Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Duhk Duhk Goosebumps

There's got to be a better way to end summer than by having four teeth pulled and then braces put on. But that's how Son of Mando is spending these latest few weeks. He had two uppers yanked Saturday, and tomorrow it's two lowers, which he emphasized will be really great since it's the lower jaw that does all the work of chewing.

I'm pretty bummed for him, but he's got the kind of snarky sense of humor that not only does me proud but serves him well. He's a great kid, a little dark and sensitive like his mama, but knows how to have a good time, too despite the less than ideal circumstances of the human condition in which we often find ourselves.

To that end we're going to have a good time with the Duhks when they pass through Kent in just a few weeks. They're just so much fun, and damn fine musicians. We were listening to this tune, Down To The River, the other day and just dancing like goofballs around our little home. You can't not feel good when listening to these kids from Manitoba. They'll be at The Kent Stage on Friday, September 7, just a few days into Son of Mando's teenhood. That's something to celebrate, a milestone for both of us.

Give me strength. I am the mother of a teenager.

Down to the River


At August 18, 2007 8:49 AM, Anonymous Fearless Heart said...

We're big fans of the Duhks (after all, who produced their last CD?) They did some shows with the Mammals and called it the "Platypus Tour." (Gotta love it.) They have a new lead singer who comes highly recommended. I love their rendition of Stan Rodger's "Three Fishers." Very germane in this time.

Sadly, we probably won't be able to see them however.The very next weekend, Jim Malcolm, Liz Carroll, John Doyle and mighty Lunasa all play Ohio and/or Ann Arbor.

At August 21, 2007 5:50 AM, Blogger Mando Mama said...

Hey Fearless,
Hee! Thanks for the props for the lead singer, the kids and I kind of wondered about that. We'll just have to get used to it!

Hope you are doing well! If you decide to Duhk, let us know!


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