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Saturday, November 7, 2009

My Dad Would Have Been Proud...

Ryan's taste in music tends to encompass the Disney crowd... she loves the Jonas Brothers, Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, Mitchell Musso, and (dare I say it?), Miley Cyrus. And while I'm sure lots of you are cringing in horror or thinking, 'Who?', I have to admit, I'm cool with it. Ryan's only 10 and they're all age-appropriate, cute kids, who, for the most part, haven't yet displayed the dysfunction we've come to expect in teen celebrities. And I don't have to explain their lyrics to my kid, which is a big plus. And if I'm being really honest? I sing along, too, and I'm quite apt to stop to watch Mitchell Musso (who finally got a haircut! Ummm... did I just say that? God, how old am I?!) dance his way through one of his catchy songs in a Disney Channel music video.

Lots of Ryan's friends listen to the same stuff she does. Some don't, though, and our neighbor, who is two years older than Ryan, is one of them. Her taste runs to harder rock, like AC/DC, Guns N' Roses, and Aerosmith - a throwback to her dad's era, I guess. Ryan listens to some of it with her and has found some stuff she likes... and some stuff she can't imagine anyone in his right mind wanting to listen to voluntarily.

Anyway, yesterday, when I picked her up from school, she was telling me about this project she's doing in her computer class... they're doing some graphic design and she's putting together an album cover with images she finds on the Internet. She said she'd been looking around at real album covers to get ideas for what she wanted to do. I asked if she'd found any she liked...

Ry: I thought I might use something from Guns N' Roses, 'cause, you know, I like their Sweet Child o' Mine song...

Me: And?

Ry: Good lord, Mama, do you know what those guys look like?!

Me (laughing): Yeah, I seem to recall...

Ry: Ugh! They made my eyes bleed!

Me (snorting): That bad?

Ry: Yes! They all needed to take a shower! And do laundry!

Me (still laughing): So I take it you didn't use them?

Ry: No! I went with Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon instead. I love that picture.

Me: Yeah... no bleeding eyes with that one, huh?

My dad would have been proud. Of course, he'd have been prouder had her album cover included pictures of Frank Sinatra or Tony Bennett instead! ;)

15 comments:

Shanna said...

Aww love this! "Good lord, Mama!" haha ;)
I also appreciate not having to explain lyrics or wonder MYSELF what that song was really about with the Disney team. Soak it up while it lasts, right?

Anonymous said...

I always found trose pleasant fellows from GnR to be quite the handsome bunch, so I'm not sure I see the issue here.

sherri said...

Pink Floyd rocks!

Tabitha@ichoosebliss said...

I was never much into rock, but I did think GnR were some cute fellas. Although, I still swoon when I hear Franks voice on my computer. :)

lakeviewer said...

Ah, just the beginning. Soon, she'll find stuff she knows you won't approve, and she'll spare you that experience.

Keep talking.

Debbie said...

funny girl!!! I have a 10 year old (brand new 10 year old..:)..) and its so fun to hear how their minds work! and so good that they are still telling us whats on their mind!!:)

Coachdad said...

Wow... that is great album to pick. My girls are also on a Taylor Swift kick.

Kati said...

Is this where I admit that Miley C. is on my running list for my MP3? It's the cliiiimb . . . .

She said...

I love "listening in" on your conversations!

:-)

blognut said...

I have a confession to make.

Are you ready?

I always though Axl Rose was kinda hot. I know!!! He looks like something the cat dragged in, and yet? There's something there that kinda does it for me.

*hanging my head in shame*

We don't need to tell Ryan that, okay?

XO

Stu Pidasso said...

She digs the GNR song but is drawn to the Great Flying Pig album cover art.....hmmmm? It is amazing what our kids find appealing when we leave it up to them. My soncame to me this past summer with some video clip of a sixty year old man doing, of all theings, SCAT!! Who would have thought my 15 year old would love throwback thirties and forties music. TOO cool!

Jenners said...

Excellent choice, Ryan! Now tell her to listen to the album while watching "The Wizard of Oz." I heard it is supposed to sync up or something. Of course, you might have to be high so maybe this isn't a good idea after all. : )

Greenfingers said...

Dark side of the moon Diane?! Be very proud indeed!!

Sometimes Sophia said...

Ryan's comments made me laugh. You've trained her well. Cute post.

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