Alastair Moock’s “These are my Friends” {review}


What a delight to have recently discovered children’s musical artist Alastair Moock! We’ve been tapping our toes and singing along to the fourteentracks found on Alastair’s second released CD “These are My Friends”. The music is fun, rootsy, and totally meets children where they are. And personally as an adult these songs have made me smile and stir up memories of my own childhood. I think it’s awesome when I come along a  music collection both children and adult can enjoy.

I love that this album features other children’s musicians such as Rani Arbo, Lori McKenna, Mark Erelli, Vanessa Trien, Kris Delmhorst, Jennifer Kimball, Anand Nayak, Rose Polenzani, Scott Kessel and Paul Kochanski! We are already fans of Rani Arbo over here but where pleased to learn about these other artist which added to the fun and to the taste of music Alastair brings his audience.

One of the first songs on this cd is titled “These are My Friends”. This song talks about how anything can become a friend! I thought this was pretty cute and quite humorous as I recalled making my crayons come to life and talk when I was kid. Alastair talks about a paperclip, french fry and an invisible pal named Lucy.

A favorite of my own, my husband and the kids is the fractured nursery rhyme “CBAs and a Twinkle Baa” and the Ladybug’s Picnic, a song I recall hearing  as a child on Sesame Street! Songs like “Feets Up” got my kids moving and others made them stop and listen such as “Mail Myself To You”. What a silly but thought provoking song about mailing yourself to a friend! You honestly just need to hear this cd for yourself!

These Are My Friends by Alastair Moock is due for release on 4 October, 2011. You can listen to some samples or snag yourself a copy at the Moock Music Website.

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