October 6, 2011

If music be the food of love...

...then we're eating a rather strange meal, over here.

The music situation lately in my house is--pretty diverse. That's the politically correct way of putting it. If I wanted to be less PC, I would say that it is totally, schizophrenically insane.

J.D. and I have pretty wide musical tastes to begin with. He's in a hardcore band. He also likes the more cerebral forms of rap, like Mobb Deep and Wu-Tang Clan and Odd Future, and has a penchant (which he won't admit) for totally cheesy pop music a la Lady Gaga. I, on the other hand, prefer '80s LA punk, New Wave, and Big Band from the 1930s and '40s. On top of that, we both listen to a lot of New Orleans soul, and have been known to totally nerd out over classical stuff.

Add a six-month-old baby, who persists in liking the most obnoxious, high-pitched, repetitive children's music in the world and things get even weirder.

For your Friday listening pleasure, I give you our top songs of the week, AKA the world's randomest playlist ever. Seriously, this is what a mixtape would sound like if it was played by Joanne Woodward in The Three Faces of Eve.

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Have a rockin' weekend! If that's your thing. Otherwise you could just...be mellow. Neil Young style. (Please note: we do not listen to Neil Young. He is the ONE ARTIST, apparently, that is not welcome in our musical smorgasboard.) (Although we do like Jimmy Fallon's Neil Young impression. That's fine by us.)


  1. OMG! Sharon, Lois, and Bram. Takes me back to days when I would be home from school and veg out on Nickelodeon when nothing else was on TV.

  2. But do you still remember the Skinnamarink hand motions? That is the sign of a true Nickelodeon junkie!

  3. Thought of you guys this morning as all four of us were rocking out to Mozart at the breakfast table!

  4. Awesome! Get down, Louise and littles! (That sounds like a band...Louise and the Littles.)