Tuesday, January 03, 2006

I am slowly loosing my coolness.
I used to listen to all sorts of music. I would really rock out to Beastie Boys, Rage Against the Machine, Metalica, along with various rap artists like Snoop. Now I feel like I'm turning into a hippy. I don't feel like rockin out anymore. I'm listening to "adult contemporary" like Trey Anastasio, various reggae artists & now I'm hooked on "Smart Symphonies".

Yes, I've fallen into the "make your kid smart by listening to classical music" trap. The funny thing is that I didn't do it solely to increase Logan's intelect. Bill had downloaded it a few weeks ago & I just got hooked for myself. Someone had mentioned to me a while back that I should find a CD to listen to often while Logan was in the womb. Then after he's born & gets fussy, pop in the CD & it will help to calm him down because he'll be familiar with it. It makes sense, but I was never able to find a "calming" CD, until now. I swear I listen to it 4 or 5 times on repeat, so Logan will definitely be familiar with it.

These are my favorites:

Bach - Dreaming
Debussy - Clair de Lune
Giuseppino - Fuggi, Fuggi, Fuggi da Questo Cielo
Pachelbel - Kanon in D


goal10der said...

May I recommend Samuel Barber - Adagio for Strings. It is a truly magnificent piece of music. My father introduced it to me when I was about 13 and I have listened to it often throughout the years as a reminder of the relationship I have with him.

Kristin said...

Thanks for the recommendation! I downloaded it last night & really liked it. It's a very moving piece.