December 4, 2009
I think that this Muppet cover of Bohemian Rhapsody probably appeals to adults more than children, but it’s going on my iPhone Muppet playlist for those tense moments when nothing but a good Muppet will do.
I couldn’t wait until Monday to share this with you. Enjoy.
November 30, 2009
Fun fact: as a kid, I loved Christmas music so much that my parents had to hide my Christmas record (yep! The days of vinyl!) from January to November. I still love Christmas music and have been known not to skip over it if it shows up on my iPod in July. This particular song even gets specifically queued up, even in August.
Since this is a BONUS POST! I’m going to conclude with BONUS GOODNESS! My mama has enjoyed her foray into Tumblr, but found it lacking. Little did I know that she would immediately want to plunge into SRS BLOGGING. I set up an account and gave her a wordpress tutorial over Thanksgiving weekend, and now, she’s broadcasting to the world at MamaPeke. Mark my words: she’s going to have a bigger following than I do.
November 28, 2009
An Icelandic reggae song about a sheep. Classic. I understand bits and pieces of the lyrics enough to let you know that the sheep says “da da” but means “ba da.” Yep. I got to know Hjálmar’s music really well when I lived in Iceland and I really love this band – the song Borgin is particularly amazing, though probably more popular with adults as it does not contain any nonsense-speaking sheep.
November 21, 2009
Oh man, I heard this song on the radio this week and nearly died of happiness. The Indigo Girls were so central to high school/college for me and most specifically remind me of someone who was central to my high school life who recently passed away. I love being musically reminded of our best moments.
And hey, this is also a great song to sing with a kiddo or two.
November 20, 2009
I feel compelled to point out that one of my Virgoan quirks is to read the entire archives of every blog that I follow. I am not stalking you, I just… have completist tendencies. I must use every page in a coloring book in consecutive order. I must finish all books I read, even if they suck. I must own each part of a series – if I’m going to buy one, I have to buy them all.
So, the way that this relates to my blogging (and to specifically to Friday’s Awesome Blossom roundup) is that these might not be recent links. And if you’re wondering “How/why are you linking to this thing I wrote two years ago?! Are you mental?!” The answer is… well.. yes. Enjoy anyway.
(Worcester, MA. August 2007.)
- Want to introduce your kids to opera? AskMetafilter has some suggestions.
- I Love You Forever, Just Don’t Scale My House: Some thoughts on a children’s classic.
- Developmental Stages of Children’s Art: In case you’re wondering “What’s he going to do next?” No word on putting bellybuttons in all of your drawings though.
- Famous Muppet Doppelgängers. Sesame Street’s 40th Anniversary may technically be over, but muppets are always awesome. Some of these aren’t Sesame Street muppets anyhow – were you aware that Kermit is the only muppet to crossover from the Muppet Show onto the ‘Street?
- Fairytale Fashion: Sarah Von of Yes and Yes imagines what Disney Princesses might wear in 2009. Also excellent – the followup Fairytale Fashion Round 2 and Dr. Seuss Style.
- Deep Space Sparkle is an amazing blog – I wish I’d had Patty as my art teacher! (Though my art teacher was plenty cool and obviously did alright in the end. She was pretty eccentric and I remember rumors went around that she was a witch because she had long black hair.) Most are for kids quite a bit older than my charges, but the Eric Carle inspired projects might be fun to try with Thing 1!