Is anyone else out there a first born? Was anyone else kinda MAD when their parents came home with the new baby??? Well, I was. S’alright, though… I’m over it now, and am really quite fond of my sister. But, back in “the day” I’m pretty sure I shared the sentiments expressed in both the songs we started with this week on Ages 3 and Up! Yeah, a new baby’s kind of exciting, but there were definitely days when I wished my parents had brought home a puppy instead. Anyhoo….
So, this week we started with The Happy Flowers, who were screaming about childhood angst before WRFL was even conceived. For more information about them, you can click here. I kind of expected some Un-Happy Flowers to call about them, but instead we got a very happy caller, who said he hadn’t heard them in years, and was glad we were playing them on WRFL‘s kids’ show. Go figure.
We told some terrible jokes and played songs about going back to school, including a FABULOUS song about starting kindergarten, by The Not-Its! We also got back to the classics with an excerpt from Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite, and heard new music from Danielle Sansone (review coming later this week….maybe.)
The Happy Flowers– “Why Didn’t You Tell Me You Were Bringing Home a Baby?”- Satan Flower Kills Nice Flower (? Also found on My Skin Covers My Body)
Frances England– “Family Tree”- Family Tree
The Nursery Brass– “London Bridge is Falling Down”- Kiddie Pops Tijuana Style
Goofy and Friends– “Knock Knock Who’s There”- Childrens’ Riddles and Game Songs
Snowmonster!- “Knock Knock Who’s There”- Ready in Seconds!
Burl Ives– “Riddle Song”- Best of Burl’s For Boys and Girls
Robbert Bobbert and the Bubble Machine- “I Love the Animals”- s/t (forthcoming)
Great Lakes Swimmers– “See You on the Moon!”- v/a See You on the Moon!
The Not-Its!– “When I’m Five”- s/t (forthcoming)
The White Stripes– “We Are Going To Be Friends”- White Blood Cells
Step By Step– “Time After Time”- v/a Homeschooled: The ABC’s of Kid Soul
Blitzen Trapper– “New Shoes”- v/a For the Kids Three
Tiny Masters of Today– “Book Song”- Bang Bang Boom Cake
Supernova– “Books”- s/t
Dallas Symphony Orchestra w/Al Hirt– “Mother Goose Suite (excerpt)” by Maurice Ravel- v/a RCA Victor Classics for Kids
Twink– “Light Throught a Keyhole”- Supercute!
Danielle Sansone– “Sometimes”- Two Flowers