Tuesday, March 24, 2009

SOL DISTRICT...SHOUT OUT TO THE BOYZ!!!!


http://www.desertentertainer.com/
The above link did a nice interview with my step-son, Peter Leighton, Jr, the drummer of the band, (he's in the center of the photo). If you go to the site, click on "entertainment" and then type "sol district" in the search window, a print interview conducted by Johnny Meza will appear. It was nicely done and Peter handled himself well. We're very proud of him. He's a nice young man who has matured nicely. He has his dad's work ethic, his mom's family's music chops and his own identity to make it all come together. We love the time we get to spend with him. He does some wonderful artwork on top of it all. His original drawings have appeared on T-shirts, as well as hanging on our refrigerator...don't get me started on the caricatures....

The music is great. There is this feel that it's moving forward...that you're in a fast moving vehicle speeding along...that's the visual image I attach to it....very trippy....

Any chance we have to get to a gig is a blast...always...The last time we went to one was locally and they actually pulled out an old ELO song from the 70s...and I think I was the only one in the entire venue that knew it...yeesh....but I saw that boy smile when I whooped it up on that familiar guitar riff....he and the bassist Robbie....

So break a leg SolDistrict...these boys rock....remember them.....


This is one of Peter Jr's little pencil drawings that he sketched in a couple of minutes. It just kills me....

5 comments:

Eli Bowman said...

I thought that was a picture of Nickelback at first.

Peter Jr's the freaking MAN, BRO!!!!

The Katzbox said...

Ha! Glad you liked the pics...aren't they cool? They met up with a friend from COD (College of the Desert) that just has a great eye and loves photography. He goes to a lot of their gigs and took a lot of photos for them. Peter always garners a lot of attention. He's a lot of charisma...must be a Leighton thang...but I watched closely several times and once particularly when they played outside at the street fair in Palm Springs and women and men were really involved with watching him...even older women and I was all, "hmmmm, I wonder if Peter Jr even realizes how deeply this attraction power of his runs"....you know? But it gets really dirvish-y and crazy there at times....wild to watch kiddo....you have to go to a gig with me....totally something else for you to do when you come out...yeesh...we've totally got you booked to the hilt don't we?....you and the dear sweet one won't have any down time...

nellsbells said...

Debs,
I was looking at the picture that you have that Peter drew, haha The skinny charro, resembles Peter Sr. I thought it looks like a mexican Peter Sr. just it was cute. Thanks for sharing that article, I put it on my facebook I thought Peter did a fine job with the interview. We have a couple of talented young men as sons. Right?

The Katzbox said...

Hey Nells,

They are great!!! I never thought about the drawing like that...I'll have to hold it up next to Peter and ask Eli...hahahahahahahah...all this talent....I hope all of these children (yeesh, they're out-numbering us now) remember to thank us when they get successful, eh? Hugs, Debs

Stephanie Jette said...

Way to go Little Bro. Make sure I get his John Hancock. hehe


And yes I too thought it was Nickelback.