Liking that music from 'old man' Manilow
By John Williams
Hawai'i Kai resident
My daughter, Jennifer, prepared lunch for her children, Camille, 4, and Brett, 18 months. As they settled down to attack the toast, cottage cheese and cantaloupe, Jennifer decided to try something different.
Instead of putting on the usual Barney or other kiddie tunes, she thought it would be interesting to see how they would react to the music of one of her childhood idols. She found her album of Barry Manilow's greatest hits and put it on.
Jennifer told Camille how much she had liked him and that I had taken her to a Barry Manilow concert at the Blaisdell Center when she was young. Camille listened to the whole album, asked questions about him and even began dancing.
Later that afternoon Camille asked her mom if she could listen to the music.
"Which music?" Jennifer asked.
"You know," said Camille, thinking back to lunchtime. "That old man. Jerry Canteloupe."
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