This week’s Adult Kid is Walter Martin, the bassist for The Walkmen, a band played here on WTMD long before Young At Heart started playing Walter’s kid-friendly CDs. Nowadays, The Walkmen have disbanded and Walter has been busy in his studio in Brooklyn creating some very original music for everyone. In 2014, he released We’re All Young Together, a CD for kids that to date has spawned three songs used as Apple and Android commercials. We love this CD so much here at Young At Heart, that we use a bit of the title track as our weekly intro. Late last year, Walter released his first solo CD for adults called Arts and Leisure, and he’s just released a new CD for kids called My Kinda Music. Prolific? I’d say so! I’m excited to be speaking with Walter on today’s show.
We’ll also be Talking Tunes with Brian and Tom of Milkshake, and today’s song is The Specials’ “Enjoy Yourself.” And we’ll hear some new kindie music from Gustafer Yellowgold and Michael and the Rockness Monsters, a band coming to Saturday Morning Tunes on October 14.
IT’S A BEAUTIFUL MORNING – The Rascals
JUMP UP – Dan Zanes
C’MON – Renee & Jeremy
RAINBOWS – Michael and the Rockness Monsters
SHE’S A RAINBOW – Rolling Stones
SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW – Israel Kamakawiwoʻole
Adult Kid: Walter Martin interview
SING TO ME
DOWN BY THE SINGING SEA
IT ALL COMES BACK TO ME – Barry Louis Polisar
Talking Tunes: The Specials –ENJOY YOURSELF
BRIGHTER SIDE – Gustafer Yellowman
ELECTRICITY ELECTRICITY – Goodness
TOP OF THE WORLD – Shonen Knife