Frances England – “Beacons of Light”

BeaconsFINALImageMost of us have been struggling to take in and understand all that’s happened over the past week. Unfortunately kids are not immune to what’s going on and it can be difficult to explain, to say the least. Frances England has written a new song to help cope. She explains on her Facebook page, “I wrote this song after a day of feeling so upset by what’s happening in our country. I was also thinking about how children across the country are processing the news right now because I know so many of them are seeing and hearing it. With my own kids, I’ve struggled to find words to explain how such hatred, racism, bigotry and violence can live and grow inside another human being (who was also once an innocent child).” England adds “Beacons of Light is a response and if you have a child, I hope maybe you’ll play it for them.”

You can purchase the song here. 100% of downloads for this song will be donated to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Playlist for August 12, 2017

Today’s show is an end of summer celebration! All songs are related to summer activities like swimming, camping, going to the beach, and anything to stay cool. Enjoy your remaining days of the season before heading back to school, if you haven’t already.

Hour #1

The Boogers – “SMCB Theme Song”

The Aquabats – “Pool Party”
Dan Vapid – “Gimme Ice Cream” [All Wound Up]
The Jellydots – “Bicycle” [Hey You Kids!]
Yosi & the Superdads show ID
Yosi & the Superdads – “BEACH” [Super Kids Rock!]
hoops & yoy and Parry Gripp – “Goin’ Campin’”
ScribbleMonster – “Our Summer Song” [Shark Sandwich]

Brady Rymer show ID
Brady Rymer & the Little Band That Could – “Ice Cream Girl” [Just Say Hi]
Tim & the Space Cadets – “Endless Summer” [Anthem For Adventure]
Readeez – “Sandy Beach” [Songeez]
Mike Park – “I Can See the Ocean” [Smile]
Hot Hot Heat – “Time to Go Outdoors” [VA: YGG Music is Awesome Vol. 2]
The Not-Its! – “Hot Sand” [Tag, You’re It!]

Bill Harley & Keith Munslow show ID
Bill Harley & Keith Munslow – “Swimming” [It’s Not Fair]
The Watson Twins – “Sweet Summer Days” [Pioneer Lane]
The Dream Tree Shakers – “Picnic in the Park” [Going on a Picnic]
KB Whirly – “Not Goin’ Swimmin’” [Camp Songs Vol. 1]
Adam & the Couch Potatoes – “Swimming, Swimming, Swimming” [One Size Fits All]
The Que Pastas – “Sunglasses” [Sunglasses]

Hour #2

David Weinstone show ID
Music For Aardvarks & Other Mammals – “Beach Song” [All I Want]
Dog on Fleas – “Green Grass of Summer” [When I Get Little]
Johnny Bregar – “Ice Ceram Man” [Dragonfly]
Mister G – “Camp” [The Bossy E]
Princess Katie & Racer Steve – “Sand in My Sandwich” [Tiny Cool]
Trout Fishing in America – “Swimming Pool” [Mine!]

Jack Forman show ID
Recess Monkey – “Sunglasses” [The Final Funktier]
The Bazillions – “Summer’s Here” [Rock-n-Roll Yearbook]
Turkey Anderson – “Marco Cannonball Polo” [Turkey Anderson 2]
Justin Roberts – “Day Camp” [Way Out]
Josh & the Jamtones – “Vamos a la Playa” [Jump Up!]
Charlie Hope – “Mr. Sun” [I’m Me!]

SFA show ID
Sugar Free Allstars – “Ice Cream Truck” [All on a Sunday Afternoon]
Koo Koo Kanga Roo – “Double Scoop” [Celebrate This !]
Young Fresh Fellows – “Picnic” [VA: Play]
Baze & His Silly Friends – “Silly Sandy’s Swinging Summer Surf Song” [The Best Day Ever]
Ralph’s World – “The Great Outdoors” [All Around Ralph’s World]
Caspar Babypants – “Diggin’ With the Clams” [Away We Go!]

Joanie Leeds & the Nightlights – “Back to School” [Bandwagon]

Playlist for July 29, 2017

Here’s the playlist of every song on the show this week. Grab your cereal bowl and enjoy all this kindie goodness for two hours! Listen to the show streaming on The WAWL 8am EDT. Enjoy!

Hour #1

The Boogers – “SMCB Theme Song”

Peelander Z – “O! Sha! Re!” [P-TV-Z]
Dan Vapid – “Red Fire Engine” [All Wound Up]
Mike Park – “Wiggly Wiggly Worm” [Smile]
David Weinstone show ID
Music For Aardvarks & Other Mammals – “Mighty Milo” [All I Want]
mömandpöp – “Old People Are Cool!” [mömandpöp]
The Bazillions – “That’s My Style” [Rock n Roll Yearbook]

LDFJB show ID
Lucky Diaz & the Family Jam Band – “Silver Lake Stairs” [Made in LA]
Todd McHatton – “Refreshments on Neptune” [Super Audio Sunshine]
Andrew & Polly – “I Wanna Be a Giraffe” [Ear Snacks]
Big Bang Boom – “Brothers” [Big Bang Boom]
Haley Bonar – “Sing With Me” [Sing With Me]
Jess Penner – “I Don’t Want to Live on the Moon” [Imagination]

Alphabet Rockers show ID
Alphabet Rockers – “Players Life” [The Playground Zone]
Uncle Dox – “Squirrels”
Parry Gripp – “20 Kinds of Dipping Sauce”
Koo Koo Kanga Roo – “You Are the Best” [The Triangle of Success]
Elska – I Just Had an Idea” [Middle of Nowhere]
The Singing Lizard – “Growing Up” [Club Called Awesome]

Laurie Berkner – “The Cat Came Back (Dance Remix)” [The Dance Remixes]

Hour #2

TFIA show ID
Trout Fishing in America – “It’s Better Than That” [Infinity]
Randy & Dave – “That Thing” [Life on a Trampoline]
The Okee Dokee Brothers – “Can You Canoe?” [Can You Canoe?]
Dan Zanes & Friends – “Wonder Wheel” [Family Dance]
Kitty Daisy & Lewis – “Honolulu Rock-a Roll-a”
The Hipwaders – “Art Car” [Educated Kid]

Morgan Taylor show ID
Gustafer Yellowgold – “Hot Nights” [Brighter Side]
Frances England – “All the Things I Found” [Explorer of the World]
Recess Monkey – “The Pool” [Wonderstuff]
Katie Herzig – “Best Day of Your Life”
The Harmonica Pocket – “Sun Song” [Sundrop]
Charlie Hope – “Best Friends” [Let’s Go Play!]

Danny Weinkauf show ID
Danny Weinkauf – “N Then We Danced” [Totally Osome!]
Andrew Best – “Rollercoaster Ride” [Outside EP]
Ramones – “Do You Wanna Dance”
The Not-Its! – “Brain Freeze” [Are You Listening?]
The Good Ms. Padgett – “Hey There Little Insect” [If We Must We Must]
Matt Heaton & the Outside Toys – “American Bills” [Money Planet]

Dean Jones – “Roncando (feat. Uncle Rock)” [Rock Paper Scissors]

New Video: Gustafer Yellowgold – “Hot Nights”

I’m so excited about new music on the horizon from Gustafer Yellowgold. The latest album, Brighter Side, will be available on September 8th but if you pre-order now, you get instant downloads of the songs “Hot Nights” and “Lucky Day”. While you wait for your album to arrive, check out the video for “Hot Nights” right here.

Playlist for July 15, 2017

Here you go, kiddos! This is what’s one the show this week. Follow along and don’t forget to check out these artists’ music and go to one of their shows if they’re playing in your town or nearby. Listen Saturday at 8am EDT on The WAWL.

Hour #1

The Boogers – “SMCB Theme Song”

Zigzag & the Astronauts – “Silly Things” [Zigzag & the Astronauts]
The Not-Its! – “When I Fell” [Raise Your Hand]
Goodness – “Electricity, Electricity” [VA: School House Rock! Rocks]
Chibi Kodama show ID
Chibi Kodama – “The Safety Dance”
Alex Volz – “The Red Apple Blues” [Awesome Songs For Cool Kids]

Danny Weinkauf show ID
Danny Weinkauf – “Sunshine Sunny Sunshine Day” [Totally Osome!]
Charlie Hope – “I’m Me!” [I’m Me!]
The Beatles – “All Together Now”
Recess Monkey – “Marshmallow Farm” [Field Trip]
Play Date – “L-O-V-E You” [We All Shine]
The Que Pastas – “Bad Day” [Sunglasses]

Caspar Babypants show ID
Caspar Babypants – “I Feel Better” [Jump For Joy!]
Jess Penner – “Thank You For Being a Friend” [Imagination]
Underbirds – “Here Comes My Friend” [Underbirds]
Rabbit! – “Jumping Rivers” [The Golden Carrot]
Renee & Jeremy – “It Makes You Feel Good” [C’mon]

Oh! Ogopogo! – “Don’t Feed the Bullies” [Outdoor Human]

Hour #2

Cowboy Andy show ID
The Salamanders – “Mancub” [Bubbles]
Formidable Vegetable Sound System – “Sweet P’tata” [Grow Do It]
Jazzy Ash – “Everybody Loves My Baby” [Swing Set]
Big Maybelle – “A Little Bird Told Me”
Randy Kaplan – “Runaway Blues” [Me. Diddie Wah Diddie]
KB Whirly – “Cool Man Cool” [Songs From the Whirly House]

JLNL show ID
Joanie Leeds & the Nightlights – “Stoop” [Brooklyn Baby!]
Walter Martin – “The Everglades” [My Kinda Music]
Cat Doorman – “To and Fro” [Bop-Bodiop!]
Southern Culture on the Skids – “Mr. Spaceman”
Puddles Pity Party – “Pinball Wizard”
Randy & Dave – “Life on a Trampoline” [Life on a Trampoline]

LDFJB show ID
Lucky Diaz & the Family Jam Band – “Paletero Man” [Made in LA]
Nathalia – “La Iguana Pepa” [When I Was Your Age]
Moona Luna – “I’m Always Here” [Panorama]
123 Andrés – “Cosquillas” [Arriba Abajo]
Mariana Iranzi – “I Go” [Hola Hello]

Omara Portuondo – “Guantanamera” [VA: Putumayo Kids Presents Latin Playground]

NEW VIDEO: Chibi Kodama – “The Safety Dance”

Family kindie band Chibi Kodama has been cranking out a lot music. Since 2014, they’ve released four albums, one EP, and a collection of “alternate” takes of singles from those albums. And they’re still going strong.

Now they’re dipping their toes into the world of cover songs. An 80s one-hit-wonder staple. Men Without Hats’ “The Safety Dance”. The new wave synthesizer has moved to the background and replaced by the fuzz of a guitar.

Yes, this is a cover song, but the band has made it their own.

11 years later

Greetings and salutations. Too formal? What’s up, kiddos!? So after eleven years I’ve finally updated/upgraded to a better web experience for me and, hopefully, for you as well.

Keep your eyes peeled and bookmark this site. I will share news & info about the latest goings-on in Kindie music. Album reviews, videos, and interviews.