It is best not to try too hard. But sometimes an opportunity presents itself and I just can’t help myself. Sitting on the couch on a cold and rainy night I am flipping through the recorded television options.
Austin City Limits. Widespread Panic. “You know this is the band your dad and I used to go and see all of the time. I saw them when I was pregnant with you even.”
Emily looked at me and with a sigh of resignation she leaned against me. She was willing to go for this parental ride. “Up all night, ohhh, been up all night…the best thing about New Years is the Christmas lights…” J.B. is singing and I am tickled. This was a seasonally appropriate moment!
I am pointing at Jimmy. “That’s Jimmy Herring right there. Oh! And that is Sunny. Watch him play drums, Em. It is unreal. That is Jojo and there’s Todd behind the drums. That’s Schools. We liked to stand Schools’ side.”
I am smiling. Nice little opportunity to share something with my big girl before she gets too big. This was a Moment.
“So. They’re a boy band?”
No. No, they are not a boy band. Moment over.
*Title taken from Saint Ex by WSP
And for your listenin’ pleasure, Widespread Panic on ACL