I got a chance to not only talk to Tommy and Kaitlyn about their awesome new album ‘Rise, Shine, #Woke’, but I got to see them perform live at an Elementary School in South San Francisco. I got to see, firsthand, the impact that they have on students with their message of change. It was an incredibly moving experience. My time with the Alphabet Rockers coincided with the news about the current administration working to end DACA. It was clear that so many of the students that were at the Alphabet Rockers program were fearful about what they were hearing from the government. I got to speak to a few students and a teacher about the mood in the classrooms, and I was relieved to hear that there was a general attitude of positivity. The teachers at the school were so dedicated and engaged, and it was noted by Kaitlyn, Tommy, and me. Thanks to the educators in lower income areas who are making their students education positive and joyful during what is a difficult time.
I hope you enjoyed Wendy Morgan’s episode! Now it’s DB’s turn. This is part 2 of 2 with Wendy & DB. It was great to hear DB’s side of things. Wendy joined us for a little bit as well. It’s obvious that these two love working together! Be sure to check out their new album ‘Home Earth’ and their incredibly catchy song ‘We Bop’ at the end of the show.
Wendy and DB make great music for kids and families to enjoy together. They pride themselves on their live performances and for making songs with a message. From their website: “On their newest album “HomeEarth”, Wendy & DB, a dynamic duo/band from Chicago, address the important messages for children and all people that we need to work together, be happy, feel our feelings, and take care of our wonderful world and ALL the folks that live in it.” Now that makes a whole lot of sense! This is a two part-er. Episode 91 will feature Wendy Morgan talking about all things Wendy and DB. Episode 92 will focus on DB and his approach to making great music for kids and families.
I remember watching Tim Janus in the Coney Island Hot Dog Eating competition on July 4th a few years ago. I thought his Ultimate Warrior facepaint was awesome. I think saw him on an MTV reality special which showcased how he goes about training and what his professional eating competitions are like. Tim graciously responded to a twitter message about coming on the show and talking about how he came to be a professional eater. It’s important to know that there is training that goes in to being on the professional eating circuit. What food does Tim recommend that aspiring pro eaters begin with? You’ll have to listen to find out! And the burping! This is a can’t miss episode.
It’s back to school time, and The Bazillions have a brand new record ‘Rock and Roll Yearbook’ to take you through the year. It was great to hear from some incredible musicians who are writing smart songs that will teach your kids! You also MUST check out their youtube channel. Their videos are top notch. You can also hear their brand new song, ‘You Could Be The One’ at the end of the show! The Bazillions use their music to educate and have fun. You’re going to love it!
Feelings, nothing more than feelings! Up and coming Kindie rocker Mr. Josh has a new record out all about feelings. He takes his music seriously, but also knows how to have fun. He knows what he’s doing, he’s trained, and he is a pre-school teacher as well. He’s the definition of authentic which makes him certified and bonafied good stuff for kids and families.