Monday, July 21, 2014

I Double Dog Dare You

My two homeschooled sons, AKA Unorganized Hancock, are back with more video from last week's performance. This one's special.

The Heir wrote this one. He calls it Chloe's Cha Cha. I find it kind of wonderful on a bunch of levels. First, it's nice to see him writing things. Learn, Do, Teach is the old adage for the trajectory of any career. If you're wise, you never really stop learning, but the division of labor should concentrate on those stages. They both have been learning, learning, learning, so it's nice to see the Do, Do, Do rear its ugly head. And the Da, Da, Da, of course.

The song is more complicated than they can play with just the two of them live, but they'll record a studio version of it one of these days. The full Monty of the song's got a fonkee Esquivel vibe I adore.

If you're new around here, the Little Drummer Boy is barely eleven, and he only learned to play the cha-cha a couple of weeks ago. To recap: He's an eleven-year-old that can play a cha-cha live in front of audiences for money. Go find me another one of those. I double dog dare you.

[Update: Many thanks go out to Kathleen M. from Connecticut for her unfailing support of the children's PayPal tip jar. It is much appreciated]
[Additional Update: Many, many thanks to William O in Texas for supporting the kids' efforts via the PayPal tipjar. We all appreciate it!]
[Yet More Up-To-Date: Many thanks to Dan D. from Connecticut for supporting the boys via the PayPal button. Why are people from the Nutmeg State so nice? I don't know, but I'm glad of it]


julie said...

Love it. Bravo!

Anonymous said...

Oooooooooo... you guys have been busy learning and growing.
That was awesome. Keep it up-

Ray Visotski said...

You are training them well, Grasshopper. These are skills every young man should be taught.

Deborah HH said...

YEAAAYYY! Just fantastic!
Rock rock cha cha :)

Gagdad Bob said...

Sounds like Brazilian surf! Which is about due for a revival. Or vival, rather.

Eclecticity said...

Fantastic! E.

Dinah in Missouri said...

That's great! They just keep on amazing me. I also want to hear the version when they fill in the spots, although this is fab the way it is right now.