Kids Won’t Listen Unless It’s Cassettes Won’t Listen

The other day, my wife needed some song to help my daughter clean. Typically, she will do anything when it comes to dancing. So wife woman found a song on Amazon that she thought would do the trick. Bought it, thew it in iTunes, and played. Miraculously, child #2 immediately started to clean. The heavens opened and angels sang harmonious melodies as our daughter beautified our home. Granted, it was her mess, and it was substantial in size … but SHE DID IT. Baby steps …

So this morning, the same room was a disaster. Wife couldn’t remember the full name of the dance song, so she searched for the part that she could remember: “Freeze Dance.” Two songs popped up. The iTunes search function being what it is, it didn’t quite filter properly, so the list consisted of “The Freeze Dance”–the song she wanted, and “Freeze and Explode” by Cassettes Won’t Listen. To my surprise, the girls (both of them needed to help because they both made the mess) refused to do anything unless the Cassettes Won’t Listen song was on. They loved it! This makes me happy for a number of reasons:
  1. It shows that they’re starting to out-grow the generic kids’ songs that are so utterly mundane and boring
  2. They’re starting to develop a good sense of musical taste.
  3. They like to dance to good music–not crap.
These same children also like “They Will Not Control You” (they’re way of saying “Uprising” by Muse), “I Want It Now” (“Hysteria” by Muse), and other assorted songs with their own strange titles, typically consisting of snippets of lyrics that they actually remember. It’s funny and cute.
Anyway, that’s it. I was going to review Scars on Broadway’s CD since that actually did come in the mail yesterday, but I’ll get to that later today or tomorrow.

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