Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Robert Sherman, 1925-2012

Just saw that the legendary songwriter Robert Sherman, who influenced so many childhoods, has passed away. I've written about his music before, so maybe the most fitting thing to do is listen to some of his work. (Forgive the sing-along captions).

And the crown jewel:

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Milkshake's Kickstarter Campaign

Regular readers (you know who you are) know that I'm a big Milkshake fan. At our house they're some of our favorite music, and we're not alone: their last album, Great Day in 2009, was nominated for the best children's album Grammy. They've kept busy with some singles and a full concert tour since then, and now they're returning to the recording studio for a new full-length album called Got a Minute?. The concept's simple: make a compilation of over thirty songs that each last under two minutes. The idea sprang from a series of songs they did a few years ago for PBS KIDS, and those tracks that are already done are superb, as you can hear for yourself.

But a new album's expensive, and the band launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds. There are only a couple days left to reach the goal of a mere $14,000, so it's up to all of us who love quality children's music to pitch in. $15 gets you a pre-order of the album, so you're definitely getting your money's worth--plus helping make it available for everyone else. Please go to their Kickstarter page and spread the word as fast as you can--just a few days left!