Water All Around

"Water all around...never learn how to swim now." This site is devoted to great alternative music. Like "Swingin' Party" by the Replacements from which the aforementioned lyrics hail. These posts are intended to introduce visitors to bands that I believe deserve greater attention. If you wish to have an MP3 removed, email me at zotzedwriter@yahoo.com.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Child's Plays

When you have children, you quickly learn how to negotiate daily vegetable consumption, calm irrational fears of harmless arachnids, and burn kid-cool alt-music CDs to spare yourself the incessant replays of Kelly Clarkson, Crazy Frog, and Daniel Powter’s @$%&#! “Bad Day.”

The following tunes have met with the gleeful approval of my 7- and 9-year-old (pictured above). Just as importantly, they’ve been sanctioned by the exceedingly stringent Parental Ratings Board (my wife).

If you have kids – or come in close contact with them for extended periods – I highly recommend the downloads below for those times when you’re confronted with the suggestion, “Let’s play Kelly Clarkson – again!”

[MP3] Apples in Stereo – Ruby
[MP3] Apples in Stereo – Go
[MP3] Bedouin Soundclash – When the Night Feels My Song
[MP3] Blur – Song 2
[MP3] Johnny Cash – Ring of Fire
[MP3] The Clash – Hitsville UK
[MP3] English Beat – Ranking Full Stop
[MP3] The Essex Green – Don’t Know Why (You Stay)
[MP3] The Flaming Lips – She Don’t Use Jelly
[MP3] The Pipettes – Pull Shapes
[MP3] The Pipettes – Your Kisses Are Wasted on Me
[MP3] R.E.M. – It’s the End of the World as We Know It
[MP3] Smoke Like a Fish – Just Another
[MP3] Vapors – Turning Japanese

(More Child’s Plays to follow at future dates.)