kate5kiwis: On the Sixteenth Day of Christmas


“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

On the Sixteenth Day of Christmas

ooo lookit - katie's *Christmas giveaway* is here!

today is the day that Sam spent his hard-earned-and-carefully-saved-cash on his first best electric guitar - well, he was given his second best electric guitar a year ago - which is a handmade jobbie - and TODAY - after another three months of hard slog delivering newspapers and pamphlets he finally got his Epiphone Les Paul - big thanks to Granny and GD for paying the other half - and he played the song he's been writing all by himself - on and off over the last two days - squirrelled away in the Bat Cave - here's Sam's video debut - unplugged - cos we haven't got a voice mic and the guitar amp drowns out his vocals - oh and the lyrics are unfinished - but fabulous! (sorry for the slow download - there's 36.7MB of unelectricked electric eleven year old here)


When you wake up

You can find yourself


In the middle of nowhere

You gotta be reckless

And you gotta be senseless

Yeah you can be famous

Like Jimi Hendrix


Show yourself

There is a gift you can give

Tell yourself

There is a reason to live

Show yourself


Show yourself

There is a gift you can give

Tell yourself

There is a reason to live

Yeah Yeah Yeah

how's *that* for an awesome Day Of Christmas?


Blogger Laura/CenterDownHome said...

That is amazing, Sam! I love the lyrics and the tune!

The guitar and bass players here would be very impressed! One of my favorite evenings so far this December was listening to them jam in the living room, the night Owen got his bass guitar.

4:02 AM  
Blogger Mrs. G. said...

Yay for Sam!

5:54 AM  
Blogger Steve said...

Good for Sam - that first best electric guitar feeling is great forever.

8:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Sam!
Amazing buddy, wow! Great guitar, and you WROTE that??? OMG, lad. Promise Aunty Hay she can photograph you for your first album cover.

9:44 AM  
Blogger Our Home Schooler and Jen said...


I get a thrill when boys (mine included) work for their $$ with paperruns etc and then put the $$ to good things like the guitar, or in my sons case a cellphone and a brand new bike. Keep up the good work pays off in the long run :)


11:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ROCK and ROLL baby!! Tell him all my kids and hubby were cheering him on. They loved the video! (Of course I did too, beaming as if I were his momma too).

3:20 PM  
Blogger kate5kiwis said...

something really special happens when kids get together and music flows. funny, there's a bunch of danny's mates just arrived and one has made a beeline for the guitar.... X

mrs g
thank you! YAY indeed! X

lol - you have one? X

consider yourself signed! we can cut out your huge agent fees, k? X

yeah, this definitely feels so good - sam found it so hard to save his cash - and is loving the "prize"! X

oh that's so luffly - we NEED you in our Honorary Aunties Club - love it X

8:47 PM  

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