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Sunday, December 06, 2009

Gentle Reminder ....

Don't forget, we've moved:

www.gooneybirdkids.com.

The new site has a new layout, a calendar and more features.

I'll remind once a week for a few move weeks, just in case you missed the original announcement.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Don't forget, we've moved:

www.gooneybirdkids.com.

The new site has a new layout, a calendar and more features.

I'll remind once a week for a few move weeks, just in case you missed the original announcement.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

We've moved!

As of today, the gbk blog will be at:

www.gooneybirdkids.com.

The new site has a new layout, a calendar and more features.

Please update your bookmarks and feed readers. See you there!

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Friday, October 30, 2009

concert series and festivals

Next weekend we might head to DC. And, the second thing I do when thinking of DC is to see what's on at Jammin' Java! If you think you might be in the DC area, I suggest checking out their schedule! The venue is a bit dark, but the kids love it. There is lots of room for dancing (on the guitar floor) and plenty of seating room as well. weekend. Included on the schedule are Ralph's World (Nov 7), Bill Harley (Nov 15), Billy Jonas (Nov 21), Hullabaloo (Nov 28) and many others.

upcoming concerts:


concert recaps:

Thursday, October 29, 2009

music for 29 oct 2009

listen now

A friend asked about noodle soup songs for kids. Seeing as I've been sick all week, this seems to be a fitting theme for us...let me know if I missed any soup songs!

Here's the eyeball soup the girls and I made last night:


soup:

  • They Might Be Giants - Nine Bowls Of Soup - Here Come The 123s
  • Cathy and Marcy - Soup, Soup - Banjo to Beatbox
  • Mary Kaye - Soup - Spin Your Web
  • The Nields - Superhero Soup - Rock All Day
  • Tom Chapin - Stone Soup - Mother Earth
  • The Zinghoppers - Soup and Water - Hop, Hop, Hop!
  • Seth Decker - Alphabet Soup(Live) - Through The Red Door
  • Scott Flory - alphabet soup - Soundzania
  • Brady Rymer - Bathtub Soup - I Found It
  • John McCutcheon - Soup - Wintersongs
  • Uncle Moondog - Bampy's Alphabet Soup - Baloney Cake
  • Yosi Levin - Chicken Noodle Soup - What's Eatin Yosi
  • Miss Nancy - Number Soup - Number Soup
  • Laurie Berkner - I Feel Crazy So I Jump In The Soup - Victor Vito
  • Parachute Express - Alphabet Soup - 29 Assorted Songs
  • Marty and the Cherry Creek Band - Gumboot Soup - Marty and the Cherry Creek Band
  • Ralph's World - Bean Soup And Rice - At The Bottom Of The Sea

    stew set:
  • Sandbox - Coconut Stew - Are We There Yet?
  • Mike Mennard - Chum Stew - Pirates ... Do the Darndest Things
  • Laura Freeman - Creepy Crawly Stew - A Baker's Dozen
  • Jim Gill - Old Sock Stew - Jim Gill Sings The Sneezing Song And Other Contagious Tunes
  • Sue Schnitzer - Stewball - Best Friends

    noodle set:
  • Miss Sherri - Oodles Of Noodles - My Green Shoes
  • Robert Davis Kids Show - Noodles -
  • Bill Harley - Nighty Noodles - More Favorite Songs And A New Story

    listen now

  • Sunday, October 25, 2009

    in our mailbox

    Check it out!
    The new CD 76 Trombones from Dan Zanes and Friends is so much fun!

    the songs are from a crazy mix of musicals including hello dolly, la cage aux folles, the music man, peter pan, guys and dolls, and more. a portion of the proceeds from 76 trombones goes to help rosie's broadway kids.
    Pre-order spacials for this wonderful new CD can be found over at the dan zanes shop.

    new/upcoming releases:

    free music:

    in our mailbox:
    • Los Lobos - Los Lobos Goes Disney
    • Putumayo Presents - A Family Christmas
    • Dre Towey - Chester The Dog
    • Dre Towey - Sugar on Top
    • Baze And His Silly Friends - Toddlerville
    • The Telephone Company - Panda Brain
    • Julie K - A Sunny Day
    • Dan Zanes and Friends - 76 Trombones

    Friday, October 23, 2009

    recent reviews

  • Zooglobble review of Underwater Land from Shel Silverstein and Polkabats and Octopus Slacks from Clementown

  • Boston Children's Music review of the book Big Bug Lunch

  • Dadnabbit review of A Kindie Christmas from The Hipwaders
  • Dadnabbit review of A Family Christmas from Putumayo Presents
  • Dadnabbit review of Sharing the Same Stars from Leeny and Tamara


  • Servings from the Cereal Bowl (SMCB) review
    of three new CDs

  • A Family Runs Through It review of Alphabeat from The Singing Lizard

  • Singing in the Bathtub review of Bowl of Cherries from Rhythm Child

  • Red Balloon review of music from Gustafer Yellowgold

  • Thursday, October 22, 2009

    concert series and festivals

    Wow! Boston Medical Center's Halloween Town (Oct 24-25) looks like great fun! Wish we lived closer to Boston. With Dan Zanes, The Flannery Brothers and so much more, there's something for everyone!

    Hat tip to Win FREE Tickets to Halloween Town! (but the contest is over)

    upcoming concerts:


    concert recaps:

    Tuesday, October 20, 2009

    lake eden arts festival (LEAF)

    This was a first for us -- we went camping at a music festival. Not only that, but we went camping in the snow at a music festival! How 'bout them flakes, huh?

    We spent the weekend at the Lake Eden Arts Festival, LEAF for short, in the mountains near Asheville, NC. On Saturday, we ducked out of our tent, headed to the breakfast buffet at the mess hall and then walked on over to the big stage to hear Billy Jonas perform. He was on the schedule for at least three shows, but this early morning one was the "family show." Quite a fun crowd had gathered for the show; we were glad to have our chairs due to the mud (nothing like Austin, though). Billy put on a very fun show, playing lots of songs from the new(ish) Happy Accidents CD.


    From there we headed to the Kids' Village. What a FUN place! The girls did the usual kid festival things -- balloon animals, face painting, dress-up, instrument petting zoo, etc. In addition, they browsed the kids' boutiques, staffed by kids selling their own creations. I think the most popular items were the marshmallow shooters.

    We watched shows by both our neighbor Elise Witt and by Baron Von Rumblebuss and Redd Zeppelin.

    Finally, we spotted the Lunch Money crew! It hadn't been too long since we had seen them last (two weeks and 1000 miles), but we were excited! And Lunch Money didn't disappoint. Everyone in the crowd loved the show...both those of us that have been to a dozen or more shows and those that were at their first Lunch Money concert. During the concert I noticed that Cactus and Saki (Secret Agent 23 Skidoo) were in the audience as well. Afterwards, I commented to Molly and Cactus that they should collaborate at some point and was thrilled to hear that something is in the works. Cactus even treated us to a sneak-peek! Cool.

    The girls had so much fun at the concert, that we chose to head back to hear their second set, the next day. I asked how it felt to play a show after sleeping in a tent in the snow. Needless to say, but I'll say it just in case, they rocked. And we can't wait to see them again. I've asked Chloe to not blow the punchlines, but she loves that she's so well-acquainted with their spiels that I doubt she'll heed my request.

    Monday, October 19, 2009

    music for 19 oct 2009

    listen now

    Our next interviewees in the "kindie cares: giving back kids" portion of our show are Erin Lee and Marci!! Please listen in to this great interview about ways they have found to "give back." Thanks so much, Erin Lee and Marci, for taking the time out of your schedule to participate!!!!



    this past weekend we headed to the Lake Eden Arts Festival and saw both Billy Jonas and Lunch Money!

    interview:

  • giving back kids: kindie cares interview with Erin Lee and Marci
  • Erin Lee & Marci - This Year - Snowdance

    newly ripped:
  • John Jeffrey Hodges - It's Hard To Be Cool - Kiddy Dittys A Kids Album For Adults
  • Flannery Brothers - Best Pillow In The World - Love Songs for Silly Things
  • Milkshake - Dance In The Sun - Great Day
  • Eve And Mare - When the Light Turns Green - Green Means Go
  • Rebecca Frezza & Big Truck - Big Truck (Remix) - Rockin', Rollin' and Ridin' with
  • They Might Be Giants - Why Does The Sun Really Shine? - Here Comes Science [Disney Sound 0000456600]
  • Jill Jayne - Slow Food - Get Me Goin'
  • The Jimmies - Kids Wanna Rock - Trying Funny Stuff
  • Miss Lynn - Easy Peasy - Outside the Lines
  • Tangerine Tambourine - Doing The Math - Tangerine Tambourine
  • Andy Mason - Kewsong - Play It Again!
  • Rhythm Child - Can We Still Be Friends? - Eat A Bowl Of Cherries
  • The Twitters - Puff the Magic Dragon - The Twitters
  • Sugar Free Allstars - Tiger In My Backyard - Gettin' Funky With...
  • The Good Ms. Padgett - Love My Kitty - The Good Ms. Padgett
  • Jim Centorino - Mr. Pelican's Pizza Party - Bananas for Lunch
  • Ava and The Mystic Mangos - Sailin' With A Whale - Jam 'N' Jive

    LEAF set:
  • Billy Jonas - Who's Gonna Make Our Music?! - Happy Accidents
  • Lunch Money - Tiny Dinosaurs - Dizzy!
  • Secret Agent 23 Skidoo - Family Tree - Easy


    listen now

  • Thursday, October 15, 2009

    Free Track from Renee & Jeremy

    Our favorite CD from our drive TO Texas was C'mon from Renee & Jeremy. It is fantastic, I promise. And now you can get a track from the new CD for your very own!

    Sunday, October 11, 2009

    in our mailbox

    Check it out!
    The new CD Go Waggaloo from Sara Lee Guthrie and Family has been generating quite a lot of interest! This CD entertained three generations on our ride to the mountains yesterday, and I was especially interested in reading the enlightening essay inside, written by none other than Stefan Shaepard over ar Zooglobble. Pre-order spacials for this wonderful new CD can be found over at OWTK.

    new/upcoming releases:



    free music:

    in our mailbox:
    • Sarah Lee Gutherie and Family - Go Waggaloo
    • Taft Brown - How Now Brown Cow
    • The Hipwaders - A Kindie Christmas
    • The Singing Lizard - AplhaBeat
    • The Biscuit Brothers - Musical Farm
    • Lanny Sherwin - Turn Up the Music
    • Lanny Sherwin - Meltdown
    • Lanny Sherwin - I Like Being Me!

    Friday, October 09, 2009

    recent reviews


    Our featured CD this week is the self-titled album Tangerine Tambourine. This was our absolute favorite CD on our drive home from Texas. Kids' Music that Rocks has both a review and a video post where you can learn more.




    reviews:

    Thursday, October 08, 2009

    concert series and festivals


    Peanut Butter & Jams at World Cafe Live , like Jammin' Java, has a fantastic set up shows coming up, such as Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could, Laura Doherty, Justin Roberts, Billy Kelly & The Blahblahblahs, Erin Lee & Marci. Ralph's World and more.




    upcoming concerts:



    concert recaps: