Monday, April 14, 2008

songs to rock your baby

They say that music soothes the savage beast. This is especially true if said savage beast is a fussy 3-month-old baby girl.

But thank heavens for i-Tunes, for it seems that this baby is gonna have her daddy's obsession for music. And just in case there may be other fathers out there in need of some silent lucidity, here's just a sampling of musical options that put my bundle of bellowing into a much better mood:

Tom Waits - especially the crooner stuff - "Time," "Martha," "Hope I Don't Fall In Love with You," "Alice" "Innocent when You Dream," "Train Song" and some of the weirder stuff "Children's Story," "What's He Building in There."

Dream Theater - particularly "Scenes from a Memory."

"Home Sweet Home," both the demo, radio and instrumental cuts from the reissued version of Theater of Pain

And John Lennon's "Plastic Yoko Band" album ... save for "Do the Oz." Woke here up screaming.