I think that in my last few music posts, I may have painted an inaccurate portrait of the music that is in constant play at our house. While mellow, acoustic guitar is a favorite on my ipod, that probably isn't the most frequently played. I haven't really given you the whole story. So, today the music for Music Monday has been selected by my 2+ year old son, Sayer. Sayer loves his music and really enjoys having family jam sessions. He is quick to gravitate towards any music that is being played, so that he can dance and join in on the fun. But, he favors electric guitar over acoustic - he likes NOISE. He currently has a favorite song that he is obsessing over these days that I want to share.
The song is, "123456", by Cornelius and the video is on Yo Gabba Gabba. It has now completely affected Sayer's attire. I can't get him to wear anything but his b&w striped tee. He just wants to wear his "1-2-3" shirt (which is what he calls it) everyday.
A favorite activity of Sayer's, is to watch the video (multiple times in a row), then go in his room and jam out. He actually studies the band members movements and imitates them, while he is yelling out, 1-2-3-4-5-6. It is not uncommon to see all of us in his room doing it. Sayer usually takes the drums, Chris on guitar, and me on whatever is left. I got myself a tambourine this weekend so I can really rock it out now- the xylophone wasn't cutting it for me.
I am not sure how long the 1-2-3-4-5-6 song will be Sayer's pick of the day (it has temporarily replaced, All Around the Kitchen by Dan Zanes), but it has been fun. It might just naturally shift into a song by the White Stripes, so he doesn't have to give up the shirt. All I know, is that I need to get him another one, because he is wearing his b&w striped tee out! Sayer also does a really spot on imitation of "Biz's Beat of the Day" with Biz Markie- another frequently played video around here. For that he wears his baseball hat backwards or off to the side. Happy Music Monday! What are some of your kid's favorite jam out tunes?