Monday, August 07, 2006

Silly Listening

It's the silly pleasures in life.

Riding the airplane, over five hours of flight. In one of those seats just under the monitor, making it too close to comfortably watch the movie, and the next screen too far to see clearly. Loud kid a few seats back, talkative guy one seat over, the usual.

So the decision is to sleep -- or at least zone out to make the time passage bearable.

Oh, earphones are free on this flight. Plug in to hear what's on the radio.

Find a station playing something called the "Macaroni and Cheese Song." Not a fan of the food (I call it "Smack Baloney and Sneeze," much to my wife's chagrin), but digging the song.

Next up is an ode to the glories of chocolate milk. I'm liking this station. Realize before long it is XM Kids. My decades past their demographic don't matter; this is the perfect noise to take my mind off the things of this earth.

But what really floated my boat was two songs that popped up later in the flight.

A rock band cover of "The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything."

Yep, a cover.

By a rock band.

If you don't know "Pirates," well, you probably aren't in college or spend time near five year olds. It is a Veggie Tale song, wherein a cucumber, a potato, and a grape regale the listener with their tales of... well, not doing anything.

And then, shortly before landing, the station plays "Great Big World" from the Hoodwinked soundtrack.

Yep, my friend Cory's movie lives on, even though the soundtrack is not officially available anymore. You can't stop the signal.

But more importantly, it made me smile.

Just my thoughts,



Anonymous said...

Why, that would be the opten duplicated, seldom replicated Relient K. (

I would agree that it is an excellent rendition. AUdio Arenaline did the "Hair Brush Song" from VT as well.

Christian Bands and the children's videos that inspire them...


P.s. Saw "Lady in the Water" over the weekend and I would be **REALLY** interested in what you think about it.

Jennifer said...

There is a new Veggie Tales movie "The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything" (Universal?) coming out in 2007 or 2008.

They were showing previews at the International Christian Retailing Show (formerly CBA) in Denver last month.

Maybe Reliant K is doing the music?

Gaffney said...

Reliant K, you say? And that isn't a cereal? I have to start paying more attention to the Christian music scene.

As to "Lady," Ben, I may have to see it soon. I have been told to stay away if I value quality movie making; and I have been advised that it is one of the best movies of the summer. Hmmm.

I'll let you know when I see it.