Pink Floyd, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, 1967
Arun: "Can you play the Pink Floyd guitar song?"
I scan the tracks and find Interstellar Overdrive. And then, we sing the bass line together. BOM BOM BOMBOMBOMBOM BOM BOM BOM BOMBOMBOMBOM BOMMMM....
Anjali has always been into music, Arun only since this year. And I waited a long time for that, folks. Now, he asks for Pink Panther music (Henry Mancini but Real Jazz will suffice) and lately, Halloween music (fugue-laden Bach). Better late than never, I will take it without complaint.
I am not big into kiddie music - yes, I love Jack's Big Music Show and Laurie Berkner, but that is reaching my limit when it comes to the Treacle Tracks. We listen to adult music 99% in the car. Yes, I have to be careful as to what comes into rotation (Great balls of fire, Gentle Reader. I accidentally downloaded the explicit version of Pitbull's "Hotel" and after listening, I need a goddamned cigarette.And a shower. And some cuddling.)
Often, I will glance in my rear view mirror and spy my baby girl's head rocking out with her eyes closed.
It always makes me smile.
My goal is not to make my children little clones of my musical taste - no, they will find their own taste, just as I did. However, I do enjoy sharing my favorite music with them. Just as my parents did with me. I still remember, distinctly, being 6 years old and twirling in our living room to Linda Ronstadt's "It's so easy". The Eagles' "Desperado" and Herman's Hermits' "I'm Henry the Eighth, I Am" are both songs that to this day, still jet me right back into childhood.
Over the weekend, we went to a lovely little carnival - the Blazing Trail Autumn Festival - at the behest of the lovely Jenny from We're Not in Kansas Anymore. The proceeds went to a good cause and we got to see Mr. Stinkyfeet. I have to give el Feet props, he got my kids to dancing.
Boogie Nights, Take 1 from Kelli Oliver George on Vimeo.
Boogie Nights, Take 2 from Kelli Oliver George on Vimeo.
Rock it hard, Team Chaos. Rock it real hard.