November 25, 2013

Video Killed The Radio Star

I love my daughter. She is one of the kindest, smartest and most gifted girls to have ever walked this earth. She's a wonderful big sister, a fantastic singer, an excellent writer and she can already to more math than me. Mia is, however, the worst person to watch music videos with.

For an hour this weekend we watched a seemingly endless string of Taylor Swift videos. The dulcet-toned pop-country monotony was broken only by the occasional entrance of Selena Gomez, Ellie Goulding and Katy Perry. I realized two things:

1. Mia loves music videos.
2. Mia totally does not get the concept of music videos.

First, Mia rejects the concept of lip-syncing though I've told her that never in the history of the music video has an artist performed live. This does not satisfy her. It's weird. In fact, anything she doesn't understand is weird and honestly most things are weird. Selena Gomez' booty shorts are weird (I agree), Katy Perry in leopard print is weird, and Dave Grohl dressed up like an airplane pilot is weird. Old videos are archaic relics of a long-lost age, they Extreme guys singing More Than Words look like girls, and Slash's hat doesn't make any sense. And all of the above elicited a long line of questioning.

All that said, watching Mia watch videos is pretty awesome. Despite the questions, it's pretty obvious that this kid loves music and dislikes booty shorts. I'm okay with both of those things.

Posted by Chris at November 25, 2013 7:02 AM | TrackBack
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