Saturday, July 07, 2007
Introducing ... Gustafer Yellowgold!!!
We bought the Gustafer Yellowgold's Wide Wild World DVD/CD on a whim and we've been since totally bowled over by the imagination and songwriting sensibilities of Morgan Taylor. The NYT review described it as "Dr. Seuss meets Yellow Submarine". I, however, liken it to the sensibilities of Shel Silverstein who also wrote both music and whimsical stories for children. It has a whole hippie aesthetic to it that makes Serene feel like she needs to be wearing flowers in her hair while singing along... I suspect that Morgan Taylor's music is going to be on heavy rotation on our home stereo :)
While watching the DVD, I remarked how a live performance of the songs with the animation projected LARGE would be awesome. And guess what?... Morgan's doing just that. At the New York Public Libraries... and the performances are FREE!!! I'm going to be in New Jersey for a conference and will see if I can sneak out for a day and catch a performance :)
The video above is for the song "Mint Green Bee", one of our favorites already. YouTube has excerpts of a few other tracks as well. Another delightful one in particular is "New Blue Star".
Link to Gustafer Yellowgold Official Site.