That post about Top of the Pops and talking about Molly's musical education made me start to think about what sort of music we've managed to get her into.
To qualify she has to be able to sing along with it and not complain loudly every time it comes on.
So far we're not doing too badly.
So far we've got her into songs by the following:
Blur, Beach Boys, Beatles, the Cure, Depeche Mode, Fatboy Slim, Flaming Lips, KT Tunstall, Polyphonic Spree, Radiohead, S Club 7 (my own fault, letting Louise bring that one into the car), Steve Wynn, They Might Be Giants and as many good football songs as we could throw at her.
Of course, she's still managed to develop her own tastes as well, so recently in the car we've had the collected works of Hi-5, a disney themes cd, the Grease soundtrack and the Sound of Music soundtrack (yes, the last two were Louise again. curses).
But I'm still fairly happy with what we've managed so far.
The most successful has definitely been the Polyphonic Spree. She loves most of what they've done and we nearly took her along with us when we went to see them in 2005 at the Academy.
I'm definitely getting her a ticket next time around. It was a joyous show and I really think she'd love it.
Of course, the long term plan is to be the sad sort of dad who goes along to gigs with his child. And then we really need to sort out the Glastonbury idea I've got where a whole load of us go with kids in tow. But first of all I've got to get round Louise's reluctance (something about over my dead body i think it was).