In between major albums i always do a small album. In between all the New Albion operas for instance, i did a Fairy Tale album. This time, Lauren, Kevin Hulbert and i are starting a YouTube children’s channel, full of children’s songs. Most of them well known classics, there’s a few originals, and 90% of them are sung by Lauren.
This probably won’t interest those you who don’t have children. I mean, even if David Bowie came back from the dead i would not want to hear his version of The Wheels On The Bus. Especially when it really is for 2 year olds, not some ironic version for grown ups.
However, the aspect of all these tunes we’re pounding out that is serious is the lullabies. I’m actually trying really, really hard to make them great. So much so, that after we post it all on YouTube, our little company will release a full lullaby album, featuring all these songs with nice interesting ambient and sfx bits in between. I’m trying to make a beautiful listening experience for both baby/little one and mama/papa. I know this isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but there are a few of you who i think would dig it. Songs for your dreams. Once again, most are classics (Lavender Blue, The Skye Boat Song, Greensleeves, etc) with a couple originals.
We are looking for someone to make simple little animation videos for the other, more upbeat children’s songs. This isn’t Pixar level we’re talking here, this is simple stuff for 2-5 year olds. If you can and are interested drop me a note.
As for those of you who are shouting at the screen “For f***’s sake, Paul, will you cut it out with the children’s lullaby stuff and get on the sequel tot he Cabaret! Come on! You’re wasting time you bastard!” Rest assured, i am diligently doing the prep work for the Carnival, which involves plotting it, lyrics for the first song, listening to inspiration music, and, most importantly, just letting it all seep. See, i know what i want to do. The How it where it all succeeds and fails, and letting the it all simmer for a bit is very important, and let’s a bunch of the smaller details surface. Mood is VERY important to the Carnival. I am on it. I promise. More on that to come.