About David Weinstone:
David Weinstone is a phenomenon. A Berklee College of Music-trained ex-punk rocker, Weinstone literally changed the face of children’s music by introducing songs pertinent to lives of contemporary children – songs that weren’t about eensy weensy spiders, but about taxis, subways, bagels, and playdates. Music for Aardvarks and Other Mammals began in 1997 as an “alternative” music class for young children and their caregivers. Demand was strong not only for the classes, but also for recordings of Weinstone’s original songs, so he began to produce albums, which sold like wildfire. He eventually formed The Music for Aardvarks Band, started performing live shows, and, ultimately, came to the attention of Nick Jr. David Weinstone’smusic videos are now a steady presence on the Nick Jr. channel, and Music for Aardvarks classes are offered in locations throughout the U.S. and around the world.
Through the years, such notables as Jon Stewart, Philip Glass, John Leguizamo, Helen Hunt, and members of Sonic Youth, the Beastie Boys, and Phish, among many others, have brought their children to Music for Aardvarks classes. Says John Leguizamo, "It's great to be a kid growing up in New York City and David's music shows us why. I love listening to it as much as my kids do.” Notes eminent contemporary composer Philip Glass, "Music for Aardvarks is a favorite around our house. These are great songs for growing up and staying young, with delightful music and hilarious lyrics." Actress Helen Hunt enthuses, "My daughter loves these songs and they've helped her love New York." Page McConnell, keyboard player and co-song writer for Phish, explains simply, “It’s real music — the songs are so good!”
About All I Want:
Comprised entirely of new songs, All I Want! is David Weinstone’s sixteenth Music for Aardvarks recording. In this album, Weinstone continues to push the envelope both musically and lyrically, soaring through an exhilarating range of styles and executing them with superb musical literacy and a richness of instrumentation. Weinstone brings authentic childhood experiences to life with a sophistication and intelligence rarely seen in the kids’ music genre, updating and incorporating the best of the past to create music for today’s children that is grounded in tradition, yet culturally hip.
This is probably the most fun children's CD I have listened to in a really long time! There is a music style for almost everyone on All I Want! There is jazz, punk, pop., and blues influences throughout and this is definitely one children's CD that adults will love to call their own. I even used my copy to workout to:) I also LOVE the message seen throughout this project: Children want us, their parents, and want to spend quality time with them, so let's give them want they want today, and not put it off!
If you are looking for an awesome birthday or even Christmas gift this is definitely one to put on the list!
I highly recommend this CD and give it a huge thumbs up!
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