I am in desperate need of some coiffing. I’ve been letting my hair grow out a bit in order to be able to erase the memory of the wretched haircut I had back in September. Two trims later and I’m still nowhere close to being able to hide these hideous layers.
What all those layers do is make in virtually impossible for me to roll out of bed in the morning, throw on some nicer sweatpants and take the kids to school. My morning hair is less than rom-com bed hair. It’s more like a bird’s nest. A haystack. Just shy of looking like I’ve been electrocuted in my sleep.
My kids, on the other hand, wake up looking like little angels. Even Miss P’s hair, on the longer side, in its disheveled state still has some bounce and manageability to it, only requiring a quick brush through to get out the door.
But I do believe my kids are in the minority. Maybe you have that kid, the one that has to get their hair doussed wtih water to tame his ragged mane before heading to homeroom. Or you have the arsenal of detangler on hand to tackle that mop of knots that greets you in the morning.
If so, this week’s song is for you.
The Jimmies is a great little band spearheaded by the funkily adorable Ashley Albert. Her voice has that cuteness about it that appeals to young kids (no wonder she’s done numerous voiceovers!), but it’s not so grating that you can’t listen to it for long. Imagine a cleaner version of Sarah Silverman, and you’ve got Ashley Albert.
Songs from The Jimmies are indeed like a great haircut – just the right length, a good mixture of spunk and sophistication, with fun lyrics, rockin’ guitars and catchy melodies.
Some of my favorite tunes by The Jimmies include Gonna Get a Hamster (a proclaimation to a hopeful furry pet with a humorous twist at the end) and Do the Elephant, which I featured in a guest post about kid songs that deliver great messages. And so appropriate during this vicious flu season!
But perhaps the song I’m enjoying the most lately is The Jimmies’ Bedhead. If I’m not dating myself too much, one thing that I love about this song is that is vaguely remininsicent of Violent Femmes’ “Blister in the Sun.” A little grungy, with some fierce percussion and a great rhythm, something both kids and adults alike can rock out to.
This song is definitely my Theme Song Du Jour. Until this wretched cut grows out, at least.
The Jimmies music is available for purchase through, iTunes, and Amazon. Check it out now!
What does YOUR hair look like in the morning? Like a princess? A Ken doll? Or a hedgehog?