Thursday, August 23, 2007

Ezra @ Three Weeks

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Little dude's got a pretty good lifestyle on the go, I'd say. Despite some pre-teen acne and the occasional shifty-eyed looks, we think he's all right. He mostly eats, lounges, and entertains a steady stream of his adoring fans.

A new diaper gets filled pretty much every hour (my department) and he loudly demands food every couple of hours (Tannis's department). In between those times he naps and hangs out. Seems to like the beach. He's actually done a decent stretch of sleep the last few nights -- from about 8:30pm-3:30am. The fact that I just wrote that means it will never happen again. Ever.

His favourite music isn't even a contest: Lullaby Renditions of Nine Inch Nails, which was perhaps the most awesome baby gift of all time (Punk Unc' Bill). Seriously...Head Like a Hole, Hurt (mp3), and Something I Can Never Have were truly destined to be transformed into "beautiful instrumental lullabies" using glockenspiels and vibraphones. If anyone's looking for something to put in my Christmas stocking this year, it's
the Metallica version
. I can see why people would assume something like this:
"...I don't know how effective they would be as lullabies -- the music of folks like Metallica and Nine Inch Nails sometimes feature jarring chord progressions and dissonant intervals that, when played 'lullabye' style, sound more suitable for an 'Omen'-like evil-kid horror movie soundtrack then anything you would actually want to use for lulling your beloved tots to sleep."
But the proof's in the pudding -- Ezra fell asleep TWICE to this album yesterday, and I was stoked.

4 comments:

Jason said...

I gave that MP3 a listen. I think it can only be summed up as... AWESOME! I wish I had that when my kids were younger.

It didn't sound great through the crappy laptop speakers, but once I plugged in the headphones I really got into it. Great for kids and it won't drive the parents insane.

Jeremy said...

It is, isn't it? I suppose it could grow old pretty quick, but so far so good. I downloaded a bunch of other "lullabyed" songs the other day to make a mix -- some Radiohead, The Cure, and Metallica -- that should go well with the best four songs on the NIN disc.

Kaili said...

Those lullaby's sound cool. Jaia LOVES music thanks to his Daddy-o.
We shall check it out.
Ezra is way too cute!

Jeremy said...

Thanks, Kaili. Do check them out -- I'd be curious to hear what you thought of them.