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Blame the Patient

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I think I've mentioned once or twice here that two of my kids, the lad and DD#2, are in a band. "Blame the Patient" has been together for just under 2 years. It's been amazing to watch them grow as individuals, musicians and as a band in that time.

Last night they played at the Bell House in Brooklyn. They were incredible! (Could that last statement be laced with a bit of mother's pride?)

The kids spent the last few weeks of August recording their first album. From the mixes that I've heard I think it's going to be pretty great. They will be uploading some of the mixes as they are ready on their Myspace page. I think one, "The Clapping Song", is already up there. The other songs you'll hear there are older recordings of theirs.

What an amazing experience the past two years have been for these 5 kids. The band members ages range from 15-18. I am so thankful to think of the opportunities that they have had through their music at such a young age. From the confidence and poise that live performance has given them, to developing their creative skills through song writing, to learning to work collaboratively with their band members, not to mention the time spent in studios working at a professional level with recording engineers I am certain that they have developed skills that they will draw on throughout their lives whether they choose to follow a career path in music or not.

And now for a PSA. Support music and arts in your local school system. The skills and opportunities these programs bring to kids are equal to and enhance those that they get in math, science, language arts and history.

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I am loving this...Have them make a FB page as well so I and others can "fan" them. What a great sound.

Thanks! They have a FB. There's a link on the MySpace. Friend away!!
Kirsten

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On Sep 13, 2009, at 1:41 PM, typepad@sixapart.com wrote:

They sound great! You have good reason to be proud!!

Neat! Next time they play in Park Slope let me know, I'd love to see them if I can!

Wow! The kids are great!! What an awesome sound. They are definitely destined for greatness. I can see them on Letterman very soon. :-)

You have every right to be proud of your kids and their talents! And yes, the arts are so important for our kids. I'll even go as far as to say it's more important than football. Gasp.

They are awesome, and so are you for giving them so much support, Kirsten.

They sound great! Also, heck yeah girl drummers!

Are they thinking of making a CD...that might be for sale? :) I've only heard a little of their music, but love the sound.

Love love LOVE!!! <3

your kids are so awesome and also so lucky to have you as their #1 fan and supporter. please let me know where i can get a "Blame the Patient" gnome tee and a copy of their album once it's released! perhaps i can send you a check?

You have such an amazing family! I'm mighty impressed.

P.S. Love all the knits lately! Trying to catch up on all my blog reading. :)

LOVE them! It is so cool, as a parent, to watch your kids unfold before your very eyes. There's just no stopping them! :-) Thanks so much for sharing with us all!

They sound great! Your daughter has a wonderful voice.

I LOVE their music! I have had The Clapping Song stuck in my head for days! I need to purchase this song!

Wow, I'm a regular reader but have never commented before (I don't think) but I have to say I LOVE that you "let" your kids be in a band and actually play gigs. I went through such a rough teenagehood and I really think that if my Mom had simply let me be amazing as I knew I could be, we wouldn't have had such awful fights. So thanks, I guess, for letting your teens out into the world to be who they are.

Also, I've been to the Bell Jar and *really* like it. Did you try any of their fabulously named cocktails??

I finally went to their Myspace page and listened to their stuff...they're awesome! Your kids are so impressive!

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