As a mother, I want to pass on my passions and knowledge to my son. As a self-aware adult, I know there are areas that I know little about. Gage loves when his classes have a music therapist come and he always comes home happy and excited. I, on the other hand, have had very little music to share outside of library storytimes when Gage was 1 and 2. I rarely listen to the radio and am more likely to have CNN on as background noise than music. I am woefully uninformed about the latest song or group. So, as any self-respecting book blogger would do, I checked a book out of the library
Not surprisingly I only had one in my possession, Synchronicity by The Police. I placed holds on some at the library and set up our old cd player in the foyer. Every morning Gage and I listen to some music and dance together. These are not kids songs, we have those and sometimes he’ll switch to one, but I want to expose him (and myself) to music I’ve never taken the time to listen to before. A few pics from one of our jam sessions…
A few thoughts on some of what we’ve listened to so far…
Biggest Surprise – Gage seems to like Frank Sinatra.
Biggest Comeback – After listening to The Jesus and Mary Chain’s first album (Psychocandy) and not getting it at all I really liked their second on the list (Darklands).
Most likely to purchase – So by Peter Gabriel
Most likely to have Gage changing the CD after one song – Pump by Aerosmith
Gage first danced on his own to – Synchronicity by The Police
I’ll keep you all updated on our music journey through this book.
List of the albums we listened to from the book (Pump by Aerosmith, Tidal by Fiona Apple, So and Melt by Peter Gabriel, Darklands and Psychocandy by The Jesus and Mary Chain, Regatta de Blanc and Synchronicity by The Police, Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim and In the Wee Small Hours by Frank Sinatra) 10/1001