Thursday, February 23, 2006

The Enya Story

No, wait please hear me out, this story really does to have to do with metal in a way. My wife is not a metal fan, she might like Zeppelin, Rush or Van Halen a little when I play them, but she would never put them on just for herself. She likes a lot of oldies kind of stuff, but she also likes Enya. The other day she asked me if I would pick up the latest Enya cd and I agreed because I will jump at any chance to go to the record store. Well, I got her cd and some metal cd's for myself. She put the Enya cd while my daughter the Metalgirl was eating. Now I try to play a lot of music for my daughter and not just metal either because she also seems to enjoy the Ventures and Elvis a lot as well. Normally my daughter moves her head or grins or something while music is playing, but she didn't react at all although she was in her seat at the dinner table when the cd started playing. After she was done eating we got her down and she looked at the stereo and made a face. My wife picked up the Enya case and showed it to her and Metalgirl shook her head and said "no,no". A few minutes later my wife held up the cd again and this time my daughter said "poo!" and pointed at the Enya cd. So after the next song, I stopped it and put Deep Purple's In rock on. As soon as it came on the Metalgirl grinned and started dancing and waving her arms. It was a proud moment for me.


Blogger David Amulet said...

If this is not your proudest moment as a father, it must come close. Rock on.

(And yes, you almost lost me with the title--I'm glad we've built up credibility with each other.)

-- david

4:33 AM  
Blogger FredCQ said...

This is so funny because I also have an Enya story concerning my daughter.

I pick the little one everyday from daycare and we usually listen to Kids Stuff on Sirius. So last week, they were playing this Olsen Twins garbage, so I decided to change the station. I find this Enya song playing. It was some song about rain so I left it on figuring that my daughter would like it. About 20 seconds in, she starts wailing and saying no. I switched stations and she immediatly stopped! I wonder if there's something in her music that makes kids crazy!

I don't play much metal for my daughter but if I do, its usually something really melodic. I was so happy the day I saw her bobbing her head to "Another Life" by Iron Maiden.

5:10 AM  
Blogger :P fuzzbox said...

There is hope for the next generation. I applaud you for your contribution to the teaching the basics of good musical taste. Rock on!!!

7:05 AM  
Blogger Ben Heller said...

I bet you've been telling everyone that one Mark. Great story and david's right, it must have been a proud moment. Your wife rolled her eyes I assume.

7:58 AM  
Blogger Metal Mark said...

You try to teach your kids to do right and then you are just so amazed when they demonstrate it (hehehe).

9:10 AM  
Blogger The Phoenix said...

I would think your fingertips were burning while holding that Enya CD case.

12:17 PM  
Blogger Ranea said...

It made me tear up! Teaching our children to appreciate metal is something that not all parents do. I hold to that standard, my children know everyone from Kiss, Faith no more, Godsmack,and my fav, Disturbed!

12:47 PM  
Blogger Bruce said...

Rock and roll will never die...

4:19 PM  
Blogger Sgt Fluffy said...

My kid is hooked on The Who

8:39 PM  

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