(Photo credit: Mary Costa; Steve Blunt of Nashua, NH sings a song his daughter helped to write called "Mac 'N Cheese")
Mar. 28, 2006
I came into the studio late at night after a shift at Cheers, ready to conduct one of several interviews for Live Music Week this weekend, not knowing what to expect because the editors had given me the wrong name for the person I was about to interview. What I found in the Live Mix room was a group of little girls, waiting for their music teacher to bring them maracas made of Easter eggs. It was amazing how quickly I cheered up after that, especially when Blunt finally arrived and began to play a tiny ukelele.
(above: Friends Kara, Riley and Helena give Mr. Blunt backup on "Digga Digga Dinosaur)
Again, the article says it all--this is my favorite excerpt:
"...While he says that his main demographic is 4-to-7-year-olds (an underserved niche record companies have yet to discover), the animated music teacher still works with middle schoolers. One song he shares with me is a clever ode to teenage angst that combines the everyday horrors of puberty (acne, mood swings) with popular monster-movie imagery, called “ Teenage Hormone Swamp .” The way it goes is this: we stand in a deserted hallway, he begins to sing a few bars, his eyebrows inching along his face like caterpillars, his eyes lighting up with every clever joke he remembers weaving, and halfway through the song, he says, “Oh well, I might as well finish,” and ends with a flourish. Blunt is clearly proud of his work, and with good reason..."