Episode #209 – Sing Song Party Time (Derek McKinley)

Episode #209 – Sing Song Party Time (Derek McKinley)

Derek McKinley and I immediately became best friends as we started talking. We covered all kinds of topics like Japan, skiing, teaching, and of course the music that Derek makes. Derek cares for children and children’s rights as well as the environment and his music reflects that! “The main goal of Sing Song Party Time is to provide fun and creative children’s music with an emphasis on healthy living and environmental awareness so that children will feel empowered to live full and happy lives.”

Be sure to listen to his song ‘Llama Lou’ at the end of this episode! Email mike@goodstuffpod.com with question or if you think you have good stuff to share!

Episode #208 – Ethan T. Berlin

Episode #208 – Ethan T. Berlin

Ethan T. Berlin has contributed in many different ways to the world of Kids Media. He’s made apps, he’s worked on TV Shows, he’s the voice of L.I.S.A from the Pants on Fire Podcast, hosts a public access show for kids, and he’s also an author. I had the opportunity to meet and work with Ethan, and I knew that he would be a perfect guest for the Good Stuff Kids Podcast. After all, he makes funny stuff for kids, and we all need more funny stuff in our lives. Got something that you think is good stuff? Email me! mike@goodstuffpod.com

Episode #207 – Mr Tommy

Episode #207 – Mr Tommy

This one is a blast of fun and joy! Mr. Tommy and I hit it off right away and we had an awesome conversation as he set up for his concert at the Florida State Fair. He even sang me a song!

“Mr. Tommy, Tommy Girvin, is a dynamic performer, entertainer, author & educator with 35+ years of experience as a touring rock musician and musical director with the famous rock singer Eddie Money. Mr. Tommy’s mission is to bring children joy, encourage imagination & creativity and build self-esteem through music and musical experiences. Mr. Tommy’s Mobile Music Bus that is an ongoing, ever changing, enchanting and inspiring music and exercise enrichment program. Endorsed by the Early Learning Coalition, this music classroom on wheels brings a fun, active, dynamic, and educational music session to pre-schools and children’s events that serves over 300+ kids a week.”

Stay tuned until the end of the show for his songs ‘Hippopotamus’ and ‘If I was a Fish’. They’re both instant classics!

Episode #206 – Beth Jean

Episode #206 – Beth Jean

Funky Farms and Martians! It’s all fair game for Beth Jean and her music that is so perfect for families. “Beth Jean’s knack for writing catchy, clever songs is enriched with her memorable style and talent of creating lively sets for various media that makes for a unique niche in today’s children’s market. Her DIY spirit has allowed her to produce an unforgettable world of sparkling images, hooky tunes and family friendly sketches.” Sparkles galore! Unicorns! Be sure to listen to her song ‘I’m Growing Up To Be A Mermaid’. It’s awesome!

Episode #205 – Johnette and Scott

Episode #205 – Johnette and Scott

“Swamp Romp,” is the brand new Louisiana dance party album from Johnette and Scott. Johnette is a well-known musician and children’s book author, and Scott is a 3-time GRAMMY winning producer and A&R director at Rounder Records.” It’s a tasty gumbo of awesome music that your family will love. Johnette and Scott have created “a tasty mélange of musical styles which is reflected in these 15 child-friendly songs (mostly original; one was adapted traditional Cajun tune).” Be sure to listen to the song ‘Bamboula Rhythm’ and learn about what the Bamboula Rhythm is from the brand new album ‘Swamp Romp”. This episode is a blast of Mardi Gras joy!