KatyBeth asked Santa for an iPod for Christmas, so she can get a head start on being a sullen, isolated teenager listen to her favorite music. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been gently pumping her for information, presuming that Santa did grant her wish, what sort of music would she like on her iPod?
Because, you know, I might be able to drop the jolly old elf a message through the special Parental Santa Hotline.
Of course, she has the normal 8-year-old’s taste in music, including a distressing fondness for Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieberlake or whatever the hell his name is…
… but she also requested Norah Jones, Natalie Merchant, Zac Brown, Sara Bareilles, Bonnie Raitt, Dobie Gray and the like from my iPod playlist. And the number one song she had to have was this one:
Not many 8-year-old girls have even heard of Marshall Tucker Band.
Mine can quote the lyrics to Can’t You See.