Baby H has been exposed to a lot of music since conception. A lot. K and I have music on all the time. Impromptu Pat Benetar dance parties? Check. Blasting Rick Ross at unreasonable volumes in the car while rapping along like insane people? Check. Steady diet of all things indie via my old Noho radio station (WRSI - The River) at work? Check. Kid friendly music? Not so much. So, this weekend, I braved the forums and came up with a couple things that I'll be playing for Hank in the coming weeks.
1) Really Rosie: Not actually something new, but something my elementary school music teacher taught every year. I love it. Still. What could be better than the combo of Carol King and Maurice Sendak? Nothing. Also, it's a wonderful story with valuable lessons. Kid music gold.
2) You Are My Little Bird - Elizabeth Mitchell: Looks like she's been on the kids music scene for a bit now, with several sweet albums. I played most of this for H last night and he was absolutely enthralled, especially enjoying "Eliza Jane" - well, as much as a fourth month old (that's right, he's four months/16 weeks today - please make time slow down, please?) can enjoy anything. So far, thumbs up on this one.
3) Original Friend - Lunch Money: I remembered hearing this group on NPR at some point and decided to give it a download. Haven't listened all the way through yet, but so far, it's a winner. Clever, not cloying. Hip, but not hipster.