Tuesday, August 31, 2010

We Are Famous People


Jed has been involved in a project that brought many talented musicians together to create a hymns record.  He even got to sing on a few of the hymns.  As a result, we've been listening to some of these songs as well as other albums that these artists and their bands have made.  So it happens quite often that Jed tells the kids, "These are Daddy's friends singing this song."  And even occasionally, "I'm singing in this song."

Back in January or February, Jed shot a Neon Trees show and spent some time with the band on a couple occasions (Branden Campbell, the bassist, also played on the hymns record.)  Some of you may know that the Neon Trees have become rather famous lately, playing the likes of Jimmy Kimmel Live and the Tonight Show.  So when Parley and Julian took so heartily to Animal when they heard it on the radio, again, Jed told them that some of his friends made that song.  

This afternoon Hazel had her friend over playing and listening to a the new mixed CD Jed made for the kids (to relieve our poor ears from constant Air Supply and Michael Jackson).  The Neon Trees' Animal made the mix, and when it came on I heard Hazel telling her friend something, so I stopped in the other room and listened.  

"This is my daddy's band.  His friend is singing this part."

Then, the chorus came on and she continued, "My daddy is singing on that part." 

And just like that, Jed became the fifth Neon Tree.  Now we just sit back and wait for those royalty checks.

12 comments:

ali said...

please tell us when we can buy such a wonderful album. or you can just send it to me on Sept. 27th of this year.

Just don't forget us little people!

jayniemoon said...

Ali Sessions DeGraff, I miss your bones. Don't you think I'll forget that Sept 27. In fact, maybe I'll just send a tape of ONLY Jed singing.

Anne said...

I could be wrong, but seems like you were loving these:
http://www.rei.com/product/781670 I love a sale at REI and your blog.

Lindsey said...

Nate was Tyler's trainer on the mission....does that make us famous?

ali said...

yes please.

jayniemoon said...

Anne! I am loving those! Thanks for thinking of me!

Lindsey, yes, yes I think that counts.

jamieBEE said...

Brandon is in our ward and our girls rock out to their music too! But Garth never made the cut to be in the band. Jed is one LUCKY Daddy!

jamieBEE said...

That picture makes me giggle!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness...that picture makes me giggle too! I need to hear that music!
Muth

Zach and Codi said...

Well, I'll keep my fingers crossed for you that your royalty checks come sooner than mine. I have been singing backup for countless bands and haven't seen a dime! Don't they realize how hard it was for me to multi-task while I was helping them (i.e. taking a shower, paying attention while driving)? Sheesh... musicians.

Shana said...

I always, always, always knew Jed was cool. That photo just reaffirms what I have always known. Jed=cool

Rob said...

Umm, Jed's kind of a big deal.