What you're about to read is a collection of pointers to some of the music I've discovered on the iTunes Music Store, music I like enough that I want to share it. If you're an iPod owner and an iTunes fan (and if you aren't, what are you doing here?), maybe you'll find something new. Click on any of the CD covers to bounce over to the store and sample a few tracks. And then maybe stop by my other blog for a few well chosen words (and maybe a random snark or two).RSS feed
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Mon, 26 Mar 2007

Catch the Moon / Elizabeth Mitchell &Lisa Loeb
Catch the Moon Not sure I'm qualified to review an album of children's music, not that a lack of qualification has slowed me down much in the past. But there's a real question here: do I try to put myself in the place of an impressionable and unsophisticated child, which I once was and, if you leave out the "child" part may still be; or do I listen with the more experienced ear of an adult and consider what Ms. Mitchell, Ms. Loeb and their collaborators have done with a mix of children's classics, foreign folk songs and a few originals? Luckily for me, the answer appears to be the same in both cases. There's a cleverness, a subtlety and, yes, a little bit of sexiness that will appeal to the grownup, all, I suspect, without getting in the way of a kid's pleasure in simply listening to the words and the tune.

On the other hand, this one might be a score for the world of hard goods; the CD version includes a book, where on the iTunes Store you don't even get a lousy PDF. Not that I think an online book is any substitute for holding one in your hands. Especially when you're first learning to appreciate the written word. I say go for the hardcopy; there'll be plenty of time to ruin your eyes on computer screens.

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