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Old 08-11-2009, 08:44 AM
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I recently was invited to do a feature blog for the parenting section of AnnArbor.com, which is the online replacement for Ann Arbor's daily newspaper which folded last month. My latest post concerns efforts to get the kids headbanging, with mixed success. If you're interested:

http://www.annarbor.com/entertainmen...choice-part-1/
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Old 08-11-2009, 09:10 AM
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Interesting read, man! I'm definitely never having kids.
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Old 08-11-2009, 10:09 AM
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Haha, this was interesting. Hopefully they'll come around to the better music eventually.
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Old 08-11-2009, 11:37 AM
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Old 08-11-2009, 03:28 PM
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+1 for having a tom waits album in your picture
Are you nuts? I'd be more surprised if there wasn't a Tom Waits album in his picture.
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Good stuff, Scott. I'm sure that, despite your older daughter's dislike of Maiden, you're immensely proud of her avid reading. It'd be nice if she liked both, though

I have no doubt that when I have kids, the hip and awesome music I like will be about as cool to them as Michael Bolton. That's just how things work. It reminds me about Patton Oswalt's bit about his future kids and how he's going to be the most boring dad ever: "When I'm a dad, the most recent CD I'll own will be Phil Collins' No Jacket Required. 'Oh, you like rock? Well this is rockin' good stuff!'"
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and that is why i'm never having kids.
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Old 08-12-2009, 09:25 AM
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Good stuff, Scott. I'm sure that, despite your older daughter's dislike of Maiden, you're immensely proud of her avid reading. It'd be nice if she liked both, though

I have no doubt that when I have kids, the hip and awesome music I like will be about as cool to them as Michael Bolton. That's just how things work. It reminds me about Patton Oswalt's bit about his future kids and how he's going to be the most boring dad ever: "When I'm a dad, the most recent CD I'll own will be Phil Collins' No Jacket Required. 'Oh, you like rock? Well this is rockin' good stuff!'"
It's not that my daughter dislikes Maiden; more that she's just not that interested, and prefers other things. When she was a toddler, she used to ask me every day if we could listen to "Bruce." She used to also ask regularly for "monster songs," by which she meant either Anthrax with John Bush (particularly his scream at the beginning of "Refuse to Be Denied") or anything by Opeth. Those were the days.

Yes, of course the reading is wonderful. She reads like crazy.



Meanwhile, thanks everyone for reading.
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I have a similar experience. When I got into Iron Maiden, DIO, and Helloween (when I was 13/14) my 3 brothers were somewhere between 4 and 8. To this day, anytime I play Run to the Hills, Number of the Beast, Judas, Holy Diver, or Stand Up and Shout, they join in on the chorus and air drum. Its pretty cool, in my opinion. But outside of those few songs that I force fed them at a young age, they hate most of the music I like, and instead spin Now 31, Lil Wayne, and Soulja Boy. Oh well. They're still in elementary school, so I don't expect them to like good music, but its definitely disheartening to know that you tried to expose them to quality, but they prefer lesser stuff.

Good read, though.
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Old 08-20-2009, 12:09 PM
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New post today on the evils of Kidz Bop:

http://www.annarbor.com/entertainmen...oice-part-3-1/
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