, I have always wanted to learn to play the acoustic guitar and have never followed through on it. That's all about to change.
My son's best friend (who is like a son to me) was visiting over college winter break and heard me say...again...that I really wanted to learn to play. He has since moved on to the electric guitar, so he went and got his acoustic Fender guitar and tuner and gave them to me along with a website address, making me promise that I would get started. I <3 that kid big time! Here's a picture of the guitar propped up in the area where my piano used to sit.
So I asked Zach what song he wanted me to learn before he got back from college for the summer and he said 21 Guns by Green Day. He played it for me, and I think I can do do it.
But, I told him that would have to be AFTER I learned the song that had inspired me to want to finally go through with this. He said, "Don't tell me it has something to do with that Twilight guy."
Well, as a matter of fact, Zach, it does. So I challenged him to learn this song for me.
I've watched (and posted) a lot of different versions of Never Think, but this video is a nice trip down memory lane, and it's followed by Bella's Lullaby, which is fitting for this post and for twilightcupcake's : )
This is totally off topic, but I noticed at the 1:07 mark that the t-shirt Rob has on is the same one he's wearing on the Facebook Remember Me Q&A videos. Our boy is not afraid to go out in public in the same outfit, as we all know. LOL! Here is the original interview followed by the 4th installment of the Q&A so you can compare for yourself.
Click here to view all of the clips on Facebook.
So when researching this post, I Googled "image Robert Pattinson guitar." Just for shits and giggles, here are the top 10 results from that search. You just gotta love Google. (Click on each image to enlarge.)
It's hard to believe that the most recent picture of Rob with a guitar (signed for a charity auction) did not make the top ten.
I'm hoping that after say six months of practicing and chanelling my inner rockstar, I'll look something like this.
Would you and your musician buddies let me jam with you then, Rob?
I'd better get started as soon as I publish this post then, because I've got some serious work cut out for me. Right now I'm closer to this look. Just sayin'.
I can't leave you with that image burned in your brain, so let's end with the photo that came up 12th in the Google search (in gorgeous black and white, too).
P.S.: I finally finished my post and hit the "Publish Post" button and heaved a big sigh of relief. I take forever to do a post because I get so distracted looking at pictures and watching video clips. So I get done, check my emails, and find a new post by twilightcupcake. We are definitely on the same "sheet music" page today. I kind of feel like I'm in an episode of the Twilight Zone, actually. Click here for the new post about her...you guessed it...guitar!