Hello, fair Ages 3 and Up! listeners and readers. Welcome to our very sporadically published playlist! I hope to get the past few weeks up sometime this week, but it may or may not happen. If it doesn’t, please accept my apologies in advance.
This week we were excited to play the B-side from “The Listeners,” Breathe Owl Breathe‘s extraordinarily lovely 7″ vinyl record/book set. This is not a new release, but it was recently acquired and I can’t say enough good things about it. There’s a video posted below the playlist with more information, but seriously…. GORGEOUS, and well worth the investment if you come from a vinyl loving family.
This one from Key Wilde & Mr. Clarke is probably my most favorite holiday album in recent years, and I’ve heard MANY. From the stadium rock vibe on “Angels We Have Heard On High” to straight up punk rock baking on “Christmas Pudding,” and back to again to Caribbean rhythms on “Jingle Bells”… this six song EP blows my mind every time I hear it. SO highly recommended.
Big shock, folks… This week on Ages 3 and Up! we played HOLIDAY TUNES!!
Tom Glazer– “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”- Tom Glazer Sings Honk Hiss Tweet GGGGGG and Other Children’s Favorites
Key Wilde & Mr. Clarke– “Jingle Bells”- Key Wilde & Mr. Clarke Sing Songs of Christmas Cheer
Billy Kelly– “That’s How You Know It’s Christmas”- Dear Santa Claus
Your Imaginary Friend’s self titled debut was one of several discs that made its first appearance on our show this week. The album is absolutely enchanting, and features well constructed arrangements of mostly (though, not exclusively) traditional children’s and American folk tunes, sometimes done in a laid back style reminiscent of some bygone era and others evoking a more modern pop-rock or quirky lounge sound. Recommended for fans of Squirrel Nut Zippers, Les Paul, Alan Mills and banjos.
Hellooooo Ages 3 and Up! listener and reader friends! This week on our show we played new music from Vered, danceable fun for kids of all ages, requested “Ba Ba Black Sheep,” a special unreleased track from Jad Fair (courtesy of Spare The Rock, Spoil The Child), blazin’ bluegrass from Astrograss, and turkey tunes- including a Les Paul inspired version of “Turkey In The Straw” from Your Imaginary Friend. We finished the show gobbler style with Gustafer Yellowgold’s “Pumpkin Pied.” Be sure to check the video below, and Happy Thanksgiving!
Here’s how we played it:
Vered– “Good Morning My Love”- Good Morning My Love
Jean Jacques Perrey and Luke Vibert– “Frere Jacques”- Moog Acid
Ruckus Roboticus– “Here We Go”- Playing With Scratches
Playsoundz– “Catch The Ball”- Electronic Music For Children
We have played this album EVERY Halloween our show has been on the air. Who knew a funny story about a boggart would become a tradition on a children’s radio program??
Happy Halloween, friends of Ages 3 and Up! Just popping in (like Samantha on Bewitched) to wish you and yours a safe and festive haunting season. Whether you’re a ghost, ghoul, goblin, princess or robot, we hope you get the best candy you’ve ever gotten- and a lot of it!
Here’s what we played this week:
Clementown/Calef Brown– “Skeleton Flowers”- Polkabats and Octopus Slacks, The Music!
Twink– “The Edge of Darkness”- Twink
They Might Be Giants– “Sleepwalkers”- No!
The Crayonettes– “The Spooky Way Home”- Playing Out
The Shaggs– “It’s Halloween”- Philosophy of the World
ONLY EIGHT VIDEOS LEFT, as the final days of Zooglobble‘s KidVid Tournament 2012 approach. Welcome back to Ages 3 and Up!, where we’re thrilled to be hosting round 3 of the competition in the Woody Guthrie Region. This time around we have videos from Princess Katie & Racer Steve and the Imagination Movers. Will “Sand In My Sandwich” kick sand in the face of “Everybody Sing,” or will the Imagination Movers be singing Princess Katie & Racer Steve the chorus from this classic??? Watch and decide, then VOTE in the poll at the bottom of this post.
Princess Katie & Racer Steve- “Sand In My Sandwich”
Imagination Movers- “Everybody Sing”
WHO WILL IT BE???????
For more KidVid excitement, you might visit our friends at Spare The Rock, Spoil The Child to pick your favorite video in the competition being hosted there TODAY, all day!
Welcome again to Ages 3 and Up!, where we’re hosting (a somewhat belated version of) ROUND 2 of Zooglobble‘s KidVid Tournament 2012. In the Pete Seeger regional competition, we’re proud to present Brady Rymer‘s “Love Me For Who I Am” vs. Suzi Shelton‘s “Tomboy In A Princess Dress.” Take a look and listen below, then VOTE for your favorite video in the poll at the bottom of this post.
Brady Rymer- “Love Me For Who I Am”
Suzi Shelton- “Tomboy In A Princess Dress”
TIME TO VOTE!!!!!
EVEN MORE sweet KidVid action can be found today at The Saturday Morning Cereal Bowland Dadnabbit. Check it out, then let us all know who YOU think should advance to round 3 of the KidVid Tournament 2012!!