My nephew Ale, who is 15, took up drumming a few years ago. But, unlike lots of boys, this wasn't just a fad or a hobby—he really took to it and kept at it. Last year, some of the teachers at his school (outside of London) formed a band, and they asked him to be their drummer, since they didn't have a drummer on faculty. At a school performance, Pete Townshend (who happens to be the dad of a student there), heard the band and afterward went up to tell Ale that he showed great promise and should keep on drumming! As if that weren't enough, he recently heard Ale play with his own (student) band and invited them to record a demo CD at his own recording studio! Which they did! Imagine that.