Le Zed has herself a decent ear...and she loves her some James Brown
Zo's newest favorite song is, "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag," by the Godfather of Soul, Mr. James Brown...it's true. SHe absolutely digs that song, perhaps because June dances around with her whenever it plays but whatever...there's plenty of other tunes she hears all day, every day and never responds too. I think it's the real deal, and if that's the case, well, this kid's got some serious taste.
THe last thing she took any kind of liking to was Badly Drawn Boy's, "I Love Nye," and she paid extra attention to the Yo Yo Ma that Uncle Skitter sent over for her but there's been literally thousands of songs in and out of her ears in the last four months and somehow she latches onto two. I'd say her affinity for James Brown is fo real.
My niece, Avery, had this crazy Bob Marley thing when she was just a toddler. Whenever she was wicked pissed Brad and Head would slap some "Redemption Song" on the stereo and BLAM...instant happy baby. It was the weirdest thing. Now Zoey's doing the same, well something similar, but with James Brown. And we're cutting music programs from schools? Are you kidding me? This kid is all soul already. We're introducing her to Otis Redding at breakfast tomorrow. I'll be damned if she goes without the sheer blessedness of "The Hucklebuck."