The Horror Honeys: Spooky Kids Saturday Jam ~ 'Little Boxes'

Spooky Kids Saturday Jam ~ 'Little Boxes'

And the people in the houses all go to the university
And they all get put in boxes, little boxes all the same
And there's doctors and there's lawyers
And business executives
And they're all made out of ticky tacky and they all look just the same 
And they all play on the golf course and drink their martini dry
And they all have pretty children and the children go to school
And the children go to summer camp
And then to the university
And they all get put in boxes, and they all come out the same

Here at the Horror Honeys, more than a few of us went crazy for Laika Studio's latest creation, The Boxtrolls. Besides being too frigging cute for words, main character Winnie is a little girl any HIT (Honey-in-Training) can relate to. In addition to the beautiful animation, one thing I loved about The Boxtrolls was the soundtrack. The film featured multiple fantastic tracks, but Portland band Loch Lomond's cover of Pete Seeger's "Little Boxes" is the one I can't stop listening to. Over 50 years later, and this song is just as relevant now as it was when Seeger wrote it: we're still trying to put kids in boxes.

But trolls... trolls look pretty cute in boxes. So I guess that is ok. ~RH