at the ripe old age of two, i'd say bonzo has some pretty rad taste in music. we listen to what we all like around here – we don't really draw lines between adult music and bonzo music. he's usually just as happy to listen to a little dire straits, bob dylan or bob marley (on wax!) as he is to listen to something that's technically geared to little ears – though he knows what we wants to hear and when he wants to hear it, that bonzo.
to keep everyone happy – and most importantly not to ruin bonzo's budding taste in music – we've added some cool kids records to the regular rotation.
our all time favorite is elizabeth mitchell. we've been listening to her since day one. the first song bonzo ever sang along to was one of hers – he chimed in at the "choo choo" (how appropriate, right?) part of "little red caboose" when he was ten months old. we were floored. the next morning he did it again and i got it on video. it's pretty much the cutest thing i've ever seen. so yeah, we love her.
before i had bonzo i'd see displays of these putumayo cds in stores and wonder, "who buys those?" and now i listen to them all time. we, as it turns out, are the people that buy them! they're definitely in the kids category but... when in rome, right? they're cute.
the green album, a record of everyone's favorite muppets songs covered by alt/indie/rock bands, is pretty cool too. like most records there are some hits and some misses but it's almost entirely cute and andrew bird's cover of "bein' green" is perfect.
ziggy marley's family time is good stuff. elizabeth mitchell makes a cameo – as does paul simon and willie nelson. we totally like it.
and we love living room dance parties!