Thursday, November 16, 2017

Ben's Playlist - Friday, November 17, 2017

Crazy Mountain Road – Eric Herman And The Invisible Band
Have You Ever Been Real – Dean Jones
Brighter Side – Gustafer Yellowgold
That Way – Chibi Kodama
Feels Like Summer  – Weezer
It's A Wonderful Life – Kepi Ghoulie

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Ben's Playlist - Thursday, November 16, 2017

Forever Young – Andrew & Polly
Calling All the Kids to the Yard – Cat Doorman
Hanukkah Rocks – Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could
Play That Song – Train
King of the World – Weezer
One After 909  – Caspar Babypants
Hammer – Aaron Nigel Smith

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Ben's Playlist - Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Here Comes The Sun – Andrew & Polly
Summer's Here – The Bazillions
Bop Bodiop! – Cat Doorman
You Better Believe – Train
Tae Kwon Do – Bob and Luc Schneider
Cotton Fields (The Cotton Song) (Featuring Sonia De Los Santos, Elena Moon Park, & José Joaquin Garcia) – Dan Zanes & Friends
Banana Bread – Caspar Babypants

Quick Hits: Holidays Tunes and Micah and Me

Portland, Oregon's Micah and Me is a mix between Red Yarn and Hullabaloo. On their debut CD, MICAH AND ME IS HERE, the fatherly trio (Aaron Canwell, Ryan Chouinard, and Justin Deckart) share a mix of kindie classics ("All Around the Kitchen" and "Itsy Bitsy Spider") with flavorful originals ("Mosquito Waltz" and "My Creature").

Dads everywhere get together to  play music for themselves and their families. Micah and Me was lucky enough to live near recording artist/producer Johnny Bregar, who saw a kindred spirit that could guide them through the process of permanizing their works. One dozen polished songs later, MICAH AND ME IS HERE is here for audiences of (mostly) very young ages. Situated in Portland, but ready to entertain in your living room as well.

MICAH AND ME IS HERE is available from Micah and Me's website and Amazon.

Here is the band's entire performance earlier this year at the Fremont Theater (perhaps separating out a few songs in particular to highlight would help):



The holidays are upon us and so are seasonal movies and specials. Children's recording artist Trudee Lunden (aka the Green Music Lady) has penned lyrics for "Christmas Love Is Calling," a song included in the upcoming Universal home video release, "Santa Stole Our Dog!" (starring Ed Asner as Santa). Composer David G. Steele produced the song for recording artist Allison Orobia. You can find the song for purchase at Amazon and iTunes. Here is more info about the movie.

Lucy Kalantari and the Jazz Cats released an EP of seasonal music, IT'S THE HOLIDAYS! and have made the song "Grateful" available for streaming through Thanksgiving. You can grab the song here at Soundcloud.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Ben's Playlist - Monday, November 13, 2017

Relax Your Mind (Featuring Neha Jiwrajka) – Dan Zanes & Friends
T.L.C. – Alison Faith Levy
So Gazed Upon – Cat Doorman
New Pair Of Shoes – The Bazillions
Blackberry Pie – Caspar Babypants
It's Snowing – Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats
Humans Are Still Evolving – Dean Jones

Monday, November 06, 2017

Quick Hits: Father Goose, Lard Dog & Brady Rymer

Father Goose pays tribute to Bob Marley with his new song, "I Wanna Love U." An upbeat reggae rave, the song features favorites Aaron Nigel Smith, Little Goose, and Josh and the Jamtones. Goose seeks to make the point that people with differing views can come together to make beautiful music. Hopefully... in the same way, people can get together to make a peaceful world. You can listen to "I Wanna Love U" by clicking through.

I voted for Lard Dog and the Band of Shy in this year's Fids and Kamily Awards. If you didn't pick up the CD, you can hear this month's free song, "The Kimbaloo," by visiting their website. I encourage you to sample the tune, and if so inclined, go for a deeper dive.

Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could continue their promotional bandwagon for their new CD, REVVIN' UP THE REINDEER. The latest offering is a video for the song "New Accordians." You don't have to go anywhere, I've got the video right here:

Friday, November 03, 2017

Matt's Playlist - Saturday, November 4, 2017

Sunday Morning – Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights
Time to Make the Donuts – Recess Monkey
Everybody Loves My Baby – Jazzy Ash
Cloud Skateboard – Mo Phillips
Sleeping Dogs – Randy Kaplan

Thursday, November 02, 2017

Ben's Playlist - Friday, November 3, 2017

The Softest Guitar On The Moon – Caspar Babypants
Chain Reaction – Brady Rymer & The Little Band That Could
This Is How We Bring In The Sun – Justin Roberts
Bop Bodiop! – Cat Doorman
Rock Island Line (Featuring Billy Bragg) – Dan Zanes & Friends
Concentrate – Demi Lovato
Picky Eaters – Danny Weinkauf

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Ben's Playlist - Thursday, November 2, 2017

How Lucky We Are – Justin Roberts
By The Light – Red Yarn
I Dreamed I Could Fly – Eric Herman And The Invisible Band
White Whale – Kepi Ghoulie
Peace Be To All – Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could
Tell Me You Love Me – Demi Lovato