I couldn’t get a good photo of Mr. C. playing his xylophone today, so for the Flickr Comments by Frizz A-Z photo challenge photo challenge I was at first stumped for a subject. Then I remembered that I had just been playing one of my old CD’s for Mr. C, Drums and Wires by XTC.
I remember buying this when it was first released back in 1979. I still have it on vinyl stored away in a box somewhere. It seems kind of strange that 33 years later I’m playing this for my son. Mr. C calls it ‘Daddy’s Crazy Music’, which is a variation of what my own Dad called it 33 years ago.
It’s interesting watching his awareness of music develop. As he becomes more familiar with the concept of music he has started to request specific songs and artists from his small pile of kids music CDs. Raffi is of course popular, and he likes Susie Tallman and Owen Duggan. I’ll occasionally play him one of my own CDs and see how he reacts. So far, the only thing he enjoys is by a band of hipsters from Chicago, “Abba Dabba Do” by The Coctails.
“Play Abba Do!” He says.
Other than that, everything else is “Daddy’s Crazy Music”.
We do listen to the local classical music channel for hours, and he can now identify a number of instruments, even within an orchestral composition.
I wonder if he’ll ever have any interest in the same music that his parents like ? Most likely he’ll want to listen to anything that is the absolute opposite of anything that we like.
Here’s a link to a song by XTC, Life Begins at the Hop