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Bands of color

October 13, 2009 @ 8:39am

On the way to school this morning, "Under the Bridge" came on the radio and I asked my boys to tell me who the band was. Usually, they pass these music tests on the first or second attempt. They both love the song "Snow," so I figured they had a good chance of getting the right band for this one.

My 6-year-old's first guess was Green Day. I said that was close and this is a band with a color in the name. I figured with that clue they'd nail it on the second try.

My 4-year-old: "Pink?"

"Nope. This is a guy singing."

My 6-year-old: "Maroon 5?"

Wow. I wasn't expecting that one. "No."

My 4-year-old: "Black-eyed Peas?"

Again, I was stunned. "No."

I didn't realize they knew so many bands with colors in the name. Now I was getting worried they'd start rattling off bands they couldn't possibly know like Deep Purple, James Brown, Pink Floyd, Whitesnake and the Indigo Girls and completely blow my mind, but my 6-year-old saved the day with "Red Hot Chili Peppers!"

I love taking those boys to school.

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