To quote the great poet Troy Richard, "We must be the chosen ones, down in Lafayette."
We are thankful in so many ways for being born here and being able to come back.
What really made us appreciate Lafayette was living in Baton Rouge for 3 years. Lafayette is superior in so many ways. First, we have much better food (Prejean's, Coyote Blues, etc.) and much better music (Blue Moon Saloon,'nuf said).
Second, and most important, we're not the home of LSU.
But, I must acknowledge that Baton Rouge has one upped us in a few ways. BR has a great parks system with lots of nature trails, great for dog walking, and a pretty well developed mountain bike trail system. Lafayette has nothing in that regard.
We also found out that BR has an exponentially superior Babies R Us. They have so much stuff that we don't have in our little puny store. At least we have a store now, but I see no reason that Lafayette couldn't support a full size unit.
All of that is basically to lead to me pointing out something really cool that I saw there. I happened to come across a cd made by Baby Rock Records.
The company takes the music of various rock bands and remakes the songs with lullaby instrumentation.
I, of course, couldn't help myself and had to pick up the Tool disc.
I also picked up the No Doubt disc because it seemed pretty cheery and nice. I'll probably go back later to snap up the Nirvana and NIN discs. Their website is www.babyrockrecords.com (sorry can't get the text to work as a link) and they have plenty more.
Now the kid will have have cool tunes from the get go. I'm going to program his mind right from the start. Scary, huh?