…There Are Simply Too Many Notes….

Today is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s birthday and the local classical radio station was doing an all Mozart day. I love classical music, although I’m not very well-versed in it, tending to be one of those people that says “What’s this piece called?” and then humming, badly. But I do love me some Mozart.

First they played this:

So I was grooving along in the front seat, humming and whistling and just generally geeking out enjoying myself when, during a break in the music, Boo’s voice pipes up from the back and says “Mama? I don’t like violins. I wanna hear Soul Butter.”

Obviously I’m failing at their musical education. My kids are fixated on one band and one band only.

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10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rich
    Jan 28, 2009 @ 01:37:00

    your kids are the best.

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  2. Caffeinatrix
    Jan 28, 2009 @ 01:58:00

    My husband and I jokingly make reference to the “There are simply too many notes” line all the time. Nobody ever gets what we’re talking about. In fact, you’re the only other person I’ve ever heard (read?) even mention it. Yay you!

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  3. Lisa
    Jan 28, 2009 @ 08:35:00

    I can’t blame her. Teehee!

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  4. Josie
    Jan 28, 2009 @ 13:31:00

    At least your kids are listening to decent music.The Jonas Bros ar killing off my brain cells slowly over here.

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  5. Sarahtoo
    Jan 28, 2009 @ 17:45:00

    Sounds like my kids! Little H is stuck on Choo Choo Soul right now (yes, I own the album–what??), and Big H is all about Hannah Montana. Thankfull, she usually listens to it on the cheap MP3 player she got for Christmas, so I don’t have to. 🙂

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  6. Mike
    Jan 28, 2009 @ 17:56:00

    At least you recongnized the need to broaden their horizon in music. Some parents have no appreciation of the classics and kids really do miss out.Love me that Mozart also…

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  7. Ms Picket To You
    Jan 28, 2009 @ 18:44:00

    You know this song Mercy? It’s good song, but not AFTER TEN THOUSANDS PLAYS.

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  8. SUEB0B
    Jan 30, 2009 @ 00:05:00

    NOT THAT RECORD! NOT THAT RECORD! Eine Kleine Nachtmusik was my earworm for 6 months STRAIGHT one time. It was horrrrrrible. But I still love it.

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  9. Anonymous
    Feb 01, 2009 @ 19:28:00

    Oh-oh! Sorry for the dilemma. My husband and I loved both the classics and rock, so we introduced our children to both of them. In consultation with ourselves, rather young Auntie Johanna and approaching her teens, Elizasmom, we listened to lots of Dave Brubeck for dinner, Haydn’s Children’s Symphony or, whenever we asked Elizasmom to take her pick, we would end up with Mozart’s Symphony, Koechelverzeichnis 550, which goes like this: Ta-ta-tatata-tata-tatata-tata-tatata-tatatata! I still love it after all those years! Anyway, introduce your children to as much art of any kind as you can!

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  10. Araby62 (a.k.a. Kathy)
    Feb 12, 2009 @ 23:13:00

    Sorry, late to reply…I blame (thank) my hardass band director in high school for pounding a love of the classical into my teenage brain. Here’s my personal Mozart favorite:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtYYpp4bG7wPlay. Relax. Repeat 🙂

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