This week on Ages 3 and Up!
we had A LOT of technical problems. You couldn’t really hear it all, but we celebrated the coming of Spring, played music from artists featured at the Rock N’ Romp
and played another great Gustafer Yellowgold song, in honor of Gustafer Yellowgold month.
We also played a set for March Madness- you see, we broadcast from the University of Kentucky, and people go a little crazy over basketball here this time of year. The picture above is not an exaggeration. People actually walk around in the streets looking like this.. I’m not kidding. So, we embraced our inner basketball fan and played fun basketball songs. (Billy from The Blue Yodel No. 9, the bluegrass show that follows Ages 3 and Up!, was so inspired by our basketball set that he started his show with Kurtis Blow’s “Basketball.” For those of you unfamiliar, Kurtis Blow is old school hip hop- very un-bluegrass. We’re glad we could be an inspiration!)
Here’s what we played:
Elizabeth Mitchell– “Springtime Outing”- You Are My Little Bird
Takagi Masakatsu– “Come March”- v/a Childish Music
Rocknoceros– “Playground”- PINK!
The Little Ones– “Hey, Won’t Somebody Come and Play”- v/a Yo Gabba Gabba: Music is Awesome!
Snow Monster!- “Symmetry”- Stone Cold Treasures
Coal Train Railroad– “I Need a Nap”- Coal Train Railroad
Gustafer Yellowgold– “Birds”- Gustafer Yellowgold’s Have You Never Been Yellow?
Cheech and Chong– “Basketball Jones”- Rhino Hi Five- Cheech & Chong
Nikki Giovanni– “Basketball”- The Reason I Like Chocolate
Deerhoof– “Basket Ball Get Your Groove Back”- Offend Maggie
The Jackson 5– “The Day Basketball Was Saved”- Goin’ Back to Indiana
Sam Hinton– “The Frog Song”- Whoever Shall Have Some Good Peanuts
Danielle Howle– “Frog Song”- Live at McKissick Museum
Dan Zanes and Friends– “King Kong Kitchie”- Rocket Ship Beach
Kermit the Frog– “This Frog”- v/a Sesame Street- Songs From the Street: 35 Years of Music
I’ll bet you didn’t know that the King of Pop also saved basketball. Here’s a clip from the Jackson 5’s 1971 ABC special, Goin’ Back to Indiana. We played the soundtrack from this clip in our basketball set, and yeah.. that’s Bill Cosby narrating.
This is the video for the Gustafer Yellowgold song we played. Check out the dancing pigeon! Also check out this swell game: One of Gustafer’s favorite past times is jumping on pastries. I’ve not tried it myself, but it sounds kind of fun. Anyway, you can help Gustafer jump on eclairs and muffins in the game, from the Gustafer Yellowgold website. And don’t forget about their art contest. Visit “news” on their website, or look back at our episode from 3/13 for details.
Until next week!