Apr 202013
Lamentations of the Father

We were listening to a Prairie Home Companion compilation, Definitely Above Average, on our spring break road trip and came across the gloriously perfect essay Lamentations of the Father by Ian Frazier. Even though my kids are 10 and 12 I found far too much of this essay was still appropriate. If you’re not familiar [Read more…]

Feb 252013
Spotify This!

I was not one of those people who were all up in arms when Tipper Gore first suggested labeling music as a warning to parents. I wasn’t particularly passionate either way about the subject. However, I didn’t see giving someone a heads up that the content of a song contained sexually explicit references or whatever [Read more…]

Jan 252013
CD Review: KidQuake! by the Not-Its!

Children’s music these days presents an interesting challenge for musicians. How do you bring your musical sensibilities to a form that has typically been drawn with primary colors? When I say primary colors I’m thinking of simple melodies and lyrics that, in a way, talk down to kids. The wheels on the bus do indeed [Read more…]

Dec 182012
Theater Review: Big Top Rock at Teatro ZinZanni

Big Top Rock at Teatro ZinZanni is back for its third series of performances in the elegant spiegeltent. If you’re not familiar with this fantastic show the ZinZanni Institute for Circus Arts (ZICA) and Seattle’s own Kindiependent music collectivehave brought together the magic of the circus with the excitement of live music. So far this [Read more…]