Quick Hits: Fairy Tales, Pistachios, and a Weird Hair Video Debut

The ever-prolific Story Pirates have another new CD coming out on April 9 entitled The Strawberry Band. It’s a fun compilation, filled with Beatles and ’60s girl group riffs. The ensemble bases their unique tales and tunes on submissions received from their preteen fan base. Have a precocious youngster with unfettered flights of fancy? Have them memorialize their works (no Marvel superheroes or pre-existing properties, such as Disney or Sesame Street) and head over to the Story Pirates “Submit a Story” page on their website. There’s no telling what might happen.

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The Story Pirates’ first video from the upcoming release is “Fun Crazy Weird Hair Store,” telling the eccentric, improbable adventure of two friends who visit the fictional establishment. Their styling includes a water ride and robots. Watch the debut of the video here:

Outta the Books debuts a new fantasy world

Did you know that Friday, February 26 is National Tell a Fairy Tale Day? The cast and performers for Outta the Books certainly did. A brand new musical series, filmed entirely in lockdown (allowing a cast and crew around the world to collaborate), debuted an original world, telling classic fables (Aesop, Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen) with a contemporary spin. The creators and cast of Outta the Books are hosting a listening session and chat about fairy tales on Friday on Facebook Live. (If you missed it, catch it on their YouTube channel now.) The entire first season is also available on Spotify and Amazon.

Friday, February 26 is also National Pistachio Day. (Yeah, there’s a lot of national days.) Portland children’s musician—yeah, there’s a lot of those as well—Kelli Welli recently released Let’s Go, Pistachio! and is celebrating with some online shenanigans on her Facebook page.
Kelli Welli and Company
The American Pistachio Growers were so taken with the video (produced by Gunnar Madsen) of the title track that they shared it via social media. Click-through yourself and see if you also go nuts.
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This post was last modified on March 2, 2021 12:28 pm

Jeffrey Cohen

Born and raised in New York (with a brief sojourn in New Jersey during his preteen years), Jeffrey Cohen lives in New York with his two sons. He has reviewed children's music for the past 11 years on his own blog. Jeff's podcast, "MrJeff2000 Explains It All" is available through iTunes.

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