A playlist of cool things for cool kids!

Kids rock! There's no question about it. They are simply much cooler than you and me. This playlist is for those of us just trying to keep up with these mod toddlers and hip preschoolers. It's about promoting children's books, music, and other media that rock just as much as our kids do. Check out something cool for your cool kid.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Pancake Mountain

Finally, a puppet show dance party for the rest of us!  This lo-fi little gem of a program has a few screws loose and all the wires are showing, but there is a lovable cast of corny characters led by the hilariously daffy hand-puppet Rufus Leaking.  And it plays hosts to lots of great rock music with performances and cameos by Fiery Furnaces, Ted Leo, Arcade Fire, The White Stripes, The Flaming Lips, George Clinton, Henry Rollins, Bright Eyes, Scissors Sisters, the Misfits, Weird War.  It's basically nuts. And kids totally understand sarcasm - believe it!  

Children's public access programming endures in the age of YouTube!  They've created a great commercial for themselves here: Pancake Mountain. It should give you the basic idea.

But these DVDs now!

Pancake Mountain (Episodes 1 & 2)

Pancake Mountain (Episodes 3 & 4)

Pancake Mountain (Episodes 5 & 6)

Pancake Mountain (Episodes 7 & 8)