You see, you get a lot of pink when you have a baby girl. And not all of it is desired either. Not that Mrs Growl and I are opposed to pink per se – not even baby pink. But the surfeit of pink that has enveloped our house in the last few weeks is something else.
My parents came from Scotland a week or so ago, bearing many gifts which nicely managed to excise the nonsensical stereotype of tight Scots. We got stuff from folk who we don’t know, and are only acquaintances of my parents. Most of the pressies are pink, and there are only so many pink dresses you can take, really. I mean, we're grateful for folks' generosity, and some of the stuff is fine, but others are so evidently bought by people a generation or two older than us. What does one do with all these pink dresses? We’re not sure we want to inflict these on The Baby Growl. She may grow up to hate us for trussing her up in these synthetic, old-fashioned frills. Or maybe not. Maybe she’ll become one of these super-pink girls. I could tolerate that, only as long as she likes good music.
Speaking of which, here are some tenuous pink-related tracks. Not all of them are relevant or even appropriate for a baby theme, but they all share the word 'pink' and they’re all good.
Download: Blonde Redhead – Pink Love
Download: I Was a Cub Scout – Pink Squares
Download: The Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (Part 1)
Download: Nick Drake – Pink Moon
Download: Pulp – Pink Glove
Download: Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit – Tickle Me Pink
Download: Nathan Fake – The Sky Was Pink
Download: Pink Mountaintops – Cold Criminals
OK, back to normal now…