In case you thought Yo Gabba Gabba! leader DJ Lance Rock only liked nightmarish tunes like "There's a Party in My Tummy," you should know he's a real DJ with real musical tastes, and they're not bad.
I have very mixed feelings about Yo Gabba Gabba, but one thing is undeniable. The musical credentials of its stars are tip-top with Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh, Biz Markie, and DJ Lance -- whose real name is Lance Robertson.
Lance was an L.A. DJ and a longtime employee of the record palace Amoeba Music in Hollywood. In case you had any doubt that those glasses were hipster, not geek.
In an interview with his hometown LA Times, Lance Rock reveals his personal music favorites. Maybe you can convince your toddler that they should let you play this stuff instead of "It's Fun to Brush Your Teeth."
The man who wears too-tight orange says:
I'm listening to a lot of new music right now, and the thing I'm listening to the most is the new Brian Eno record. I'm blown away. It's like elements of Here Come the Warm Jets -- elements from all of his vocal records mixed into an ambient record.
That Eno ambient record, Music for Airports, is magnificent, especially for parents in need of mediation after an endless kid day. It's the best grown-up bath music ever made.
I hear a lot of people talk about Lady Gaga, and to me, I don't care about her at all. I'm not one of those people that say, “She's outrageous.” Hey, I'm glad she's there because at least she's doing something that's more interesting than most. But to me it's like 1974 right now, when they had Up With People and stuff. All these kids want to go on American Idol and be on TV. I thought kids wanted to rock, or at least do something different. But they just want to sing show tunes. And I don't want to sound like I'm ragging on Lady Gaga. I just don't care about her records, but at least I'm glad she exists and she's doing something interesting.
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