My First Band

Feb 18 2014

I was in 4th grade. My classmate Kelly tells me he plays piano. COOL, let’s put a band together! One day he brought me a cassette tape that had him playing this short and sweet, boogie woogie solo thing and I was like, this is gonna ROCK! By the end of the day, the whole school knew about our Rock & Roll dream. Days later he came over for our first rehearsal, ’cause we had a piano at our house. All the anticipation and excitement had been building up. THIS IS IT! He stands in front of the piano, reaches for the keys, then pulls back and says, “I don’t really play piano.” I’m like “WHAT?! Well who was that on the tape?” Apparently, it was part of an Elvis record. You can totally imagine the look on my face. The same one you had when your friend told you that Santa wasn’t real. I was in 4th grade for Christ sake! I took everything at face value. I also punched Kelly in the face! Needless to say, the band broke up, I drowned my sorrow in a bowl of Spaghetti O’s, then did my math homework.