May I introduce you to Simon (8) and Sophie (6) Weil, our neighbours and friends from up the road,
They're great kids.
You'd like them.
It was Simon's First Communion on Sunday, which is a pretty BIG DAY around here if you come from a Catholic family.
Someone gave him an iPod with a couple of songs already loaded.
And forgot to leave the USB cable.
This would send me into a state of panic. And I'm 50 years older than him....
So they turned up yesterday in the hope that I'd have an iPod (yes, of course) and I'd lend him the USB cable (yes, of course). And how much music have you actually got?
So Sophie turned up today after school today to ask if-Simon-could please-have-a few-tracks-of-the-15,000-odd-you've-got-on-the-hard-drive-and-could-you-please-help-us-get-them-onto-the-iPod?
So they chose (with a little encouragement at times, but mostly with comments like "Cool" and "Wow")
Toad The Wet Sprocket - Walk On The Ocean - John
Söhne Mannheims - Wenn Du Schläfst - Simon
Rod Stewart - Every Picture Tells A Story - John
Robbie Williams - Strong - Simon/John
Red Hot Chili Peppers - The Zephyr Song - Simon/John
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Stadium Arcadium - Simon
Nine Days - Absolutely (Story Of A Girl) - John
Mutton Birds - While You Sleep - John
Jeff Beck - Sophie - Sophie (And thanks to Jefito)
James Taylor & Carly Simon - Mockingbird - John
James Gang - Walk away - John
James Blunt - You're Beautiful - Simon (for sure...)
Don McGlashan - I Will Not Let You Down - John
Bob Dylan - Like a Rolling Stone - John
And then Simon asks " Are they all legal?"
"Well., most of them...."
Simon turns up this evening wearing his #13 Michael Ballack soccer shirt with a "Sportfreunde Stiller" CD.
"You can borrow it" he said.
"For a week, if you like"
You really would like them.