Amazon on the Best Children’s Music of 2010

Dec 08

Hey, look at that, Many Hands is number one!  And fully half of the top ten comes from artists on the CD.  Congratulations to everyone on the list, and remember: it’s a fantastic gift.  Locals can get it at Turn It Up!, Toy Box, Cup & Top, A2Z, and presumably some other places; everyone else, ask at your local retailer or order from Amazon or iTunes or whatever.

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Playlist for 2010-12-04 (Happy Hanukkah!)

Dec 04

Listen any time you like on our page at!

Segment 1
TMBG – It’s Spare the Rock
-Ella ID
TMBG – Nine Bowls of Soup
New Standards – Rock and Roll (Rock and Roll)
Elizabeth Mitchell – Keep on the Sunny Side
Ziggy Marley w/ Willie Nelson – This Train
Gustafer Yellowgold – Penguin Day (Many Hands: Family Music for Haiti)

Segment 2
Marvin Pontiac – Small Car
Lunch Money – Miniature Things
ID/prep to rock
Jingle Punx – Chanuka
Boogers – I Wish I Was a Mole
Baby Grands – Dinosaur (Baby Grands II)

Segment 3
Recess Monkey – Jet Pack (Final Funktier)
King Missile – Get Up (Surprise Your Pig)
Dean Jones – Rock Paper Scissors (Rock Paper Scissors)
Luv Clowns – Draw
Big Bang Boom – Spare the Rock
Justin Roberts – Cardboard Box
Debbie and Friends – Willy Won’t

Segment 4
ScribbleMonster – Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child
Guest DJ set from Mama Doni
Mama Doni – The Legend Of Sour Cream Vs. Apple Sauce
Billy Sherwood, Rockin’ Hannukah
GrooveBarbers – I Have A Little Dreidel
Mama Doni – Honey, This Ain’t Money
The Hit Crew – 8 Little Lights of Mine
Tor Hyams & Jkidz – This Is chanukah

Segment 5
Guest DJ set from Mama Doni

Ruby and Ava Lockner – Is It Chanukah or Hannukah?
Graham Clarke – Five Little Latkes
Shira Kilne – Ocho Kandelikas
Barenaked Ladies – Hannukah Blessings
Woodie Guthrie – Hannukah Dance
Mama Doni – Chanukah Fever

Segment 6
Pianosaurus – (A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the) Toystore (Groovy Neighborhood)
Jonathan Richman – Corner Store
Uncle Rock – Please Don’t Make Me Laugh When I’m Upset (live at Spare the Rock) (at Flywheel 12/11)
Generation X – Ready Steady Go
The Not-Its! – Green Light, Go!
TMBG featuring Marty Beller – Speed and Velocity
TMBG – Spare the Rock

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Best of 2010

Dec 04

My full column about our ballot for the Fids & Kamily Awards is over at Valley Kids (page 26).  But I thought I’d put the list here too.  It tracks the eligibility dates for Fids & Kamily, so, for example, Frances England’s Mind of My Own will be eligible next year.

1 (tie). Elizabeth Mitchell – Sunny Day

1 (tie).  Justin Roberts – Jungle Gym

1 (tie).  Various Artists – Many Hands: Family Music for Haiti (note: I have made back what I put into this record, so the F&K organizers all agreed that it was okay for me to vote for it)

4.  Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem – Ranky Tanky

5.  Dean Jones (with the Felice Bros.) – Rock Paper Scissors

6-10 (all tied for 6th):

Deedle Deedle Dees – American History + Rock ‘n’ Roll = Deedle Deedle Dees

The Not-Its! – Time Out to Rock

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo – Underground Playground

Uncle Rock – The Big Picture

Recess Monkey – Final Funktier

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