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« on: July 21, 2008, 10:14:37 PM »

My kids new favorite song is "Mad Wolrd" off the Donnie Darko soundtrack. They haven't seen the movie (neither have I) but this is such a dark song! Do you think they are trying to tell me something? Shocked Roll Eyes Grin
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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2008, 10:17:08 PM »

My kids new favorite song is "Mad Wolrd" off the Donnie Darko soundtrack. They haven't seen the movie (neither have I) but this is such a dark song! Do you think they are trying to tell me something? Shocked Roll Eyes Grin

How old are they?
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« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2008, 10:18:40 PM »

1,3 and 6.

Of course their second favorite is "Pork and Beans" by Weezer. Roll Eyes
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« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2008, 10:20:39 PM »

A past favorite was was "God's gonna cut you down" by Johnny Cash.

Maybe I just have strange kids Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2008, 10:21:07 PM »

1,3 and 6.

Of course their second favorite is "Pork and Beans" by Weezer. Roll Eyes

Lol there should be nothing wrong with it then. The song has a beautiful melody and calmness about it.

A past favorite was was "God's gonna cut you down" by Johnny Cash.

Maybe I just have strange kids Smiley

Or maybe they just have a great taste in music Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2008, 10:24:46 PM »

A backstep in musical taste was when they wanted to listen to "Barbie girl" everyday for a month. Fortunately they outgrew that one.
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« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2008, 10:26:41 PM »

A backstep in musical taste was when they wanted to listen to "Barbie girl" everyday for a month. Fortunately they outgrew that one.

Lord have mercy Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2008, 10:34:22 PM »

Indeed! That song should be outlawed! It is so incredibly catchy.
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« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2008, 11:08:02 PM »

Yes....

Change the TV Channel to PBS Kids rather than MTV, VH1 at home?

Listen to NPR rather than the Top 40 Stations?

Keep Hannah Montana away (well that can't be avoided in schools these days).  In the 1980s, I had an Empire Strikes Back lunch box which was run over by a city work vehicle.   Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2008, 11:36:13 PM »

We don't watch MTV or VH1 with the kids. And even if we did, they don't play music anymore anyway. They have never watched Hannah Montana OR Highschool musical (1 or 2, or is there 3? I don't know) and as long as I have any say they never will. Rarely do we ever listen to the radio.

My eldest daughters favorite CD's are

Ella Fitzgerald
Mahailia Jackson.
Slavanic Dances
Star wars soundtrack
Kind of Blue
Mozarts Magic Flute
and she wants us to pick up this CD
http://www.eikona.com/Store/Scripts/prodView.asp?idproduct=18

They actually have been listening to Weezer since in utero. My eldest would listen to Island in the sun over and over. And we came across the Pork and beans song on a Catholic priests blog. The song I mentioned in my first post was never a top 40 song to my knowledge. But that soundtrack came out when she was one. My husband actually had the song on a mix CD his friend gave him in AIT back in 04.

PBS kids is really awful now. Lots of magic, divorce, homosexality illusions and such. I wish I still lived in Oregon so they could watch OPB. Good old Ramblin Rod and his cartoon show!
http://home.comcast.net/~kptv/Shows/ramblin80s.htm

I homeschool so they will be avoiding the HSM and Hannah Montana mania for awhile yet.

Why the assumption that my kids like music based on popular culture?
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« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2008, 11:57:19 PM »

I do have Ancient Faith radio on during the day fairly often. I am really happy that I don't have to run to turn it down for the latest news on the war. The radio is not, and never will be an option for us until after their dad is no longer in the military.
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« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2008, 12:09:01 AM »

They actually have been listening to Weezer since in utero.


There's an explanation to why they like Weezer.   Wink

My eldest would listen to Island in the sun over and over. And we came across the Pork and beans song on a Catholic priests blog. The song I mentioned in my first post was never a top 40 song to my knowledge. But that soundtrack came out when she was one. My husband actually had the song on a mix CD his friend gave him in AIT back in 04.

Children have excellent audio memories.  I remember the easy-listening AM station in my uncle's restaurant in the 1970's.

PBS kids is really awful now. Lots of magic, divorce, homosexality illusions and such. I wish I still lived in Oregon so they could watch OPB. Good old Ramblin Rod and his cartoon show!

WBFF 45 had Captain Chesapeake (and his sidekick Mondy the sea monster) from 1971-1990.

I homeschool so they will be avoiding the HSM and Hannah Montana mania for awhile yet.

Can they avoid Hannah Mania at Church, at the Grocery Store, in public, forever?

Why the assumption that my kids like music based on popular culture?

Because popular culture is pervasive and can affect children.  I've lost touch with popular culture and I try to maintain some understanding as part of the social vernacular we live in.  I never was fond of social isolation.
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« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2008, 08:57:33 AM »

When our two eldest were small they were very fond of "Fish Heads" orginally put out by Barnes and Barnes as well as an older song about "You put the lime in the cocoanut and drink it all up".  Then again, we both sing and now they do, too, and things can get a bit eccentric with a 15 y.o. boy doing the "Major General's Song" from The Pirates of Penzance

Just a a side note, he is in his high school production of "High School Musical 2" and it's been ummm an adventure.  He's in it for the experience, not because he has a fondness for the HSM series. (Two months ago he was in the ensemble for "Les Miserables" and got to wave the banner on the barricades).  Though from what I understand, while it's teenagers singing and dancing, it's rather more innocent and happy endings.

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« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2008, 07:41:18 PM »

Do you know these support groups in Seattle? If so I would love to hear about them. The closest ones to me are over an hour away. Are you part of the Family Support network here? Good for you! That must be hard for you to do since you are so far away.
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« Reply #14 on: July 22, 2008, 08:02:54 PM »

The song I mentioned in my first post was never a top 40 song to my knowledge. But that soundtrack came out when she was one. My husband actually had the song on a mix CD his friend gave him in AIT back in 04.

Perhaps not the version from Donnie Darko, but the original Tears for Fears song definitely was.
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« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2008, 08:09:16 PM »

The tangent about NPR and PBS has been split into its own thread:

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,16934.0.html

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« Reply #16 on: July 23, 2008, 06:21:37 AM »

First, let's get this back on topic.

Second, all talk of the war in Iraq belongs in the politics forum, not here.  I am splitting off the comments concerning the war to this thread: Iraq War and Kids: How Much is Too Much?


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