Paul Nye | Don't Lick a Flagpole When It's Cold

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Don't Lick a Flagpole When It's Cold

by Paul Nye

A cleverly fun recording of listenable and danceable original songs that will appeal to all people, but are targeted at children. Songs on this entertaining CD cover musical styles that span a generation of American popular music.
Genre: Kids/Family: Children's Pop
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1. Good Morning
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2. Velcro
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3. Don't Lick a Flagpole When It's Cold
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4. Feeding Time At the Zoo
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5. Bob & Ruth
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6. Sunflower Child
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7. I Like Geometry Time
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8. Funky, the Math Monkey
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9. When I Listen, I'm Silent
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10. Arithmetic
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11. Tell It to the Turkey
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12. Good Morning (Party Mix)
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13. Cal's Lullaby
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Album Notes
Paul Nye has cleverly put together a fun recording of listenable and danceable songs with words that teach and encourage all people, but are targeted at children, teaching them important values like respect, kindness, forgiveness, and love. The music on “Don’t Lick A Flagpole When It’s Cold” covers musical styles that span a generation of American popular music.
The title cut, “Don’t Lick A Flagpole When It’s Cold” is a humorous reggae-flavored tune about making good choices. “Funky, the Math Monkey” finds the artist singing and talking about his fictitious pet monkey who loves math. Musically, Nye’s “monkey” also happens to love disco, so the music is reminiscent of what one might hear in the movie Saturday Night Fever. “ARITHMETIC” is a funk/hip hop song about math phobia, in which Nye has a chance to express his own struggles with understanding math in elementary school. “Bob & Ruth” is a quirky folk song of a relationship that starts out bad, but ends “happily ever after.” The song could be about any couple, but it isn’t until the last two lines that the songwriter reveals it’s actually about two hamsters in a cage who fight all the time, until they realize that their survival depends on forgiveness, love, and respect. “When I Listen, I’m Silent” is song about two different words with all the same letters (anagrams) that are closely connected by their meaning. “Feeding Time At The Zoo” is the obligatory “school lunch” song, but with a different twist.
Paul Nye not only sings and entertains children, but he works and interacts with them on a daily basis. He knows what kids like, how they think, and what they listen to, and has created an album of “un-Barney-like” fun and melodic music that the whole family will enjoy listening to over and over again.


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music teacher
I love it when music for kids is music I can enjoy, too. Kids deserve quality music, quality musicians, and this album fits the bill. The more I listen, the more I like it.


Reading Specialist
There is nothing “hokey” or “pokey” about Paul Nye’s latest CD, “Don’t Lick the Flagpole When It’s Cold.” It’s a wonderful mix of music that provides lessons that go beyond reading, writing and 'rithmetic. Nye’s message of joy, laughter and loss is something that all listeners can learn from.

mary beth langlie

don't lick the flagole when it's cold
I love all the different songs on this CD. Paul is a great teacher/story teller through his music. I especially love the acoustic guitar is Cal's lullaby.


A great CD for all ages! I especially took a liking to Track 2 (Velcro) and Track 6 (Sunflower Child...about as great of an homage one can think of!).


We just got this CD and it is AMAZING!! It is fun, clever, upbeat and most of all it covered many areas that we tend to ignore these days such as character/manners/listening and friendship. I am going to buy some for my friends kids!