Sunday, November 23, 2008

YouTubing, Circle of Life Edition

It's almost the end of the semester and I have to start switching gears from coasting-along-procrastination mode to oh-shit-time's-almost-up mode. So as usual this semester, I'll just link to some YouTube videos instead of doing a real blog post.

But let me tell you, I think my kid is fantastic. Abbie says to me, "Mama, Abbie wants robot music." (She has an odd thing for robots in general, Wall-E and Plex from Yo Gabba Gabba! in particular.)

So I say, "Okaaayyy (wracks maternal brain), ummm, ah! Eureka!"

Abbie, meet Kraftwerk:

I used to play her this song when she was a baby, but she didn't remember. Anyway, she liked it, doing the seated butt-shake, head-nod dance she does when she likes something.

This led to:

This appears to be from a recent-ish concert in Japan (it's weird to see them middle-aged) which she deemed "cool" (or rather, koooo, as she pronounces it). "Autobahn" was deemed "too weird" and "Trans Europe Express" got a "That's a crazy guy!"

And then I had a sudden flashback to my dad playing me Kraftwerk records when I was a kid, which I loved because there was a song where they sampled a Speak 'n' Spell (remember those?) which I found hilarious.

It was a very "circle of life" moment.

Incidentally, off-blog, belle recently turned me on to the phenomenon of mashups on YouTube, and I can't get enough of these two.

Toxic Love Shack:

Do You Wanna Cuz it's Tricky My Sharona:

This one's pretty cool. Sweet Dreams are Made of Seven Nation Army:

And Abbie's favorite, of course. That's Not My Name: Yo Gabba Gabba Mix:

I also spent all morning coloring in a My Little Pony coloring book with her, which was also a big circle of life moment. It's weird how having a kid makes you feel young and old at the same time.

Incidentally, one of my best friends from high school is having her second kid right! Happy birthday Chrissy's baby!


Renegade Evolution said...

we have a radio station here in DC that does mashups for a few hours every friday shit!

Vanessa said...

I know, right? I'm totally addicted to finding the most ridiculous combinations, now.