Careless Whispers of a Rock and Roll City

Jeannie had been planning for the 20 year high school reunion for months. She was determined to lose 20 pounds, get hair extensions, find the hottest dress and she wasn’t beyond giving Botox a try – though it was a little bit scary. But at 40, a girl could use a little help – maybe. She hoped to convince her husband, Luke that it was in his best interest to get a set of six-pack abs and a sports car. Except it wasn’t Luke’s 20 year high school reunion and he had turned forty at least three years ago. Guys didn’t sweat about this sort of stuff, he had told her. Well some guys did but he wasn’t one of them.

What Luke really enjoyed was playing his electric guitar with their teenaged sons. Tyler and Caleb were showing real promise and their youngest Mason was a quick study. In high school and after he and his buddies played in their own band which they had called, Whym – taking inspiration from popular 80s bands like Wham and Styx. People might laugh at it now, but back in the day of “Mr. Roboto,” such a name was brilliant. Jeannie didn’t get the whole “Mr. Roboto” thing. Such strange lyrics, “Domo arigato.” What did that mean, anyway? Before Luke could explain that the lyrics were from Japanese, meaning, “Thank you very much, Mr. Roboto,” Jeannie was in her athletic gear heading out to the gym.

In the end, the reunion was more fun than either Jeannie or Luke imagined it would be. One of Jeannie’s classmates was on a TV Reality show and the cameras were following her. A guy had won a date with a celebrity – well it was just a local TV anchor. But with dueling cameras it was easy to get everyone acting crazy. Luke thought Jeannie looked awesome even though she hadn’t gone through with the Botox. She was easily the best looking woman in the bunch and she had managed to get him to clean up pretty nicely too.

Amid the night’s festivities, Jeannie introduced Luke to one of her classmates who was also a musician. He had actually heard of Luke’s band, Whym and wondered why they had disappeared. Luke explained the need to be more practical about the family and the usual. But the other guy had managed to do well enough as a musician and he was sure his kids would surpass him. He had built a music studio above the garage.

Back home Luke considered the possibilities. His boys could really use a decent practice space. Jeannie was constantly complaining about the noise. That’s when thoughts turned to Sherman Pole Buildings. Weren’t possibilities endless? What if they could have a sound proof space? Outlets for plugging in amps. Maybe even some recording equipment. The design team at Sherman was more than happy to discuss these ideas.

Jeannie had been planning for the 20 year high school reunion for months. She was determined to lose 20 pounds, get hair extensions, find the hottest dress and she wasn’t beyond giving Botox a try – though it was a little bit scary. But at 40, a girl could use a little help – maybe. She hoped to convince her husband, Luke that it was in his best interest to get a set of six-pack abs and a sports car. Except it wasn’t Luke’s 20 year high school reunion and he had turned forty at least three years ago. Guys didn’t sweat about this sort of stuff, he had told her. Well some guys did but he wasn’t one of them.

What Luke really enjoyed was playing his electric guitar with their teenaged sons. Tyler and Caleb were showing real promise and their youngest Mason was a quick study. In high school and after he and his buddies played in their own band which they had called, Whym – taking inspiration from popular 80s bands like Wham and Styx. People might laugh at it now, but back in the day of “Mr. Roboto,” such a name was brilliant. Jeannie didn’t get the whole “Mr. Roboto” thing. Such strange lyrics, “Domo arigato.” What did that mean, anyway? Before Luke could explain that the lyrics were from Japanese, meaning, “Thank you very much, Mr. Roboto,” Jeannie was in her athletic gear heading out to the gym.

In the end, the reunion was more fun than either Jeannie or Luke imagined it would be. One of Jeannie’s classmates was on a TV Reality show and the cameras were following her. A guy had won a date with a celebrity – well it was just a local TV anchor. But with dueling cameras it was easy to get everyone acting crazy. Luke thought Jeannie looked awesome even though she hadn’t gone through with the Botox. She was easily the best looking woman in the bunch and she had managed to get him to clean up pretty nicely too.

Amid the night’s festivities, Jeannie introduced Luke to one of her classmates who was also a musician. He had actually heard of Luke’s band, Whym and wondered why they had disappeared. Luke explained the need to be more practical about the family and the usual. But the other guy had managed to do well enough as a musician and he was sure his kids would surpass him. He had built a music studio above the garage.

Back home Luke considered the possibilities. His boys could really use a decent practice space. Jeannie was constantly complaining about the noise. That’s when thoughts turned to Sherman Pole Buildings. Weren’t possibilities endless? What if they could have a sound proof space? Outlets for plugging in amps. Maybe even some recording equipment. The design team at Sherman was more than happy to discuss these ideas.

By | 2017-11-21T11:24:26+00:00 November 22nd, 2016|Construction|