“I’d look psychotic in a balaclava”

Music is on in our house almost every waking hour of the day. One of our housemates was in a band when we all lived in Santa Barbara and I remember bringing his now wife to one of his shows and sitting talking to her about what a great guys he is. I’m not sure I am responsible for geting them together as much as I am for giving her reasons to justify a growing attraction. Anyway between his ever growing musical influences and recording studio in out basement and my love of music our kids are immersed in a sea of Indie Rock, 80s classics, and a lately a lot of British R&B.

The other night we were sitting around listening to music and talking with visiting family and friends when I put on a song for my cousin to hear. The song was Whiskey and Rags by Emily Wells and as soon as it started Primo said “We haven’t played this song in a while daddy.” He was right, it was in high rotation as part of an anniversary mix for Beautiful but had found itself out of the loop recently. At first I gave a nod and told him he was right and then it hit me that my three year old is aware of the music that we are playing and when it last came on.

I know this is a re-accuring theme lately but I am blown away at what kids are taking in and noticing each day. They are soaking up knowledge and experience at an incredible rate and they are keyed into what matters for mommy and daddy. I asked Primo what songs he has liked lately and he said he likes “Chochata” song. I laughed and knew that he meant Horchata by Vampire Weekend so we put that one on. He smiled and said yeah this one and we danced around a bit. He was part of the bigger conversation and he knew it and I could tell he was excited. I was too.

P.S. If you would like to see what we are listening to lately click on the red  AS icon on the left to see our last.fm page

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  5 comments for ““I’d look psychotic in a balaclava”

  1. carlos
    03/26/2010 at 3:13 pm

    I didn’t know you had a recording studio in your basement. Cool!

  2. 03/26/2010 at 3:23 pm

    Our house is the same – music all day long. But, I am increasingly annoying (amusing?) my wife with declarations (and I’m sure totally unrealistic expectations) about my plans for shaping Baby Grrl!™’s musical tastes.

    This gives me hope. Thanks.

  3. 03/27/2010 at 11:12 am

    Always listening to music here, too, whether anyone else likes it or not. And always looking for new stuff. I’ll give your station a listen. Would love to know your thoughts on my jukebox over at doodadblog.


    P.s. I like the new look.

  4. 03/27/2010 at 11:13 am

    By the way, I can’t click on the icon. It’s too low on the page.

  5. Jamie
    03/29/2010 at 5:43 pm

    That whole being acutely aware of what is happening and being said as well as demonstrated around them is the scarey part of being a parent. You have to be hyper-vigilant of tempers and talk and stuff. But, what ever you are doing is perfect cause they are amazing!

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