Claire always loves her kids’ music. She loves to hear anything from the Countdown Kids. She will listen to them sing Take Me Out to the Ballgame or I’ve Been Working on the Railroad over and over dozens of times. She is also enjoying a Backyardigans CD I bought her recently. They sing so high and squeeky, but the music itself it not half bad.
Normally Claire is not a big fan of “real” music. When I play my own CD’s in the car, she’ll say, “That’s one of your songs, Daddy. Is it time to listen to one of my songs?” But occasionally she actually likes grown-up music. Her current favorites are the Fleet Foxes. They are a very strange group, combining folk, progressive rock, and lots of vocal harmonies that sound kind of folksy and choral at the same time, along with a little Beach Boys tossed in for good measure. It is weird stuff, but Claire likes it. She asks what the songs are about, and she asks to hear them again.
Her other favorite is Christmas with Weezer. She just cannot get enough of the perennial geek rock band performing We Wish You a Merry Christmas. She has enjoyed Weezer in the past too. There was a period about a year ago where she seemed to enjoy The Sweater Song. She even noted, “That is a gooood song.”