Friday, October 05, 2012

Music to his ears

The first tune Arihant heard after birth: Willis Conover’s unique alteration of Duke Ellington’s Take The ‘A’ Train. This is the tune I must have heard most often as a baby myself, thanks to Dad’s taste in jazz.

At home, Arihant listens to classical - the usual Beethoven, Mozart, Tchaikovsky mix. We’ll incorporate some jazz soon.

Thursday, October 04, 2012

What I have learned in the past 24 hours

When babies cry, it’s usually because of one of the following:

  • something has come out of his exit
  • something needs to go in through his entry

Check the exit first.

Wagner

I generally dislike Wagner. However, I heard a piece by him today and it was sublime and breathtakingly beautiful.