OWTK Kindie Album Reviews

The Golden Age of Family Music Report Card – March 2013
OWTK Kindie Album Reviews

The Golden Age of Family Music Report Card – March 2013

Underbirds self-titled Kindie worlds collide as biggies from each coast form an under-the-radar supergroup. Gustafer Yellowgold’s Morgan Taylor and Todd McHatton of “I Think I’m A Bunny” fame started Underbirds after discovering they share a fondness for early 80’s arena rock, comic books, vegan food, and metaphysical Arbor Day imagery. […]

Grammaropolis — A Pop-Up Educational Media Franchise
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Grammaropolis — A Pop-Up Educational Media Franchise

Many parents would say that it’s a difficult task for educational music and media to ingratiate itself to full-family enjoyment.  Whereas modern, non-lesson-centric children’s music, videos & books will often pull lovingly on the heartstrings of a parent while simultaneously bringing exuberant joy to a youngster, curriculum-based media tends to […]

The Golden Age of Family Music Report Card – February 2013
OWTK Kindie Album Reviews

The Golden Age of Family Music Report Card – February 2013

Let’s just face the facts, shall we? OWTK has changed. I will continue to be family music’s toughest critic and most fearless champion (patent pending), but the long form reviews I absolutely do enjoy writing may not be in the cards going forward. At least not as often (often, lately, […]

The Bazillions Heads or Tales CD Mini Review
OWTK Kindie Album Reviews

The Bazillions Heads or Tales CD Mini Review

 THE BAZILLIONS HEAD OR TALES It’s difficult, I know. It can be difficult to read some of my words about kid’s musicians here on OWTK and really get a feel for what the music sounds like, and most importantly, to determine whether you and your kids will dig it. I […]

Best New Music: Justin Roberts Lullaby
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Best New Music: Justin Roberts Lullaby

JUSTIN ROBERTS LULLABY The girls were over my parents, having just seen their Team USA Olympic gymnastic heroines live and in-person. I came over the next day for dinner, to pick them up and bring ’em home. In my experience, it’s always dicey leaving my parents’ house at night with […]

Best New Music: Jennifer Gasoi “Throw A Penny In The Wishing Well” CD Mini Review
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Best New Music: Jennifer Gasoi “Throw A Penny In The Wishing Well” CD Mini Review

Jennifer Gasoi Throw A Penny In The Wishing Well On one hand, Throw A Penny In The Wishing Well is not the kind of album I’d expect the Bear to warm too.  She is 8 1/2 after all and, well, I dunno where I’m going with that.  The thing is, […]

Best New Music: Todd McHatton Presents Marvy Monstone’s Mysterious Fun Time Dream Band
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Best New Music: Todd McHatton Presents Marvy Monstone’s Mysterious Fun Time Dream Band

Todd McHatton Presents Marvy Monstone’s Mysterious Fun Time Dream Band Being in a bubble is a cozy thing; insular, warm, immune from judgement.  Inside there is the world, all of it, and there is nothing else to envision.  Reality extends only to the edges of how far we wish, or […]

Elska – Middle Of Nowhere Kid’s CD Review *UPDATED with Video**
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Elska – Middle Of Nowhere Kid’s CD Review *UPDATED with Video**

ELSKA MIDDLE OF NOWHERE I’m no rabble-rouser. I don’t incite debates nor do I intentionally cause awkward situations, but holy hell do I love to witness them and, on occasion, throw myself into the uncomfortableness of it all. When a polarizing idea/person/project/situation comes to the forefront, I am not afraid […]

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