Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Evolution of my Son's Musical Tastes

Highlights of my son's musical tastes over the years (Pokemon songs NOT included!)

Kodo Drummers of Japan "Iromori" and "Lion": (< 1-2 years old) one of his VERY first songs to actually sing (he couldn't do the words yet, but he got the tune) was...well, this: (< 1-2 years old)

5 6 7 8's "Woo Hoo": (< 1-2 years old) He was VERY into this every time a Vonage commercial came on, and ultimately got us interested in Vonage (which we finally switched to recently after MetTel screwed us three months in a row).

Afia Mala (Royal Princess of Togo) singing Segne: (2-3 years old)

Bob Marley "Three Little Birds": (3-4 years old)

Woodie Guthrie This Land is Your Land: (3-5 years old)

"L'cha Dodi" sung by the Abayudaya, Jews of Uganda:

Tom Lehrer The Elements: (4-6 years old)

And my son singing the same song at the age of 5: (yes with some air guitar as well)

The Clash Lost in the Supermarket: (4-5 years old) (sorry this one has an ad before the music)

Pink Floyd "Wish You Were Here" and "Welcome to the Machine": (4-5 years old)

Gogol Bordello "Immigraniada": (6 years old)

Matisyahu "Youth": (6-7 years old)

"Ode to Joy" by Beethoven...okay this isn't the version he knows but I couldn't resist (he does like the song, though!)

And his sister got him briefly into Bohemian Rhapsody...and I think THIS should be the canonical version:

And, most strangely perhaps, his most recent favorite: Mike Curb Congregation "Burning Bridges" (which happens to come from one of my old favorite movie classics): (7 years old)

I am amazed at the variety of what catches his attention and we seldom (with a few exceptions like the Elements Song, which came after he was already obsessed with Chemistry) can predict what he will latch on to.

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