Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Rock Star with a Demon Baby Twist



So Demon Baby wants to be a rock star. He plays on my guitar, and he plays with his brother's Guitar Hero guitar. Last night, he gave me a twenty minute performance. This entails him playing the Guitar Hero guitar, while he does an assortment of "na-na-naaaaaaaaa-na-na" guitar sounds. He moves his fingers expertly on the frets. He falls to his knees and shuts his eyes at intense moments. He does the various rock star tricks (bottom photo).
Yesterday I was exhausted. Ostensibly, I went into my room, to BED, to try to get rid of a raging headache. After twenty minutes of "na-na-naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa-na" at the top of his lungs, and the acrobatics on my bed, I was even more tired (though bemused and in a better mood).
"Please, Demon Baby, just let Mama rest for a bit."
"I just have to do one more thing."
"What?"
"SMASH the guitar on the stage!!"
At which, he leapt up and began pounding it, a la Pete Townsend, into the bed.
I realized he was more riveting to watch than many bands I've seen. He was pure rock fury. He was into it. He was lost in his rock 'n' roll world.
Which is both . . . amazing . . . and a little frightening.
Music lessons are in his future. I need to channel this energy.

11 comments:

fakefrenchie said...

Those pictures are amazing.

Nadine said...

Wow, that is awesome that he is so into it!

Music lessons are a must! I might also suggest drums in addition to guitar, as it might use up some of his energy. Hmm.. But maybe you can soundproof the garage? Or buy an electronic kit. He puts on headphones and only he can hear the noise.

Nadine said...

PS: The first line of your post totally reminded me of the Nickelback song, Rockstar, which is now in my head. :)

Cheryl Kauffman said...

When I see him on MTV in 15 years I can say I "knew" him when.

Robin said...

He's too funny. It's awesome that you can appreciate him, (even with a headache!). Such a little character.

I hate when my older son watches TV with us in our bed, because he is all pointy elbows and knees that jab and jab.

KathArine said...

Oh my gosh, pointy elbows! I'll bet Rockstar DB has some pointy elbows! He's an awesome rock star :)

Erica Orloff said...

FF:
LAST night, he played for me NAKED.

He also LICKED the guitar like the guy from KISS. Which is insane, since he's never SEEN him.
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Erica Orloff said...

Nadine:
We have a drum set . . . a VERY LOUD one. :-)
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Erica Orloff said...

Cheryl:
I just hope he lets me ride on the rock star bus.

Erica Orloff said...

Robin and Katharine . . . .

He actually is a soft snuggler, though sometimes he turns sideways and I get his feet in my face.
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Aimless Writer said...

At least he has his shorts on.

What a cutie!