Thursday, January 05, 2006

Triangle Man hates Particle Man, but Brody likes Triangle Man

Last night, I was goofing around on my keyboard (the musical kind, not what I'm doing right now), playing They Might Be Giants songs for my 2-year-old, Brody. As he was deeply involved with his letter cards, I assumed he wasn't paying attention.

But then I picked out the accordion riff and played it without too many mistakes. Brody stopped what he was doing and looked at me.


"What?" I asked, turning around.


Brody has been exposed to vast quantities of They Might Be Giants since birth, but aside from "Here Come the ABCs" and selections from "No!" I didn't think he was paying attention.

I was happy for two reasons: first, Brody's appreciation of music is better than I thought, and second, I played the part well enough for him to recognize it.



  1. 1st - Yay, Brody!
    2nd - You play the accordion?
    3rd - Love TMBG... saw them about 10 years ago. I love that they did "Istanbul"... a song my grandfather and I used to sing when I was a kid. :)

  2. I was playing my keyboard. I have a small accordion, but it's in storage and it needs a strap, anyway. Jen doesn't want me to play it because then I'll have too many groupies.