March 31st, 2010
Getting ready to storm the stage.
Would you look at the time? It’s “Tip Day” already! I think this setting an editorial calendar for my blog stuff is kind of panning out maybe a little.
It’s nice to have boundaries.
Of course, it’s nice to not have boundaries too.
But in other news, TODAY’s tip is:
Download musical show tunes for your children as a nice alternative to the lame kid music out there.
(When I say “lame” kid music, I am not in any way referring to the Phineas and Ferb soundtrack. That one is made of silly and beautiful melodiousness sure to delight and entrance.)
Anyhow, a few years back, I grew tired of the Wiggles and the Laurie Berkners and the Toddler Tunes and so frantically searched for some other music to share with the kids. Things reached dire proportions when I realized I kept the kids’ CDs in the player even when the KIDS WERE NOT AROUND TO LISTEN TO THEM. That meant I was singing along to “Down by the Bay” by myself JUST BECAUSE, and was simultaneously dying a little inside.
Then and there I decided to make a CD for the kids that didn’t suck but still had theatrics, you know? The big musical swells, the catchy melodies, the stories told in song. My search for non-idiotic but still singalong music naturally led me to musical numbers. And for your information, this is what I downloaded:
Please note that there is what some might deem “inappropriate content” in a few of these songs. However I opted for the overall gestalt of the piece and how it makes us feel (happy!) (joie de vivre!) over worrying about salty lyrics.