051 Cool Choones for Children

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This week The Duke of Straw from The Late Greats has got us all to pick our coolest children’s tuneage to get the kids jumping. I wish I’d had a podcast like this to listen to when I was that bit littler!

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(00:00) Kidditunes – Twistin’ again

Tim from The Face of Today

(02:04) Medeski, Martin & Wood – Where’s the music?

The Duke of Straw from The Late Greats

(05:55) The Flaming Lips – Yoshimi battles the pink robots (part one)

Crash from Pretending life is like a song

(10:52) The Dickies – Theme to Gigantor

Lyle from Mentok the Mindtaker

(13:41) Misty’s Big Adventure – Biscuit Tin

Shawn from Cold Citrus

(15:43) The Real Tuesday Weld – Bathtime in Clerkenwell

FiL from Pogoagogo

(20:27) John Lithgow – You gotta have skin

Marcy from Lost in your inbox

(23:11) Captain Bogg & Salty – Scurvy

Rick from Are you embarrassed easily?

(26:19) Blind Melon – Three is the magic number

Chris from Culturebully

(29:38) Harry Belafonte & Odetta – There’s a hole in my bucket

Deek from Pod of Funk

(34:36) Dan Zanes & John Doe – So long (It’s been good to know yuh)

Natalie from Mini-Obs

(39:14) The Go Team – Hold your terror close

Mike from Nothing but green lights

(41:34) The Innocence Mission – Moon River

Chad from Everybody cares, everybody understands

(44:37) Rasputina – This little piggy

Nuno from Undercover songs

(48:30) Boris Pickett & The Crypt Kickers – Monster mash

Mark from Cinema du Lyon

(52:04) Papa Noel – Democratie

SAS Radio

(59:16) Tom Waits – The train song

Fraser from BKYLN song of the day

Thanks to all of you have picked music and listened. Next week is the Contrast Podcast’s first birthday and to celebrate the theme will be Birthday .. but you might like to look slightly further than Altered Images, The Beatles and The Sugarcubes. Lateral thinking will be rewarded with pride in your cleverness!

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Rasputina’s cover is preety cool! 🙂

yeehaa! Thanks! super fun. I listen often, but Clea sent me here originally and reminded me today…

you know, i look forward to tuesdays just like a little kid! so many standouts this week, it’s hard to pick favorites. but i especially liked yoshimi, gigantor, the go team, the tom waits, the real tuesday weld and the really lovely version of moon river. and of course, the intros get better and better each week! : )

Super show, all the tracks this week we’re great !! You gotta have skin being my favourite.

If i’d got my arse in gear last week, i would have submitted “Vampire” by Antsy Pants which is Kimya Dawson (ex Moldy Peaches) and a 12 year old child called Leo, it’s an awesome track !!


Looking forward to next weeks show.
Peace to ya all !!

Wanted to pop in a say hi (*waves* been dealing with family stuff, so am a bit behind on blogging and podcasting) This is a great *and* useful podcast. Burning a copy now for the little uns down the road. I’m surprised Clea from (Sm)allages isn’t on here. Nuno, I actually considered contributing the same song (I love Rasputina). However, had I had the time, hands down, it probably would have been Paul and Storm’s hilarious Easter Song. Thanks for another awesome podcast, guys.

Wow, worra lorra fun at preschool this week!! Gold stars and jellybeans all round.

Dearest Tim, what an excellent, twisty choice!!

Dearest Crash, I always sleep better at night knowing Yoshimi’s out there kicking pink robot arse!!

Rick, you got those darn piraters lodged in my brain AND I CAN’T GET THEM OUT!! ARRRRRRR!!!! P.S. I know for a fact there are bunny rabbits.

Dearest Marcy, skin is good. way good.

Nuno, Ra-Ra-Rasputina ro-ro-rocks!!!

SAS, I love me some Congo music and that Democratie tune is grand! Long may your wean bop to it!!

Dearest Fraser, how lovely to hear your daughter make her CP debut. And of course the Waits track is grand. You won’t see me running away…

I love it all, and I’m burning a cd for my kiddo, who needs to hear more than those All-American REjects he’s starting to love. (AAACCKKKK!!)

I meant to come back and say how fantastic that version of So Long It’s Been Good To Know You is, but I forgot. Until now. x

Thanks for the podcast with all the great kids’ music. Here’s one you missed: Mr. David (been called the Bob Dylan of children’s music).

He’s out of the Bay Area and is releasing his 3rd children’s album this August–great for 5-8-year-olds.

Take a listen to him on his blog: http://www.mrdavidmusicworks.com/blog or on his web site http://www.mrdavidmusicworks.

The new single from his upcoming album is on both.


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