Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Perks

Mr. Gill is a musician.
He plays the guitar, drums, piano...spoons....pretty much anything that can become an instrument really.
He also really likes to write his own songs.....and then sing them.
Which, I guess makes him a singer/songwriter.

At the park
This is a photo of Mr. Gill writing a song @ the park down the street from our house.
The songs he's been writing almost all have some deep profound truth in them....which suits the seriousness that is Mr. Gill.
Not that he's not fun but I'd be surprised if he ever wrote a song about sunshine and butterflies.

If I were to write a song, it would be about the feeling you get in your toes when you've been sitting with your legs crossed for too long.
It just feels so funny!

Or perhaps about cupcakes......but only the pretty ones.

I feel like songwriting is a great outlet for Mr. Gill though.....he's not a huge conversationalist...although speaks passionately about things he cares about, he's not much for chit-chat.....but he lives with me so he's used to it by now. With his songs he gets to tell a story or even process through some of the things he's been learning/thinking about....I bake, he sings.
It's interesting....he started writing last fall and since we've come to Boise he's not only written many songs, he's also been performing them.
He's has played @ The District a couple of times.....but his favorite place to play/practice or even write new songs is out in the street.
He likes the park but, on the street corner is where he likes to go. He gets feedback from people walking by and last time he made $5 (going toward our italy fund), two suckers and a Otter Pop (otherwise known as Fav-or-ice back east)!

Also, he gets to make new friends and even have people play along with him.....which is probably the best perk of all!
Mr. Gill's personal drummer

*Jenny G


  1. This is a great post. I wish I could see him play, or even join him on the street corner!

  2. P.S. Good luck with the Italy fund!