This Themed Thursday is all about the people who give us the most, love us unconditionally, and sometimes pose for embarrassing pictures, our parents. Everyone’s parents are different from one another, but I am sure all of us have had the lovely experience of defending a band we love but our parents can’t stand. However, how many of us have bands or songs that we love and our parents equally love? This Thursday we are all sharing songs that both we and our parents love to rock out to together.
Alex’s Pick: The Weakerthans – Our Retired Explorer (Dines With Michel Foucault In Paris, 1961)
I listened to Reconstruction Site non-stop over my sophomore summer, not because I loved the CD (although I did and do) but because my mom and dad could not get enough to it. The Weakerthans are one of the few bands that my entire family (all six of us) will listen to in total silence because we all love what we hear. This song in particular is mine and my mother’s favorite.
Ryan’s Pick: Q and not U – Wonderful People
I picked this song for two reasons:
1) It’s been a while since I’ve shared music with my parents.
2) It’s the only song I’ve played randomly on my computer to have every member of my family ask me who it was.
Adrian’s Pick: The Arcade Fire – Neighborhood #4 (7 Kettles)
My grandmother owns her own copy of Funeral. This is her favorite. ‘Nuff said.
Austin’s Pick: Snow Patrol – Chocolate
What parent wouldn’t love this song? My mom jams to this absolutely beautiful song by a band whose music is fun for the whole family.
Zack’s Pick: The Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt. I
This was a difficult choice, because both of my parents enjoy most of my music. My dad loves Postal Service and Ted Leo, among others, and I frequently burn indie mixtapes for my mom. She has, however, requested that Yoshimi be put as the first song on every mix I give her, no matter the theme. Thusly, I chose her favorite.