Several years ago two Boston-based rock musicians (and moms), Chris Toppin (Fuzzy) and Tanya Donelly (Belly, Throwing Muses, Breeders), decided they wanted to start a project that would bring together their tremendous music community in order to create the kind of kids' cd that didn’t seem to exist, with a few rare exceptions (Dan Zanes, Ralph’s World etc. - pre "kindie rock" scene).
When Chris and Tanya asked some of their friends to each write and record a song, the immediate response from each of the artists was of great enthusiasm. Chris and Tanya felt that they were going to end up with something quite special but what they ended up with far exceeded their expectations.
Each song seemed to have its own particular style and sparkle, and when all 16 submissions were put together to form one body of work, it became truly magical!
David Minehan’s “Shelter Soulmate”, a touching pop/rock gem of a song that depicts Minnie the kittie’s point of view of how wonderful it is to be found by your "soulmate" family at the animal shelter; Tanya Donelly’s “Laluna the Loon” about a little girl who tries to convince her parents that her midnight trips to the moon are not just a product of her fantastic imagination; Bill Janovitz’s crazy mixed up farm; Chris Toppin’s rocking love song to a ball. These are just a small sampling of the incredibly well crafted songs on this cd that offer kids the kind of sophistication in music that they deserve -- with imaginative topics that interest them, melodies that delight and grab them, and rhythms that get them up on their feet. And because parents will love the music just as much, this cd will definitely be in regular rotation for a long time to come.