Good Stuff Sports #23 – Talon Athletics

Good Stuff Sports #23 – Talon Athletics

It’s time for a lesson in GaGa! The sport of champions that so many grew up playing at summer camps. Talon Athletics is going to bring the joy and competition of GaGa to you. It’s time to get in the pit for some rage in the cage! Talon Athletics hosts GaGa tournaments and camps, so check them out. Armond and Scott know what they’re talking about and they’ll make you a GaGa believer!

Episode #224 – Jessa Campbell

Episode #224 – Jessa Campbell

From the 716, to the Talking Heads, to Frozen Fractals, to the Pacific Northwest, to musical surprises I had an amazing time getting to know Jessa Campbell. She’s also amazingly patient, knowledgeable, and fun. Her project Jessa Campbell & the Saplings brand new record ‘Can You Feel It’ is educational and well crafted with a thematic hat tip to the Pacific Northwest in every song. Be sure to listen to her song ‘Can You Feel It’ at the end of the episode.

Episode #223 – Angela James

Episode #223 – Angela James

It can take a lot to calm down a tired baby. Since the beginning of time parents have struggled to get their children to go to sleep. I’m tired. Really tired, and I was so lucky to have this conversation with Angela James to make my day better. Angela James‘ album “Quiet Night'”,which is a collection of lullabies made for weary parents by weary parents. It is a beautiful and carefully crafted album inspired by James‘ own experiences as a new mother and with battling postpartum depression.’

 
“What began with humming as a coping mechanism to calm both her daughter and herself in her postpartum fog, evolved into this collection of fully formed and arranged lullabies. The instrumentation on the album; voice, classical guitar, bass clarinet, bassoon and vibraphone, is unique and deliberately in the mid-to-low tonal range, creating a serene but captivating soundscape. The concept of the album is to help set the stage for a child’s restful sleep and to support and soothe parents during the demanding and exhausting first months with a new child.” 
Episode #222 – Lissa Schneckenburger

Episode #222 – Lissa Schneckenburger

Lissa Schneckenburger has put out an incredibly personal and important record. It’s called ‘Thunder In My Arms’ and it tells a story of adoption and foster children. She uses her music to communicate her very real experience. I will admit that talking to Lissa was very emotional for me. I greatly admire her strength and dedication to her child and the time and care that went into her song writing process. Please support Lissa and other parents who give so much of themselves to help kids who need love, support, shelter, and care by visiting the National Foster Parent Association

Be sure to listen to the song ‘I Need Us Together’. You will be moved and you will understand.

Episode #221 – Ants On A Log

Episode #221 – Ants On A Log

What’s similar about the amazing combo of peanut butter and raisins on celery, and a science teacher and music therapist making music for kids? Well, both equations end up in something tasty! Ants on a Log!!!!!!!! As you know there was a Climate Change Walkout last week, and I know that my friends Julie and Anya are mega supporters of bringing awareness to that very important issue. In fact, their latest album, ‘Curious: Think Outside The Pipeline’, is a funny climate action musical for kids and parents! You’ll love this conversation. Stay tuned all the way to the end to hear the song ‘Curious’.