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6 year old drummer

6 year old dummer

"When he was 2 we did what every parent does, you go to Toys R' Us and buy your child an instrument," Ed Molek told "We bought him drums and a guitar and he gravitated to the drums."

"It wasn't long before he started getting the feel of the beats of songs and then he just kept progressing," he said. "Just before he turned 4, he played "Mississippi Queen" almost perfectly. I asked him how and he said, 'Just by listening to it.'"

The Moleks, who have no musical background, responded to their only child's natural talent by enrolling him in weekly 30-minute lessons with a local drum teacher at the age of 4.

Ed Molek also began videotaping his son, not with the intention to make Avery famous, but just as a way to get him to finish songs.

Monster Barracuda.


Fishing for tarpon was slow on the Cuanza River in Angola, so when Thomas Gibson hooked into a giant fish that took a scorching run and stayed close to the surface, he and his fishing partner thought, finally, a tarpon.

“I have never seen anything like it,” Iain Nicolson, Cam’s brother, told Sport Fishing.

Indeed, Guinean barracuda in the Cuanza River typically average 10-20 pounds with the biggest the Nicolson’s of Angola have caught previously being around 65 pounds.

Sargent Pepper Album

Beatles Sgt Pepper Album

Signed Iconic Beatles Album Auctioned for $290,500

That's a lot of coins !

A copy of The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" album autographed by all four band members has shattered expectations at auction.

The iconic album was sold Saturday for $290,500 by Heritage Auctions in Dallas. It had been listed at $30,000 before the sale. The winning bidder was not identified, but The Associated Press reported the rare item had been sold to a person in the Midwest.

The autographs of the band members were obtained in 1967, the same year the record was issued, according to a letter of authenticity posted on Heritage Auctions' website.

Originally posted to eeff on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 03:30 AM PDT.

Also republished by MOT - Morning Open Thread.

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