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Daft Punk Deserves All The Grammys For Making All My Old Lady Things Cool

56th GRAMMY Awards - ShowI don’t know how it goes in your house, but in my house we are all big Daft Punk fans. Not only did they make a record that is enjoyable for kids and their parents alike, but they made everything I loved growing up cool again so my kids can think I’m not as lame as a I truly am.

First of all , Daft Punk are robots. ROBOTS.

I have a house full of kids obsessed with robots. The whole stage persona of Daft Punk is amazingly cool.

Then they had Niles Rodgers play on their record. Growing up, I was a huge Bowie Fan. I begged Crushable to write a post when it was Bowie’s birthday and they smugly told me NO ONE KNOWS WHO BOWIE IS EVE YOU ARE OLD. For the rest of you old people, not only is Niles famous for being in one of the best bands ever, Chic, of such amazing songs like Le Freak and Everybody Dance , Niles also wrote and produced the Diana Ross jams I’m Coming Out and Upside Down. And we all need to take a moment to appreciate that little fact:

UGH, seriously, that guitar playing. That song.

Not only did Niles play on such songs as the above and numerous, numerous other hits, he also produced Bowie’s Let’s Dance which the rest of you old people may be slightly familiar with.

OK, so not only are Daft Punk robots, not only did they have one of the best music producers of all time play on Random Access Memories, but they also had Paul Williams help on the album, including helping write the lyrics to the Grammy awarded song of the year, Get Lucky. For those of you not old enough to remember Williams (get off my lawn) he is sorta famous for composing this as well as many other songs:

And then Daft Punk took the stage last night to perform with Stevie Wonder:

And I could bloviate about the genius that is Mr. Stevie Wonder but if you don’t agree with me, than I just feel sorry for you.

I’m always thrilled when I find something I can love that I can share with my kids. especially something that marries all the old lady stuff I loved from my own childhood with something that the kids are getting hip with today. Daft Punk just proves I’m not as lame as I think I am.

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  • Shannon

    We love Daft Punk in our house. I had to have “Digital Love” and “One More Time” on repeat constantly when my son was a pre-walker. He would hold onto the coffee table and shake his little butt. “The Best of Bowie” gets played frequently, too. You aren’t old, Eve, you’re awesome.

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      Or maybe we are BOTH old Shannon, old people party in the corner!

    • http://www.twitter.com/ilikeswears Dusty

      Uh, hello… OLD IS THE NEW AWESOME!

  • pixie

    Bowie is awesome and anyone who doesn’t know him is seriously missing out.
    He is awesome enough to be getting a chapter in my thesis. Yay Bowie!
    (and as much as I don’t really understand the new Louis Vuitton commercial, I love it just because David Bowie is in it).

  • Kheldarson

    Oh Bowie. You can be my Goblin King any day….

    Wait, we’re just discussing music? Erm…Daft Punk is awesome even if “Technologic” is the scariest music video ever?

    *slinks away with a photo of Jareth in tights*

  • Vbeme

    What the what? Who thinks Bowie is just for oldies. I was trying to teach my daughter how to snap and the first time she really got “Oh they are snapping” was the intro to Golden Years, it was so cute she just kept touching her finger to her thumb. She is only 15 months old, and she loves Bowie, so there. She also loves Daft Punk as well. When Up All Night comes on she goes crazy. The one thing I refuse to kidify is my music. I hope it isn’t harming her and I really hope she will develop a love of amazing music and I will never have to listen to the Disney radio station.

    • Kheldarson

      I don’t think my parents ever kiddified their music.

      Although Raffi was a thing in my house. Raffi will always be a thing :)

    • Lilly

      Took my almost 2 year old to the “David Bowie Is…” exhibit and now he totally recognizes David Bowie (well at least some of the incarnations of David Bowie, mostly Aladdin Sane cuz that was on all the posters). It was really funny as there were a lot of people there with smaller children and I overheard some older ladies making some comment about how unusual it was people brought their kids to the art gallery — said in a condescending way. My thoughts were along the lines of “really, this is what you have a problem with, and if you didn’t want to see kids don’t come on Sunday morning aka unofficial family time”. Also it was a really interactive exhibit so it was a great way to bring art into a kids realm.

    • pixie

      I went on a Wednesday evening to the “David Bowie Is…” exhibit in Toronto and there were still a ton of parents there with their kids. Though I didn’t hear any snarky comments.

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      that is adorable

    • http://www.twitter.com/ilikeswears Dusty

      Those ladies could really use more interesting, cultured and/or cooler friends.

    • LiteBrite

      My parents never kidified music either. So I grew up listening to the Stones, Led Zeppelin, Clapton, etc and developed a love of music that endures to this day.

      I’m trying to do the same with my son, but he doesn’t like listening to the radio because he’d rather play “I Spy.”

    • Mikster

      Mine cut their teeth on Megadeth, Iron Maiden and Seattle grunge. We all have diverse taste, and I’m proud to say0- they introduce me to new stuff and vice versa. I now own my own Skrillex, Deadmau5, and we love Justin Timberlake- not to mention my 24 year old introduced us to the Brat Pack- Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis- and we ALL love that! Now I’m trying to spread the Depeche Mode love around th3e house, LOL! Always something different playing here. But NEVER kids nusic.

    • http://ichasekids.com/ Litterboxjen

      My kid is pretty meh about the kid’s albums I play for her (Sesame Street, Sharon, Lois and Bram, Anne Murray, They Might Be Giants, Raffi, Animaniacs, and Barenaked Ladies), but will request Du Hast Mich (Rammstein), and loves to dance to whatever adult music she can (“Dancing?!” or “Music?!” are what we hear in the car more often than not.)

      Although there is a dance song from Sesame Street that gets them to do certain actions like clapping hands and stomping feet, and she likes that one.

    • http://www.twitter.com/ilikeswears Dusty

      I want to be friends with your kid.

    • http://ichasekids.com/ Litterboxjen

      If you’ll do puzzles with her, that will be pretty much a lock for you. Yogurt (and yogurt-covered raisins) are also great ways to get into her heart.

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      There is a THING with kids being way into Rammstein

    • waffre

      Excuse me very much, but in what world are They Might Be Giants and Barenaked Ladies kid’s bands? Those are two of my favorite bands! Did they make kids’ albums I don’t know about? I will agree that they’re not very danceable, though. And I do also love Animaniacs and Raffi so maybe I’m not the best judge (although I would classify them as being for kids). Then again I also love Rammstein so… I don’t know. Nothing makes sense anymore.

    • http://www.twitter.com/ilikeswears Dusty

      They Might be Giants has made a bunch of kids’ albums. No!, Here Comes Science, and Here Come the 123s to name a few.

    • http://ichasekids.com/ Litterboxjen

      Dusty covered it – I’ve only bought Here Comes the 123s for my kid (and honestly, there’s only one song on it I like, but whatever), but Barenaked Ladies put out a kid’s album called Snacktime! I find it a lot of fun.

      I forgot to mention I have a lot of Muppet music, too. (The best part has been plundering my CDs for my kid — I really haven’t bought that many just for her!)

    • SA

      God my 16 month old dances like crazy to “Up All Night”….just got to keep her from learning the lyrics and singing them to my conservative family members.

  • LiteBrite

    “Daft Punk is playing at my house….MY HOUSE….”

    Okay, so that’s not a Daft Punk song (It’s LSD Soundsystem), but it’s the first thing I thought of. Because Daft Punk playing at my house would be the most awesome thing ever.

  • Anon

    Sorry, just had to put that Daft Punk are not robots at all. They’re two French guys.

    Maybe I’m being nitpicky, but if you want robot music look at Japan.

    • CMJ

      DAFT PUNK ARE NOT ROBOTS?!?!?!

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter
    • Anon

      Hey look, I’m just going by what the article said. “First of all, Daft Punk are robots. ROBOTS.”

      I just really didn’t see the point in putting that in there if the author knows that they really are just two guys with helmets on.

      2nd It’s more like holograms, but look up some Hatunse Miku videos if you want to see what the Japanese are doing.

    • http://www.twitter.com/ilikeswears Dusty

      Robots everywhere are honored that you’ve taken the time to defend their integrity. False robotic idols are becoming a serious problem as society advances.

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      have you ever seen them without their helmets on? for all we know, they could be ACTUAL ROBOTS

    • waffre

      Wait… at first I thought you were just making a joke… but… do you really think we believe they’re real robots??

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      WHAT? WHAT? Ok fine, now you must spam us with Japanese technical robot bands, all I know is Compressorhead and they are not japanese :(

    • http://www.twitter.com/ilikeswears Dusty

      Right. Because *everyone* knows you can’t be both French *and* robotic. Logic, people. Logic.

    • Anon

      Jeeze, you’re right people, I clearly just didn’t get this “joke”! How silly of me! I guess you just have to be a mom to understand the “humor” that it contains! Oh no wait, I mean, Ha ha! It’s just SO funny that in an article talking about how they’re an old lady they put in a “joke” to show how old-lady-ish they are!

    • CMJ
    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      We don’t get out much. :(

    • Lilly

      How do you feel about Gorillaz? Can I call them a virtual reality musician/band?

    • Kheldarson

      You call them pure awesome; that’s what you call them.

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      No, the Gorillaz are 100000% real

  • Shelly Lloyd

    “Noone knows who Bowie is” ??? Well Hot damn. That just means more Bowie for the rest of us who know who he is.

  • Mikster

    Love pretty much all the artists you mentioned. Did you also do funk too- George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Brick, Gap Band, Cameo and the like?