One of the things I miss about life pre-kids is blasting music in the car while I drive. We have never done the kid-music thing — they can have all they want of it at school — but some music is no longer appropriate for my listening kids.
For example, the boys like The Who. As in The “…who the fuck are you? …” Who. Awesome tune, but I can’t keep having a coughing fit at that point in the song. They are bound to figure it out sooner or later.
Right now I’ve got the Gipsy Kings playing in the car. The boys love it, and all the lyrics are in Spanish! But again, short term solution to a long term problem.
I’ve tried searching for the ‘radio version’ of songs on iTunes — that is what I want. I know you can get de-Explicited versions, but that seems to only be for current hits. I’ve never seen that for older stuff.
So what’s a gal to do? On the short drive from my office to preschool last Friday I got to hear “Dirty Deeds” and “Piece of My Heart” — hell, Janis could sing. And I was joining in as I cruised into the school lot.
And then the party was over. So now what? What do you all do? Do you just listen to what you want to and then deal with your kids saying “Who the fuck are you?” to their teacher? There’s got to be a better way.