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January 30, 2004

Music for a developing mind

There are so many things I want to teach Junior and one of the first is a love for music.

I'm already crafting a list of music. I keep thinking in terms of genre but a few songs and bands keep coming up. One of the best: Great Big Sea.

That's right. What may be Canada's greatest export. (Yes even more so than beer.) They're the only band to have 2 songs on our wedding cd. (Ordinary Day and The Night that Patty Murphy died.)

No matter the mood I am in I only have to throw one of their CD's in my car and soon I am singing about love, rum, the sea and whatever else the boys are going on about. Fabulous Babe is just as passionate about them.

God I miss Canada some times. When I do I only have to play one of their CD's and I am in Halifax drinking Ten Penny again. *sigh*

Do yourself a favor. Great Big Sea is touring right now. Make the time to see them. Here is their schedule. It will change your life.

If nothing else Great Big Sea will teach you the best chorus you can ever sing at a party:

"Well the old black rum's got a hold on me like a dog wrapped round my leg."

Fabulous Babe is just as wild about them as I am. Maybe more so. I've noticed her glancing at Sean McCann a bit more than I care to admit.

Junior may be the only child in 1st grade singing music from Newfoundland but I won't have it any other way.

Posted by Jim at January 30, 2004 12:02 AM


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