After many years as a professional musician and entertainer, Bob Roden is a household word -- but only if you happen to live in his household. Today Bob divides his time between his family, his music production company (Arbitrary Music), his very independent record label (Pie Girl Records) and his law practice.
Mammals Eat Coconuts is a collection of fun songs that are great for both kids and grownups. It includes a mixture of traditional children's songs (Polly Wolly Doodle), wacky favorites (The Purple People Eater), new original creations (Mammals Eat Coconuts) and songs that children just seem to like (California Here I Come). All have been arranged and produced with great care, or as Bob puts it, they have been "recorded with the respect they deserve."
In his many years as a songwriter and professional musician, Bob has always gravitated toward what he calls "happy music." Bouncy rhythms, catchy melodies and humorous subject matter have long been his stock in trade. With Mammals Eat Coconuts, Bob has brought this upbeat orientation to the world of children's music.
It is a natural fit. Bob says "When I finally focused on children's music I realized that much of what I had written over the years either fit right into the category or was very close to it. Children's music does not have to be simple and boring, and children's recordings do not have to be bland and uninteresting. Like any kind of music, it is as interesting as you make it. I had great fun making Mammals Eat Coconuts, and I hope that feeling will carry through to the kids and grownups who listen to it."