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Saturday, August 11, 2007

Kids Create the Darndest Things

My college-aged son Dan and his friend Tom have a band called The Dart Throwing Bartenders. At least once a year, they get together in our basement and write a few songs. The music is eclectic and serves almost no purpose except to make them, and us, laugh hysterically.

And so, because I like to share, I proudly present the new musical from the Dart Throwing Bartenders – 5 Floors of Cash – music inspired by the movie Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.

If you haven’t seen the movie, much of this won’t make sense. On the other hand, it’s a fun "poke" at musicals and it was written and recorded all in one week. (Oh and it's definitely G-rated, in case you were concerned.)

Here’s a list of the songs, although they’re all combined on one track:

MIDNIGHT TONIGHT

KID ALONE ON CHRISTMAS

ANOTHER CHRISTMAS IN THE TRENCHES

DEAR MR. DUNCAN

STRONGER, BRAVER*

WELCOME TO NEW YORK

NOT ALONE ON CHRISTMAS

*My daughter is the female vocalist which gives me a glimmer of hope that one day my two kids might be able to get along.

Hope you enjoy 5 Floors of Cash! Oh and if you like it, feel free to send other people here to visit. Yeah, I'm that way. I'm a mom.

22 Comments:

At 10:41 AM , Blogger Annika Hansen said...

Colourful titles!

Michele sent me here.

 
At 3:42 PM , Blogger Just a trumpet player said...

Awesome ! That made my morning, you have no idea ...

Michele sent me ; have a great weekend !

 
At 5:07 PM , Blogger WendyWings said...

LOL my son who is 15 now and a guitar playing singer LOVEDDDDDDDDDD the Home alone movies so much he had them memorised at 5 lol.
Michele sent me, have a great weekend.
Your kids obviously have a great sense of humour :D

 
At 6:29 PM , Blogger Mr Farty said...

OMG, your kids can actually sing! Loved it.

 
At 6:44 PM , Blogger flleenie said...

Yeah, well, I'm a mom, so I'm that way too! (ha, ha)

Kids rock! Don't you just love the talent, creativeness & imagination they possess?

 
At 6:56 PM , Blogger flleenie said...

Oops! I'm new at this, I forgot to say, Michele sent me! :)

 
At 7:15 PM , Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Michele sent me here today, my dear..It's been a long time!

I'm afraid I cannt access this...BUT, I bet it is GREAT!
And I think you are right...If your daughter is the vocalist, they ARE Getting Along! (lol)

 
At 8:19 PM , Blogger BreadBox said...

Michele sent me to say that I'd love to listen to the music: but I'm off to the beach in the morning and have to pack tonight: so I'm going to come back in a week and listen then. Don't take it down in the meantime, please! The titles look fun, and I hope that the kids end up getting along (as indeed I wish for my Boo and Skibo, 4 and 3 respectively!)

Best,
N.

 
At 9:38 PM , Anonymous gautami tripathy said...

Michele sent me here to share your happiness.

That sounds good.

 
At 10:01 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG! The talent! I loved it...the whole family did. Thanks for sharing!

 
At 7:22 AM , Blogger 'B' said...

I hope that they can 'finally' get along as well...

Here from Michele's this evening...

 
At 9:08 AM , Blogger PI said...

Karen: I'm devastated! I clicked on it and it enlarged in a new window, then nothing. I've tried and tried.
Oddly enough I have just been sitting in my son's car so he could play me a guitar solo he had just done. He's 48! Here from Michele's.

 
At 10:26 AM , Anonymous gautami tripathy said...

Michele sent me again to tell you that they will get along. They always do.

 
At 4:21 PM , Blogger Shephard said...

Very nice voices! :)
Thanks for sharing that. Fun.
Michele says hello!
~S

 
At 10:52 PM , Blogger Sara said...

Hello, Michele sent me to let you know I'll be back to hear the music when my speakers get hooked up this week...

BTW...I envy your Once-A-Year Sisters Group...think it is a great idea!!!!

Hope you had a great week-end.

 
At 11:01 AM , Blogger Michael K. Willis said...

Hello, Michelle sent me...and I'm certainly glad she did!

This is incredibly clever and it certainly brightened my otherwise hot and humid and lethargic morning :-)

 
At 3:04 PM , Blogger -E said...

Michele sent me.

I think it's great hehe. I definitely giggled.

 
At 4:24 PM , Blogger Bob-kat said...

Very creative and I love the name of the band! Cool ;)

Michele sent me to say hi!

 
At 7:46 AM , Blogger panthergirl said...

WOW.... amazing stuff! So funny, but more impressive is the musicality and talent of all the musicians and vocalists. You *should* be very proud.

Did they perform this live, before an audience, or was the applause just put in there for comic effect?

Thanks for sharing. I hope others will take the time to listen, rather then just do the "post and run".

Here via michele today and it's been too long!

 
At 10:28 PM , Blogger kenju said...

Michele sent me, Karen. You are not posting often enough!!

 
At 6:55 AM , Anonymous zigun said...

hai karen! nice blog!

 
At 1:54 PM , Blogger Carmi said...

Hi Karen. I must tell you that I've been listening to this non-stop for the last two hours. Your kids are, quite plainly, gifted in the arts of music and verse.

I hope you're having a good end-of-summer. I had a bit of breathing room workwise today, so I thought I'd visit a few of my favorite blog-people.

 

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