Thursday, April 28, 2011

Blake's New Favourite Song

As I mentioned a while ago, Blake fell in love with the song "Part of Your World" from the Little Mermaid. Suddenly no other song was accepted and I was forced to sing it to him again and again (sometimes three or four times in a row when putting Blake to sleep). Oh, how much I wished Blake would fall in love with a new song.

Be careful what you wish for.

He saw me watching Rebecca Black's Friday on YouTube and suddenly that was the only song he would want me to sing to him. Yikes. On the plus side there was no good song to ruin there (if you don't know what I'm talking about look up "Rebecca Black Friday" on YouTube).

So I was trying to think of new songs I can introduce Blake to when it suddenly hit me. OF COURSE!

Blake loves vehicles in every shape and form so what could be better than a song about a JCB with lovely animation? So I looked up Nizlopi's JCB on YouTube and Blake was, as expected, instantly hooked. Even Miron liked it. 

I liked this song when I first saw this music video six years ago, but I now I love it as it connects with me in a way that it did not when I still wasn't a father myself. It is bittersweet to think that one day when I am old and wrinkly or even, not that I ever plan to be, dead Blake will look back nostalgically at the time he spent with me during his early childhood back when I was the coolest and most amazing person he knew (after Lady Gaga, Bob the Builder and in a tie with his other father). Blake would have his own children and grandchildren and plenty of memories of his long gone Daddy & Papa.

It is quite a powerful and humbling thought.

This makes me more appreciative of the time I get to spend with Blake before he grows older and I simply grow old and that I should cherish every second together. In fact I should get up and take him outside to play on this beautiful-ish day. Oh, actually he is napping right now. Cool, I will watch some TV instead!


From Wikipedia:
"JCB Song" is Nizlopi's most successful song, reaching number one in the UK on its second release. The song was written about the dyslexia suffered by Luke at school and his escape to accompany his father at work, and was released as a single in June 2005, reaching number 160 in the UK Singles Chart. The single was then re-released in the UK on 12 December 2005, reaching number one the following week on 18 December 2005, selling more than twice the number of copies than their closest competitor, WestlifeDermot O'Leary gave the track extensive airplay on his BBC Radio 2 show. Some bookmakers put it in the running for the honour of Christmas number one but it was beaten by the winner of the second series of the UK version of The X FactorShayne Ward's debut single, "That's My Goal". The video has received widespread airplay, mainly on music TV channel VH1. It is an animated video, made by Laith Bahrani (aka Monkeehub), who also animated an unofficial video for an acoustic version of "Creep" by Radiohead. In 2007 Nizlopi received an 'Impala Platinum' award recognising sales of over 500,000 copies of "JCB Song" across Europe.

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