It has come… that line has been crossed.
When our kids were younger (eg. toddlers), they really only listened to music that we put on. They might have liked some of the music I liked. They might have not. But their music universe was mostly contained/restrained by what Wifey and I listened to and the TV/movies we watched together.
However, this year, I think our little Miss 10 has started her music revolution.
A few things:
Writing out lyrics
I remember going through a stage where I started writing out lyrics to pop music in a notebook. I don’t know why I did it. Maybe to learn some lyrics of pop songs. But in my daggy youth, I must have thought that it was a step to making me cooler. Or something.
The funny thing is that when I found out Wifey went through the same stage too! But she had files and files of lyrics that she had written out by hand when she was a kid.
And just a few weeks ago, Miss 10 started in earnest writing and printing out lyrics to songs – both from her own singing lessons, but also pop songs. Wifey and I just looked at each other and smiled…
That universe of music controlled by us? Gone… Miss 10 has bought pop music THAT I HAVEN’T EVEN HEARD OF by an artist I HAVEN’T EVEN HEARD OF in iTunes!!! Am I just getting older and daggier? Maybe 🙂 But the scary thing is that through her friends at school or media, she is getting exposed and getting excited to new music.
Reminds me of the days when I would actually listen to the Top 10 countdown on the radio 🙂
Playlists – the Mix Tape of the 2000’s
Anyone made a mixtape? I thought it was hilarious that the Avenue Q musical had a scene where someone made a mix tape for someone else. This was how it always was!! I made mix tapes for myself, but funnier, I made mix tapes for my Wifey when we were going out.. and she made me mix tapes too!
Anyway, digressing, I picked up Miss 10’s iPod today and noticed that she had made her first playlist… this generation’s mix tape.
And the funny thing – I’ve been listening to the playlist all today! It’s a good combination of pop songs (and even includes that pop song I hadn’t heard of previously).
Ahh… growing up.