It's my birthday. I hope you all have at least as good birthdays in the coming years. [more inside]
I made a garage-y ditty with my kids using a clown car of musical instruments. [more inside]
I have a cheap, cruddy second-hand drum kit and a two-year-old. [more inside]
That song you've heard everywhere. [more inside]
Sort of a sappy one. [more inside]
A cover of Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen's classic, "I Am The Cute One," from the groundbreaking "Our First Video." [more inside]
Another song for tweens [more inside]
A song about a skater girl told through the medium of barely understood skating metaphors [more inside]
Vocals by my son's preschool class, cut up and GarageBanded into a kind of loungey 4-K dance track.
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.
Another in my series of punk and glam inspired songs about Web culture, this one is sort of an answer song to both "The Kids Are Alright" and "Blitzkrieg Bop." [more inside]
Two chords and a lot of bad memories. [more inside]
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]
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]
In the kitchen I can hear you whistling // like no one's listening // When no one's up but you and me // we'll eat and watch cartoons on TV
In this podcast, jessamyn asks for a MeFi Music recording of all the rhymes on this AskMeFi thread. Here's my try. [more inside]
I have the whole ranch crew doing the vocs on this. My kids don't think it's scary enough.
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!
Scaled the cliffs of an abandoned embassy, sitting on a broken concrete jetty, looking out to the Mediteranean. Kids playing around me in the water.