Friday, 21 August 2009

A musical education

So the beloved has recently outed himself as a 'Queen tragic' as he put it. I think this is a fantastic thing. This came about as the result of a number of things, mainly the fact that one of the music channels on our cable service had an entire weekend of Queen, most of which we actually forgot to watch. We also watch that channel as our default "there's nothing on TV" choice. They have an 80s at 8 segment which is occasionally amusing. D'Arcy was slightly bemused by the video for I Want to Break Free so I decided he needed more Queen in his life and showed him some videos on Youtube. He was particularly taken with We Will Rock You (which I think he'd heard some other kids singing at school).

Then, last week, the beloved conveniently had a birthday, so we got him A Night at the Opera because, despite being a Queen tragic all his Queen is on vinyl, and probably unplayable by now. D'Arcy was interested to hear Bohemian Rhapsody and has been wandering around singing it ever since. He came home from school singing it today, so we put the CD on again.

In case you need more Queen in your life too...


Julie said...

Ha ha! My kids listen to (and love) Queen also. Definitely, part of a well-rounded musical education.

Mummy/Crit said...

D'Arcy is only beginnning to develop his musical taste (at almost 9) so any way I can influence it, I'm game!

He wanted me to print out the lyrics to The Beastie Boys Fight for Your Right tonight, but I fobbed him off until I'd managed to actually read them. I'll have to think of some other excuse next...I guess I can tell him that they're not really "appropriate" (which is a word we're using a lot lately)