This morning the kids were both still sleeping, so I decided to play some music to get them up. I started up the very cool Windows Media Player 11 beta, launched Urge (an online service partnership between Microsoft and MTV), and clicked the first album link I saw -- American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson.
As Since You've Been Gone started blaring out of my speakers, I hear Michael (5) start screaming from his bedroom, "I hate this music!!!!" His screaming becomes more hysterical until he's sobbing and bursting out in tears. I killed the music immediately and had to go console him. It took him a few minutes to pull himself back together.
Making children cry is not a recipe for success or creating passionate users. Kelly, you're a big meanie.