This week on Ages 3 and Up! we opened with songs which feature the singing saw, including “Sleepy Eyes” from Matt Clark’s Funny Little Fella (left), which I think is better than a baby book. Seriously. Nifty tunes about not eating squash and rolling- all chronicling his son Rowan’s first year. Pretty cool. Here’s what else we played:
Matt Clark– “Sleepy Eyes”- Funny Little Fella
Twink– “Rope Trick”- Supercute!
The Harmonica Pocket– “One Tree Said”- Ladybug One
David Zeitlin– “Lots of Worms”- Spin, Spider, Spin
Dog on Fleas– “Beautiful World”- Beautiful World
Fan Club Orchestra– “Mika Bubble Song”- v/a Childish Music
Lake– “On The Swing”- Oh, The Places We’ll Go
Broken Social Scene– “Puff The Magic Dragon”- v/a See You On the Moon!
Deerhunter– “Little Kids”- Microcastle
Me 3– “Doug the Mole”- The Thin King
Secret Agent 23 Skidoo– “Family Tree”- Easy
Kimya Dawson– “Wiggle My Tooth”- Alphabutt
Elizabeth Mitchell– “What Goes On”- You Are My Little Bird
Sufjan Stevens– “The Friendly Beasts”- v/a See You on the Moon!
Georgia and (or?) August Greenburg- “Jingle Bells”- Georgia and August Sing Songs For You
The Free Design– “Children’s Waltz”- Sing For Very Important People
Orriel Smith– “Tiffany Glass”- v/a Fuzzy Felt Folk
This is NOT a Dr. Seuss tribute album. It is, however, totally charming. Lake’s new album, Oh, The Places We’ll Go isn’t a kids’ record, at all. It’s just one I like. (One that happens to have an awesome song about being on a swing on it.) They’ve played a couple of times in Lexington this year and will be making another appearance at CPR on 12/21. Well worth checking out! E-mail me if you’d like details!