Danny Weinkauf’s “No School Today” CD (**GIVEAWAY**)

 

No School Today Danny Weinkauf

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“No School Today” is Danny Weinkauf’s debut family music album.  If you aren’t familiar with his work, he is a Grammy-winning musician and a long time bassist for They Might Be Giants.  You probably recognize his song, “I am a Paleontologist”, from They Might Be Giants Here Comes Science album.  Danny has spent many years as a professional touring and recording musician, he Danny wrote and recorded all of the music on this album himself.

This album is packed with 16 great songs, and has a variety of artists, including guest artists Laurie Berkner and Hank Green (of the VlogBrothers).

One of the neat things about this album is that some of the vocals are sung Danny’s family members, including his wife (Michelle), daughter (Lena), and son (Kai).  I thought it was a nice element of the album that its creation was a family affair.  The kids vocals added a fun element to the music, because not only do they both have a great voice, but it adds another level to this CD, and I think it makes it especially appealing for kids.

Danny Weinkauf No School Today CD

“No School Today” also uses a variety of instrumentals, which is another nice aspect of the CD.  In addition to piano/keyboards, acoustic and electric guitars, drums, stand up and electric basses, you will also hear percussion, vibes, horns, ukulele, banjo, mandolin, and the glockenspiel (all of which are played by Danny!).

Check out the many great tracks on the CD:

Hey!

An energetic song to kickstart this CD and get everyone moving – with vocal help from Danny’s kids, Kai and Lena

Archaeology

Learning about those before us, studying the clues left behind (and inspired by the song, “I am a Paleontologist”)

Our Love Fits

A light, fun duet about love (with Laurie Berkner)

Champion of the Spelling Bee

A great way to start the album, about being a spelling star (and was featured as part of the Scripps Spelling Bee!)

The Ballad of Ben

All about Ben, a musician

Marsupial

A rock tune about what being a marsupial means, from pouches to joeys

Ambivalent

Express yourself

Ice Cream (Healthy Eating)

Healthy Eating.. but enjoying ice cream too!

No School Today

All the possible ailments that might get you out of school

The Moon is Made of Cheese

The truth about the moon!

Whipped Cream

Funky foods, funky sounds

Cast My Vote

What means the most to you?  A good song for our future leaders!

Oh No!  Oh Yeah!

Those crazy days and crazy times

Together We Can Fly

A nice ballad sung by Kai, Danny’s son

Lullaby for Quinn

A non-traditional lullaby written about a little girl

The Kidney That Lived in Four People

The wonders of science (based on a true story!)

This album is filled with lots of fun, but also lots of fun things to learn – like what is a bandicoot, and when did man first go to the moon.  From the different voices to instruments to different sounds, No School Today will keep you entertained.  Both of my kids enjoyed this CD, and it was nice to have something that we could all agree on.  Sometimes my older daughter (age 7) complains that music is too young for her, and my younger complains that she doesn’t like the music.  Not only do both the kids enjoy this, we (parents) enjoy it too!

CONNECT!  Visit Danny Weinkauf at http://www.dannyweinkauf.com/

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BUY IT!   “No School Today” is available April 29, 2014 at itunes and Amazon.com.

This product was provided free of charge in exchange for an honest review.

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    I learned that he is the guy that sings Champion of the Spelling Bee which is a top rated song on the radio. (and I have heard it on the radio before too.)

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