Monday, February 21, 2011

Those kinds of hands.

hands-on (adjective) involving active participation; applied as opposed to theoretical:
My 14-year-old son takes on Eric Clapton's (!!!) Tears in Heaven.
(I apologize for the dishwasher noise in the background. I'm an idiot.)

These are my son's hands. His hands are like my Dads. Not so much in the way they look but in all they seem to be able to do. I always longed for strong hands that could build what my Dad could, fix what my Dad could, create what my Dad could. Some people just have those kinds of hands. Like my son (it skipped a generation I guess). Although my son and I are different this way, I made sure my kids love the Arts. So even my Dad couldn't do this.

22 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Fine pickin, young slowhand!

The Gaelic Wife said...

Excellent! How old is he?

Cheeseboy said...

Not bad. I know- as a teacher - that the arts are becoming more and more ignored.

Windsmoke. said...

I've been a fan of Eric Clapton since the 60's he's gotta be one of the top blues guitarist around today. Practice makes perfect, well done :-).

Alittlesprite said...

aww.. that was awesome. And good song pic.

Vinny C said...

You got some talents on your hands.

wendy said...

different hands.....build and creat lots of different things.
all equally wonderful

Antares Cryptos said...

Nice ode to "hands" and their talents. :)
Talent runs in the family...

dbs said...

@DSWS I will tell him. Thanks.
@TGW 14.
@Cheeseboy That is sad.
@Windsmoke Mos Def.
@alittlesprite Thanks grinput.
@VinnyC Nice pun.
@Wendy Very well said.
@AC Thanks.

Missy said...

Love this!

dbs said...

Thanks Missy.

Chelle said...

Way to go! That's a fun one to play.

Laoch of Chicago said...

Nice. Your son has good technique.

Mrs. Tuna said...

Both kids have got mad skills.

Antares Cryptos said...

*Smacks forehead* with "hand";

*CLAP!!!*

dbs said...

@Chelle Guitar camp and school guitar really helps him.
@LoC Thanks Loach. Do you play?
@MrsTuna Sheldon's pretty special too.
@AC Now that is a useful hand skill. *clap*

paulsifer42 said...

Your kids are so freakin talented. And I totally know what you mean about strong hands. The strongest thing my hands do is type... or lift heavy books. No, we'll stick with typing. My dad, like yours (surprise, surprise) can fix anything. If I need help, it's him I call. I hope the skipping a generation is true, then I'll have a good helper in the future.

Michael said...

Hands are great. Years ago, my karate teacher's teacher came to teach us. He made the class do sets of push-ups for 90 minutes. Brutal. Some sort of lesson about perseverance I guess. Anyway, this chain-smoking little man, 5'4", didn't look like he could punch his way through pudding skin. Until he made a fist. He did all the push-ups with fists. When he clenched his mitts his hands grew to the size of hams. Amazing hands hands that could probably knock out a buffalo.

Trooper Thorn said...

I was at my desk the other day, and saw my dad reaching for something. Then I realized it was the back of my hands. I now have my dad's hands.

dbs said...

@paul I hope you get a helper too.
@michael Push-ups with fists! That's impressive. And painful I bet.
@TT I know just how you feel. I see so much of my Dad in the mirror now that sometimes it startles me.

Defiant Marshmallow said...

Terrific. I can relate, man. Totally.

The Chicken's Consigliere said...

nice:-) A friend of mine sent me a link today to a video of the most joyous guitar playing I've ever seen. Maybe your son would enjoy it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8zT_OxsDFs

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