Blog Profile / Zooglobble

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Archived Since:May 21, 2008

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Monday Morning Smile: "Heroes" (David Bowie) - Choir! Choir! Choir! feat. David Byrne

You will notice that this website has been... not so active recently. That's mostly due to "real life" taking up most of my time. The day job, parenting, a desire to keep myself healthy -- I value all of those things higher than this website. Show More Summary

Steve Denyes and 20 Kindie Artists Write 20 Kindie Songs in 20 Days

Steve Denyes with guitar Sounds like a logic problem, right? "If Steve Denyes and 20 kindie artists write 20 kindie songs in 20 days, how many days would it take Steve Denyes and 1 kindie artist to write 1 kindie song?" The answer -- contrary to what logic would tell you -- is one day. Show More Summary

More Weird! (Review Wrap-Up Fall/Winter 2017)

In a world where it seems music either gets pushed to the forefront for the masses or the background as wallpaper, it's pretty easy to lose sight of the weirdos -- which is, anyone who's making music who's not shooting for superstardom or complete anonymity. Show More Summary

Video: "The Starlighter" - Shawn Colvin

The Starlighter cover I don't want to say that I squealed aloud when news came across my desk that Shawn Colvin was doing an album for kids and families... but I sure squealed silently to myself. Like many others of a certain age, IShow More Summary

Christmas and Holiday Kids Music 2017

Every year when I put together these lists of Christmas and holiday-related kids music, I walk the fine line between trying get this up early enough to be of use and late enough to be of use.  What I mean by that is, if I publish on,...Show More Summary

My Favorite (and the Best?) Kids Music of 2017

This past year has been challenging in terms of writing about kids music here at the site.  There are a variety of reasons for that -- you can read his post for a few thoughts in that regard -- but the fact remains I haven't reviewed as many albums. Show More Summary

This Podcast Has Fleas... Will It Have Legs?

This Podcast Has Fleas logo Once NPR and WHYY and Gimlet threw their (porkpie?) hats into the kids' music ring, could fellow podcasting all-star WNYC be far behind? Of course not. This morning sees the official launch of their first podcast, This Podcast Has Fleas, with a whole bunch of star power, including Jay Pharaoh and Alec Baldwin. Show More Summary

Best Children's Album Nominees - 60th Grammy Awards

Since the Grammy Awards are celebrating their 60th awards on January 28, 2018, will they celebrate the Diamond Jubilee by giving all the winners diamond-encrusted-megaphone Grammy Awards?  That would certainly raise the suspense andShow More Summary

Top Kids and Family Podcasts (November 2017)

Squeaking this in juuuuust under the wire, it's my November list of the top-ranked podcasts for kids and families. (For those of you interested, here is October's list of top-ranked kids and family podcasts.) If you're looking for aShow More Summary

Monday Morning Smile: "Obsession" - OK Go

Time once again for the Official Band of Zooglobble's Monday Morning Smile, OK Go! Over the Thanksgiving holiday, the band released their latest video off their album, Hungry Ghosts, for the song "Obsession." This one stars the band and 567 printers. Show More Summary

Video: "The Quest for the Missing Polka-Dotted Pink Sock" - Mista Cookie Jar (World Premiere!)

Mista Cookie Jar on bed It's a new video for Black Friday from Mista Cookie Jar! Now, I can hear you thinking, "Why would a song about a missing sock be the basis for a Black Friday-themed video?" Well, that's because the song got its first life as a premiere on K. Show More Summary

Radio Playlist: New Music November 2017

Squished between the end of the Grammy eligibility period, Halloween, and Christmas, I sometimes feel like a November new-music playlist is a bit of an afterthought. But there are actually some pretty good songs that have crossed myShow More Summary

Story Pirates Set for World Domination!

Story Pirates logo from Gimlet Let's get it out of the way: I think the Story Pirates are great. Just as we all have our kids' music artists we listen to without the kids around -- don't front, you know you do it -- there are some podcasts...Show More Summary

A Loog Guitar For Every Hand

We've been fans of Loog Guitars here at Zooglobble HQ from the beginning.  I interviewed Rafael Atijas, the founder of the company, in 2011 as he was in the midst of his first (eventually successful) Kickstarter to manufacture his very first set of acoustic 3-string guitars. Show More Summary

Video: "New Accordions" - Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could (World Premiere!)

While I can't agree with Disneyland and Target, who start decorating for Christmas, Hanukkah, and the rest of the December holidays while Halloween is barely in the rear view mirror (if at all), I'm willing to occasionally make an exception...Show More Summary

Halloween 2017 Music for Kids

Prepping to trick or treat tonight? Gathering up the candy to hand out and trying not to dig in early? Kids and parents having last-minute costume emergencies? Here are a handful of (like, literally, five) new Halloween tunes from kindie...Show More Summary

Josh Lovelace Sings a Song For His Kids, With Sharon & Bram

Josh Lovelace Doing something meaningful for your kids, that makes you feel good. Doing something with longtime heroes of yours, that makes you feel good. Josh Lovelace got to do both at the same time. As a member of the band Needtobreathe,...Show More Summary

Top Kids and Family Podcasts (October 2017)

It's been couple months since the last time I looked at ranking podcasts for kids, and things continue to look positive for the world of kids' podcasting.  (For those of you interested, here is August's list of op-ranked kids and family...Show More Summary

Interview: Key Wilde and Dean Jones ("Doug the Digger")

I'm a big fan of musician/illustrator Key Wilde and musician/kindie uber-producer Dean Jones, so when I got word that the two had teamed up for a new project, I was super-excited. Especially when I heard it was, unexpectedly, not a musical...Show More Summary

Fids & Kamily 2017 Award Winners Announced!

Lucky Diaz - "Made in L.A." album cover One of the highlights of every year for me is compiling and announcing the winners of the Fids and Kamily Awards. F&K, as I call it (mostly because I'm constantly having to override computers'Show More Summary

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