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Photos by: David Jouris
Costuming, Makeup and Stylizing: Amy Mordecai
Art Direction: Curt Collinsworth
Mastered by: Bob Katz, Digital Domain
Produced, Engineered and Mixed by: Gunnar Madsen
Recorded at: G's Spot Studio
in My Pants
How did I get
into doing children's music?
in the mid 80's, my writing partner in the Bobs, Richard Greene,
and I joined a few other songwrtiers with the intent to break into
the children's market. The project yielded some great songs on a
demo tape, but fell apart after a short
while. One of those tapes landed on the desk of a book editor in
NY. She was charmed with the song "Old Mr. Mackle Hackle" and
wanted me to write a book based on it. "Have you ever written
a children's book?" "Uh...no." She gave me a list
of how-to books and some advice and a contract and a check. I went
out and bought a mac with the money and started writing.
Some months later
the editor left her job to pursue a career in photography, and her
replacement came in and canned my book. Undettered, I continued writing
stories and put out a demo tape of children's songs, which ended up
selling many hundreds through the Bobs fan club. But my life shifted
dramatically when I left the Bobs in 91, and my projects for children
went to a way-back burner while I worked on more 'serious' projects
- a film score, works for dance companies, etc.
In 1999, I was pondering
what my 3rd release on G-Spot records would be. Conventional wisdom
was whispering in my ear that I should follow up on the success of
'Spinning World'. But an undeniable urge rose inside me to put out
an album for children. I set right to it, and within 2 months had recorded
the songs with the help of friends - friends helped with the cover
art, and it just sort of 'popped out' before I knew what happened!
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