ONE OF THE FIRST SONGS that my now four-year-old son took to was “Bike” by Pink Floyd of their classic Piper at the Gates of Dawn. This quirky and very likable song had been the subject of much discussion on the Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett Story.
This evening, Elliot and I paid a visit to our local Canadian Tire to get him his first bike. At first, he was a bit hesitant to try it out in the store, stating that he’d wait ’til after I bought it for him. Uh, yeah. After a wee bit of coaxing he was whipping around the store like a daredevil. I couldn’t help saying under my breath “Fuck, my kid is riding a bike now!” I mean, come on…already!?
As you can imagine, not only does the boy now have his very own bike, but also a theme song to go along with it as he pedals.