Monday, 8 March 2010

Music to mother to...

Dear CD Producing Bigwigs,

It seems to have escaped your attention, but there are babies being born, and therefore mothers being created every. single. day.
It follows then, that musical tastes in the mother demographic, are constantly evolving.
Or to put it another way, not all mummy's are fans of Ronan Keating, Westlife, Michael Buble et al.
And dear God, John Barrowman?! Exactly who told you that would make a perfect gift for mum?
I did not abandon my love of noisy Indie Rock and/or sign up to the easy-listening-middle-of-the-road fanclub the moment my waters broke, nor do I intend to anytime soon.

And I'm pretty sure I'm not alone.
Actually, I'm certain, if for no other reason than I can't think of a single mum I know who'd have any use at all for a Barrowman CD other than an overpriced coaster.

To be fair though, I don't think there's any CD that could be dubbed 'the perfect gift for mother's day'.  Unless it's a subliminal message affair that instantly lulls a stressed out baby to sleep, or miraculously sheds several pounds from your mummy tummy while you sleep.  Then maybe we could talk.

Fact is, Mothers, are as individual as the children the bear, and the idea of a 'one size fits all' collection of songs, is just plain silly.

So please, just stoppit.

Many thanks,
The Little Dude's Mummy.
(for whom a nice card & some flowers will do just fine, thank you please.)


  1. "We're sorry - was your brain accidentally left in during the birthing process - we do apologise. Please report to the necessary centre for de-intellection as soon as is convenient and you will be enjoying Ronan and John Barrowman in next to no time."

    (Trans: patronising fuckwits)

  2. Hahahahaha :D
    I knew there had to be a simple explanation.
    Thanks for clearing that up.

  3. This is sooooo true!! My Westlife/Boyzone stage finished back when I was 15! (but I am embarrassed to admit I do own a Michael Buble DVD!) . My music taste is so all over the place that I doubt they will ever make the perfect Mothers Day compilation for me!!

  4. Don't be embarrassed silly - each to their own!
    Just can't stand the 'all mums love the same ploppy music' mentality - no we don't!!

    I like to think that when LD's older, he'll know me well enough to steer clear of the 'perfect compilations'!

  5. Same with Oliver , I hope he can keep up with my ever changing music style!! :D