In this week’s blog post, band manager Derrick Miller will be discussing the band’s mutual love of music, from hitting up concerts to rocking out to jams in the car.
Name: Derrick Miller
Title: Band Manager
This past weekend was a great example of why we do what we do. It was mostly about the music.
On Saturday, Will Wackerman, Peter Wackerman and I attended a Roger Waters’ concert, where he performed “The Wall.” For anyone unsure of what that is, “The Wall” is a musical masterpiece by Pink Floyd.
Admittedly, this wasn’t your typical concert. I’ve been to concerts where the entire audience area is nothing but a mosh pit. And I’ve been to concerts where you sit back and enjoy the music. This was more of a performance piece, something you might see off Broadway.
Regardless, the performance was masterful.
Keep in mind, this was my first concert this year and one of the few I’ve been to since 2009. Let’s just say, concerts cost money, and 2010 and 2011 were not the best years for concert going.
Anyway, Will and Peter had been to numerous concerts within the week. The night before, Peter checked out Sawyer Brown. Earlier in the week, they had attended a Van Halen concert.
It’s music, this classic to hard rock, that helped us first bond. In college, Will and I would listen to an array of music at various times of any given day. In fact, Saturday night, we were listening to music on our computers. His was filled with The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and a tons of other artists. Mine included some Beach Boys, Brand New, Foster the People and other random stuff.
As much as we enjoyed the concert, that wasn’t the only part of the weekend that stood out to me, musically.
During the day, Saturday, Will, Peter, Josh Beebe and I went traveling around Tulsa, looking for free comics and various other odd and ends. Well, along the way, we found ourselves singing along to the music on Will’s stereo. This included Mr. Big’s “To Be with You.”
Later in the day, Josh, Peter and Shelby Coulter all gathered around the piano, as Peter played piano and Josh worked on his guitar skills.
It’s those moments that signify a bonding over music. Those are my favorite moments.