Musical Preferences

I’ve written about the kids’ music playlist before. That has since split into three — there’s a playlist for music the kids agree on, a playlist for Chilkat, and a playlist for Chilkoot. Chilkat really likes the Wailin’ Jennys and Chilkoot doesn’t; Chilkoot tends to like heavier rock than Chilkat.

Edit: If I did write about the playlist before, I couldn’t find the post about it, so here’s the quick explanation: I got really tired of hearing J Geiles Band’s Centerfold and the Mad Caddies’ Down and Out over and over again, so I started a kids’ playlist and said we would listen to their playlist on the way to work and my playlist on the way home, and whenever they liked a song, we’d add it to their list. At this point, they have 200+ songs of wild style variation on their list, and I love listening to it.

Growth of the playlists (and interest therein) has slowed down quite a bit, since they don’t actually commute with me anymore. They have both started picking up songs from outside my list.

Anyway, on the way home from dinner the other day, Chilkat made a series of specific song requests as follows:

  • Callie’s Song by The Mad Caddies
    • To be honest, this was just playing and she wanted to finish it before moving on to her requests
  • You Belong to Me by Butch Walker
  • Little Lion Man by Mumford and Sons
    • This also sparked a discussion about why the band decided to use a bad word word in the lyrics “I really fucked it up this time, didn’t I my dear?” even though there are not-so-bad choices like “screwed” instead. The kids agreed they would use the word “screwed” but learned it doesn’t really fit very well in that place.
  • All I Want Is You by Barry Louis Polisar
    • Edit: Originally mis-reported as Treehugger by Kimya Dawson
  • I’m a Mess by Bebe Rexha
    • This is a song I’d never heard of until Chilkat asked to listen to it one day
  • Moondance by Van Morrison

I’m still greatly amused by the variety.

Posted by snaotheus


Goodness! “All I Want Is You” has been around for ages. How did they run across that? The others are interesting, too. I’d love to have heard the “screwed” v “fucked” discussion!

“All I Want Is You” is on the soundtrack from Juno. The kids like a lot of that music, although they’ve never seen the movie.

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