“The weirdest band in the world!”


The Monkey was here last night.  Her class is raising money for a charity and she was out collecting.

I reminded her that she hadn’t given me the list of songs she wanted me to put on her iPod.

See, The Monkey has been trained since an early age that she should call me for anything technical.

Want the Playstation set up? Call Peter.

Want your computer fixed? Call Peter.

Want the channel changed? Call Peter.

So, it should come as no surprise that she never got around to hooking her iPod up to her computer.  Ever.

She prefers to tell me what music she wants, then makes me find it and put it on her iPod.

I give her a hard time about it.  1) Because she has questionable taste in music.  2)  Because I’m just like that.

She started writing her list down.  It was mostly Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato, with some Eminem thrown in for fun.   (Lovato is the little chick from Camp Rock, which I really should have known.)

I looked at the list.  I looked at her.  I said, “How about I put some of my own music on it?”

Her eyes popped out.  “Not again!”


“Peter, last time you put on some WEIRD music.  The weirdest band in the world…  Kings of Lay-On.”  (Not TOO french.)

“You didn’t like?” I asked.

She looked like I had just asked who Hannah Montana is.  Shock.  Outrage.  Possibly a little gassy.

“No, Peter.”

I looked at her list again.  “I’ll surprise you.”

She walked towards the door, talking to no one in particular.  “Kings of Leon.  That is really the name.  Kings of LEE-on.  Kings of LeON.”

“That kid is loony,” I said.  Also to no one in particular.

“Kings of Leon’s Furniture” she said as she walked out the door.


13 Responses to ““The weirdest band in the world!””

  1. 1 shine

    I think I like her better than you. She’s sassy.

  2. 4 Beth

    I guess at this point she isn’t old enough to know better about music.

    I mean really…Eminem?

    • I have a feeling that this one will always have questionable musical tastes.

      Though she does love her some johnny Cash.

  3. 6 Sid

    I’m so hoping you didn’t put the song ‘I want you’ by Kings of Leon on her iPod. Have you ever listened to the lyrics? So not appropriate for a little girl.

  4. 7 tia

    i love that the monkey loves eminem.

    i hope you have your shotgut ready for when she starts dating.

  5. 8 tia



    that’s what i meant.

  6. 9 Kara

    Reminds me of when my 4 year old neice sang Pink’s Rockstar song to me…she knew every single word!!

    Where do they get this stuff?

  7. 10 E.P.

    I love how sassy she is! Even if she doesn’t like the Kings of Leon.

  8. 11 Sarah

    Ha! I actually called them Kings of Leon’s furniture the other day! However, I love them, and immediately felt contrite.

  9. Hooray! Eminem!

    I love the Monkey.

    Call me if you want some Dave Matthews recommendations! :D

  10. 13 Jenn

    if she doesn’t like kings of leon, we can’t be friends.

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