Friday, May 25, 2012

The Road to Revolution

My son is an interesting fellow.  He composes music most nights as it's his passion and what he hopes to do for a living one day. The other night, he had a friend over to work on his US History high school project.  He took a simple extra credit assignment on the American Revolution and blew it out until he'd written an original score, lyrics and recorded it with his friend. In short, it's a 4 minute musical about the Revolution, Broadway style!

After hearing the practice session, I knew I HAD to convince my son to let me share his performance.  His song is a sparkling number with witty lyrics, historical shout outs and a big Broadway finish. If you need something to put a smile on your face, look no further.  One listen and you'll be humming the tune "Represent!" Without further ado, I present the debut of "Represent." 

On a related note, my friend Brent told me he got his copy of the 18th century warfare rules,  Maurice. I put in an order for Maurice myself based on the reviews and AARs I'd read. I asked Brent what troops he was going to use and it turns out he has both sides of the American War of Independence in 28mm. Brent's copy of Maurice and his AWI armies, me ordering Maurice, my son's Road to Revolution show tune all in a single week. Coincidence?  I think not. My dear Watson, clearly what we're looking at is an example of synchronicity. Now if you'll excuse me, I need to powder my wig. 


  1. " . . . what you want is violation of our budding little nation . . ."

    Little Les Miz vibe there . . . ;)

  2. Great stuff! Give him a pat on the back from me.

  3. Epic! Look out Andrew Lloyd Webber!!!!!

  4. Thanks guys! Every day an adventure!