I was looking at the calendar and was amazed to find this weekend marks my first year anniversary playing music for you here on Young At Heart – where did time go!? Looking back, it’s been a great year of discovering kid-friendly music of all genres, especially kindie.
The Adult Kid feature comes and goes as I find and spotlight musicians making music for adults, but also doing at least one kid-friendly tune or venture. Thanks to shows like Sesame Street and Yo Gabba Gabba, there are a lot of musicians to choose from. Today’s Adult Kid is Shawn Colvin, who just released her 10th album, The Starlighter, which also happens to be her second CD for kids. (She also visited Sesame Street in the nineties).
Last June, I asked two of my Milkshake band members to come in and chat, simply because I think Brian Simms and Tom Moon together in a room are super smart, sarcastic and funny in the best ways. We didn’t know what to talk about at first. I suggested doing a traffic and weather report. But music is near and dear to the three of us so we started talking about a few favorite tunes. Talking Tunes was born. I hope you continue to enjoy this weekly feature. Today’s Talking Tune is “Ain’t No Sunshine” by Bill Withers.
A once-monthly feature I’ve also thoroughly enjoyed sharing with you is smARTbeats, where I chat with a Teaching Artist working in Baltimore-area schools through the non-profit Young Audiences of Maryland. I am one of those Teaching Artists, and it’s been great hearing my fellow artists share their experiences with kids in the schools.
Young At Heart was and remains an evolving idea. And I hope you enjoy the journey exploring kid-friendly music as much as I do.
EARLY BIRD – The Moonlights
EARLY BIRD – Shirley Temple
BIRDS – The Eels
OUTSIDE – Alex & the Kaleidoscope
TIME TO GO OUTDOORS – Hot Hot Heat
NOT ALWAYS FINE – Cibi Kodama
Talking Tunes – Bill Withers
– AIN’T NO SUNSHINE
GOOD DAY SUNSHINE – The Beatles
STAND UP FOR YOU – Alphabet Rockers
MY IDENTITY – The Bunny Clogs
Adult Kid – Shawn Colvin
– THE STARLIGHTER
– SUNNY CAME HOME
WHO HAS SEEN THE WIND – John Lennon & Yoko Ono
WINDY – The Association
YOUNG AT HEART – Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips
TAKE THIS HAMMER – Dan Zanes w/Valerie June
JUST A KID – Wilco