julian's first mix CD

well, i did it.

i made little boy’s first CD. it doesn’t have anything outlandish on it because i am hoping it will be a fairly relaxing musical experience. however, i am totally open to other people’s thoughts on other CDs. i just don’t feel like blasting Barney or the Wiggles or any of that stuff yet. when he is older, there will be plenty of time for that dross.

and of course, you cannot have music in this house without some bruce and without any members of the beatles. it simply isn’t done.

the lineup.

strawberry fields forever – a really lovely cover by peter gabriel
solsbury hill – peter gabriel
mary had a little lamb – paul mccartney and wings
as – stevie wonder (i wrote the entire lyrics out on a card for BC’s first birthday. when i hear this song, i think of my children. always.)
NY state of mind (live) – billy joel (if only they had a jersey state of mind. but heck, i included 2 sentimental BROOOOOOCE faves later on. that’s about as close as i will get, i suppose. but somehow, this song reminds me of home as well.)
i believe in love – dixie chicks (i really loathe the dixie chicks, but this song, off the World Trade Center benefit CD, is a very gentle and lovely little song. and the chicks did rise a little in my esteem as soon as they bashed Bush, so phhht.)
imagine – john lennon
beautiful boy – john lennon (because he, of course, is my beautiful boy 🙂
pink moon – nick drake (so his sister can sing to him.)
can’t find my way home – blind faith
i want love – elton john
the water is wide – james taylor
josie – steely dan (picked this because he is named after my aunt josie 🙂
sweet jane – cowboy junkies (he has been listening to this in utero for months, so he should have something familiar 😉
daisy jane– america
harmony – elton john (one of my all-time favorite songs. ever.)
meeting across the river (live) – bruce springsteen
if i should fall behind (live) – bruce springsteen (the only song BS ever put on and subsequently cried to. it was beautiful. really.)
evidence of autumn – genesis


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  2. […] was dumbed-down for children: i wanted my kids to hear the straight dope. why, i even agonized over julian’s first mix CD before he was born. the kids are reared on the classics: the beatles, bruce springsteen, the clash, […]

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