Tuesday, July 12, 2011
I’m always amazed by the diversity of songs on my older son’s iTouch. He gets his favorite songs from movies he has seen. He has songs by Elvis, Lady Gaga, Bon Jovi, Coolio among a huge smattering of names.
One movie he liked a lot a few years back was “Over the Hedge.” Among the tunes in Over the Hedge was a rewrite of a Ben Folds song called Rockin’ the Suburbs. The lyrics were funny. The song also had a monologue from William Shatner, who voiced one of the characters in the movie.
My wife listened to Rockin’ the Suburbs on my son’s iTouch recently and got a shock. Neither of us had ever heard the original version before, but found the original lyrics to be unsuitable for children.
We explained the situation to our son and he knew he’d have to get rid of the song. We also explained that he wouldn’t be able to get his money back. He’d made the purchase. Unfortunately, he didn’t realize what he’d bought.
We looked for the version from Over The Hedge but were unable to find it on iTunes. We told him that if he really wanted it, he could buy the movie soundtrack. I’m thankful that he understands our decision.
Readers, what would you have done? Would you have let your child keep it? Would you have tried to get your child’s money back? I’d like to know.