Fids & Kamily Awards Episode on HFVS (11/27/07)

The Hipwaders t-shirt design HILLTOWN FAMILY VARIETY SHOW
Fids & Kamily Awards Episode

with Sienna

WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Northampton, MA
Tuesday evening @ 7pm

11/27/07 PLAYLIST

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I was honored to be asked to participate as a judge for the Fids & Kamily Awards this year. The F&K Awards are a consensus poll of judges (19 to be exact) that are either DJ’s, writers, critics or have something to do within the kids music industry. When I was elbow deep into choosing my top ten I thought to myself, “This is IMPOSSIBLE!” The selection of quality new music released this year was far from slim pickin’s. I could have easily chosen a couple dozen albums as my top favorites. I did have my focus group of one, my 5yo daughter. Without a doubt, her favorite album (for the moment) is Wonderstuff by Recess Monkey, which rivals her love of Gustafer Yellowgold and Uncle Rock. Her input weighed heavily on my final choices, and in the end our top ten selections were CD’s that she and I mutually love. The winners were announced a little over a week ago and posted at This week’s episode features the top fifteen winning bands. If you like what you hear, support these artist by giving their music for the holiday season!

In addition to the winning bands there were also five bands that received honorable mentions, and 57 bands that were nominated but didn’t make the top of the list. Two local bands, the Nields and The Pop Rockets got my vote, along with Steve Weeks & Ben Rudnick and Friends. The rest will remain a mystery.



on winning Milkshake’s CD & T-shirt from last week’s contest.


Hipwaders t-shirt designFor this week’s contest we’re offering music and the t-shirt from the Hipwaders, submitted to the HFVS T-Shirt Review.

“Guitars, guitars, guitars. Stick one on a shirt and you’ve got the kids attention. This design in particular was well received. “I like the guitar and black t-shirt a lot. Rock & roll!” remarked future concert goer Nathaniel (age 5) of Worthington, MA. And the parents gave this design a thumbs up too: “Simple and funky!” wrote Erica (mom) of Shelburne Falls, MA. “Very cool for kids and adults,” commented Kara (mom).” [HFVS T-Shirt Review]

HOW TO WIN: For your chance to win simply post us a comment below. We’ll randomly draw a winner from everyone who leaves a comment. IT’S THAT SIMPLE! Deadline is 12/04/07 @ 7pm (EST).

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One Comment on “Fids & Kamily Awards Episode on HFVS (11/27/07)

  1. My kids LOVE the Hipwaders!! Ok, so do I – can’t stop singing their songs.

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