Posts Tagged ‘Helena’
(“Raw Power” comes on in the car)
Me: This is a band called Iggy & the Stooges. The lead singer’s name is Iggy Pop, and he did all kinds of crazy things. He smeared himself in peanut butter, he’d break bottles and cut himself up, he covered himself in honey and sprinkled glitter on himself, he’d even just walk right on top of the audience.
My 5 1/2 year old: They could get a concussion! Did he wear anything crazy too?
Me: He was really muscular, and he’d come out in no shirt and, like, very tight silver pants.
My 5 1/2 year old: That’s crazy! Were you there, Daddy?
Me: Was I there? No. This was in the early ’70s, so…like, 45 years ago, almost. Before I was born.
My 5 1/2 year old: Then how do you know about it? How do you know all about these things if you weren’t there?
Me: Because it was very famous, and people wrote all about it. You can read books that tell you all about different bands from a long time ago.
My 5 1/2 year old: Tell me EVERY STORY about EVERY CRAZY THING anyone did in EVERY BAND, PLEASE!