Let the corruption begin

Here is Judah enjoying an outdoor jazz concert in Mammoth a few months ago.

He's quite the music lover, which makes me extremely happy. He loves listening to music while we drive. And it all started out innocently enough. We introduced him to Jack Johnson at a very young age (like, a month) and found that no matter how loud he was screaming if we put in the In Between Dreams album he'd stop at the very first note of Better Together and then sit quietly and listen. It didn't work with any other album.

Jack Johnson is still his favorite, but he's happy to hear any music at all and sometimes gets impatient when one song ends and we have to wait more than a nanosecond before the next song begins. One day I turned the music down so I could make a phone call. Judah said, "Listen to music!" I pointed out that he could still hear it, to which he replied, "Listen LOUD!" That's my boy. He loves Young Folks by Peter, Bjorn, and John, and recently he's really into Cake. I love hearing him walking around singing No Phone. I can't wait until he's older and I can start taking him to concerts with me. Nathan has flatly refused to ever go to a Cure concert, so it'll have to be Judah.

I'll leave you with a few lines from another Cake song Judah loves. The words are insane, but they're REALLY fun to sing along with.

In a seedy karaoke bar by the banks of the mighty Bosphorus there's a Japanese man in a business suit singing Smoke Gets In Your Eyes. And the muscular German cyborg dudes dance with sexy French Canadians while the overweight Americans wear their patriotic jumpsuits.


brian said...

Cake rocks!!!
In fact, 'working' this past week painting, I had Ash's iPod Shuffle and this song was on there...and ever since Thursday, i've had this part of the song in my head!

Clint said...

You should get an iPod and then set it up so that the songs don't have a gap. You can have one song just fade into the next one. Then the boy won't have to get impatient.

Kristy said...

Yeah, I know. I need to really work to ease his frustration on that one, huh?

I have the iPod, I just need to get the car set up to adapt it. Too bad they stopped putting tape players in cars. That's the best cheap way to do it. Now I think we'll have to take it somewhere and have something done to it...I'm not sure what, or even if you're allowed to do it to a leased car.

Clint said...

Get an FM transmitter for the iPod. You can pick one up for like $20-$30. Better than a tape adapter.

Kristy said...

Maybe I bought the wrong kind, but I had both and the FM transmitter sucked bad. The tape was way better. Is there a right/wrong kind?

Clint said...

Some have a stronger signal than others. The other problem you may have run into is that the airwaves in LA are packed so it's hard to find a clear channel to use the transmitter on. The one I've got is pretty good but I've never used it in LA.