I often wonder about Dylan growing up. I wonder what he will be like. What he will choose to do with his life. And most importantly of all, what his taste in music will be.
Dad rock is probably around 30% on the scale of coolness. I wonder if dad rock even existed a generation ago. But by the time Dylan is old enough to appreciate music I hope that what I listen to now is considered dad rock.
Music has been a life long love of mine. I haven't been at nearly enough festivals and gigs in my time, yet I've probably seen more bands than most. My taste in music has evolved through many genres from pop to punk and ska and rock and metal etc etc... In my old age (28 going on 105) my taste has settled on the more gentle indie rock, with bands like arcade fire and modest mouse making the sound-waves that bounce around our home.
Dylan is still very very youthful (11 months) and as such is very easily influenced. He seems to just love to dance around the room in my arms rocking out to *his* favourite tunes. He tells me some of his favourite bands are exactly the same as mine, and when his mummy isn't around he always asks me to put the music on nice and loud. So I am dreading the possibility that when he gets older he might grown out of the music he loves so dearly now.
Even when he was still in his mums tum he was going off to gigs. Before being born he had felt the vibrations of jimmy eat world, less than jake and feeder. Because you have to start them young these days.
I am hoping that by playing my music in the house as he grows up, he will go to nursery and through his school years as an advocate of what will one day be defined as dad rock.
Kids these days seem to use music as a form of rebellion against their parents. Playing what parents consider to be the most offensive music ever created and turned up to volume 11. If Dylan chooses punk rock to rebel then I will know that I have brought him up well... musically at least.
What are your musical aspirations for your little ones?
Or have your children already grown up, and if so, how has your music taste influenced your child?