child person that we like and love enormously around here. He’s had a full gig schedule playing with NOMO and several other bands this summer. I tried to upload an audioblog from their latest album, LP, for you, especially Arethusa, but iTunes won’t let me reformat to mp3. You’ll just have to go to iTunes and buy it for yourself. You would think that I would have hard copies of these CDs of his but I don’t. He always says when he makes one he likes he’ll give it to me. I also have very few photos of him- he doesn’t like those either. Here’s one of the two kids that he dislikes because they’ve both lost a fair amount of weight and gotten very lean since this was taken 2 years ago and he says in this picture he looks "cheeky."
Last night NOMO played the Festival Opening Concert for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Carnival of Colors series. He gets around. Still, he’s never really satisfied with his music. I’m surprised he hasn’t cut off both ears, ala Van Gogh. I think he has music in his head that’s trying to find it’s way out; he composes and practices many hours each day. Then he tours with NOMO, JusThis, Saturday Looks Good to Me and others to earn a meager living. I’ll get to hear him next week because they close out the Ann Arbor Art Fair. (You will be getting a rant or two about that next week; we natives have a serious love/hate/dread relationship with this, the third largest in the country.)
In the meantime, he’s a delight to have around. He’s funny and smart and kind as always and now, for the first time, he’s also tidy and helpful. That’s how I know that he’s a person rather than a child. I’m just glad he’s my person.