Ah, no I have her at mine 2 maybe 3 nights a week, I drop her to school and pick her up, we spend a lot of time together doing stuff. Me and the ex obviously spoke to her teachers about it all but she's always been top of her class (and still is) so there's no worries there. She hasn't changed behaviourally at all and is still the girl she was...she's 6 by the way. We've always treated her more grown up than she is which I think helps.
Yeah that does help a lot. I appreciate what you're doing, even it has nothing to do with me. I was diagnosed with autism when I was 4 so all I could do was bottle it up since I was all but incomprehensible a lot of the time. I saw my dad for one night a weekend at first, then every two weeks from about 10 until I was about 16 when I got bored of my dad not actually doing anything with me or my younger brother (my elder brother never bothered). Funnily enough I went from 6As and 4Bs to GCSE to BBDD at A-level and suffer from clinical depression and anxiety/paranoia issues. Took us to the park, on a walk or to some kids play place or the cinema once if we asked at a stretch. He earns 76k a year but puts about £10,000 towards us per year (three kids, disabled mother) and that's just since 2004. Doesn't add up if you ask me. So, pretty crap deal eh?
Maybe I sound ungrateful - hell maybe I have been conditioned to think that, what do you think? My dad would say "Well some fathers just leave and are never seen again." and think that makes him a saint in comparison.
Nowadays he barely has constructive conversation with me and just thinks he's some funny bloke. Very rarely contacts me. Left for France last Friday for three weeks and didn't mention inviting me (although my brother managed to tag along with me nonethewiser), when I've not been on holiday for 18 months. Actually I can't even remember my last holiday, which was with my mum. I've tried to convince him to teach me electronics but that never happened. Since I'm an artist and musician - stuff developed almost completely by my mum - he hasn't got much to relate to me since he's not artistic. I seem to get some brains from him but nothing he's nurtured (all my own work at school). He's Dean of Life Sciences at UCL, so that prestige seems more important to him (funnilly enough, he technically never left university.. so I'm not surprised he is how he is).
And Turok, yup. My synth guy got told by the PA guy, "Yeah nice one mate, try not to break anything on your way out."
What a knob! It's all good honest fun. And the keyboard was already mullered from the same thing before at a studio in Brighton (where that picture is taken from). For some reason half way through a song - I think I was murdering my guitar with the tremolo bar and running around in circles - my mate just snapped, picked up the metal bin he was standing the keyboard on, and started lobbing it repetatively at his keyboard until the keys started flying out. He kept going for about 20 seconds until he sat down and shouted at himself in dismay at what he had done. This was after he spent about a minute jumping on the keys to mash massive dissonant chords.
Apparently he dreamt of keys flying like angles around a dead dog that night. Never again, you'd think, but Saturday night, he did it again, except this time it was live so at least it was entertaining.
Apparently the sound men where shaking their heads.
Somebody tell me a great musician that has never damaged a single piece of equipment in a raw act of passion?
This isn't Gaf where being a Junior Member means you're opinion is worth strawberry float all, this is GRCade where nobody has a decent opinion.
PM is your friend.