Fids & Kamily Awards Episode on HFVS (11/27/07)
HILLTOWN FAMILY VARIETY SHOW
Fids & Kamily Awards Episode
WXOJ LP – 103.3 FM – Valley Free Radio
Tuesday evening @ 7pm
- Roger Day – “Zoe’s World” [Dream Big!]
- The Jimmies – “Soaper The Scaredy -Bot” [Make Your Own Someday]
- The Hipwaders – “Aidan’s Train” [Educated Kid]
- The Deedle Deedle Dees – “Drum!” [Freedom In A Box!]
- Barenaked Ladies – “The Other Day I Met A Bear” [For the Kids Three]
- Georgie James – “Grizzly Jive” [Play!]
- Sugar Free Allstars – “Bathtub Boy” [Dos Ninos]
- Recess Monkey – “Busy Bees” [Wonderstuff]
- Father Goose – “Gypsy In The Moonlight” [It’s A Bam Bam Diddly!]
- Peter Himmelman – “Baseball Tips With Professor Buckley” [My Green Kite]
- The Terrible Twos – “A Rake, A Broom, A Mop, A Shovel” [If You Ever See An Owl]
- Joe McDermott – “Spider Magic” [Everybody Plays Air Guitar]
- Asylum Street Spankers – “Think About Your Troubles” [Mommy Says No!]
- Gustafer Yellowgold – “The Mustard Slugs” [Have You Never Been Yellow?]
- Renee & Jeremy – “It’s A Big World” [Renee & Jeremy]
FIDS & KAMILY AWARDS
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 www.fidsandkamily.com. 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.
- Tune in to Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child on Valley Free Radio (WXOJ 103.3FM) this Saturday to hear a live interview with Dan Zanes!
- Gustafer Yellowgold will be performing at the Florence Civic Center (next to the Lilly Library off of Route 9) on Sunday (12/09) at 4:30pm, presented by Spare the Rock.
- Tune in to the Hilltown Family Variety Show (that’s us!) on Tuesday, Dec. 12th @ 7pm to hear Morgan Taylor (of Gustafer Yellowgold) do a guest DJ.
- Check out Ben Rudnick & Friends at the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, MA on 12/31/07 at 11am.
- Also tune in to HFVS on Tuesday, January 8th @ 7pm to hear Ben Rudnick (of Ben Rudnick & Friends) doing a guest DJ set.
- Mark your calendars for the Deedle Deedle Dees at Lyman Hall in Northampton on 01/26/08 at 10:30am, presented by Spare the Rock.
- It’s a bit far off, but get ready for Uncle Rock on February 23, 2008 at the Florence Civic Center, presented by Hilltown Families (that us!).
- Ruth von Goeler of Northampton, MA.
on winning Milkshake’s CD & T-shirt from last week’s contest.
THIS WEEK’S CONTEST
For 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).