Probably not, as there’s no skanky sex involved. And let’s all be thankful for that.
Those of you who know me are aware that I’m a fan of Barenaked Ladies. Easily my favorite band. Love their songs, love their attitude, love their live shows. I’ve probably been to 10 or so since my first concert, which was (gasp!) nearly a decade ago.
Needless to say, I was tickled to find out that they’re releasing a new album tomorrow, Snacktime. That’s right, a BNL kids’ album. Wohoo! They’ve already recorded a couple of kids’ songs, which I quite enjoy. And I’ve been trying to find good music for my kids. Yes, they’re little, in some ways it hardly matters. But I’m building my collection. While, on the one hand, I’ll play anything for them that I damn well please, I also want some music that is geared towards them. I love Peter and the Wolf, as performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra, with David Bowie doing the narration. Someone gave me a Justin Roberts album for Christmas, and that’s also a ton of fun. Songs that feel like “real” pop, reggae, country, whatever, but with fun kid-friendly lyrics.
Back to BNL. As I said, Snacktime comes out tomorrow. I’ve got it pre-ordered, so hopefully it will arrive on time. Complete with accompanying storybook! And then, I find out today, the band is doing a quick publicity jaunt, with some in-store performances and such. On Thursday, they’ll be in Massachusetts! They’re going to be at a Barnes & Noble about half an hour from here (down the street from the REI of the infamous BOB adventure), and even more perfect, the event is at 3:30. Prime outing time! We’re so going. My kids are 9 months old, and going to their first BNL show. 🙂 Coolest mom ever, or lamest mom ever? I’m going to go with cool, since my kids are too young to tell me I’m lame.
My only question is this: how early do I try to go? Do I bank on there being a crowd, as BNL has a fairly substantial following in the area? Do I assume it won’t be so bad, as it’s the middle of the day in the ‘burbs? Hrm…