I can play the spoons…

What do I want to be when I grow up? This is typically a question pondered by adolescents and college sophomores struggling to declare a major.

It’s an age-old question, one frequently lobbed at kindergartners and high schoolers alike, with adults eagerly awaiting your answer. But it seems like once you hit the ripe old age of 25, the question ceases to be posed to you. By this point, many of us have chosen. And in that choice, there seems to be a finality. But as I post this blog, I am questioning this presupposition for one reason: I recently ran into a group of people who jumped at the chance to push the envelope – to test their skill, determination and nerves along the way. And who didn’t balk at re-inventing themselves, at least temporarily.

A few years ago, they started a band. Fast forward to this November: the humble band that originated in Norway, Iowa played in front of thousands of people at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. Quite a leap for some band mates with a unique Mount Mercy connection! You may have heard of them: Aeroroot. keyclub

In the next edition of the Mount Mercy Magazine we’ll profile band mates Tracy Tunwall, Mount Mercy assistant professor of business, Clint Landis ’88, Brett Karminski ’01 and Steve Krusie.

I hope you look forward to hearing about some of their cool experiences – hanging out with Tommy Lee of Motely Crue is just one of them. And trust me: they’re good. If you need proof, check it out.

And so I submit to you (and them): I can play the spoons…