Uncle Taz *now with pictures!*

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Uncle Taz *now with pictures!*

Postby taz » Tue Jul 06, 2004 3:58 pm

Well, my sister had her first baby on the 4th of July (and we're such an anti-patrotic family...the irony). He was 6 lbs 14 ounces (apparently that means something to people as everyone constantly asks) and is named Joseph James (my late fathers name) Stanley (their big hockey fans) McKenna. Currently I'm at their computer burning cd's for them that are 'mellow' to play for the baby as they don't want to use TV as background noise.

The current list:

EC - All This Useless Beauty
EC - Spike (demo version for the acoustic/softer tracks)
Ron Sexsmith - Cobblestone Runway
Ron Sexsmith - Used Songs
John Williams - The Guitarist
John Williams - Classic Williams
Roy Orbison - Greatest Hits
Willy Porter - Falling Forward (saw this guy open for Jeff Beck and I swear his guitar almost stole the show...and from Jeff that's saying something)

Any other ideas go ahead and shoot em up, I'll forward them onto my sister so we can mold this child a bit...then take over the world...muahahahaha

Oh...and I'll have pictures of the kid (sorry, child, my mom hates it when I say kid, something to do with the goat reference) later in the week.
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Postby SoLikeCandy » Tue Jul 06, 2004 4:36 pm

Awww, how sweet, Uncle Taz! Starting "the kid" off early with good taste in music...you're the coolest! :oops:
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Postby spooky girlfriend » Tue Jul 06, 2004 4:38 pm

Just don't be the uncle that's always going around saying, "Pull my finger." :lol:

Seriously, congrats. It'll be good practice for when you have some of your own. :)

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Postby RedShoes » Tue Jul 06, 2004 4:51 pm

Congrats! When can we see pictures??? :)

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Postby Poppet » Tue Jul 06, 2004 5:14 pm

i love babies. they're often cute, cuddly, often smell nice, easy to snuggle and smooch.

and, i can give them back when i'm done playing with them. yay!

welcome to aunt/uncle-ness! it's a nice place to be.
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Re: Uncle Taz

Postby Otis Westinghouse » Tue Jul 06, 2004 5:53 pm

taz wrote:Ron Sexsmith - Used Songs

That'll be 'Other Songs', unless you're alarming the babe with Tom Waits. Congrats, unc.
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Postby wehitandrun » Tue Jul 06, 2004 9:57 pm

"Swiss Army Romance" - Dashboard Confessional
"On A Wire" - The Get Up Kids
"I'm Sorry I'm Leaving" - Saves the Day (their acoustic ep)
"El Cielo" - Dredg
"Never You Mind" - New Amsterdams
"On My Way" - Ben Kweller
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Postby King Hoarse » Wed Jul 07, 2004 1:31 am

Congratulations, and suggestions:

1. The Modern Lovers "Live" (I'm A Little Dinosaur, I'm A Little Airplane, Hey There Little Insect, My Little Cookenhaken, Ice Cream Man, etc...essential to anyone's childhood)

2. King Creosote "Kenny & Beth's Musakal Boat Rides"
3. Robert Wyatt "Cuckooland"
4. The Beatles "Yellow Submarine" soundtrack
5. The Handsome Family "In The Air"
6. Loudon Wainwright III "I'm Alright"
7. Chet Baker "The Best Of Chet Baker Sings"
8. Nellie McKay "Get Away From Me"
9. "The Harder They Come" soundtrack (babies like reggae)
10. Steve Forbert "Alive On Arrival"
11. Billy Bragg & Wilco "Mermaid Avenue"
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Postby bambooneedle » Wed Jul 07, 2004 10:39 am

It was a boy, eh?

Sade - The Best Of Sade.... he needs to get acquainted with the sound of beautiful exotic women as soon as possible... cos there might be many.

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Postby Gillibeanz » Wed Jul 07, 2004 4:23 pm

*Sigh* Babies - love them - shame im too old now for any more! Congrats uncle TAZ - enjoy while you can they grow way too fast.....*sigh* :?
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Postby verbal gymnastics » Thu Jul 08, 2004 3:42 am

Taz - congrats on Unclehood. I hope you enjoy it as much as me and Mrs VG.
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Postby Pov » Thu Jul 08, 2004 7:27 am

Congratulations, Taz. :D Being an uncle is great. When he gets older you'll be able to relate to him in ways that his parents can't, because their his parents and you're not 8)

Anyway, I would give them some Mozart CDs. Listening to Mozart is supposed to help their little brains develop. My son used to love Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (sp.?) I would set the CD player in his room to repeat the first movement over and over again and he would fall asleep to it.

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Postby taz » Thu Jul 08, 2004 12:34 pm

Alright...here are two pictures of the little guy, I'll have more up once I can resize them...fortunately he looks nothing like me...

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Postby invisible Pole » Thu Jul 08, 2004 1:11 pm

Congratulations, taz !! The little man's really sweet.

Try the following :
Aztec Camera - "Dreamland"
David Sylvian - "Secrets Of The Beehive"
Everything But The Girl - "Idlewild"
Echo & The Bunnymen - "What Are You Going To Do With Your Life"
Tom McRae - "Tom McRae"
and a good compilation of Burt Bacharach songs.

And be a good uncle!
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Postby spooky girlfriend » Thu Jul 08, 2004 1:59 pm

Oh my gosh, Taz, he is so cute!

Makes me glad my kids can all feed themselves and go to the bathroom alone. :wink:

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Postby migdd » Thu Jul 08, 2004 2:13 pm

When my daughter was an infant, she had trouble being put to sleep at night and the only way my wife and I could get her to nod off was to sway her to the strains of "The Other End of The Telescope". She is now 8 years old and no longer has any apparent affinity for the tune, however!!!(Although she still likes EC, she now prefers the Dixie Chicks, Nora Jones and Sheryl Crow. "Girls rule; boys drool!")

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Postby legman open to offers » Thu Jul 08, 2004 2:41 pm

Congrats Taz! and to the parents. Nephews are always good for some fun. Seeing that baby makes me want another!
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Postby laughingcrow » Thu Jul 08, 2004 2:49 pm

Congrats to you and yours Taz my man! :D

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Postby El Vez » Thu Jul 08, 2004 2:58 pm

Congratulations! I know your entire family has to be overjoyed. Have fun figuring out which uncle stereotype you fall into.

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Postby taz » Thu Jul 08, 2004 3:13 pm

Is there some list I can choose from regarding uncle stereotypes?
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What a handsome little one!

Postby happy now » Mon Jul 12, 2004 1:04 pm

The wonderful thing about being an uncle/aunt it having the ability to give them back when they start asking for the car or to borrow money...
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Postby mood swung » Mon Jul 12, 2004 1:18 pm

congrats, taz!!! he's a keeper.
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