Anticipating Ian’s arrival in a few weeks (if he’s punctual), one of the things I’ve been considering is responding to and teaching discernment with coarse language. And because I’ve been on a Sonic Youth kick recently, I’ve specifically thought about cussing in music.
I’ll spare you most of my thoughts and conversation with my wife, but I can say that I am convinced parents must model for children a healthy respect of language. I don’t think this involves overreacting to my son when he inevitably drops a minor curse word…and on the other end of the spectrum, it obviously doesn’t mean I should mean that I should cuss like a sailor. I guess I have some time to figure things out before he gets old enough that it matters. You know, maybe I have enough time before then to write a book…
Enjoy the show.
- “No Room” – Two-Pound Planet (No Sense of History | Alternative/Stunt | 1992)
- “(I Got A) Catholic Block” – Sonic Youth (Sister | SST | 1987)
- “Surgeon” – St. Vincent (Strange Mercy | 4AD | 2011)
- “Natural Frost” – Welcome (Sirs | FatCat | 2007)
- “Salad of Speech” – 100 Flowers (100 Years of Pulchritude | EMI | 1990)
- “Okay, I’ll Admit That I really Don’t Understand” – The Flaming Lips (Zaireeka | Warner | 1997)
- “Listen, It’s Gone” – The Ocean Blue (Beneath the Rhythm and Sound | Sire | 1993)