Over the course of my years in Charlotte, I've had the pleasure of enjoying some outstanding shows at Ovens Auditorium. Sufjan Stevens. Rent. John Cleese and Eric Idle. John Prine, for God's sake. Well today, we took Miles to that same venue for his first live show ever, and Lord help me, it was PAW … Continue reading Year 5, Day 253: Baby’s First Live Show!
As we were driving to get dinner, Miles requested some music. "You know that song 'I Want a Mom'?" "Uhhhh..." I'll admit, I was already sweating. I did NOT know the song he was talking about, and he has very little patience when asked to repeat or explain himself further. Negative patience, in fact. But … Continue reading Year 5, Day 245: Name That Song 5!
When I was about Miles's age, I had a tape recorder that, aside from listening to actual cassettes on, I would regularly record music from my record player (mostly Disney and Chipmunks stuff) and, from time to time, sing into myself. Most of the songs I'd perform were TV themes, like Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, … Continue reading Year 5, Day 191
Like most children, Miles has always exhibited an interest in music, and we've tried our best to lean into this as much as possible in the event he wants to pursue this far enough to learn how to play an instrument, from playing a wide variety of styles for him to enrolling him in regular … Continue reading Year 5, Day 185
This morning, as is part of our usual routine, Miles demanded to listen to "his music" on the way to school. However, unlike our usual routine, he became very agitated when a particular song came on. While listening to our typical mix of PAW Patrol/PJ Masks/Mickey/etc. music, Miles exhibited what can generously be called "revulsion" … Continue reading Year 5, Day 180
On the way to swim class tonight, Miles requested to hear the Darkwing Duck theme song, which I didn't really know he was even aware of, let alone that he knew most of the words to it. I found the latter out as he merrily sang along. At the end, I clapped. "That was good!" … Continue reading Year 5, Day 153
Tonight's selection for Family Movie Night is The Bad Guys, and after Miles watched the trailer he not only became interested in the movie -- he was also immediately obsessed with the song in it. https://videopress.com/v/MmVO3tFC?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true I guess Billie Eilish IS the voice of a generation.
And now, Miles regales us with an original song, written and performed in the bathroom. https://videopress.com/v/WzQKDTAJ?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true
This past Saturday, I snuck away for a few hours to hit up the grand opening Limited Run Games's brick-and-mortar store in Cary, NC. While I was there, I picked up a copy of Return of the Obra-Dinn, one of my "pandemic games" and one of the best gaming experiences I've had in recent years. … Continue reading Year 5, Day 67
While Miles was taking his bath last night, he started belting out a song that...sort of sounds familiar while also managing to sound completely unfamiliar. It sort of exists in that liminal space between comfort and insanity. Anyway, here it is: https://videopress.com/v/2fXLxWFX?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true He added that it was "your song you like" (as in a song … Continue reading Year 5, Day 28: Name That Song 4!