The Clash – The Clash (1977)
March Breaks are wonderful for hundreds of reasons.
Reason #386: I had the privilege of spending a lot of time enjoying music with my 11-month-old Daughter.
The 2 main musical selections in our listening/singing/choreography rotation this week? The fairly traditional pairing of The Clash’s The Clash and The Wheels on the Bus.
There was a wonderful worlds-colliding moment during Clash City Rockers when the lads sang the lyric, “Shut your mouth.”
Upon hearing “shut,” my daughter started repeatedly doing the “open and shut” choreography for the doors on the titular bus. We paused The Clash’s debut album shortly thereafter to belt out her favourite public transit tune, a Capella.
It’s neat watching an 11-month-old in action.
They can do a some basic things really well & they appear to have a bottomless supply of energy. Of equal importance, anyone who spends time with them feels energized too & feels inspired to play along. Observing their communication development, there are some hints of brilliance and you can tell they are full of potential.
But as much fun as this first year has been, it will be really interesting to see what happens over the next few years.
I have a feeling, they’ll use this positive first year experience to build towards something really special, outdoing their previous accomplishments in the process. Maybe someday create some timeless moments, or even an iconic double LP.
Wait, we’re still talking about 11-month-olds, right?