Monday, April 28, 2008


Congrats to:

You are the winner of the brand new MOO JUICE CD!

Thanks so much to all who left comments.
Please keep checking my website:
for details about upcoming shows, videos and other fun Funky Mama things.
I'll do this again in July, so be ready! In the meantime, you can hear Moo Juice songs at my MySpace page:

Friday, April 25, 2008


Bloggy Giveaways Quarterly Carnival Button

Ok...I'm going to giveaway a brand spankin' new Moo Juice CD.
It's Bloggy Carnival Giveaway weekend! Click here to find out more.
I told you about Maggie's giveaway and I thought it wasn't fair for her to do all my publicity for me, so, even though I'm a little late here...
Leave a comment below to enter and I will randomly select a winner on Sunday night.
The winner will be contacted on Monday and I'll ship Moo Juice to you for free. You can't buy it until September, so enter to win!
Good Luck!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Funky Mama CD giveaway at ....

Hi all!
My friend Maggie is giving away a new copy of my CD "MOO JUICE" as part of her blogger giveaway.
Leave a comment here and get a chance to win!!
Maggie and her boys have been great concertgoers at my gigs and I appreciate it. :)
Go to Maggie's RIGHT NOW!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

New music sources for you...

When you're just hanging out and Funky Mama has played in your CD player for a bit, check out this site for new streaming kids' music....
Spare the Rock , Spoil the Child.
You won't like everything on the playlist, but you'll like a bunch of it. Just new stuff for your ears....

(The pic is of how J. listens to music at our house. Notice the selection of CDs on the floor---Rockabilly, Duke Ellington, Funky Mama, etc.)

Friday, April 18, 2008

Funky Mama photo shoot and video update...

Rod Cockle is still working hard on the great drawings for the "Down Down Baby" video!
Keep checking for updates.
Yesterday, I spent 4 hours at a fun photo shoot for 435 South Magazine. I am, and 3 other business moms are, on the cover and each of us have a feature page inside with our kids. Getting all the kids together was really funny! I had the youngest ones, so Paul at Paul Versluis Photography shot them separately and is going to paste them in. He was so good with the kids (and moms)!
It will be really great exposure for all, I believe. This issue comes out on May 3 and you can find it at the Leawood Library and other Southern Johnson County locations. We wore gowns of all things and had stylists do our hair/makeup. Katie and Beth, thank you! (Me in a gown with Cherry is pretty funny.Oh, Cherry is my Gibson guitar.) The idea was to copy a Vanity Fair cover with vampy starlets. Pretty fun.
One of the moms I spoke with was Amy Hilbrich Davis who owns Inspiring Moms. You should check out her mom seminars! She has 7 kids and still is happy and full of energy. :)
Just a reminder, my new Moo Juice songs can be found at

I have many public gigs coming up so keep checking my website!

Friday, April 11, 2008

New favorite song of the day!

LOVE LOVE LOVE this Crayola song by Kristin Andreasson. It has been stuck in my head for 2 days!
Check it out and love it, too. It won the John Lennon Songwriting Contest for kids' music in 2006, but she isn't even a strictly songwriter for kids. She's just really good! I wish I had written this one. :) You can download it for free, too, from this link.

Monday, April 7, 2008

2nd Funky Mama animated video progress...

Here's the initial idea for "Down, Down Baby." This song I perform a lot at live shows, so here it is in storyboard form:

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Video progress...

Here's a quick little animation development for Freeze Dance:

It takes so many individual frames to make this work! There's no sound, so don't try and fix it. :)
You can hear Freeze Dance at my Myspace page: