Musical TastesPosted: November 14, 2007
I love music. Always have. The iPod is loaded with everything from Matchbox Twenty to Backstreet Boys, from Poison to Michael Buble, from KISS to Whitney Houston. All kinds of music. It’s the only way to go. Something like 3,800 songs on the iPod.
I’m trying to play a little bit of everything for Aidan. Sure, we’ve got Disney stuff, Dan Zanes, Laurie Berkner, Dora and Raffi, but I’m trying to play more ‘adult’ stuff for him, too. And so far it’s working.
Mostly, I’m starting him on songs that are more acoustic or vocal driven and not coming with stuff that’s too hard — at least not yet!
Some of his favorites so far:
~ Anything by Peter, Paul and Mary, especially “the jet plane song” and “the hammer song”
~ “The cowboy song” — or Wanted Dead or Alive by Bon Jovi
~ Nightswimming by REM
~ Anything of James Taylor’s greatest hits
~ Eye of the Tiger by Survivor (probably the hardest song yet). And, everytime this plays, I get the question, “What’s the thrill, daddy?”
~ Bubbly by Colbie Calait (what can I say, he has good taste!)
~ Hey There, Delilah by the Plain White T’s is probably his new favorite
And today we introduced a couple songs by The Beatles into the mix. He wasn’t keen on Yellow Submarine, but he did like Yesterday and Let it Be. Although as Let it Be came on, I couldn’t help myself, so I started singing while driving.
The next thing I hear from him?
“Um, daddy, please don’t sing.”
What else? I got nothin’.