Do I need to list the reasons why I don’t regularly listen to children’s music? Really? Beyond complete annoyance, my kids will learn to appreciate The Black Keys and Andrew Bird if it kills me. (They do, by the way. The Black Keys’ biggest fan is 4 feet tall and sitting right next to me.)
Many of you know that I was born and bred in Oklahoma City, and recently I’ve been hearing talk about Spaghetti Eddie from my friends back home. Spaghetti Eddie? What the what? Turns out, Spaghetti Eddie is the brainchild of Brendan Parker, an Oklahoma musician who recently moved back to the Sooner State after a 4-year stint in Los Angeles. Brendan has created two albums full of music geared towards children, and we’ve been listening to it for the past few weeks.
After checking out the completely awesome branding and illustrations (seriously, love the website design, love the CD sleeves, love it all), I was positive the music would be the downfall. Let’s face it … a fellow Oklahoman, great concept, adorable design: it was good to be true, right? Would the music make me cringe?
People, we loved it. My kids loved it, I loved it, you guys, it’s fun. Totally quirky, great beat…take a look for yourself, and tell me if your kids aren’t meowing all over the house for the rest of the day.
Now, I’m pretty partial to “Everybody’s Different” from the second album right now. (And by partial, I mean I actually listened to that song while driving BY MYSELF yesterday. Can’t say I’ve done that with any other children’s music ever.)
The folks at Spaghetti Eddie sent me complimentary CDs, but I was not compensated to write this post. All words are my own.