bob schneider, i salute you
any misgiving i had vanished before the first bar was over. it's good stuff. i had the early morning shift the other day, so i played it for the kid. she approved. specifically, she and i both approved of the fifth track: "Jump, Shake Your Booty" by Bob Schneider. the song is--well, how does one describe music to those who haven't heard it?--awesome. we put the song on repeat and jumped and shook our booties at 7 in the morning about 300 times. here's the absolute best part, and this is why the CD wins a very official Mr Nice Guy Recommendation: when my wife made her bleary-eyed way to the kitchen, the kid looked up at her, jumped and shouted: "SHAKE BOODY." mrs nice guy was so proud i think i saw a single tear trickle down her cheek.
do you have any idea how transcendently awesome it is to have a toddler, not yet two even, who complies instantly with the command: "honey, shake your booty now!"? do you? she pumps her fist, squinches her face into the classic Rock-Out Grimace and shouts SHAKE BOODY! the best part? when she actually requests to hear the song. she waddles over to the boom box, points at it and whimpers "shake boody? shake boody, yes?"
check it out for yourself, then go buy the CD: Jump, Shake Your Booty (MP3).
(oh, and the correct answer to friday's Mr. Nice Guy Homeless Challenge was D. for now. he was gone when i came home and hasn't come back. we'll probably revisit this strategy if he continues to revisit my property.)