Love 1 Love
Tagsinfant, music, toddler
Bands and shows are like actors and stages: it’s hard to have one without the other. If bands refused to tour–or if they were just too lazy (as if befitting of many musicians)–then how would we (the listeners) know who they are? The internet?! I don’t think so! Like the internet makes ANYONE famous. Pssh. (Crazy concepts tickle me so.) Without the fundamental concept of touring, bands wither away and die because nobody taught them the fundamentals of being in a band which, simply speaking, isn’t easy.
Take The Cure, for instance. In 2011, I was fortunate enough to see them live in New York City. It was perhaps the single greatest moment in my entire show-attending career (and I’ve seen LOTS of shows). They played their first three albums in their entirety and I remember thinking at one point, “How are they doing this? How can a band tour together for three decades and not seem tired?” It just amazed me because after forming in 1976, The Cure have continued to play live shows on a yearly basis. Crazy, right? As a parent, let this be the perfect example to your kids of what hard work and dedication looks like. Also, play them a few Cure songs, too, since this is vital to your lesson that The Cure is freakin’ fantastic!
And if you decide to play them tunage in place of those musical light-up toys that normally lull them to sleep, than Babies Go The Cure, a collection of Cure-related songs instrumentalized to appease every baby’s ear drums, is the perfect alternative sleep mechanism for post-punky baby-bots and the parents who love them. From ‘Boys Don’t Cry’, ‘Friday I’m In Love’, ‘Just Like Heaven’, and ‘Love Song’, every orchestration of baby friendly tunes does the original versions justice while teaching kids that other music outside of programmed lullabies really exists. It will also teach them to appreciate bands who understand touring; bands who realize it takes hard work to receive recognition as opposed to kick-starting their way to minimal success. ‘Cause let’s face it: It ain’t easy being The Cure.