"M" stands for Mizzou.>>I feel like I've watched your son grow up a bit. I remember you posting when he decided to go to Michigan, particularly about the audio program. I'm glad to see that he's putting his education to good use.<<
Yeah, I guess I've been excited about his progress for a while now, since he went away to school in gosh, '04! How cool that you remember that.
I have this memory of dropping Jamie off for orientation at the school...a block from the dorm so he could appear to have simply sprung from the earth and not be a person who actually had parents, struggling to balance a giant duffle and a guitar case as he walked up the street. LOL!
And before you turn around, there's graduation, and then this great gig...ok, I have a lump in my throat.
Huge non-music Digression: I love UM...alum, yeah, but also my middle daughter who got her BS in Nursing there, and got this wonderful job at Children's Hospital of Philly on the floor where they take care of kids with serious lung problems. When I visited her at her work, and saw what she did and how the kids and other professionals responded to her...ok, another big lump in my throat...she went away to school a typical teenager and came out a caring professional...man...
I've spoken (actually, after two minutes of a prepared talk, they pepper one with questions) to the music students at the school about music rights, licensing, doing ad work, etc., and it's really amazing how bright and knowledgeable these kids are. When I drive back home and think about the place, and what it's meant to me and my famiy...I get as mushy as M's defense was on the football field this year (hey maybe that's why they sucked, they were getting all choked up about the school!).
Thanks for all the warm responses guys!