Here Come the 123s is the latest They Might Be Giants (TMBG) CD/DVD and we’re having a lot of fun with it in our house. We were eagerly awaiting the release of this CD (tells you how exciting our lives are) since we first heard their last children’s CD, Here Come the ABCs.
My personal favorite is a track called “Pirate Girls Nine.” Many children’s artists include a requisite song about pirates – but usually not one about girls! (If only they had this song when I was growing up, maybe I wouldn't kvetch. All. The. Time.)
Anyway, Zander likes to listen to the song “Infinity” over and over again. The first time he heard it, he asked how many zeros the number infinity had in it – three or four. I did my darnedest to explain, but found myself using words like “gazillion” and “katrillion” and gave up before I confused him.
Another of Z’s current favorites from this CD is “I Can Add.” There is a little segment where the band sings in Spanish, a verse Zander likes to repeat again and again. Let’s face it, “Dieceséis” is a fun word to say (and even more fun to hear a three-year-old sing it).
Here is a YouTube video of one of the track called, “Seven Days of the Week (Never Go To Work).” It’s silly but gives you a flavor of both the songs and the DVD, which are, um, silly and a whole lot of fun.
And if you can stand more, here is an amazon.com link to snippets of all 27 tracks.