Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Cool Kidsongs: A Manatee Sneezed On Me

John Flynn: A Manatee Sneezed On Me

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John Flynn is a rare artist, in that he writes powerful and poignant songs for adults, but he is also adept at creating wonderful music for kids. Very few artists can do both equally well. Flynn understands that kids find bodily functions funny, and here he lets their parents in the joke too. He tells the story of an unfortunate encounter at the seashore. What happens? The title says it. Musically, Flynn does a great job of creating a rhythm that kids enjoy.

I was introduced to the music of both Billy Jonas and John Flynn by Kathy O’Connell. O’Connell is the host of a show called Kid’s Corner on WXPN out of Philadelphia. You can stream the show on line live when it is broadcast. If you enjoy the music we are presenting this week, I highly recommend this as a source of further research. To learn more about Kid’s Corner, go here.

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