Kids and Good Music
Once of the things that I love about being a parent is indoctrinating my kids into good music. They are big fans of Sarah Brightman, ABBA, Jesse Cook, Rammstein, and Chris Daughtry. So today on the way to school, it was fun to put in Crowded House’s self titled album. This has been one of my all time favorites ever since I got it as one of my 10 free CDs from the BMG Music Club when I was in high school. I know when my son comments on something that he truly likes it. World Where You Live and Mean to Me got quick comments. But the funnest was when he heard the discordant bridge in Hole in the River.
Him: “Whoa, that was weird!”
Me: “What was weird?”
Him: “That music. That was cool.”
I remember thinking the exact same thing when I first heard it. It was strange and a little off, but likeable at the same time. It’s like the piano player goes off on a tear on what sounds like a haunted piano from an old saloon.
Ah life’s little pleasures.