Friday, November 12, 2010

Not Your Grandfather's Children's Music...

Yup, Sarah Silverman
in a Children's Show
You'll have to excuse the corniness of the song below. I was watching the niece today when she wanted to play with her Yo Gabba Gabba toys...namely a guitar. If you don't know what that show is you must be a regular person. It is what is becoming the most popular children's show on Teevee...its guest stars have included Biz Markie, Anthony Bourdain, Elijah Wood, Tony Hawk, The Shins, Hot Hot Heat, Amar'e Stoudamire, The Roots, Rachel Dratch, Weird Al, Sarah Silverman, Weezer, and Mos Def. Anyway, she found it and pressed all the buttons and played this song 217 times in a row. Perhaps it's the fact that it was drilled into my head that much, or that I have absolutely nothing occupying my time of late...but I thought this was an awfully good song for a children's song. I don't recall music actually being this good technically when I was a child. It also struck me not only as having a wonderful melody, but as a song even an adult might need to hear every once and a while. I know I downloaded it and will give it a listen every so often, despite how corny and childish it is. Frankly, I can afford to feel childish (it also gave me an opportunity to attempt posting an mp3 file to a post, something I've been wanting to try). Be careful though, if you listen to it you will be singing it for at least an hour. I'm on two hours right now.