I was reading the April edition of Seattle's Child magazine because the cover story caught my eye, "Seattle's Kindie Rock Scene: It ain't your mama's Raffi". Hmm, interesting. Actually, not much was said in this article that hasn't been said before about Seattle's kids music scene. The cover photo was of Recess Monkey's Andrew Holloway rockin' out with a bunch of kids. And, there were the obligatory pictures of Caspar Babypants and The Not-It's.
Here's a couple of highlights from the article though: Recess Monkey has collaborated with Johnny Bregar, Caspar Babypants, and the Not-It's on their new CD, The Final Funktier. You can hear some of the new songs on their website. Also, there is finally mention of a Seattle Kindie Festival! F-I-N-A-L-L-Y!!! I can't tell you how exciting this is. As the article mentions Austin has already been holding a Kindie Festival as an off-shoot of their Austin City Limits Music Festival, and Kidzapalooza is a direct result of Lollapalooza (both of which were mispelled in the article, which I thought was hilarious. It's not like you can spell-check those words.)
The main thing that I realized after reading this article is that I haven't given any mention to Johnny Bregar. That's entirely my fault. It's not like he just arrived over-night. He's been doing the kids music thing for quite a while. The problem is that I'm not as familiar with him as I am with some of the other bands. I fully plan to rectify this as soon as I find one of his shows near enough to see. For now, we can all enjoy this video by Johnny, a fun version of Shoo Fly Pie.
Happy Friday everyone, and good luck on your search to find a magical oven that can produce gourmet desserts without melting your plastic rocket ship, dinosaur, and palm tree!