One morning a few months ago, I was checking out the video on my computer and noticed that the twins seemed quite interested in it. Just about every morning since, I have played the video for them while they eat breakfast. They are always entranced. As soon as the guitar starts up, they both smile ear to ear and then watch and listen, transfixed all the way through as I feed them their cereal or apples or bananas. It has become our morning ritual.
Indeed, for my daughter and son, "Midnight Serenade" has become "Ode To Oatmeal."
Lately, we have found that when they get cranky in the car, all we have to do is put on the song, and they listen calm as can be. It's almost hypnotizing. (Although, I imagine it must make them hungry too, just like little Pavlov's dogs.)
I know of nothing else that can hold their attention so well for four and a half minutes. I am extraordinarily glad that they like the song and that they are starting off right with their "musical tastes."
(Here's a link to the Fates Warning website where it can be found: http://www.fateswarning.com/Home.aspx,
and here's a link straight to the video on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IwcL04CYews )