My friend's 7 year old kid made up a funky, surrealist 3-step parable of cause and effect, and I built the musical accompaniment around his 1 minute of wisdom. It turns out that if: 1. You put a phone in your stomach 2. You say boom! 3. The phone will inevitably, eventually ring [more inside]
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 composite sketch of half the kids in my neighborhood growing up, two versions, split to stereo left and right.
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.
OK, so the mods said on the podcast they liked MeFiMusic posts with kid participation. Emboldened by this I am posting a cover of the Pixies' "Here Comes Your Man," vocals and drums by my son, age 3, cheap keyboard by me attempting to follow his innovative tempo changes. Only listen to this if you really like "Here Comes Your Man," or listening to preschoolers getting their shriek on. Actually, you might also like this if you like preschoolers and hate "Here Comes Your Man" so much that you want to hear violence done to it.
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]