Prepping for baby
July 19, 2009 § Leave a comment
Today we washed all the baby clothes and now I need to hang them up. I also need to bring down our rolling plastic drawers from the attic to put stuff in. Right now, they are housing all my leftover PartyLite candles, which means they should smell nice anyway.
We spent the day at my parents’ house watching VH1 Classic’s marathon of 7 Ages of Rock. It was interesting, but glossed over a lot of musical sub-genres of rock. But we’re big time music-philes in my family, so we take what we can get. Matt was pleased that they dedicated an hour to heavy metal, even if they only covered, like, six bands– one of which being Motley Crue (who hardly register as real rock to me; they are part of the Glam Rock thing, and that doesn’t speak “influential” to me.) He was disappointed though that they hardly discussed Prog Rock. Granted, they talked about Pink Floyd a lot as well as other Prog bands, but it wasn’t in reference to that particular genre.
Surprisingly, they didn’t even mention the Beatles, except for the occasional musician who would reference their influence on them. It seemed they picked about five or six bands to feature for each “Age” (which were Blues, Art, Heavy Metal, Alternative, and Brit Indie Rock) and while the bands they picked were undeniably influential, I don’t know if I could say they were the originators of their genres, or even the best particularly. The Alternative hour seemed more like a tribute to Kurt Cobain more than anything else, with much applause for REM; but you would think they were the only two bands to influence American Alternative rock in the 80’s and 90’s based on the program.
After that, we were watching a documentary on Pink Floyd, so we listened to Dark Side of the Moon on the way home. I’m going to have Money stuck in my head for the rest of the night.