Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Reasons I Love My Son, #236

Actual quote from last weekend:

"Dad, can you imagine a world without "Smoke On the Water?"

As you might guess, he loves "classic rock."

14 comments:

cheer34 said...

What a smart kid. I love Smoke on the water too.

My #236 is when they say "Thanks Mom"

I like your list, very positive

Kathy said...

One of my daughters once said that about Harry Potter (when she learned that some kids aren't allowed to read the HP books).

I'm happy when kids appreciate their circumstances.

668 aka neighbour of the beast said...

ha ha. what a funny kid.

Bubs said...

I had a similar satisfying moment about a week ago--the eldest daughter was practicing her bass downstairs, and I heard the distinctive sound of SOTW. Ah...

Anon. Blogger said...

My incredibly perfect, honors student, gorgeous, daughter loves hip hop and rap. Nobody's perfect.

Splotchy said...

Y'know, I would really sit your kid down and say, we really should think "some stupid with a flare gun" for starting it all.

Mob said...

I love your kid man, he sounds super cool.

GETkristiLOVE said...

That's awesome.

However, I grew a dislike for the song when I was young because it came streaming from the basement at all hours of the night. That's where my druggie brother lived with all sorts of junkies popping in down there - you know back in the day of the record player and the album would just play over and over after they were all passed out. I must have heard it ten times one night and I was too scared to go down there to shut it off!

SamuraiFrog said...

Awesome. That's right up there with my sister Audrie telling me when she was nine: "Life stinks when you're young."

vikkitikkitavi said...

I love the song for the same reason my sister hates it!

Your kid is smart. Now he must be curious about Frank Zappa and the Mothers. Better keep a close eye on that development.

deadspot said...

My most recent entry on the "Reasons I Love My Son" list was when he came up with this gem of an idea for a Playstation game:

Super Ghandi Street Fighter

We crack each other up by pretending to hit buttons on a controller and saying "Hunger Strike! Hunger Strike! Hunger Strike!"

Skylers Dad said...

That always brings back memories of my first concert. Deep Purple at the Auditorium Arena during Machine head tour...

We were sitting up in the rafters and you could not communicate with each other. I am sure I lost a significant potion of my hearing that evening.

Danielle said...

You raised him right. I loved when a Jimi Hendrix song came on when we had a friend over and I said my oldest (6 tomorrow) knows this song to his disbelief my son sang along.

Gotta get em young.

Will you be posting the answers to your interview? I want to link back.

Be well and enjoy the day.

Johnny Yen said...

Cheer34-
The thanks are a good thing, aren't they?

Kathy-
I don't know if you were reading my blog yet when I posted about the Evanston teacher who railed about Harry Potter books, citing an article that said the books were leading to a rise in satanism among kids. Turned out the article was from the Onion.

668-
He's been a wiseacre since he was a baby.

Bubs-
Last night, he had a recital-- he plays the baritone (picture a small tuba) in the jazz band that a handful of schools put together. They have a guitarist, and as she was warming up, we heard those telltale notes...bum bum bum...bum bum ba bum...

Anon. Blogger-
I thank god every day that he doesn't like those music forms.

Hopefully, she'll explore music more as she gets older.

Splotchy-
Isn't that the greatest and stupidest lines in all of rock and roll?

Mob-
Thanks! He is!

Kristi-
I had a similar, less scary experience. My friend Ray, who lived a few doors down from me in my dorm, passed out drunk with the lp of the B-52's first album on, with the cradle up on the turntable. About the ninth time we heard "Planet Claire," we began to wonder what the hell was up. Between his drunkeness and the volume of the music, we couldn't wake him up and we heard it all night.

Samurai-
They're so wise, aren't they? Adam was about that age when he pointed out to me that the bank drive-up windows have braille instructions. Then he figured out (correctly, probably) that it was just cheaper to produce one kind of atm.

Vikki-
He might be genetically prone to Zappaism-- I remember the day he died, my mother calling me, asking "Did you hear Zappa died?" I just about fell down-- I had no idea she knew who he was.

Deadspot-
That is genius. Perhaps he can have a superhero team-up-- an all non-violent superhero league-- Martin Luther King, Mother Theresa, etc.

Skyler's Dad-
I'm sure, if you were like me in those days, it was not just hearing, but a couple of brain cells you lost that night.

Danielle-
Hendrix is his first musical love. My and Kim's friend Peter, who owns a record store with his wife Jody, turned Adam on to Hendrix at a party.

A couple of years ago, at the Experience Music Project in Seattle (Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's rock and roll museum that's at the base of the Space Needle) I saw the guitar Hendrix played at Woodstock. Adam and I are planning to go see it together in the next couple of years.