Monday, May 07 2018 08:35

Music Video Debut: See BACK TO THE FUTURE Recreated in Cardboard for JUMPIN' JAMIE's Debut Single!

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It was during Wizard World Chicago in 2016 that Jumpin' Jamie first hit my radar - performing pop culture and pop punk inspired family music to a live audience. Now, the New Jersey-based kindie rocker is readying his full-length debut album Kookie, a record that's inspired by some of the bands that shaped his own love of music - bands such as Green Day, R.E.M., The Beatles, Weezer, Ash and more. Today, The Rock Father™ is presenting the World Premiere of Jumpin' Jamie's debut single - "Back to the Future" - complete with a music video by artist Marie Chatelot, re-telling the events of Robert Zemeckis' Back to the Future (1985) and Back to the Future II (1989) in stop-motion cardboard animation. Crank up the speakers and fire up the Flux Capacitor, then hit "play" on the video below!

Jamie is known to visitors of New Jersey's Field Station: Dinosaurs as "The Dinosaur Troubadour," singing songs about dinos, so there's a few tracks that carry forward some subject matter that wouldn't be out of place in Jurassic World. There's also plenty of other kid-friendly themes including songs about astronauts, haunted houses, healthy living, being a good sport and loving our planet.

Kookie is backed by five different producers including Marty Beller and Danny Weinkauf (They Might Be Giants) and John Naclerio (My Chemical Romance, Senses Fail, Brand New) and features over 40 special guests including Peter Tork (The Monkees), The Amazing Kreskin (The Tonight Show) Patricia Quinn (The Rocky Horror Picture Show), Alex Ebert (Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros), Matthew Caws (Nada Surf), Noel MacNeal (Bear in the Big Blue House) and about a dozen familiar voices from the family music world.

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As for the title and cover art, if it looks and sounds familiar it should! Kookie pays tribute to Green Day's breakout 1994 album, Dookie. Pre-order the album now at Amazon or JumpinJamie.com!

James Zahn

James Zahn is not a journalist, nor a blogger, though he may be credited as such by others, or even accept the title... depending on the circumstance.  Instead, he considers himself largely to be an "entertainment and lifestyle writer," bringing 25+ years of experience in the entertainment and publishing industries into the family realm as THE ROCK FATHER™.

As a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur, James now finds himself raising a pair young girls - The Rock Daughters™ - along with his wife from their Illinois home.

He is a member of The Toy Insider Parent Advisory Board, has contributed to The Toy Book and writes a regular Star Wars column - Transmissions from a Galaxy Far, Far Away for The Pop Insider. He also regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global.

James and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, FOX Business, NBC, ABC, WGN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, BusinessWire, Babble, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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