May 14, 2013

Damn You, Sheryl Crow!

Owen likes rock and roll. Mia does not, or so she claims. I like long-winded progressive rock. Beth does not. This makes choosing acceptable music in the car something of a challenge. The kids and I went out over the weekend to hit the grocery store and score some cleaning supplies at Target (yes, we live the life of glamour). We were finally able to arrive at some acceptable listening material. Though there was a price.

Owen: Play some rock and roll.
Mia: No! Well, only if there's a girl singer.
Me: Okay, you guys will like this.
Owen: Is it a girl rock and roller?
Me: Yes, it's Sheryl Crow singing about Steve McQueen.
Sheryl: Like Steve McQueen/All I need's a fast machine/I'm gonna make it all right
Mia: Who's Steve McQueen?
Me: Famous actor from a long time ago.
Owen: Was he related to Lightening McQueen?
Me: Kinda. After a fashion.
Sheryl: I ain't takin' shit off no one/Baby that was yesterday
Mia: Daddy, what did she just say?
Owen: Yeah, what'd she mean?
Me: I, uh, didn't hear anything.
Mia: She said spit.
Owen: Yeah, spit.
Me: Oh, um, yeah. Must have been. That's not very ladylike.
Sheryl: We got rockstars in the White House/All our popstars look like porn
Me: Hey, let's listen to the next song!

...time passes

Mia: Daddy, who's Mister Brownstone?
Owen: And why won't he leave the singing guy alone?
Me: Let's listen to something else? How 'bout smooth jazz. Kenny G is like the Jimi Hendrix of smooth jazz.

Posted by Chris at May 14, 2013 7:19 AM

Great post - made me smile. I always said that if I had kids, they'd sit in the passenger seat of the convertible and sing along to the Violent Femmes and Ramones with me. I guess it's a good thing I didn't have kids!

Posted by: Heather at May 14, 2013 10:34 AM

I snorted. that's what you get for having kids who want to sing along. You should now thank the Beatles for having the most benign lyrics evah.

Posted by: alektra at May 14, 2013 3:04 PM

There are certain Pandora stations I only listen to while Sam is at school. But even my 80's music sometimes gets me in trouble. "mommy, why are you skipping that song?"

Posted by: Annie at May 15, 2013 2:15 PM

God I freaking love this woman her music has´╗┐ grate memory's of mine attached to her music.

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