I wanna Rock!!!

May 30, 2009

Most people don’t select a vocation in life until quite a ways down the road. It used to be your senior year of high school; then it became during your sophomore year of college; now sometime around your mid-life crisis you finally pick a path to settle in on. Like me for instance, I’m about to embark on another career adventure after 21-years of being a Marine. If you asked me what I wanted do as far as a career the best answer I can give you is “something that pays the bills and keeps us in the life style were accustomed to“. How‘s that for ambiguous? Mack doesn’t have that problem. He has all ready decided what he wants to do with his life and he did so at the tender age of five. What does he want to be you might ask? Mack wants to be a “Rock-God”- who’s also a professional skate boarder.

Connie and I aren’t about to crush his dream so for the past 6-months we’ve been shelling out money for guitar lessons. We’ve also encouraged his skateboarding career. For example recently I started construction on his very own grinding rail- something I knew nothing about until I started researching how to build one. Come to find out it’s a piece of skateboarding gear engineered to increase the total number of trips parents make to the emergency room by 600%. Was I deterred? Hell no, I‘m here to make dreams a reality- that‘s why they named me Dad.

Mack has done his part to ensure he meets his goals as well. He idolizes Elvis Presley, practices his guitar, dresses flamboyantly and has giant hair. He has also delved into song writing- which is really what this post is about.

The other night as I sifted through the rubble that is our children’s’ playroom I found one of Mack’s future hits titled “Rock and Roll Monster“. Here are the lyrics:

Rock and Roll Monster hitting the road at the dead of the night

Oooooo, Oooooo, Oooooo

Everybody is rocking and rolling in the dead of the night

Woow, Woow, Wooooow

I’m not sure if this is an original- but I don’t think the lyrics will be found in any of our John Mayer or Jack Johnson CDs. Sort of sounds like death-metal- except for the “Wow” part. I don’t recall Judas Priest, Iron Maiden or Metallica ever using lyrics that included the word “Wow”- it just doesn’t sound apocalyptic enough. But in Mack’s world the word “Wow” adds just the right amount of rock and roll zip needed to sell millions of records. Regardless, I’m glad he didn’t use the word Friggin- I would have had some explaining to do.

The only other lyrics on the page were penned by Cayden. I could tell because his hand writing is much more precise than the “Rock-God’s”. Cayden’s lyrics consisted of two sentences.

Run for your life!

Run for your life!

I’m not sure if Cayden meant this to be part of the song or he was simply warning anyone within earshot to “no-shit” run for their lives. It really could go either way if you live in the Groah household.

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Heather Kilpatrick posted the following on May 30, 2009 at 11:49 pm.

When we had Mack here on Friday he described in great detail how he practices his guitar for “at least” 30 minutes every day and that he’s learning “some new song about 8 days during a week”. LOL!

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