- 10:03 AM,
Thursday, January 14th, 2016:
- I knew they
were too young for Yellow Submarine. It's a pretty
frightening movie and considering cartoons today,
I was sure I was pushing it. I tried anyway.
I started the movie...
- One full hour,
Vienna asking questions throughout and Cam just
watching following her lead. Woah.
- This leads to
questions about John, Paul, George and Ringo. Then we
ask Alexa (The Amazon Echo speaker thingee) to play
some Beatles - BOOM, every Beatles song, streamed
forever without commericials thanks to an Amazon Prime
Account. What follows can only be described as an
- So I get the
Beatles blu-ray of their videos. I figure she'll maybe
like the ones in color? She watches all 27 videos in a
row (Cam gets antsy within 5 and needs to go break
some shit) and is HOOKED. How on earth does a
black and white video of those guys singing do that to
2 and 3 year olds? I mean, watch
- ...had to add in
that part at the end because, well, that's the truth.
LMAO. Cam is still the annoying brother.
- But Vienna is
obsessed with the Beatles. Now I'm bringing out
Beatle figures and toys and cards and showing her
movies (Help! freaked her out too much because she was
sure Ringo was gonna die). I mean, she actively gets
and understands this phenomenon... instantly. I know,
I know it's the Beatles, every generation will
love them - but I really thought it required
maybe 4 or 5 years old to "Get" them? Like, she
screams when they come on screen and jumps up and down
like she's a teenager. Whaaaaaaaaat?
- They're magic.
I mean, there was a time when I was such a
big Beatle fan that I was the undisputed "King of
Beatle Trivia" on WTVN and people tried to stump me.
I was insaaaaaaaane about 'em. Still love
everything McCartney puts out, a total inspiration, so
I knew they were special, duh. They're our
Mozart, they will be around in 1000 years. No
- ...but even I am
stunned that they can grab someone so young, so hard,
and they truly find them amazing. This is a girl
obsessed with Frozen for soooooo long. It's just crazy
to me. Wonderful, incredible - but truly, truly
shocking. I've actually waited a couple weeks before
writing anything because I just had to be sure
this wasn't some random thing she liked. No, she gets
it, it's awesome, and I'm THRILLED.
- Like everyone, The
Beatles will come and go throughout her life. That's
the true brilliance of the band, they mean completely
different things to you as you grow up. Your favorite
"era" changes often as you change. It's amazing
how complex their body of work is in such a remarkably
short amount of time. I hope I can take them
to a Paul McCartney concert before it's said and done.