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!