Another song by the kid, in which a fire engine is summoned. Backing of canned wah guitar loops + laugh track supplied by me. Not a musicchallenge because my kid is very cool.
A riff song about using a kid's room to hide contraband. Two tube amps, a 1970's generic-brand Japanese drum kit and some other stuff.
A children's song about the sun and the moon falling in love.
It's a snow day here in Wisconsin and that means that the kid and I are recording. This one is 5 tracks of kid vocals -- sort of a nonverbal impressionistic vibe this time -- with some canned drums and synth. And some crying at the end.
The four-year-old barfed in preschool this morning and the two of us are home for the day. We just recorded this song: he's singing and playing drums, I'm shaking the rattle. It seems to be about bees, bears, and tyrannosaurs chasing each other through the forest. I like the ringing declaration "I'm a fly! I'm a fly!" that closes the song. Also, the lead singer peed himself a little right at the end, which I think is pretty rock and roll.
A strummy, easy-going version of the alphabet song as I sing it to my 3-year-old son. Not the standard melody. [more inside]
Part of my Old Songs series, a circuslike melody from 2004 telling of little criminals. [more inside]
I've decided to make lo-fi recordings of old songs I wrote in my 20s and early 30s. Many of these songs are between 15 and 20 years old and have not been preformed since they were written. [more inside]
Adapted from the Sesame Street animated short. [more inside]
This is another children's song, and it's even better than the last one. Induces uncontrollable giggling in test audiences - for the young, and the young at heart. [more inside]
A song for children. [more inside]
Sailor Martin, my pierced and tattooed ventriloquist dummy, attempts, and fails at, recording a song for children about pretty birds and fuzzy rabbits. [more inside]
I wanted to write a 3/4 lullaby kinda song. [more inside]
In this podcast, jessamyn asks for a MeFi Music recording of all the rhymes on this AskMeFi thread. Here's my try. [more inside]
Cover of a kid's song. [more inside]
This is what happens when the neighborhood kids crash my party. I dropped the beats, they uh, did something. There's not much musical talent here per se, but it is an interesting social snapshot. There were four kids, it's difficult to make them out because they all sound the same. It's really funny to me that they all think that they are future rap stars. Fo Shizzle!