Thursday, April 05, 2007

Hello everybody, so glad to see you!



Above is the name of Jack's current favorite song. I made the mistake of playing the CD that they gave us in his music class in the car. I wanted to know what it sounded like. Jack is stuck on the first song. He asks me to play it over & over. I probably listened to it 50 times today or more. I wake up singing it. It drives me crazy. BUT, I have made up some fun little stories to go along with the people who say "hello".

First we have clueless Papa John and Suspiciously Chipper Mama Lynn. (the song tells you your name- when we sing it at his class the children's names are sung instead, of course!) Next is Intentionally Ambiguous Gender child with his/her clear as a bell voice & slight lisp. Then we have the sprightly Inappropriate Uncle Jerry (now you know why Mama Lynn is so annoyingly chipper...) followed by Grandma Yvette with the hacking smokers cough. John and I now can't help but laugh every time we have to play this song.

The good news is that anytime Jack hears a song he likes he asks for it to be played over & over & over & over. Thus, we've also listened to Holla' Back Girl about a million times, along with some choice Leigh Nash & Over the Rhine tunes.

He's just like his mama. When I hear a song I like I play it a zillion times until I can't bear to listen to it again.

8 comments:

jewel goth whore said...

good to hear that his love for music is being nurtured and nurtured well. i mean hollaback girl? who doesn't love that song?
it's nice having parents with good taste in music. of course, who knows if our faves will be the faves of our kids. i'd like to stay disillusoned a bit and believe that our kids will love OTR as much as we do.

Andi said...

at this point i should probably download the clean version of hollaback girl...otherwise he's going to be walking around saying "the shit is bananas" pretty soon!

Andi said...

AND- at one point john said that our kids could use the word shit if they could write songs like karin & linford.

jewel goth whore said...

speaking of the word shit, have you heard david bazan's album with the headphones? our kids can use the word shit if they can write a song like "shit talker" whoa-i just wrote that naughty word more than i say it in a month.

Crabby Rangoon said...

Swearing is awesome.

Anonymous said...

OHMIGOD!! We have this CD too, and every word of what you said is true. We said the same thing about Creepy Uncle Jerry. And our baby won't let us turn it either. The song is forever stuck in our heads, and in fact we are online right now trying to find more of it so we don't have to hear just that song over and over again!

Adam said...

My daughter LOVES this CD, but I have no idea who it is! We got it at the library. Does anyone have any idea who it's by and if they have any other albums?

Andi said...

Hi- It's by Gateway Music Together. I know you can find the "best of" on iTunes. You could also go to their website & see if you can order it- I think you can. Then you could get the exact CD that you found at the library.