Back in the spring, Brooklyn duo THE POP UPS (Jacob Stein & Jason Rabinowitz) released RADIO JUNGLE (review here), arguably one of 2012's best albums geared toward the Kindie realm. It's been a little bit since I'd heard from them, but an email hit my inbox yesterday from Jacob, alerting me to "Miss Elephant's Gerald," a new Halloween single from the band, complete with a video starring Jason's new baby daughter, Ruthie Blue. The jazzy track is on iTunes right now, and you can see the video below - a surprise entry into 2012's 31 Days of Halloween.
Gustafer Yellowgold rules. If you're not familiar with the little yellow fellow from the Sun, you're missing out (and so are your kids)! Earlier this year, Gustafer (a creation of Morgan Taylor) released his fifth CD/DVD, GUSTAFER YELLOWGOLD'S YEAR IN THE DAY (read my review on The Rock Father, here), a "Musical Moving Book" that presents each song with an animated short film. As Gustafer and his friends explore the holidays and seasons of Earth, Halloween is celebrated with the catchy number, "Werewolves Rock." Now, that video is online...
Here we are at the halfway mark for the 2012 installment of The Rock Father's 31 Days of Halloween, and what better way to mark the occasion than a free song? In the spirit of the season, L.A.-based children's entertainer Deborah Poppink, aka DidiPop, is giving readers a FREE Download of her Halloween song, "Goblins!" Check out the music video and lyrics below, then hit the widget for the song.
Secret Agent 23 Skidoo is a favorite here at Rock Father HQ. While his third kid-friendly album MAKE BELIEVERS scored a perfect 5-Star review this past May, the genre-bending rapper has another record out for teens and grownups called MONKEYWRENCH. Simply released under "Agent 23," the album has spawned a new, zombie-riffic music video for the track entitled "Shambles." With nods to George Romero (NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD), Danny Boyle (28 DAYS LATER), Simon Pegg (SHAUN OF THE DEAD), Sam Raimi (THE EVIL DEAD), Michael Jackson's THRILLER, and more - this video should score big among fright fans this Halloween.
They say that "there's no wrong way to eat a REESE'S," and hopefully that's the case, because I've eaten them just about every way possible. In a car... in a bar... in boat... with a goat, they're like Green Eggs and Ham, and I would eat them with Sam I Am. Yes, I'm a sucker for REESE'S Peanut Butter Cups, and it looks like my oldest daughter must've gotten the gene, as she was recently caught using a chair to reach a bag tucked on a high shelf in our refrigerator. Keep in mind, she's 3. My point with this? When it comes to Halloween Candy, nothing hits the spot like REESE'S Peanut Butter Pumpkins.
Growing up, MAD MONSTER PARTY was the stuff of legend for quite a few years. Originally released in 1967, this stop-motion classic from Rankin/Bass was rarely-seen and never seemed to have quite the notoriety of the other Holiday specials (such as RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER) produced by the purveyors of the "Animagic" technique. Despite a few video releases over the years, it wasn't until it hit DVD in the 2000's that this Halloween special (since repackaged and reissued several times over) really became a staple again.