Sunday, January 30, 2011

Pop! #1: Doctor Ew - Goodnight, my day is done

Photo by Eric KaluznyDoctor Ew is Drew Smith, one of the four singing and songwriting members of the lovely Canadian indiepop band The Bicycles. 'Goodnight, my day is done' is a sweet little (previously unreleased) lullaby composed by Drew, and a very lovely way to kick off this project.

The Bicycles' and Doctor Ew's albums are for sale on Fuzzy Logic Recordings.


Saturday, January 29, 2011

Welcome to The Pop! For Kids Project

How old do you need to be to enjoy good pop music? I would say not very old. How many annoying children's songs does it take to drive a parent crazy? I would say not very many. As a parent, I've been surprised by how very little enjoyable music I can find made for kids. Simple, fun, catchy pop tunes for children seem to be extremely rare and hard to track down.

I think children deserve to have access to pretty music as much as grown-ups do. Since for most of us music is such an important part of our lifes, how amazing would it be to be able to actually enjoy good pop music together with a child?

This is why I started The Pop! For Kids Project. I'm in the process of contacting all my favourite singers and bands from the indiepop, -rock and singer-songwriter world with an urgent and kind request to record a song for TP!FKP, or to make a previously unreleased song that fits the bill available here.

Welcome, and enjoy!