The Background of the Lullabies
If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you will have seen a series of nightly postings that begin, “Tonight’s lullabies included…” Here’s the story behind those posts.
Every night, Laura and I get Anna ready for bed. We put on her PJs, and we read her a book. Then it’s time for that last bottle. And that means I put on a Pandora station that I have been curating for well over a decade now. Yes, I create and delete other stations, but this is the one that I really look after.
This is the same station that Laura would play when she would drive to and from work while pregnant. This is the same station we still play in the car on road trips. No Raffi or Kidz Bop or Radio Disney allowed in our car. Yet. I really hope this trend lasts. And it should be noted that she is still young enough that she can’t make out all the lyrics on this station.
Because I’ve been tweaking this for so long, there is a lot in this station’s repertoire. So prepare to hear some rock, some new wave, some Motown, some classics, some twang, and some stuff you’ve never heard before. Keep an eye out for streaks. Sometimes Pandora will hit a groove and just go. Other times, it’ll throw you a curveball. I hope you’ll enjoy it, but your mileage may vary.
So let me share with you the lullabies that put Anna to sleep tonight. Like her old man–and like you will see tonight, she likes fuzzy guitars, Jack White in all in incarnations, and songs from the 80s. So, without further ado, here are tonight’s lullabies.
The Lullabies Themselves
The Raconteurs, “Level”
Pixies, “Gouge Away”
Spoon, “I Turn My Camera On”
The White Stripes, “Little Bird”
The Clash, “London Calling”
And with that, the Sandman came calling, and she was out like a light.