October 18, 2011


A few weeks ago I discovered that the baby has some distinct musical preferences. While driving to Nashville, I noticed that the baby likes Ingrid Michaelson. NPR was airing an interview with her and whenever she played a song the baby would move. Of course I had to test the strength of this preference so I put her music on at home and, sure enough, the baby moved every time.

I've put on other music but none with the same effect until last weekend. On Saturday we saw Sara Watkins play a show with her brother, Sean Watkins, and Todd Lombardo. Let me just say for the record, I'm pretty confident we were the youngest people there. I don't know why, perhaps it was the venue. Anyway the show was intimate and a showcase of pure talent. The baby stayed motionless for the first few numbers then Sara played All This Time. The baby liked it, a lot. After that the baby had four other songs that he (or she!) enjoyed. Most of them were new tunes or covers. It's so amusing because the movements start and stop with the song. Once the preferred music or song ends, no more movements. Looks like we may need to get this baby a ukulele or a fiddle.


  1. isn't it one of the coolest feelings?:)

  2. 1. I love the Watkins and will always love Nickel Creek.
    2. Baby loves smooth, tranquil lady grooves. Good to know - maybe this knowledge will be useful later ...