Most nights, before going to bed, I play a song for little CrimeFighter Grizzly Killer (our soon-to-be son). It's not quite as regular as I'd like, but it's something fun I like to do.
In fact, while in America, Beth found my old iPod nano-- we plan to make some playlists for our child for every situation (a normal playlist for the daily routine, a softer playlist for putting him to bed, etc.).
Even though we only have a month left before he enters this world, I thought I'd share the songs I've played for him so far, and add the song I play for him each day. Let me know your thoughts or songs you think I should play for him as well. What are some of your favorites and/or most important songs? What should every baby hear??
The list (so far):
Little Richard - "Long Tall Sally"
Matt and Kim - "Daylight"
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Maps"
Belle and Sebastian - "Suki in the Graveyard"
Arcade Fire - "Wake Up"
Modest Mouse - "Float On"
LCD Soundsystem - "All My Friends"
Vampire Weekend - "Horchata"
Death Cab For Cutie - "Passenger Seat"
Bob Dylan - "Shelter From the Storm"
Bright Eyes - "First Day of My Life"
Movits - "Fel del av gården"
Feist - "1234"
Spoon - "Got Nuffin"
Chuck Berry - "Johnny B. Goode"
Decemberists - "Sons and Daughters"
Wolf J. - "Grizzly"
Sigur Ros - "Gobbledigook"
Switchfoot - "More than Fine"
Sufjan Stevens - "Chicago"
The Flaming Lips - "Do You Realize??"
Arcade Fire - "Rebellion (Lies)"
Josh Garrels - "Rabbit and Bear"
Mumford and Sons - "Winter Winds"
Band of Horses - "General Specific"
Welcome Wagon - "Up on a Mountain"
Sufjan Stevens - "The Transfiguration"
Kid Cudi - "Pursuit of Happiness"
Josh Ritter - "To the Dogs or Whoever"
And I think there's more I just didn't write down. There's just so much great music out there. One thing that's really noticeable is that I really need to add more classics into the mix (Beatles, Rolling Stones, etc.). Several of these are definitely not "essentials," but really some of them were just what was stuck on my mind at the time.
Let me know what you think!