Category archive: music

January 30, 2015

Kanye Can Get The Toddler Bean Boots

Wait. What is on North's feet? Are those actual Bean Boots? Where'd they come from? Bean hasn't made toddler-sized duck boots for a loong time. I've been searching for a pair for so long, my kids have both grown...
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November 24, 2014

Best Alternative Baby Mama

Here is a picture of Nirvana backstage at the 1993 MTV Video Music Awards, where RuPaul tries to deal with a fussy Frances Bean. And here is an interview after Nirvana won Best Alternative Video where Kurt Cobain doesn't...
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October 29, 2014

Goodnight Rolling Stone

In the great green room, there was a telephone and a Rolling Stone snorting out of a spoon As befits any Goodnight Moon parody about Keith Moon, this one turns NSFBedtime. And some of the rhymes do make one...
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September 19, 2014

Aphex Twin Is A High-Tech Parent

By now everyone's read that Steve Jobs was a low-tech parent, and that none of the people who work in Silicon Valley let their kids have screen time during the week. And now I'm like, well, at least Aphex...
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September 15, 2014

'Papa's Gotta Write His Song'

Having a kid can complicate even the simplest of tasks, like writing and recording a song every day since 2009. Papa's Got To Write His Song | Song A Day #2079 [youtube/therockcookiebottom] Here is a song 'Song A Day'...
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July 11, 2014

Two Cut Jews Cover L-rde">@ftrain called this a pro-circumcision music video, but I'd probably call it anti-intactivist, and pro-mohel, with some factoids about the benefits of circumcision for sexually active men penciled in. It says a lot that the strongest argument for infant...
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June 23, 2014

Here Is Pearl Jam Singing 'Let It Go'

Eddie Vedder added the chorus of "Let It Go" to a concert performance of "Just Breathe" and "Daughter" in Milan last Friday. It starts around 8:20 into this clip. I'm as surprised as anyone that I actually wanted to...
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May 16, 2014

The Other Facts Of Life: Where Do Tattoos Come From?

It's a question not just for Pitchfork editors' kids anymore: Henry, realizing tattoos are not painted on: "What?! Why did they do that to you?!!! [pause] But I can get the painted kind when I grow up?"— Brandon Stosuy (@brandonstosuy)...
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May 7, 2014

A Golden Treasury Of Punk Is Dad

It felt weird to not hear very much from the Milano Salone design fair this year. I may need to adjust my media diet. But while digging around for pictures, I stumbled across a horrifying window display from Diesel...
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April 23, 2014

This Is My New Ringtone

Open this in multiple windows. Prepare or cute mayhem.— Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) April 23, 2014 It will also be on every song I ever remix in any future DJ careers I may have....
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April 3, 2014

Inquisitive Child, And Sometimes The Questions Get Wild

Driving to pick up the kid, I just heard Oscar Brown Jr's original 1961 recording of "Dat Dere" for the first time. And it is awesome. Brown's lyrics start with a kid pummeling his dad with questions on a...
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March 28, 2014

Glam Rockers' Kids Always Have The Nicest Names, Songs, Palazzo Pants Photo-Ops

In June 1971, three weeks after their son Zowie was born, David and Angie Bowie took a stroll for paparazzo Ron Burton. The resulting photographs are the second coolest thing that resulted from Zowie's birth: #3 is the song...
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March 12, 2014

One Baby To Another Says: Nirvana For 2yos

Jason Kottke pointed to Thomas Beller's New Yorker post about introducing his 2yo son to Nirvana. Though the lyrics start with babies talking to each other, Nevermind's "Drain You" is kind of a creepy, angsty song [Nirvana, duh], and...
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March 7, 2014

DT Friday Freakout: White Noise Edition

Time was if you wanted white noise to put your kid to sleep, you had to run the vacuum cleaner, or the washing machine, or the dishwasher. Then some enterprising genius figured out how to make CD's of these same...
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March 6, 2014

How Music For How Crayons Are Made Was Made

Now the story can be told. In 2008, Daddy Types set out to find out once and for all who composed the music on the classic Sesame Street clip, "How Crayons Are Made." What we find will not surprise...
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March 4, 2014

Hey, I Just Met You, And This Is Crazy

This was on Facebook and had a zillion Likes but it's actually very sad for multiple reasons:— Gabriel Roth (@gabrielroth) March 5, 2014 I guess I should specify that the dad of Baby Harper is a US military...
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February 13, 2014

Wu-Tang Is For The Children

Some Swedish snowboarder throws the Clan sign in the "kiss and cry zone" in Sochi. Nice work....
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February 10, 2014

More Vintage Music For Expectant Fathers

It's been quite a while since Fontanna's smooth 1957 orchestral novelty album, "Music For Expectant Fathers," first turned up on Daddy Types, but I still haven't found any audio from it. I did hear from the daughter of the guy...
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January 23, 2014

All I Want For Christmas Is

Regular readers of Daddy Types know we don't go in for celebrity parenting around here. Celebrities are just like us, we figure, except for all the free baby swag they hustle, and so don't warrant special attention. We're taking...
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December 15, 2013

Unexpected Delivery

When one's new baby is a day overdue, this is how one properly trolls one's family:— Dan Wineman (@dwineman) December 14, 2013...
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December 8, 2013

I Got $20 For Lattes In My Pocket

Gentrification is real— صوفيا طارق (@SophFierce) December 8, 2013...
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October 30, 2013

'Ohh You're Crying, Monkey. OK, Mommy's Done.'

This video starts out, "Mommy's gonna sing you a song. You want Mommy to sing a song, honey? Let me know how you feel about the song." Mommy is holding a video camera. Someone else is sitting silently next...
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October 29, 2013

I Want Rockabye Baby Nickelback Nickelback Nickelback

I swear, if I EVER find out you have bought Rockabye Baby's lullaby cover versions of Nickelback to play for your kid, I will grind your iPod under my boot while I'm on the phone with Social Services. But...
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October 28, 2013

Actually Baby DJ School IS As Ridiculous As It Sounds

But that shouldn't be a dealbreaker. If sample boards are what it takes to get a parent on the floor, making music with his kid, then so be it. And when he's not spinning in Baby DJ Class, your kid...
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October 14, 2013

Papa Wants The Best For You

Wow, OK, so after starring in Madonna's "Papa Don't Preach," Danny Aiello made a response video from the dad's point of view? It was called "Papa Wants The Best For You." Dangerous Minds has the backstory about the long-lost...
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October 10, 2013

Music Of The Spheres

Anyone can name his kid Thelonious; the true connoisseur will name his kid Sphere. For the record, Monk's father and son are also Thelonious Spheres. His daughter, Barbara, named after his mother, was known as Boo Boo. She died of...
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July 18, 2013

'The Gap Between Raffi And Rap Has Been Filled'

That's the subject line of the publicist email I just deleted. Unless it's been filled with all the existing recordings of Raffi, plus any and everything related to the Fresh Beat Band World Tour, I don't want to hear about...
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June 27, 2013


Holy smokes, people! You saw it here first! Two years ago, when Aaralyn was just three, and her brother Izzy was only 6, their thrash metal band Murp hit YouTube with their debut single, "Don't Brush My Hair in...
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June 23, 2013

Too Legit Too Cute: Rap Onesies

I saw on Twitter were someone had been stopped cold by a Wu Tang onesie, and I was all, "Well, why shouldn't there be a Wu Tang onesie?" And there turn out to be tons of them. You can...
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April 1, 2013

BAM Presents Baby Einstein On The Beach

OK, BAM's announcement of the world premiere of Baby Einstein on the Beach wins the day. Dovetailing the avant-garde mission of Next Wave with the curriculum of BAM Education, Glass' hypnotic score proves a natural tool for teaching kids...
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March 9, 2013

We Don't Need This Transportation: Nick Mason's 2001 E55 AMG Wagon

I, for one, did not know that Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason was a classic car-collecting "petrolhead." But with 117,000 miles and an industrial strength bedliner like this, you can be sure that this RHD E55 AMG Estate he...
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February 1, 2013

This Russian Life

From WBEZ Chicago, this is Ira Glasnost. The public radio station's new ad campaign is encouraging listeners to make babies who will grow up listening to public radio and who will thus support their fundraising campaigns starting in 2032. In...
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December 24, 2012

Bun B's Rap Coloring & Activity Book

"Game is sad. He wants a new tattoo. Draw him one that covers up his butterfly." If ever a tumblr was destined for a book deal, it's Bun B's Rap Coloring Book. And of course, it happened the week...
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December 19, 2012

Monday In The Studio With Larry

List of TV Shows Mandy Patinkin ACTS In That I Have Not Seen Nor Do I Plan To, Ever 1. Chicago Hope 2. Homeland 3. "Children Will Listen," the finale from Stephen Sondheim's 1988 fairy tale mashup musical Into...
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December 18, 2012

The Youngest Youngerman

While flipping through an amazing new book on the life and work of the artist Agnes Martin the other night, I realized there is a kid in this random rooftop photograph [by Hans Namuth, but still]. In the mid-1950s...
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December 12, 2012

Cat Power On A Good Day

Here is Cat Power fake-bumming some 2nd graders right the hell out--until someone mentions pudding, and then they're all, "YAY!" The tiny cloud has moved on from their lives! I don't know, I guess I expected Cat Power to be...
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November 14, 2012

Adam Yauch Playground

The S.E.M. Ensemble has been performing experimental and modern music for over 40 years. This evening S.E.M. Ensemble tweeted that Palmetto Playground, the city park along State St & Columbia Place in Brooklyn Heights has been renamed Adam Yauch...
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October 22, 2012

Richard Prince Has A Bob Dylan Poster Dress.

I didn't notice it until Mondo reposted the images. But now that it's framed and seemingly tiny enough to be worn by a kid, I see that the artist Richard Prince has a Harry Gordon "Poster Dress" with Bob...
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October 19, 2012

Suspiciously Cute: BuzzFeed Kids, With Ze Frank

It's Ze Frank, so on the one hand, sweet. But also, what? I guess I'm just wondering what the SEO catch is. Or will be. But in the mean time, Baby Animals! SingAlong! [youtube via @felixsalmon]...
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October 1, 2012

Pappa The Rapper: Hatarake ECD

I don't read Japanese, but I smell DadWagon's influence... — Dadwagon (@dadwagon) October 1, 2012 Smells like Dadwagon spirit? Right generation, wrong genre. ECD is Yoshinori Ishida, one of the pioneers of underground Japanese-language rap. That's him up top...
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September 20, 2012

9yo Japanese Rockers Can't Get No Satisfaction BECAUSE THEY'RE NINE HELLO

Here is a Ryunosuke Bando, fronted by Osaka 3rd grader Yamagishi Ryunosuke, tearing it up on some random Korean variety show. I kept watching to see if they're just cold faking it like a mini Milli Vanilli, or to...
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August 31, 2012

One. One Muppeteer, RIP

Jerry Nelson, the veteran Muppeteer who created Count von Count, and various other Sesame Street characters from Sherlock Hemlock to Mr. Snuffleupagus, passed away last week at the age of 78. Which means we may never find out why he...
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August 18, 2012

Daddy Skills, By Sam D & DJ Dave

Damn, bro, I'm still trying to process the fact that DJDave, the killinest MC on the West Side of LA, who managed to rhyme with quinoa in "Whole Foods Parking Lot," is originally from Berkeley. Now you tell me...
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August 10, 2012

Very Superawesome

I'm sure there were some negatives that year, too, but 1973 was when Stevie Wonder was on Sesame Street....
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August 7, 2012

Mentos National Night: The Singaporean BabyMaker

I just, wow. I mean, I, SINGAPORE, people, land of caning and the One More Child Policy. I'm a patriotic husband You're my patriotic wife. I wanna book into your camp and manufacture LIFE. I can't wait to buy a...
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June 27, 2012

'It Was The Life Of The Times'

Because it's blowing my dadmind right now, here is an expanded quote from William Duckworth's interview with pioneering minimalist composer Terry Riley, who traded the VW Bus his young family was living in for a loft in SoHo:RILEY: [My] wife...
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June 21, 2012

Come On And Vogue, Kids!

Beauty's where you find it, Not just where you bump and grind it. Here is a kindergarten class performing Madonna's "Vogue." And here is a YouTube commenter commenting on it:Good to know there are people out there teaching their students...
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June 20, 2012

Wax, Max, Ill Tracks

Yesterday YouTube rapping twins Wax and Herbal T released a new single, "Milk In My Sippy Cup". Wax's and Yesica Rodriguez's kid [I'm guessing] Max plays all the instruments, which are masterfully remixed right in EOM and Andrew Kurchinski's...
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June 8, 2012

Remixster Rogers

Kudos to PBS Digital, whatever that is, for not trying it themselves, but instead getting the originator of the Profoundly Autotune The Childhood Icon genre, John D. Boswell of melodysheep, to remix Mister Rogers. Judging by the half million...
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May 30, 2012

Sesame Street Is Brought To You Today By The Letters GTMO

I realized this morning, when I turned off NPR for the third time on the way to preschool, that for a lot of information I want, regular, old linear media is annoying because it's too damn slow. And its...
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