This is a very exciting time for Rob, or as his fiance (Drink #19) calls him, Robbie. He’s about to embark on a journey I think everyone assumes they will partake in when they are very young. He is getting married. And here, a few weeks out, he was as cool as a cucumber soju. I guess that’s how you feel in life when you are sure of what you are doing. It’s an unfamiliar state amongst my friends.
When Rob and I met up at a new bar in my hood he said, being a bartender himself, he always wonders why people go out for drinks. I told him it’s what adults do. So we ordered our cocktails (W.A.D.) and settled in. There is never a shortage of things to talk about with Rob. He’s an amazing drummer playing with one of the most amazing musicians I know. He is (was?) the drummer in my (former?) band. Neither one of us knows what’s going on there and we didn’t spend much time talking about it. We did however talk about music. A Lot. During band practices we’d have very technical discussions about music, rhythm and cadence. I don’t think I know anyone who thinks more about music than Rob. He doesn’t really like pop but that didn’t stop him from arguing with me that Rihanna is better than Beyonce. I told him about a really cool vocal mix I found on the internet of an 80s mega hit and we agreed that Neil Young is only listenable on about four records - which are amazing.
Rob’s bride to be is a sometimes musician too and fittingly they asked all guests to submit five songs to the wedding play list. Talk about Under Pressure. I sweated my list for days and ended up giving them ten. I guess I think about music a lot too. Creating with Rob and the other girls in the band definitely has stirred that part of my brain though I think my whole life has had an accompanying soundtrack (ironically a soundtrack is currently playing as I write).
I’m really looking forward to dancing at the wedding to the sounds created and chosen by some of the city’s most talented and interesting people. Rob’s pretty up there on that list himself.