Thursday, September 23, 2010

Banging my head... against the wall?

thanks to a dear friend of mine - who made (okay, she had a little help) a full length documentary film about the band Blackfire - here they are....
I got to spend last night with my son and some friends at a concert.  Well, actually we got to see the film first (which was down right STUNNING)  and then see the concert.  And actually got to talk to some of the band members...  they are much nicer than those punk scowls indicate :)

The documentary (Blackfire: A Modern Warcry) had moments that made me laugh - and moments that made me cry... and even a moment of amazement where I think I finally understand the word "grace"  although I'm going to have to watch that film again before I'm 100% sure I heard him right.  I'm sorry you can't all run right out and see this film at your local theatres...  even if punk is not your music scene (and let's be honest... I'm getting too old for it to be my music scene) the story they have to tell is all-encompassing... something that appeals to anyone who cares about the land they live on.

WHAT??!!?  you expected FUNNY today?  okay - well, I will tell you that during the concert portion of the evening quite a few people were down on the floor creating their very own mosh pit.  Me and my Sucks2BU syndrome knew better than to go down there.  A few times the action down there was highly entertaining...  like when my director of the year friend protectively moved her younger brother away from the older moshing about to leave on a mission brother... and when the teacher of the documentary class gamely joined in the moshing mess... 

My son?  yeah...  too reserved for that... right?  or was it just that he was sitting next to his madre?  Ah... there's  a "sharable" - Son#1 has referred to me as "Madre" for years... but since the band last night has a manager who is also their mother...  we're going with "Momager" from now on...  well, we'll see if it catches on at least :)  It sure SOUNDS like it could get me a little respect!

11 comments:

T said...

and if anyone wonders WHY the post is just getting written around 11:00 a.m. - let's just admit that when your son is old enough to attend a punk concert you are old enough to require a little sleeping in to recover from said concert.

Z said...

I'd feel bad for you not getting any sleep... except you have internet AND plumbing, so ... you're too privileged to really suffer. ;)

Lisa said...

The band does look kind of frightening, but I trust that they're lovely people, because YOU said so. I never took you for a punk anything. I'll keep that in my "things about you" coffer. :)

Barbaloot said...

I doubt I would've thought to be interested in that band based on the picture...good to have your review:)

And I love that your son calls (or called) you Madre. Awesome.

S said...

I'm glad you had a good time. Makes me wish I could have gone, but sleep is just too important around here, hehe.

Saimi said...

You're so cool!

Missy said...

I am interested in this. I really need a refresher course on Grace...
I love the relationship you have with your son!

Jen T said...

What a cool mom you are to take him to a concert!

Cheeseboy said...

Well, the end part was pretty funny.

If it was that good, I'll see it. I love documentaries. I love punk. Sounds right up my alley.

Garden of Egan said...

Tonyager works too!

Krista said...

I love Tauna's Tonyager remark! As long as your not a micro momager that is a fine title! Wear it proudly!