Hey Stoopid, #419

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Old-time rocker, Alice Cooper, lives in Arizona today and hosts a nightly radio show called “Nights With Alice Cooper.”  (http://www.nightswithalicecooper.com/)  I love listening to this show, because it gets you up close and personal to someone who was one of  the forefounders of heavy metal music.  Alice Cooper has so much piss and vinegar attitude with a little bit of sugar on the side, and his show is just really fun to listen to.  Besides, the music is always a really good time, too.

My husband was listening to the show the other night with the kids in the car.  Alice needs to keep it clean for radio, so it really was not even a risky move on my husband’s part knowing that there are federal language regulations that this rockin’ DJ needs to adhere to.  You got to love Alice Cooper though, because he is also a business man and is smart enough to showcase his own music on his show.  Playing “Hey Stoopid,” I’m sure gets him a paycheck in the mail and brings popularity back to an old classic.

Here’s the thing though.  My kids have known for a long time that “stupid is a bad word,” so they were entirely amused by this song.  My son, who has his own piss and vinegar attitude, loves to be naughty, so of course, “Hey Stoopid” is his new favorite song.  Congratulations, Alice, you’ve reached another generation!

I hate having to ban any form of art in my house, but my 5-year-old child has now cleverly found a way to get away with saying a word he knows is wrong.  This all is coming after he innocently blurted out at dinner last night, “Mommy, is F#$K a bad word?”  Holy crap!!!!!!!!!!!  Where did he learn this?  “Yes,” my husband and I said with a little bit of panic in our voices, “And don’t ever say it again!”

So, Alice Cooper, it kills me to ban “Hey Stoopid” in my house, but “stupid” is appearing to be like the gateway bad word.  He is sleeping still as I write my blog at 6:30 am, and I will just have to listen to it before he wakes up.  I am choosing this song as my song today to honor classic Alice Cooper music, but it will have to remain our little secret out of the reach from my son’s very impressionable ears.  Here’s the Youtube link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PccmJEeIUXg  Enjoy friends…away from your kids!

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About tucsonsongstress

I am a music teacher for children ages 6-weeks-old - 8th grade. I am also a camp songleader and a Jewish music specialist with and without my husband who is known as Shabbat Scott. We love singing with people of all ages all over Tucson. My "song of the day" idea originally started by playing music challenges on Facebook. I loved choosing songs, and my friends seemed to love reading and listening to my choices. I have decided to continue a daily blog (or as daily as I can manage) and tell you all some stories through some songs that have touched me either in wonderful ways or by annoying the heck out of me. Hope you all enjoy this blog! Happy singing!

4 responses »

  1. Hahahahaha, stupid is a gateway curse word. I love it. We have banned the use of stupid or shut up in our house. I just think they are so nasty, even though some other real curse words get by on occasion!
    Once Alice Cooper came into the restaurant I worked at. He was very quiet and nice and I had no idea I was waiting on him until he left and someone told me it was him.

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