This is How the Davies Brothers Got Started, Too

January 2005 brother act
Originally uploaded by jimbler.

This is Coop and Eli pretending to play “Teenage FBI” by Guided by Voices. Or, it could be “Monkey Wrench” by Foo Fighters. Coop got all Ray Davies on poor Eli and started bossing him around, telling Eli he wasn’t playing something right (I never did figure it out). But, Eli kept banging away happily.

I hope they keep doing this kind of stuff, but I also hope they learn how to play their intstruments better.

Late New Year’s Eve Picture

January 2005 eli face paint
Originally uploaded by jimbler.

I’ve been offloading some photos from my camera, so there’ll be a couple more posts like this one coming up.

This is from about 8:30 on New Years Eve. We decided to have a family celebration this year. That meant Andrea and I picking up some really good champagne and getting the boys some fun toys to play with. Mayhem ensued. A & I got through the first bottle and to about the half-way point of the second. The boys got all the way through the bag of face paint, as you can see.

It was really interesting to see the boys’ reaction to the glasses and mustaches we drew on them. Eli loved it and cried when we tried to wash it off. Coop cried when he looked in the mirror and when Eli was laughing at his little fake facial hair and Elvis sideburns.