David S. Polansky had to drag his kids out of bed so they wouldn't miss the school bus.....wrote a song about it....was sensitive to the junk food crisis....wrote a song about it......was challenged to write an upbeat, funny song about breast cancer ????? Voila!!! The infamous "Get A Mammogram Tango.
>David began trumpet lessons in fourth grade and really took to it. With
>sensational performances at school recitals, David was soon known
>throughout town as the "musical prodigy," a label he wore proudly. He began
>"gigging" in junior high school and never stopped. David worked his way
>through college playing trumpet. After he married, David went back to
>school to get a music degree.
>David's music is frequently humorous, sometimes serious, and always clever
>and engaging. A talented songwriter, David has received prizes and
>commissions for his works, which run the gamut from children's songs about
>animals, junk food, ecology, and conflict resolution to adult songs about
>mammograms. David's lyrics deal with diverse aspects of human (and
>sometimes animal) nature to which people of all ages easily relate - his
>fans range from preschoolers to grandparents
>David visits schools, libraries, and concert halls nationwide. Because of
>his popular animal songs, he frequently is asked to perform at zoos and
>natural history museums. As part of the show, David always finds a way to
>involve his audience. Depending on the ages he's playing to, the audience
>may be asked to sing, dance, answer questions or do some on-the-spot
>lyric-writing. His ability to gauge his audience and engage them makes his
>concerts particularly fun and educational.
>In addition to a busy schedule presenting children's concerts, David works
>as a freelance trumpet player. Because of his ability to perform everything
>from classical to Dixieland to church music, David is much in demand.