Saturday, March 19, 2011

Bedtime music for a six-year-old

Tonight the six-year-old requested “Po-Jama People” from Frank Zappa’s 1975 album One Size Fits All. The nine-year-old agreed with her choice.

The lyrics start:
Some people’s hot, some people’s cold
Some people’s not very swift to behold
Some people do it, some see right through it
Some wear pyjamas, if only they knew it

And on it goes. Superb interplay between Zappa’s bluesy guitar and George Duke’s gospel-ish keyboards, plus Tom Fowler on bass, Ruth Underwood on percussion, and the mighty Chester Thompson on drums. Bliss.

I don’t know which bits of the song/performance appeal to the children, but they have been requesting it occasionally for the last three or four years. I suppose eventually they will shift allegiance to Kid A

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