he’s just one of the coolest people i know. and he happens to be my son.
he’s learning the drumming for american idiot at the moment, just because it’s a bit hard, and super fast. i thought that the drums in our small house might drive me crazy, instead i really enjoy hearing him play. not so sure the neighbours do though.
they’re doing topic on heroes this term at school. they have to choose one and do a presentation/biography on them.
he’s finding this hard, particularly because he’s my son. because this isn’t just a project. in his head this homework project will define him, probably for the rest of his life. his classmates (and probably the rest of the school) will judge him by it. not for it’s comprehensiveness or informativeness, but for its coolness.
recent candidates, considered and rejected, include sergio aragones – mad (as in magazine) cartoonist. mc escher. neil peart – arguably best drummer in the world (but definitely biggest drum kit), ringo starr, the one-armed drummer from def leopard (only it turns out the loss of his arm wasn’t through especially noble causes) john morrison (wrestler dude), george lucas, tony hawk, terry denton, steve jobs, mark zuckerberg – art, skating, wrestling, drumming, technology. right now slash from guns’n roses is front runner though i’ve yet to find much heroic in his life story.
seriously though, i’m wondering who are good rolemodels and heroes for a 10 year old boy. who should i be exposing him to. this a great assignment for kids to look critically at celebrities and famous people and see if they’re actually worthy of the name ‘hero’.