As I recall, the Grammy Awards were the other night. I didn’t watch. I was busy viewing reruns of “Arrested Development” over on HULU. Supposedly, this really pregnant chick sang, some kids from Nickelodeon got to jam with Stevie Wonder and a dude from Led Zeppelin won an award for singing with this chick from a bluegrass band. Sounds bizarre.
Since my wife is pregnant, my kids watch Nickelodeon and I love Led Zeppelin and bluegrass, I have come to the conclusion that I should give out some music awards of my own. Now I am diligent about exposing my kids to the music that I like. While our family play list is equally divided 50/50 between adult and kid tunes, I get really pumped when one of my kid’s favorites is actually a good album. Thus I give you my random music awards for 2008 in the kids’ rock category.
Here’s how I chose my nominees.
Number 1. My kids really loved the albums, screamed for them every time we got in the car and pitched snot-slinging fits if we didn’t listen to them!
Number 2. I heard the albums over 1,000 times each in 2008 and still actually like them.
Number 3. The individual tracks are musically complex and could be mixed into my I-pod play list during an adult party and no one would notice.
Daddy Brad’s Random Music Award Winners for 2008:
Best kids album that Michael Phelps might listen to while at a party In Columbia South Carolina:
Loquat Rooftop by Randy Kaplan
Best kids pop/rock album that you would never admit to liking, but contains some songs which are actually good and would get airplay on cool radio stations nationwide, if they were not about dolls and monkeys and sung by a dude with a red shirt and a puppet named Silly:
Flying Guitar by Steve Songs
Best kids album that Dr. Seuss, the Grateful Dead and Little Feat would most likely listen to if they spent a weekend partying together in a cabin in the woods.
My Best Day by Trout Fishing In America
I hope you and your children enjoy these selections.