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My Son on the Drums!

May 22, 2008

Kota was in the talent show at school this morning. The whole show was awesome! All kids from 1st to 5th grade performed. And here’s ours drumming his heart out to RelientK

EDITED TO ADD:

Brent just went to the school to p/u Kota and his drums and the Principal asked if the drums could stay cause he’d like Kota to play Tuesday night for the Board Meeting.

How cool!

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  1. May 22, 2008 2:07 pm

    please tell me that he won?!

  2. May 22, 2008 2:13 pm

    You should be soooo proud! He’s awesome already

  3. May 22, 2008 2:21 pm

    Thanks!

    Well, it wasn’t a contest – it was just a “show”.

    We are very proud of Kota. He practices a lot. He loves it! He plays on the Kids Worship team along with his sister too.

    He is self taught and started playing when we was 4. We knew he had something then. God truly gave him the ability to do this – to understand it. It is amazing!

  4. May 22, 2008 2:38 pm

    oh holy krap
    kota is my new hero

  5. lori permalink
    May 22, 2008 2:51 pm

    Nuh-uh Mandy….he’s MY hero!

  6. May 22, 2008 3:00 pm

    mom & dad – This IS a big day! Oh my! What an awesome day for a young man!

  7. May 22, 2008 3:03 pm

    That is ridonkulous!!!!!!

    All the little girls must swoon over him.

  8. May 22, 2008 3:36 pm

    I’m making ‘Kota Rocks my Socks’ t-shirts, if anyone wants one, we can all wear them to his showing next month on Star Search

  9. May 22, 2008 4:02 pm

    Wow, how old his he? he was awesome! He knocked my socks off!

  10. kotaincahoots permalink
    May 22, 2008 4:03 pm

    i’m 11. and thanks

  11. kotaincahoots permalink
    May 22, 2008 4:08 pm

    to you all

  12. May 22, 2008 4:34 pm

    tell me, where does kota practice? Pots and pans in the kitchen, the back of the driver’s seat…

  13. May 22, 2008 4:34 pm

    my husband is a self-proclaimed air guitarist…I’m guessing kota rocks at air drums too!

  14. Sarah permalink
    May 22, 2008 4:44 pm

    Oh my, he did such a great job! What a cutie Tammy and such a sweet boy. Will mine be there some day? he he. Love ya friend!

  15. kotaincahoots permalink
    May 22, 2008 4:59 pm

    haha. I practice in my room. sometimes I get to loud, so I have to stop. πŸ˜€ !

  16. May 22, 2008 5:00 pm

    yah. He’s MY hero too! I am not kidding…i have been welling up with tears all day long from this. i mean, I get to listen to this kid every day – but to see him there – just blessed my heart so much! i am sooo praising God for this special gift!

    stegall – that’s his kit he’s playing and we keep it in his room. that’s where he jams each day. And I LOVE it!!! I love nothing more than hearing my kids jam! It’s so amazing! And I would totally wear that T-Shirt!!!

    Thanks everyone! We were hoping you’d be blessed by this too!

  17. kotaincahoots permalink
    May 22, 2008 5:01 pm

    thanks mom

  18. May 22, 2008 5:03 pm

    Trina says- Kota you are so teaching me that when I get there..and relient K..you are soooo banging while banging those drums…

    just me…..Kota Rock on!

    Tam your boy makes me smile…hahaha it might be harder than I thought to get the goods on him, he is pretty quick! LOL

  19. May 22, 2008 5:12 pm

    ok, so this is going on the right side of this list…the “Stegalls should have kids”…Kota, you’re beginning to convert me. Watch out world, here come the stegalls!!!

    [tam, when I’m waking up at 3 am…it’s all your fault]

  20. May 22, 2008 5:16 pm

    HA Trina – you’re awesome!

    Darla – i will totally help you out!

    Stegall – you would have the. most. awesome kids!!! Ever! You should SO procreate!

  21. Heidi permalink
    May 22, 2008 5:21 pm

    He’s CRAZY good!!!

  22. Heidi permalink
    May 22, 2008 5:22 pm

    kota go pro!!

  23. May 22, 2008 5:27 pm

    we’re workin’ on it

    πŸ˜‰

  24. May 22, 2008 5:44 pm

    Kota you are awesome and only 11, wow! Well done. If you go secular please try to hook up with The Who.

  25. May 22, 2008 6:03 pm

    Kompletely Kool…Keep it up Kota!!

    Raise the roof!!

  26. May 22, 2008 7:04 pm

    Kota: will you give me drum lessons???? pretty pleeeze!!!!!

  27. May 22, 2008 7:05 pm

    or just move to New England and play in my band – how ’bout that!?

  28. May 22, 2008 7:24 pm

    I wanna play in your band!!! Are you in need of someone who plays kazzoo?

  29. May 22, 2008 7:26 pm

    I’m wellin’ up here! Especially at Kota’s comments. πŸ˜€

    I left a comment on B’s blog and said while I was watching it all I kept thinking was “when he’s a famous drummer I can say he was my ring bearer and I changed his diapers!!!!” heehee

    And, my face hurts from smiling through the whole thing! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  30. May 22, 2008 7:44 pm

    awww. you guys are killin’ me!

    Brandy – I knew you’d get all tender watching that. You’ve changed that kids diaper – eeewww!

    Mandy – ahem! or YOU move HERE πŸ˜•

    Stegall – keep workin! I’ve got tips πŸ˜‰

    Papa – I thought about you this morning while we were there and I could totally see the smile you’d have if you were there too πŸ˜‰

    drho – i know. it’s crazy! He has saved his heart for one girl. no others matter.

    Alecia – Somehow i skipped several comments. oops! Thanks you! He knocks our socks off too. and occasionally pictures off the wall 😯

    Sarah – Kota should give your boys lessons!!! How cool! Love you too!

    Idiot – (i love calling you that πŸ˜€ ) The Who! Why???

    Michelle – Raising the roof and my blood pressure! But I love him so much!

    OOO and stegall – I’ll play spoons along with your mad kazoo skillz…OH YAH!!!!!

  31. May 22, 2008 7:58 pm

    You guys must be so proud!

  32. kotaincahoots permalink
    May 22, 2008 8:00 pm

    yah drho, the girl is cassidy layton

  33. May 22, 2008 8:02 pm

    Pete – beyond… i feel guilty that i am so proud of him!

  34. May 22, 2008 8:09 pm

    Rock on little dude, with armpit hair!!

  35. May 22, 2008 8:20 pm

    Awesome! We just had our school variety show tonight. My brother guitared, my sister sang a Rebecca St. James …and I’m not going to admit that I did anything! πŸ˜›

  36. May 22, 2008 8:32 pm

    HAHA Lady! Come on – what did you do???

    Selena – SHHH! Don’t remind him of the pit hair 😯

  37. Heidi permalink
    May 22, 2008 9:09 pm

    What about me?? am I chopped liver???

    No… I’m joking.. okay Kota what about playing here in Southern California…. come on beach, sun, girls.(shhh don’t tell mom) and a worship band that needs a drummer!!

    Te amo muchas Chicklet!!

  38. May 22, 2008 9:50 pm

    Heidi girl! How in the world did I miss BOTH your comments??? I am so NOT here today!

    Uuuuhhhh – beach, sun (no girls thankyouverymuch) sounds PERFECT! Your WT needs a drummer eh???

    Te amo muchas grande (is that right???)

  39. Heidi permalink
    May 22, 2008 10:10 pm

    I love you More is : Te Amo mas

    You said: I love you more BIG… hmmm… NOT

    πŸ™‚

  40. May 22, 2008 10:13 pm

    shoot darn!

    te amo pequito??? thats not big right?

  41. May 22, 2008 10:25 pm

    Does this make up for the state of his room yet??? πŸ˜‰

    Ok, that was an unfair q.

    But i did notice your comment over on Vinny’s blog! πŸ™‚

    YOUR boy is truly amazing!

    It is sinful when we are boastful or proud of our own works and do not give Him any credit.

    There is no harm in sharing God-Given Talent with the world, nor revelling in Joy because of it.

    And that is not to diminish your dedication and efforts ‘Kota.

    You did Him proud today πŸ™‚

    Your Mom and Dad and Sis know it – and now so do we! πŸ™‚

    <B

  42. Heidi permalink
    May 22, 2008 10:26 pm

    I love small… never say that too a man!!!

    How about….

    Te amo me amiga
    (I love you my friend)
    or
    Te amo me amiga con tres loco “slackers” en uno loco esposo.
    (I love my friend with three craxy slackers and one crazy husband. )

  43. May 22, 2008 10:47 pm

    Love – Yes, it makes up for it. The cool thing is – I get to listen to him jam every day! It is one of the best things ever. Especially when Kass goes into his room and plugs her acoustic into the amp and they just play together and write. Blows. My. Mind!

    Yes, I am proud of them. And so incredibly in awe of how creative God is!

    Heidi – That’s quite a mucho grande espaniel lesson-o. um-o. wow-o 😯

    te amo loco πŸ˜€ en me amiga el-big-o!!!

  44. May 22, 2008 10:48 pm

    wait. you are not el-big-o. i love you el-big-o (that much-o)

    i suck at espaniel-o

  45. May 22, 2008 10:51 pm

    Tam-Because Kota rocks like The Who.

  46. May 22, 2008 10:55 pm

    Tam, I noticed a Giant Idiot walked in right after you said “I love you el big o.”

  47. May 22, 2008 11:01 pm

    Giant Idiot is feeling punchy after sitting through the new Indiana Jones movie.

  48. May 22, 2008 11:02 pm

    Feeling “punchy.” That’s what Rocky says.

  49. May 22, 2008 11:05 pm

    Punchy has to many syllables for Rocky

  50. May 22, 2008 11:06 pm

    Yo. Word.

  51. May 23, 2008 2:36 am

    Tam – you would need ‘espaniel’ lessons to speak with Brandy’s cockapoopoo! 😯 (Sorry Mandy!) πŸ˜‰

    I think you mean espanol with a doovee (`) thing over the ‘o’??

    And i know how not competititive you can be in love but didn’t you mean ‘i love you very much’ when you said ‘i love you very big’?

    Te amo mucho mucho?

    Te amo grosso grande??

    For one South of the Equator my South of the Border sucks πŸ™‚

    Any way you say it – i feel it too.

    <B

  52. May 23, 2008 5:26 am

    Yay! As the wife of a drummer, that’s awesome!!

  53. May 23, 2008 8:28 am

    Go, Kota!! πŸ™‚

  54. TheNorEaster permalink
    May 23, 2008 8:35 am

    That kid’s got talent!

  55. May 23, 2008 8:38 am

    thank you! I mean. I don’t know why I’M saying thank you. It’s all God and Kota!

    I forgot to mention that him, his sister Kass, and a couple other guys (leaders in kids ministry) have started a band. their plan is to be the open act for concerts in our Valley. I think they could do quite well at that. I’ll keep you posted!

  56. May 23, 2008 1:10 pm

    who should I send my audition cassette to?

  57. May 23, 2008 3:03 pm

    Better than most drummers that I ever played with. Gonna be fun jammin’ with ya’ll 😎

  58. May 23, 2008 11:13 pm

    Hi Tam,

    I’ve been a drummer for 30 years. That was suhweet. You guys have a lot to be proud of there. Plus “Kota” is already a great rock-n-roll name, so it all makes sense.

    Kota, you are way ahead of where I was at your age… way ahead.

    Here’s some advice you didn’t ask for: Make sure you keep playing along with recordings of bands (CD’s, mp3’s, etc) for timing and learning new grooves – (all kinds of music too, not just what you’re comfortable with)

    And I know you don’t want to hear this, but wear ear plugs! When you’re 43 like me, you’ll still have your hearing and be glad you did. Lastly, when you have time, start learning the piano and guitar (6 string and bass); that way you will be able to intelligently speak with other musicians, and it will make you a better drummer too.

    Live it. Breathe it. Let God develop you into the musician He wants you to become.

    MOST OF ALL… HAVE FUN!!!!

  59. May 24, 2008 3:49 am

    That ROCKED!!! That was so awesome it made the hair on my arms stand up! Man! That kid’s GOT IT!! I love how everyone thought he was done, and then he just slammed right back into it! I think when I need a “pick me up” I’m just gonna come over here and listen to Kota play drums πŸ™‚ Awesome job Kota!!!

  60. May 24, 2008 4:01 am

    Cathi..I would so wear that t shirt! Especially since I have a Kota too! LOL!

    Tam….it’s not all God and Kota, go ahead say thank you! YOU could have said NO! And we all know, what mama says goes!! You made room for him to grow in the gifts God has placed inside of him. Bravo to you!! That’s a lesson to all of us….parents or not…to make room for the gifts of the younger generation…no matter what they look like and whether or not they appeal to our taste. They might just surprise us someday;)
    And for the record….Kota is WAY more awesome than the Who. They couldn’t handle him:)

  61. May 24, 2008 7:07 pm

    WOW!!!!!!!! I am a drummer and I am in awe. You are 11 and play like that. Get that boy filled with the Holy Spirit and he will kill on a worship team! Keep it up!

  62. May 24, 2008 8:38 pm

    stegall – cassette??? uuuhhhhh 😯

    P365 – I can not wait for you all to jam together! It’s gonna be a blast!

    Mark – Thank you again for your help, encouragement and wisdom! Invaluable!!! And nice to meet you as well πŸ˜‰

    Kelly – Thank you! I see what you’re saying and I appreciate that very much! The whole thing just blows my mind! I really think God has big things in store for Kota, and his sister, in music…

    Kevin – Thank you. And that is exactly it – if he ain’t filled and focused on the why and Who for then it is all just noise. Thanks for the encouragement! And thanks for stopping by too πŸ™‚

  63. May 25, 2008 3:33 pm

    i just now finally got to watch this.

    your son is incredible. you can tell him i say so! πŸ™‚

  64. May 25, 2008 3:58 pm

    yes ma’am. I will!

    I just read your comment over at B’s place. Kota was suppose to bow. He’s concerned that people may think he was trying to act cool by just slipping out like that. But he was SO nervous he forgot to bow and walked off the wrong side. He just wanted to get off that stage!

    I think it’s pretty funny now!

  65. May 25, 2008 5:39 pm

    aww… too cute!

  66. Gabriel permalink
    December 15, 2008 4:35 pm

    What song is this?

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