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May 30, 2007

Something for the Kids

Lisa Loeb & Elizabeth Mitchell - Catch The Moon: This is a kid's song, but it's also one of my favorite mellow songs of the last couple of years. It's just pretty. Also, both Elizabeth Mitchell and Lisa Loeb are terribly cute in that "graduate student working in a coffee shop" way. What can I say: talented women who look like they can school me in Medieval French or Russian Lit just make me happy.

I have the rest of the album, too (aside from that link it's available on eMusic), and it's very good, although most of it is really more oriented toward the toddler set. Elizabeth Mitchell also has a number of other albums for kids, which I can also recommend.

Posted by john at May 30, 2007 05:12 PM

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Shawn Powers | May 30, 2007 05:57 PM

Cute song. Lisa Loeb has always had one of those voices that really appeals to me. It strikes the same nerve as Norah Jones' voice, although I can't tell you why. (It's not a secret, I really don't know)

Thanks for the link. I have little kids, so perhaps it's an album I might have to buy. I wonder if it's on the iTunes store...

Jeff Hentosz | May 30, 2007 06:07 PM

Very nice. All they need is Princess Leia costumes.

In the early '90s, when my daughter was in the target demographic, we both enjoyed a group called Sharon, Lois & Bram. They sang everything from the classics like "B-I-N-G-O" to double-take stuff like Eric Idle's "Galaxy Song" (edited for bad words, natch). I'd find myself listening to their CDs in the car even after dropping Aimee off at day care.

Lisa | May 30, 2007 06:16 PM

oh, yeah. My kid's watch her on "Jack's Big Music Show" along with that horrifyingly annoying guy from Blues Clues that now is all alt (in a kid friendly way--or something).

But I always liked her, she is one who when she comes on doesn't automatically make me grab for my hearing aid on/off switch.

Kelly | May 30, 2007 06:26 PM

Awesome. My two-year-old twins were captivated 1.5 times through, despite the fact that Kipper was on in the other room. Must get that album.

PixelFish | May 30, 2007 07:00 PM

I can see I'm going to have to work on my Google-Fu again, now that there is a FOURTH Elizabeth Mitchell running around. Bah to these people who have my name and bah to my parents.

PixelFish | May 30, 2007 07:03 PM

(Cute song, btw.)

Chang, for rizzle. | May 30, 2007 07:08 PM

All I can think of is Lisa Loeb in her undies. Sweeeeooonnnn!!!

Yes, I'm that superficial. Sorry.

Tania | May 30, 2007 07:13 PM

I own the kids CDs put out by They Might Be Giants. I mean, how can you not sing along with the song Dr. Worm?

I'm not a real Doctor, but I am a real worm.

Andrew | May 30, 2007 07:16 PM

A step before Trout Fishing in America?

Chang, for rizzle. | May 30, 2007 07:36 PM

Dang. Now that I've actually listened to the song, I like it. I'm going to have to buy the CD. Lil' Chang loves it and knows it already. So her old man is behind the times. Knew it had to happen sometime.

Andrew Janssen | May 30, 2007 07:48 PM

Crivvens! Is that the same Elizabeth Mitchell who plays Juliet on Lost?

John Scalzi | May 30, 2007 07:55 PM


PixelFish | May 30, 2007 07:56 PM

Different Elizabeth Mitchell, says our resident expert in People Named Elizabeth Mitchell.

Ken MCconnell | May 30, 2007 08:00 PM

My family enjoys the music of Tom Chapin.

Adam Rakunas | May 31, 2007 01:45 PM

Chang, you're a dirty, dirty man.

You're also my hero. Yay! Lisa Loeb in a thong!

Joe Rybicki | June 1, 2007 07:21 PM

This reminds me of a story.

When I was but a lad, I was in a very punk rock band. We got invited to play at an end-of-term celebration at Long Island University. While there, in the "green room" (university students, having never run a club before, did not realize that it is absolutely mind-bogglingly rare to offer the band anything other than an open tab at the bar; these kind souls gave us submarine sandwiches!), this adorable girl, short and waifish, in striped stockings and horn-rimmed glasses, walked in. Thinking she was a student, I, uh, kinda tried to make a move on her. I was chatting her up, and asked what she was doing after the show. "Oh," she said, "my band and I are gonna get some dinner in town, you guys want to meet up?" "Oh!" I said. "You're in a band!"

I am very suave.

"Yeah, we're playing last today."

But the final spot of these festival things, I'm thinking to myself -- isn't that reserved for headliners.

"Well, I'm looking forward to hearing your set -- and maybe we'll see you in town."

Saw her set, and it was excellent. Met up in town for a nice, laid-back dinner. Went home, walked in the door, and my roomate was watching VH1...and there was the chick I had just been hitting on.

Lisa Loeb.

Allow me to say this publicly: Lisa, I'm really sorry I didn't know who you were.

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