This week we launched the facebook page for our band Stone Pony.
To great fanfare, let me say. We've invited all of our friends to 'like' us and I hope you will visit and 'like' us too.
This is the picture that features on our page. We were all wearing our seriously cool faces. Left to right is Ants (bass player), Jason (guitar), Jo (lead vocalist) me, and Reon (guitar). Our wonderful photographer, Megan Moss, took a bunch of photos of us a few weeks back. She had us do all sorts of poses and faces - and actually, by the time this pic was taken, we were all getting pretty tired so the grumpy looks are quite genuine!
Thank you to the very talented Megan for lending us her professional expertise for the day.
As my blog title says, you're never too old to give something new a go. I took up drumming about six years ago. I wish I had taken it up earlier in my life because I love it. The Stone Pony band is a lot of fun and we play a mix of original songs, some blues, funk and a bit of rock. It stretches my drumming abilities, to say the least.
Speaking of taking up something new, a lot of people will tell you that they have always wanted to write a book but haven't the time. Or they may say they'd like to, but don't know how, or where to start.
With the drumming, a wise friend had listened to me going on for years about wanting to learn, and one Christmas she gave me a present: drumsticks and a small practice pad to play on. "Get going," she said. That gift gave me the push I needed to get going, find a teacher, and buy a drum kit on Trade Me.
If you've always wanted to write a book, buy a notepad and a pen and start writing ... or if you're in the money, a laptop or iPad. You will never regret the decision and who knows, you might just write a best seller and then we'll all be envious.
Because creativity needs a way out - we need to express it, whether it's through a musical instrument, or paints and brushes, or the simple pen and paper. It will not be denied! And most of all, it's fun.
You can do it. Pick up those drumsticks and start to play.