February 11, 2007
The Meaning Of 8 and The Age of 6
Imagine liking a record so much you're actually feeling pressure to write a review worthy of it. That's about where I'm at right now with Cloud Cult's latest album, The Meaning of 8.
Craig Minowa (the band's lead singer and songwriter) had sent me a copy a few weeks ago and I really haven't been in the mood to listen to anything else since it made the trip from Minnesota.
I had been driving around with it on, thinking about what to say here, when during a particularly funky track my kid stopped bopping along in the backseat for a moment to say, "Dad, is this Craig gettin' down in his basement?"
It was priceless. And very accurate. It was also the moment that I decided to try and interview the boy about the album for this post.
So rather than pollute the internet with one more music review full of useless, flowery descriptions -- here's the word-for-word transcript of a chat between me and my 6-year-old son discussing Cloud Cult's new album, The Meaning of 8.
I'll put up Craig's answers to those questions in an upcoming post.
There are three songs currently streaming on Cloud Cult's website for you to check out. (Just click on the "Listen" link once you get there.) Those are going to help you to decide to take a chance on the album better than anything else I can write here.
But I will say this: if you don't want to be walking around knowing a six-year-old has cooler musical taste than you, here's your chance to catch up to him.
The Meaning of 8 is on sale now and available for immediate download at cloudcult.com.
Go treat yourself. It's good. My kid wouldn't lie.
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