Let me start out by saying I love music. I love many kinds of music. If you were outside my house you might hear Enya one second and Kutless a minute later. My taste varies greatly BUT one of the few music genres I never got into is jazz. It takes a really superbly done piece of jazz to get me to tune in. It’s just not my thing.
However, the kids and I were sent a FREE copy of Delicious by Orange Sherbet to review, and you know me…..if it’s free….and surprise…I LOVE IT! The first notes are definitely jazzy, with a flare of jazz throughout and an eclectic hodge podge of musical stylings that combine and just (miraculously) work. Opera meets zydeco? Yeah.
Another huge plus is that it’s kids’ music. I can only handle listening to the same thing so many times and we don’t have many “kid” cds. Kieran, 6, especially loves this cd because, well, it’s about FOOD. This boy loves his food. Even more so up his alley is the fact that it’s about fresh foods. He has this thing about boxed/processed foods. he just doesn’t like them. What kid doesn’t like Kraft mac and cheese??!!
It’s a great cd to pop in when the kids have too much energy on a rainy day or for a car ride that inevitably
ends starts with fighting. So much peace to be had when you play music kids are interested in. As I said, Delicious is all about food – eating fresh, eating local. Ok, so I know some of you are thinking ‘political message”. It really wasn’t. I promise. What it is is a fun cd of music all about yummy deliciousness that is sure to get kids moving…and maybe even a little hungry for some of those green veggies they never heard of before.
Orange Sherbet has been featured in Parenting magazine, San Francisco magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, DailyCandy Kids, SF Weekly, Zooglobble, and more. The band’s award-winning body of work includes the CDs Jackson’s Lullaby (2001), Ridin’ (2003), Big Brother, Big Sister (2005), and Campfire Singalong (2007; recorded with the band Hot Buttered Rum and featuring special guest Dan Zanes on an Orange Sherbet song written especially for him).
Where can YOU get Delicious by Orange Sherbet? Delicious by Orange Sherbet, and produced by Elephant Red Records, will be available starting May 15 at www.orangesherbet.org, Amazon.com, cdbaby.com, and ITunes. In the meantime you can check out their website for more background behind the cd and other fun things.
38 minutes of music – $15 CD, $10 Download.
38 minutes of sanity – PRICELESS