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Barbara Koh

"Everybody Has a Butt" & Other Ditties

By February 2, 2013

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If you have restless tykes underfoot today, take them to go romp and dance to lively tunes about T-Rexes, people's butts and big slobbery dogs.

San Francisco singer-songwriter essence goldman is performing selections from her newly released children's album A Dog Named Moo and His Friend Roo at the Children's Creativity Museum. The songs started as ditties that she created for her son Rhys, now age 3--about his favorites (e.g., T-REXXXX! and A Dog Named Moo) or to nudge him to do things like getting dressed (Gotta Wear Clothes and Socks On My Ears). Without being overly cutesy, they're bouncy, silly and infused with ukulele, banjo and guitar strumming and fun sound effects--so adults won't mind tuning in, either.

The album's title song, for instance, is about Rhys' best friend, a 140-pound Newfoundland. The dog slobbers, meets a skunk in the park, has a Facebook page, and serves as a terrific pillow--and the song's cleverly ends, "Good night, Moo!"

A Dog Named Moo and His Friend Roo CD Release Party
Children's Creativity Museum
221 Fourth Street, San Francisco 94103
February 2, at 11 am
Admission: General public $11; museum members and children under 2 free.

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