New Music: Kelli Welli – “Kickin’ it With My Chicken”

photo by Crystal Petit Photography

There are a lot of silly songs out there for kids. They’ve been around for a long because, well, kids are silly. There are silly songs that are smart-silly, but usually a lot of stupid-silly. And not funny stupid. Just, stupid. Making a truly funny, and good, silly song is almost as challenging as writing a serious song.

Enter Kelli Welli who writes silly songs that fall in the category of smart, funny-silly songs. Titles like “Turtlurtle”, “Tacos, Bananas, and Toy Boats”, “Hello, I Am a Monkey” just to name a few. Kelli has four family albums under her belt, with the latest including remastered versions of some of her older songs along with a few new tunes. Kelli’s M.O. isn’t just silly songs. In fact her catalog includes some very sweet and tender folk songs.

Her next album, Let’s Go, Pistachio, is slated for release at the end of January 2021. I can only image what perfect blend of silliness and tenderness it will hold. We do have one song from the album now. The first single is “Kickin’ It With My Chicken”. Yes, this falls in the category of smart and funny silly. A tale of a girl and her best friend. A chicken. Listen and watch the video below. You don’t want to miss the chicken solo. Plus, I guarantee the chorus will be stuck in your head. And that’s a good thing. You’ll be “bock bock”-ing all day long.

Playlist for November 14, 2020

Hour #1

The Boogers – “SMCB Theme Song”

Dr. Noize – “Positive Energy”
Future Hits – “Eight City Blocks” […And the Power of Discovery]
The Bazillions – “Wide Open World of Adjectives” [Rock-n-Roll Yearbook]
Ryan SanAngelo show ID
Ryan SanAngelo – “Piles of Leaves”
Johnny & the Raindrops – “When I’m Older”
Nathalia – “L-E-G-O, Let’s Go” [En La Radio]

The Story Pirates show ID
The Story Pirates – “Diggy Day” [Very Merry Made-Up Holidays Vol. 1]
Levity Beet – “Carrot Song”
The Green Orbs – “The Hams in the Deep Blue Sea”
Rabbit! – “All Around the World” [Bestest of Friends]
The Shytunas – “Changing Colors”
Brighter Light Brigade – “Kindness is King”

Joanie Leeds show ID
Joanie Leeds & the Nightlights – “Falling”
Mil’s Trills – “Put Your Mask On (feat. Uncle Jumbo)”
The Oot n’ Oots – “Thank You Universe”
Mr. David – “She’s a Good Dog” [Jump in the Jumpy House]
The Que Pastas – “Hooray For Fall” [Sunglasses]

Claudia Robin Gunn – “Dear Umbrella”

Hour #2

Caspar Babypants show ID
Caspar Babypants – “Come Down Here Monkey” [Happy Heart]
Kelli Welli – “Kickin’ it With My Chicken”
Blue Moon Boy – “Bibimbop”
The Okee Dokee Brothers – “You Are the One” [Songs For Singin’]
The Dreamtree Shakers – “Watching the Leaves Fall” [Dream and You Will See]
Uncle Rock & Dean Jones – “Love Train”

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo show ID
Secret Agent 23 Skidoo – “Artist 4 Life” [The Figments of Polyglot: Mixtape Vol. 1]
Kymberly Stewart – “Autumn Leaves Are Falling”
The Verve Pipe – “Complimentary Love” [A Family Album]
Haley Bonar – “Sing With Me” [Sing With Me]
Walter Martin – “Do-Dilly-Do (A Friend Like)”
Jazzy Ash – “The Sauce” [The Good Foot]

fleaBITE show ID
fleaBITE – “Bamboo Bamboo”
Go Banana Go! – “Cat Bath”
“Weird Al” Yankovic – “It’s My World and We’re All Living in It”
Twinpop – “Smoothie Time” [Lemon/Lime]
Pierce Freelon – “Bubble” [D.a.d.]
SaulPaul – “I Am Enough” [Be the Change]

Pointed Man Band – “Love!”

Playlist for October 31, 2020

It’s that time of year again, kids! The Saturday Morning Cereal Bowl Halloween Special! All songs about Halloween and spooky stuff. This year we have a lot of new songs. Enjoy the show!

Hour #1

Pointed Man Band – “Halloween”
Kahuna Kidsings – “Monsta Skool”
The Boogers – “I’m a Jack-o-Lantern”
Michael & the Rockness Monsters show ID
Michael & the Rockness Monsters – “Purple People Eater”
Ryan SanAngelo – “Monster Rock”
The Aquabats – “Skeleton Inside!”

Ralph’s World show ID
Ralph’s World – “Vegetables’ Halloween Party”
The Story Pirates – “Happy Monster Day” [Very Merry Made-Up Holidays Vol. 1]
Danny Weinkauf – “Halloween (the Night That I Love)” [Dinosaurs & Metaphors]
Kepi Ghoulie – “The Beast With 5 Hands” [Kepi For Kids]
Parry Gripp – “Ghost Hamster”
Kids Imagine Nation – “Monster Dance”

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo show ID
Secret Agent 23 Skidoo – “Ain’t No Party Like Halloween”
Stella Freelon – “Zombi”
Mista Cookie Jar – “Halloween Every Night”
Ratboy Jr. – “Ghost Toast”
Twinpop – “Costumes” [Lemon/Lime]

The Pop Ups – “Zoombies”

Hour #2

Billy Kelly show ID
Billy Kelly – “The Human Bash”
Lard Dog & the Band of Shy – “Halloween in Quarantine”
Mr. Singer & the Sharp Cookies – “Grandpa’s Ghost” [Happy Haunted Halloween]
Gustafer Yellowgold – “Werewolves Rock” [Year in the Day]
Mr. Whit – “I’m Not Scared” [Just One More]
Keith Munslow – “Ghost Chicken”

Caspar Babypants show ID
Caspar Babypants – “Spooky Spooky Spooky” [Bug Out!]
Erica Rabner – “Hallo-Hallo-Halloween”
Vanessa Trien & the Jumping Monkeys – “Witch’s Broom”
Johnny & the Raindrops – “I Wish I Was a Witch”
Purple Fox & the Heebie Jeebies – “27 Horses” [Something’s Brewing… It’s Halloween]
The Microphone Doctors – “Haunted House”

Lucy Kalantari show ID
Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats – “Haunting Days of Halloween”
Kymberly Stewart – “Halloween is Here Tonight”
Nathalia – “Shake Them Bones” [Dream a Little]
Trout Fishing in America – “Boo!” [Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers]

Professor Banjo – “I Ain’t A’feared o’ No Haint”

Playlist for October 17, 2020

Hour #1

The Boogers – “SMCB Theme Song”

POCO DROM – “Slow Worm” [Furry Grunge Electro]
Peelander-Z – “Be My friend Tonite” [P-TV-Z]
Buni Kimono – “Neon Nursery”
KWMC show ID
Key Wild & Mr. Clarke – “Favorite Names” [Rise and Shine]
Metric – “Everybody Has a Talent” [VA: YGG! – Music is Awesome Vol. 4]
Chibi Kodama – “Anger” [Energy]

Caspar Babypants show ID
Caspar Babypants – “Daydreamin’ All Day Long” [Happy Heart]
Frances England – “Glue” [Honey]
Cat Stevens – “If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out”
Steve Weeks – “Songbird”
Suzanne Jamieson – “You Got This” [Bounce]
Twinpop – “Wild Places” [Lemon/Lime]

fleaBITE show ID
fleaBITE – “One Pot Possum”
Dean Jones & Mo Phillips – “Donut Shop”
Keith Munsow – “Coffee Breath” [Tiny Destroyer]
The Cool Chips – “Rock, Worms, Dirt” [The Cool Chips]

Koo Koo Kanga Roo – “Face Mask”

Hour #2

Nathalia show ID
Nathalia – “La Rutina” [En La Radio]
Sonia De Los Santos – “¡Fiesta, Fiesta!”
Anthony Gonzalez & Gael Garcia Bernal – “Un Poco Loco”
Moona Luna – “H2O” [VA: Science Fair]
The Lucky Band – “Pan Dulce” [Buenos Diaz]
Cri Crí – “Metete Teté”

Justin Roberts show ID
Justin Roberts – “Must Be This Tall” [Lemonade]
Erica Rabner – “Our Own Rules” [Real Me]
Andrew & Polly – “Wishing You (Happy Birthday to You)”
Roger Day – Little Ants” [Invincible!]
The Gum Drops – “School Days”
The Flaming Lips – “If I Only Had a Brain”

Red Yarn show ID
Red Yarn – “Mama Bird” [Backyard Bop”
Elliott Park – “To the Moon and Back” [Songs With My Daughters]
Camille Harris – “Get Up and Try Again” [Baby on the Subway]
Duke Otherwise – “I Used to Think” [Creepy Crawly Love]
Ben Folds – “Broken Piano”
Sugar Free Allstars – “Hiccup” [All on a Sunday Afternoon]

Parry Gripp – “Pan-Galactic Dolphin”

Playlist for September 26, 2020

Hour #1

The Boogers – “SMCB Theme Song”

Koo Koo Kanga Roo – Bestest Friends” [Midnite Slushie]
Go Banana Go! – “Pizza Feet” [Hi-YA!]
Pierce Freelon – “Movie and Popcorn and Video Games” [D.a.d.]
Mista Cookie Jar show ID
Mista Cookie Jar – “Rock This World (feat. Secret Agent 23 Skidoo)” [Don’t Gotta Be Cool]
The Story Pirates – “Banana Clown” [Cat Sits on You]
Marni Sing-Song! – “Taco Tuesday” [All Aboard!]

Morgan Taylor show ID
Gustafer Yellowgold – “Rock Melon” [Dark Pie Concerns]
Kaci Bolls – “Dare to Be Me (feat. The Happy Racers)”
Dana & the Petit Punks – “What’s in Your Future” [In ur World]
STEVENSTEVEN – “The Unicorn and Princess Rainbow” [Foreverywhere]
SaulPaul – “Rainbow (feat. Lucy Kalantari) [Be the Change]
Erica Rabner – “Recess Royalty” [Real Me]

fleaBITE show ID
fleaBITE – “Chiuahua”
Music With Michal – “Kindness is Free” [Can You Make Music?]
Justin Roberts – “I’ve Got the World For You” [Wild Life]
Walter Martin – “Let the Tall Ships Sail” [Green Beans & Tangerines]

Levity Beet – “Five Little Ducks/Pāpango”

Hour #2

Brady Rymer show ID
David Gibb & Brady Rymer – “Living in a Beatles Song” [Songs Across the Pond]
Randy & Dave – “What Kind of Animal” [Giggle and Burp Ballet]
Peter Alsop – “I Brought a Gorilla Home” [Camping With Dads]
Mr. Elephant & the Elemenopeas – “Take a Bite” [Song For the Young, Old, and in Between]
Recess Monkey – “Little Things”
The Gum Drops – “Shadow Walk”

Lucky Diaz show ID
The Lucky Band – “Dinomite”
Ziggy Marley – “Please Excuse Me Thank You (feat. Alanis Morissette)” [More Family Time]
Keller Williams – “Hullahoop to Da Loop” [Kids]
Shine & the Moonbeams – “Bully Bully” [Shine & the Moonbeams]
Rabbit! – “Magic” [Connect the Dots]
Kymberly Stewart – “Shoes” [Giggles and Curls]

Caspar Babypants show ID
Caspar Babypants – “Happy Heart” [Happy Heart]
Parasite Diet – “Out to See” [This is My Hat Now]
The Good Ms. Padgett – “Hey There Little Insect” [If We Must, We Must]
Todd McHatton – “I Think I’m a Bunny” [Galactic Champions of Joy]
The Pop Ups – “Dad, You’re Not a Teacher”

Pointed Man Band – “Love!”

Playlist for September 5, 2020

Hour #1

The Boogers – “SMCB Theme Song”

Marni Sing-Song! – “Blast Off!” [Fight For Your Dreams]
Pears 4 Bears – “I’m Never Gonna Forget” [Fruit]
Oh! Ogopogo! – “Sea Anemone” [Oh! Ogopogo!]
Jumpin’ Jamie show ID
Jumpin’ Jamie – Back to the Future” [Kookie]
Ramones – “California Sun”
The Aquabats! – “Bed Head!” [Kooky Spooky… in Stereo!]

The Story Pirates show ID
The Story Pirates – “The Raccoon’s Very Hard Choice” [Cat Sits on You]
The Morning Announcements – “Don’t Leave Recess to Pieces”
mömandpöp – “I Really Love to Color and Draw” [Look Closer]
Frances England – “Little Wings” [Blink of an Eye]
The Que Pastas – “Bad Day” [Sunglasses]
Alex Voltz – “Wish Monster” [Awesome Songs For Cool Kids]

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo show ID
Secret Agent 23 Skidoo – “Make Great Mistakes” [The Figments of Polyglot: Mixtape Vol. 7]
SaulPaul – “Stardust (feat. Mo Phillips)” [Be the Change]
Pierce Freelon – “Bubble” [D.a.D.]
Kymberly Stewart – “Let’s Pop Some Corn” [Giggle & Curls]
Jazzy Ash – “Teddy Bear”

Father Goose – “Make It” [Life]

Hour #2

Caspar Babypants show ID
Caspar Babypants – “I’m a Bee” [Bug Out!]
Dean JONES + JACKY Davis – “Blue Beat” [Where Does Your Mind Wonder]
Elizabeth Mitchell – “Riding in My Car” [Little Seed]
Hullabaloo – “My Eyes” [Raise a Ruckus]
Duke Otherwise – “Everybody Spin” [Kith & Kin]
Blue Moon Boy – “What Kind of Cheese is on the Moon?”

Brady Rymer show ID
David Gibb & Brady Rymer – “Summertime Soul” [Songs Across the Pond]
Levity Beet – “I Like Swings”
Andrew & Polly – “Crazy House” [Go For the Moon]
The Ting Tings – “Happy Birthday” [VA: Yo Gabba Gabba]
Suzanne Jamieson – “Gut Check” [Bounce]
The BeatBuds – “I Have a Voice”

Cowboy Andy show ID
Cowboy Andy & the Salamanders – “Already Great” [Put Your Arms in the Air]
Roger Day – “Invincible” [Invincible!]
Tom Weber – “Sunny Days”
Ants on a Log – “Rootin’ For the Flowers” [You Could Draw the Album Art]
Elliott Park – “Follow”
fleaBITE – “What Does Music Smell Like (feat. Levity Beet)”

Luscious Jackson – “Yeah Yeah No No” [Baby DJ]

Playlist for August 15, 2020

Hour #1

The Boogers – “SMCB Theme Song”

Rolie Polie Guacamole – “Ay Batta Batta” [Avocado]
POCO DROM – “Cats Like to Swim” [Furry Grunge Electro]
the eLeMeNOs – “Do it, You’re a Verb!” [It’s eLeMeNOs Time!]
Chibi Kodama show ID
Chibi Kodama – “The Safety Dance”
Marky Monday – “The Yawn Song” [Adventures in Space]
Roger Day – “No Ordinary Super Hero” [Invincible]

Red Yarn show ID
Red Yarn – Critters in My Garden” [Backyard Bop]
April Verch – “I Want to Help” [Top of the Hill]
Alastair Moock & Friends – “Be a Pain” [Be a Pain]
Ashley Mills Monaghan – “Wiggles”
Claudia Robin Gunn – “Like an Astronaut” [Little Wild Universe]
John Lithgow – “Singin’ in the Bathtub” [Singin’ in the Bathtub]

fleaBITE show ID
fleaBITE – “Pineapple (feat. Itty Bitty Beats)”
The Dreamtree Shakers – “All the Dreams in Your Mind” [Pretend a Parade]
Frances England – “I Scream, You Scream” [Family Tree]
Danny Weinkauf – “Perfect Day” [Dinosaurs & Metaphors]
The Wild Band of Snee – “Catfood Jackson” [Playhouse of the Universe]
Lonnie Park and the Earth Band – “She Can Do (feat. Lucy Kalantari)” [My Earth Songs]

123 Andrés – “The Beach (feat. Jazzy Ash & Aaron Nigel Smith)”

Hour #2

Steve Weeks show ID
Steve Weeks – “Songbird”
Dean JONES + JACKY Davis – “Nothing – The Song” {Where Does Your Mind Wander?]
They Might Be Giants – “One Everything” [Here Come the 123s]
Walter Martin – “Where I Oughta Be” [Green Beans & Tangerines]
Sunflow – I Wish You Love” [Under the Stars]
Makana – “Family”

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo show ID
Secret Agent 23 Skidoo – “Keep it Crackin’” [The Figments of Polyglot: Mixtape 7]
Father Goose – “Lemonade & Sunshine” [Life]
SaulPaul – “I Am Enough” [Be the Change]
Logan Whitehurst & the Junior Science Club – “Happy Noodle vs. Sad Noodle” [Goodbye, My 4-Track]
The Pop Ups – “Hey Now”

Bears and Lions show ID
Bears and Lions – “Hercules” [Navigate]
Artichoke – “Banana Slug”
BARK – “The Best Superpower is Being Yourself” The Bark Album]
Caspar Babypants – “I’m a Bee” [Bug Out!]

Parry Gripp – “Quesadilla Explosion”

Playlist for July 18, 2020

On this show I’m joined by Secret Agent 23 Skidoo. We’re talking about his year-long project, The Figments of Polyglot. I’ll play, and we’ll discuss, songs from Mixtape Vol. 1-6.

Hour #1

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo show ID #1

The Figments of Polyglot: Mixtape 1
“Do You”
“Artist 4 Life”
“I Paint With Words”

The Figments of Polyglot: Mixtape 2
“Jet Pack”

The Figments of Polyglot: Mixtape 3
“Heart Beat”
“I Like What I Like”
“Secret Code”

“Gotta Be Me” [Easy]

Hour #2

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo show ID #2

The Figments of Polyglot: Mixtape 4
“An Ocean Made of Time”
“Stand in the Storm”
“Mountain Peak”

The Figments of Polyglot: Mixtape 5
“Universal Joint”
“Kiddo Pass”
“My Brother From Another Mothership”

The Figments of Polyglot: Mixtape 6
“Unspoken History”
“Break Bread”

“Remember This” [The Figments of Polyglot: Mixtape 7]

Playlist for July 11, 2020

Great show with some new songs and even a few Summer themed tunes. Enjoy! Listen to the show stream on The WAWL.

Hour #1

The Boogers – “SMCB Theme Song”

Dana & the Petit Punks – “Shark Tank” [In Our World]
Marky Monday – “Toys” […Adventures in Dreamland]
Best Coast – “Ice Cream Mountain” [Best Kids]
ScribbleJim show ID
ScribbleMonster – “I Wish I Lived in Michigan”
Jarebear – “Here We Go” [The Journey For the Giant Jelly Bean]
The Shytunas – “Oh Rubik’s Cube” [Home Recordings 2020]

Secret agent 23 Skidoo show ID
Secret agent 23 Skidoo – “Space & Time” [The Figments of Polyglot: Mixtape 3]
Pirece Freelon – “Tuck Me In” [D.a.D.]
SaulPaul – “Hands in the Sky” [All Star Anthems]
Alphabet Rockers – “Be Strong” [The Love]
Wumni – “Fashion” [VA: Let All the Children Boogie]
Rhythm Child – “I’m Gonna Try (feat. Mista Cookie Jar)” [VA: Hold Tight, Shine Bright]

Tim Kubart show ID
Tim Kubart – “Jump Right In” [Building Blocks]
Suzanne Jamieson – “Bounce” [Bounce]
Dean Jones – “Animal Collective” [In My Dreams]
Jon Samson – “Videogame” [Ageless: Songs For the Child Archetype]

Koo Koo Kanga Roo – “My Jam”

Hour #2

Randy Kaplan show ID
Randy Kaplan – “Beach Song” [Trippin’ Round the World]
The Deedle Deedle Dees – “My Brain is a Fist (I Will Resist)” [How to Fix America]
The Oot n’ Oots – “Thank You Universe”
Grenadilla – “Sitting on Top of the World” [Can’t Wait]
Earthworm Ensemble – “I Didn’t Give Up” [Backyard Garden]
Kepi Ghoulie – “Keeping Me Alive”

Jack Forman show ID
Recess Monkey – “Chewy to Your Han” [Family Photo Album]
Greg Lato – “I Can’t Find My Sock!” [Create My Own World]
David Gibb & Brady Rymer – “Summertime Soul” [Songs Across the Pond]
Gustafer Yellowgold – “Feel Your Soul” [I’m From the Sun: The Gustafer Yellowgold Story]
Poco Drom – “Bounce, Bounce, Bounce” [Along Came a Weasel]
Duke Otherwise – “Gavin” [Kith & Kin]

Lucy Kalantari show ID
Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats – “Sounds of Summer” [All the Sounds]
Red Yarn – “Neighborhood Park” [Backyard Bop]
Claire Ness – “Broccoli Farm” [Broccoli Farm]
Laura Doherty – “Muddy Puddles” [High Five]
Casper Babypants – “Silly Bird” [Rise and Shine!]
The Green Orbs – “Outside” [Thumb Wrestling Champions]

Visqueen – “Centerfield” [VA: Play]

Playlist for July 4, 2020

Hour #1

The Boogers – “SMCB Theme Song”

The Deedle Deedle Dees – “If Ya Don’t Like Science (That’s Fine)” [How to Fix America]
Pears 4 Bears – “Fizzy Drink” [Fruit]
Peelander Z – “Bike Bike Bike” [Go PZ Go]
Ashley Albert show ID
The Jimmie – “Bedhead” [Make Your Own Someday]
Jesse’s Jukebox – “Awesome” [Awesome!]
The Morning Announcements – “Proactive Man”

TFIA show ID
Trout Fishing in America – “My Best Day” [Infinity]
Red Yarn – “Jump For Joy” [Backyard Bop]
The Que Pastas – “Llama” [Meet You By the Moon]
Little Miss Ann – “So Many Ways”
Ryan SanAngelo – “Outside, Yeah!” [Smile Every Day]
In the Nick of Time – “Easy Street”

Brady Rymer show ID 
David Gibb & Brady Rymer – “Two Towns” [Songs Across the Pond]
Rebecca Frezza – “Take a Ride” [Tall and Small]
Claudia Robin Gunn – “Rocketride (Kiwi Kids in Space)” [Little Wild Universe]
Jack Forman – “The Cat Walk” [Hold the Phone]
Key Wilde & Mr. Clarke – “Wander Round the World” [Pleased to Meet You]
Vered – “Don’t Leave Me” [Good Morning My Love]

Kindiana Jones – “Virtual Hug”

Hour #2

John F show ID
They Might Be Giants – “Flying V” [Here Come the ABCs]
Jazzy Ash – “Be Outside”
Pierce Freelon – “Daddy Daughter Day (feat. J Gunn)”
The Happy Racers – “Clean”
Hey! Young World – “Both Right (Talk it Out)” [True Friendship]
Secret Agent 23 Skidoo – “Unspoken History” [The Figments of Polygot: Mixtape 6]

Ralph show ID
Ralph’s World – “Happy Lemons” [Happy Lemons]
Randy & Dave – “Red Jalopy: [Giggle and Burp Ballet]
The Other Other Brother – “One Body”
Blue Moon Boy – “Just a Tink” [Jimbo’s Kitchen]
Go Banana Go! – “Dinosaur Chicken Nugget” [Hi-YA!]
Milkshake – “More Than Me” [Got a Minute?]

The Okee Dokee Brothers show ID
The Okee Dokee Brothers – “Sunnyside Up” [Songs For Singin’]
Zev – “El Quacko” [This Dog is Bananas]
Mr. Elephant and the Elemenopeas – “I’m Just a Seed” [Songs For the Young, Old and in Between]
Walter Martin – “In My Socks” [Green Beans & Tangerines]
Josh Lovelace – “Upside Down” [Growing Up]
Bash the Trash – “History Blues” [Rubbish Rhythms]

Parry Gripp – “Pirate Snail on Broccoli Island”