Music History 101

I was in the car the other day with Phoebe and I put on a CD, as the radio stations in the rush hour ride home talk too much. I put on The Pet Shop Boys. Here's the conversation that followed:

Phoebe: Is that The Beatles?
Me: No, it's The Pet Shop Boys.
Phoebe: The radio doesn't play The Beatles often, do they?
Me: No, they don't. Not as much as we'd like.
Phoebe: Why's that? Is it 'cause Mr. Lennon died? (Yes, she said Mister, not John)

Where some of this came from. We used to leave for work earlier (yeah, we need to do that again) and there is a radio program on at 7 AM where they play about 20 minutes of Beatles. It's called "Breakfast with the Beatles." She obviously misses listening to Mommy singing these songs at the top of her lungs first thing in the morning. Also, she seems to remember me making her listen to NPR on the anniversary of John Lennon's death and talking to her about what happened. Her little five-year-old mind also seems to like to know what the names of people are in music groups and remembers it. As well as the fact that I like her to call adults with Mr. or Ms. in the title.

Later Question from Phoebe in same car ride: Mommy, what are the names of The Pet Shop Boys?
Me: Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe.

I think I need to play her some more Green Day. I did get Madonna's new CD this past weekend. Haven't had time to open it.


cat said…
Cool! She's into music. Nurture that, we are so looking forward to having music fun with mini.

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