Posts tagged "music"

Songs of the Summer: Are those from the 1980's as explicit as today's?

<strong>1985  "Shout" by Tears for Fears</strong>

Nothing sexual here. If you asked as me as a tween what this song was about, I probably couldn't have come close to telling you, but I do believe that the chorus may be what has turned me into a world-class venter today:
Shout
Shout
Let it all out
These are things I can do without.
Billboard recently released the top 10 songs of the summer for each year from the present going back to 1985. No, I have no idea why they stopped at 1985, unless they just wanted to make me feel old, in which, way to go, Billboard! Mission accomplished! Fortunately, 1985 was the start of my tween... Read more »

7 ways playing a musical instrument can benefit tweens

7 ways playing a musical instrument can benefit tweens
School band is often a right of tween passage. With so many possible activities available to tweens, though, deciding whether to pick up an instrument or join the choir can be a tough decision. Learning to play an instrument certainly isn’t easy, for either the child or those also residing in the home, but it... Read more »

Katy Perry’s song 'Peacock' is actually NOT about pretty birds, to my kid's surprise

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The sexual innuendo on today’s radio is out of control. Flo Rida wants someone listening to his song to blow his whistle. Katy Perry really hopes you’ll show her your peacock, cock, cock. Pink think you should Blow Me (One Last Kiss). I know that this isn’t a new trend, but it seems to be... Read more »
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Louis Armstrong biography makes jazzy holiday gift for kids

Louis Armstrong biography makes jazzy holiday gift for kids
Play, Louis, Play!: The True Story of a Boy and His Horn by Muriel Harris Weinstein details Louis Armstrong’s childhood in a book that is great for younger tweens, approximately grades 3-5. The book details Louis  Armstrong’s childhood and the hardships he encountered growing up very poor in New Orleans, his love of his family... Read more »

It is too early for Christmas music on the radio - give me Veterans Day music

When I hopped in the car to fetch my tween from school this afternoon, my ears were assaulted by the sounds of Christmas music blaring from the radio. “Sleigh bells ring. Are you listenin’?” No!  No, I am not listening. I am turning the station. Don’t get me wrong, I love the holiday season.  I’ve... Read more »