Saturday, January 13, 2007

the boy picks the jams

Earlier in the day, The Boy set off to find the Thomas the Tank Engine music cd, but what he ended up bringing me to play was Man...or Astroman? a band that really defies explanation. They came to earth when their space ship crash landed, and I believe they are searching for the lost parts of their ship. Will they ever make it back home? We may not ever find out, but we do know that they rock.

I was so proud that the boy asked to listen to Man...or Astroman? even if he only asked because there are robots on the cover. He seemed to enjoy it, further proving my theory that kid's music sucks and that there exists plenty of good music that both kids and adults can enjoy without having to dumb down good music. That's a fairly recent post if you want to check the archives for that rant a few times.

So call your kids around the computer. Especially you homeschoolers come in close because this counts as history. One day, when we can actually take that rocket to the moon, we'll look back at Man...or Astroman? and what they taught us all.

2 comments:

kimzyn said...

Oh, I saw them in Chicago years ago! They were so much fun. I know they defy explanation, but the best I can do is say space surf rock.

Todd Tyrtle convinced us to sugn up for Last.fm and since our musical tastes seem so similar, I hope you sign up so we can swap music tips. I am still figuring it out.

kimzyn said...

Oh, I saw them in Chicago years ago! They were so much fun. I know they defy explanation, but the best I can do is say space surf rock.

Todd Tyrtle convinced us to sugn up for Last.fm and since our musical tastes seem so similar, I hope you sign up so we can swap music tips. I am still figuring it out.