GOOD SONGS ARE TREASURES

Hi. Thanks for clicking onto my blog page. I’m so psyched to be writing my first blog posting on this beautiful new website that Nicole Small has created for me! I know nothing about blogging yet, but here it goes. My intention for this blog is to focus on great kids’ songs…writing them, finding them, and getting feedback from you about new topics to address through songs.

Good songs are true treasures. They can cheer you up, make you think, bring you back to an experience you had when you were young, teach you things, make you cry. A lot of us kids’ performers are songwriters as well, and we’re always looking for new things to write about. I think many of us initially pick popular kid-related topics like bath time, favorite foods, jumping, dancing, hugs, animals…you get the picture. And these subjects are all so universally appealing and fun. But I feel there’s even more we can accomplish with kids’ songs.

Just yesterday I was having lunch with a friend who brought my attention to two artists who have recorded entire CDs dealing with the subjects of cancer and autism. I couldn’t wait to get home and check them out. Alastair Moock’s CD “Singing Our Way Through: Songs for the World’s Bravest Kids” consists of songs he wrote with the help of his 5-year-old daughter who has been battling leukemia. Amazing! The other CD of note is called “Love Me for Who I Am” by Brady Rymer. He has spent a lot of time performing for kids on the autism spectrum, and his songs are are joyful, inspiring and spot-on!

For anyone reading this blog, please feel free to share any ideas you might have about a topic you’d like to see covered in a kid’s song. I’m anxious to hear your thoughts and to turn out some great new original songs myself! Many times what you might think of as just an ordinary everyday occurrence, thought, or routine is the perfect theme for a song. Also, feel free to share with me any songs you’ve come across along the way that you love.

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