I was super excited to get an advance copy of the newest album from kindie rock pioneer, Caspar Babypants. Caspar Babypants is Chris Ballew of The Presidents of the United States of America, and his albums are full of clever, catchy tunes that grown-ups love as much as their kids.
The latest album is, “Hot Dog!” While CB’s target audience is young listeners, both my “Big kids,” really enjoyed it, and so did I. Both my boys picked, “Sugar Ant,” as their favorite, but I’m partial to, “Eleanor the Elegant Elephant.” How do you not love a song that rhymes social boo-boo with gigantic tu tu??
All of the songs are about the kinds of simple things that kids take joy and interest in-bugs, donuts, mole hills. They’re upbeat and innocent but still lively and very much real music.
If I haven’t convinced you yet (Really? You’re kind of fussy…), you can head over to the site to hear lots of the stuff from previous albums for free, or head to Ikea in Renton on Thursday for a free concert in the restaurant at 10:30. Frankly, it seems like a small venue to me, so I’d go early. For future show info, you can also like the Caspar Babypants Facebook page.
But, wait….I promised a contest, didn’t I? That’s right: Hot Dog! is scheduled for release on the 17th, but you can enter to win your own copy Today! Hot Dog!
Here’s how to enter: Leave a comment! If you’re a CB fan already, feel free to share your favorite album or song. For an optional second entry, share this contest some way-Facebook, Twitter, tell someone at the bus stop….come back and tell me you did so. Make sure to leave this as a separate comment.
That’s it! Easy, peasy.