You've done it too.
When you've needed that caffeine boost or just to go potty, all by yourself, with the door closed and without an audience. Or to scarf down that Snickers bar that you didn't want to share with the short people.
Just so that they would be quiet for a little while so that you could regroup and regain your sanity.
You turned on the TV for a few minutes and before you knew what hit you, the purple dinosaur or the four guys in primary colors were crooning away and the most annoying song got stuck in your head.
ALL. DAY. LONG.
If you're as tired as I am of boring kids' music then ToyBlock Music is just for you.
Founded by Joanna Quargnali-Linsley, a Chicago mom-preneur, who got tired of listening to boring, demeaning kids' music. It all sounded the same, and it all disappointed both her and her year-old daughter. So she decided to do something about it.
Joanna and her husband, Alessandro, both musicians themselves, brought together a talented cadre of eclectic artists from all over the country to reinterpret classic childhood songs.
Over a year in the making, Eats Paste was released on April 1st. It features a funk version of "The Wheels on the Bus," a surf-punk "The Cat Came Back," a dark singer-songwriter take on "There Was an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly," and other unique gems.
"Exposing kids to good music just makes sense, and they love it," Joanna says. "What kids listen to should be just as interesting and complex as what we listen to as adults."
ToyBlock Music is also proud to say that a percentage of its profits will be directed to PAGER, a nonprofit organization working to educate and assist families and young children suffering from Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. GERD is a condition which affects an estimated 7 million babies in the United States, and can lead to life long health problems if not treated early and continuously.
Grab your air guitar and check out the song samples, I guarantee you'll be shaking your sillies out in no time. Leave me a comment telling me your favorite song on the CD for a chance to win a free digital download and an I (heart) Paste t-shirt for your toddler. I'll pick a winner on Friday May 15th.
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Disclaimer: ToyBlock Music provided me with information, an electronic copy of the CD, Eats Paste and some t-shirts for the boys and to giveaway on my blog. No paste was actually consumed by me or anyone in my household.