A Little Wild in the Big Universe

August 20, 2020 0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: Parent Stuff, Podcasts
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There is a strong history of Musicians who become parents and then turn their focus to children’s music. Which inevitably brings a fresh perspective to the genre. Artists who use what they know about music to entertain….. not what they know about children. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn’t, and sometimes it creates such a unique experience that it takes several listens as an adult to really understand and articulate its complexities .

Little Wild Music is one such act.

Claudia Robin Gunn, in her latest album, Little Wild Universe, has taken what she knows about her world or importantly what she Doesn’t know about her world and packaged it in a musical journey the likes of I’ve rearly heard. A musical place for children to simply wonder, drift, and dream a place to question rather than to answer.

Introducing the Team Dream Dream Team

August 16, 2020 0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: Parent Stuff, Podcasts
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In this podcast I speak with Team Dream a new act out of Melbourne Australia.

At first glance you would be forgiven for framing them in the same canvas of similar pop Childrens acts that have come before however if you spend some time and sink deeper into what they do you soon discover that they are anything but. Their desperately sparce take on children’s pop is kind of refreshing and leans them more toward the stylings of Yo Gabba Gabba than the polished pop we often here. This is not to assume they aren’t polished, in fact its quite the opposite, they are incredibly polished, not just in sound and almost machine like harmoines, but in their content, their message, and who they see themselves as. Confidence in identity in an industry that can often rush such a defining trait.

In this episode I speak with all six members, Jacqui, Shana, Kieran, Johnny, Zoe and Aaron about their beginnings, their future and who out of them most identify with Ringo Star. Enjoy

The secret life of Benny Time

November 7, 2018 0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: Parent Stuff
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So, at the beginning of the year I worked on a show for screentime and network ten about children in a day care setting entitled ‘the secret life of four year olds’. The show is set in a daycare environment with two teachers one of which is me. It’s based on a UK show and goes to air, This Monday, the 12th of November and I get to play a bunch of guitar on it and generally be  teachering about. Read more…

Giveaway: Greatest kids entertainment pack ever

September 3, 2018 0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: Parent Stuff, Spotlight
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For the month of September I will be raising money for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. All donors will go in the running to win the biggest kids entertainment prize pack ever, including Justine Clarke, Peter Combe, Lah Lah’s big live band and Teeny Tiny Stevies. Plus many more prizes over the month. For your chance to help out and go in the running just follow the link and donate $10 or more. Thanks for your support.

Benny

 

 

Kinderling Conversation The Parent Panel: Cheating cricketers, pregnancy manners, escaping the Easter chocolate blow-out

April 22, 2018 0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: Parent Stuff
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In this special holiday episode of The Parent Panel, musicians Angie Whoand Benny Time put down their instruments to dive into how the week has fared for grown ups with little people. With host ShevonneHunt the panel discussed, analysed, and used their worldly parental wisdom to answer the following questions and ruminate, debate and cackle their way through their answers.

 

The Plot Thickens with Luke Escombe.

February 19, 2018 0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: BENNY'S Favourites, Parent Stuff, Podcasts
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No Stone is left unturned when in the hands of the deftly talented Luke Escombe’s fruit and veg parody, The vegetable Plot. A world where vegetables are more than simply things found in the ground, but rather, exciting, intelligent beings, inviting and enticing us to be a part of their goodness.

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From The Top, With The Stripy Socks – Tina and Mark Harris

February 12, 2018 0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: BENNY'S Favourites, Parent Stuff, Podcasts
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Today on Parent Time we join the red stripy sock club as we chat to Australian sensations, Tina and Mark Harris, aka: Buzz and Lah-lah from Lah-lah’s big live band.

In this candid interview, Tina and Mark open up about the inevitable beginnings of Lah-lah, Double Bass solo’s and the impeccable miming skills of their band.

‘Kazoops! Jimmy Jones, its Scott Langley’

November 16, 2017 0 Comments AUTHOR: Benny CATEGORIES: BENNY'S Favourites, Parent Stuff, Podcasts
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Today on parent time I speak with songwriter and co creator of the children’s show Kazoops, Scott Langley.

In this interview, Scott opens up about the monster task of writing, recording and producing 78 songs, the advantage of writing to image and why, despite reaching out to the professionals, it was indeed him that made the best pig. Read more…