I grew up with music in the home. Beach Boys via record, Lawrence Welk on TV, and Roger Miller in the tape deck.
So obviously, my musical taste is EXQUISITE.
Hubs made a short attempt in college to refine me. It was futile. He would mumble something about "classical" not being a generic term for all "elevator music," but that it represents a time period
zzzzzzz in music history, listen to the sound of me not caring, excuse me while I fall asleep in your Braharms.
During our early years of marriage, I took the opportunity to clean house, and by "clean house," I mean, "got rid of his stuff."
Including most of those "classical" CDs.
Especially now that it's time to pass on a musical heritage to my kids.
Fortunately, the library has saved my ever-widening butt. I've even found a set of CDs that mix Hubs' classy taste with my love for, well, nonsense.
Introducing: Beethoven's Wig (♫)
Oh, people. I'm a sucker for cleverly-written (often humorous) lyrics. All the songs on the Beethoven's Wig CDs are set to the tune of symphonies (or piano classics), and get this--actually teach something about the piece of music.
Best of all, I can listen along with the kids without desiring to stab my eardrums.
Here are the CDs currently available:
In the interest of full disclosure, no one asked me to promote these CDs. But if you do click those links and buy something on the amazon site, I get a minuscule percentage of the purchase. The earnings I receive by being an affiliate help feed my
family addiction of throwing pennies in a fountain twice a year.
You can check out the full list of Beethoven's Wig CDs and then send that link to your wealthy relatives. Wealthy relatives who happen to have a penchant for classical music with some zany lyrics thrown on top.