Coping With Children’s Music

They talk about the stress of parenthood. They talk about the patience it takes to raise them ‘right’. They talk about the never ending days and sometimes more challenging nights. I was prepared for all of this when I became a mom. What they didn’t talk about and what was perhaps the most challenging of all for me was how incredibly annoying children’s music is.

I have to be honest in saying that the love song just isn’t what it used to be. I almost feel bad for younger generations of music fans who don’t hear enough well-written, well-arranged and well-performed heartfelt love songs unless they “dig in the crates” of their parents’ old records or listen to “old school” radio stations. For example, there are cartoon to some of today’s so-called R&B/Soul music that are just as explicit or sometimes more so than anything you’d hear on a Hip-Hop record.

Your original track may become popular and may be included in the top music charts, without the publisher editing or changing it. But consider noticing the songs used in some feature films. Sometimes, the vocal track of the song is mixed very low in order not to distract the scene the song is being used in. Also, there are several times when the vocals are more prominent. This is because the lyrics of your song highlight the scene of the show or film your song is being used in. But you can always try other mixes so that your tracks are very much open to whatever mix the publisher wishes to.

The album, Back In Black, was Brian Johnson’s welcoming introduction to the band and it was a huge success right from the start. It has been called by many in the music industry as the second best-selling rock album of all time. My trivia question to you is: What 1986 Stephen King movie featured many AC/DC songs that made up the movie’s soundtrack? I will give the answer after I name my choices of the 5 best AC/DC songs.

My next series of articles will explore the Mediaeval Baebes’ discography, briefly discussing the origins and history of the music they have drawn upon to create their classic recordings. I hope you enjoy them.

Road tripping has been an integral part of American life since the advent of the automobile age. The myth and romance of the open road was created in such classic films as Easy Rider, Vacation and even Thelma and Louise. That same freedom is the topic of great American novels like Jack Kerouac’s On the Road and John Steinbeck’s Travels with Charley, and it inspired the maniacal true life events depicted in Tom Wolfe’s The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. The open road pervades the American consciousness, just as the Arctic pervades the Canadian.

I am referring to motivational songs that stimulate in the most wholesome way, of course. However, there are quite a few that I find do just the opposite. They make me want to stay focused on crazy things like unrequited love, and suggest that I should care less about life and forget that I’m a lady…bad stuff. But, here’s the problem. Those tunes can be quite catchy. Those infectious hooks and melodies would play in my head over and over like a broken record resulting in all this negative imagery penetrating my consciousness and influencing my thought process. Not good!

It is a must to ensure that your track is original. Publishers are looking for witty and creative style that is new, fresh and bold. Original tracks have longer staying power in the top music charts, too. So take time to evaluate whether your track is of your own or just a mere copy-cat.