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mactheturk Keep Your Day Job Kid!!! (26) RE: Keep Your Day Job Kid!!! 21 May 00

Five years ago, my son was in a high school talent show, he was a senior at the time and he and two of his buddies played three songs, two that they wrote and one by Van Morrison. It was a acoustic set and they sounded great.

Towards the end of the show, they announced that my son was going to perform an unscheduled solo.

He went to center stage(there was about 300 in the audience), quickly retuned his guitar to an open setting,adjusted the mike and said,"This is a song I wrote for my Grandmother(my mom) who just passed away.

A chill ran up my spine, the song(which I had never heard, was great and of course I cried.

Now, five years later, he has graduated from college and he a great job that he likes very much. He has a band,however, acoustic, all original songs that he has written and they play a couple times per month.

He has asked my advice on the "keep your day job" topic and I have tried to do my best in that regard,though it appears that his music will remain a hobby but also his passion.

I have also told him that his performance at his senior talent show was the proudest day of my life, and it still is.


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