Thursday, March 5, 2009

Thursday Hodge-Podge

To say that it has been a busy couple of weeks here at the Singing in the Bathtub home office would be an understatement! My new-found love for "Mommy Bloggers" continues to blossom as the first of many CD giveaways was shipped out this morning. Thanks again to Potamus Prefers for breaking ground on this new phase of promotion for In The Nick of Time.

As a follow up to the lovely review and exciting giveaway that Potamus Prefers hosted, Go Graham Go has decided to take the next swing at a review/giveaway. In addition, Felicia the author of the blog, sent me some interview questions to which I subsequently filmed the answers. I wanted wait until she posted it before I did the same, so here it is:

Tracey and I filmed this last week in and around Plymouth Preschool where I spend my mornings. I am happy with the results, though a real video camera is on my wish list (we filmed this right on our digital camera).

Radio Lollipop. I finally made contact with Radio Lollipop the organization that provides music and entertainment for the Miami Children's Hospital. I am sending them a copy of Coconut Groove and my hope is to get involved with some of the events that they host at the hospital, continuing the charitable arm of In The Nick of Time Music. 

Upcoming Reviews:
I have three albums of music on my desk waiting to be reviewed. The Arts Academy of Hollywood is still struggling along on life support, and I hope that I can get to these reviews with my music class.

The Dragon Fly Races by Ellis Paul. This the Boston-Based Folkie's first foray into the world of Kids' Music. It has a shiny silver emblem from the Parent's Choice Foundation, so I am excited to see what the students think.

Funky Kidz by various artists. I was pointed in the direction of Lauren Busch Singer by a mutual friend. She is the creative mind behind this amazing compilation of classic kids' tunes performed by the best of the New Orleans' music scene. 

American Hero's #3 by Jonathan Sprout. This was a new name in the kids' music scene for me. Another recommendation of Lauren Busch Singer. Upon first inspection, it looks like it will be perfect for my elementary aged audience, since it has a slightly more mature subject matter (icons such as Milton Hershey, John Muir, Thomas Jefferson and the list goes on). I have to say that Jonathan Sprout is an awesome name for a kids' musician! I love the name Deysher, but few people can pronounce it correctly the first time, and it doesn't have the same visual quality.

So there you have it, stay tuned for these reviews in the next week or two. If you don't have my CD yet, throw your hat into the ring at Go Graham Go. I'll be sure to let you know as other giveaways begin.

Kid's Quote of the Day: "You sure got lots of fur on your arms Mr. Nick." ~Patrick (age 3)


Anne Deysher said...

That was great! I agree. The Good-Bye song is my favorite. While it puts a smile on my face, it's often a smile with tears rolling down my face (liek now) because it reminds me of how much I miss you and Tracey and Lucy. I cannot tell you how proud I am of you and your gifts.

Shannon said...

Hey Nick!

I am so glad the review we did on my blog was a success. I listen to your CD often (even when the kids are asleep but shhh about hehe j/k). I am still relatively new to the blogging world so I am blessed that you chose me to do your first review. I saw the video on Go Graham Go (one of my favorite blogs too) and it was great. Can't wait to hear the next CD!

Shannon at Potamus Prefers

Felicia said...

Nick! The interview video seems to be going well!!! I hope to have the giveaway posted Monday.. with a little.. shall we say.. fan video of my own!! :)

So excited to see what is in store!!

Lauren Busch Singer said...

Thanks Nick, I am looking forward to seeing your reviews of AH#3 and FUNKY KIDZ. I love the video on Felicia's blog. Hope you're well!

Anonymous said...

Hi Nick, Believe it or not, Sprout is my real name. Funny how that sometimes works. Thanks for the mention! ... Jonathan Sprout