Hard to know what made me choose to play this album when I did – but I’m glad I did. I was left with the task of minding my 9-month-old nephew, Harry, for an hour or so. And, bored with knocking some balls around on a mat (him, not me; I don’t think I could get sick of that really) I decided I’d get him started on Little Feat since I had left it so late. Man, he got right in to it, right away! He had his rock on – right as they were singing “get your rock on”; too late in fact. He already had it on. It was nice to sit and appreciate this album with Harry. And that’s what he did. He just sat there taking it in. I turned the volume up really loud – louder than his mum and dad liked, I imagine – and just played him the record. And he would look up at me and smile sometimes and then just concentrate really hard on making sure he still had his rock on. And that it stayed on. Firm. Fierce. It. Was. Awesome. On a practical note, it was my first chance to practice changing a record with a baby under my arm. A skill that is going to become crucial, so was really good to have someone to guinea-pig that.
Sample Track: Kokomo
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