Animal Talk for Meghan

Meghan is our newly-four-year-old niece. A year ago we couldn't figure out what to get our nephew Tanner for his 7th birthday, until Steph had the bright idea of making him a CD of dance tunes, since his mom told us he liked to dance. The CD was a big gift, and a few months later Tanner's older brother Dillon got a CD of classic punk/new wave tunes.

So now it's Meghan's turn. Meghan gets a CD called Animal Talk:

The track listing for Animal Talk is as follows:

"Animal Talk" - Twink
"The Lonely Bull" - Herb Alpert
"Asleep In A Snake Basket" - Twink
"Day-O" - Harry Belafonte
"5-Piece Chicken Dinner" - The Beastie Boys
"Signifyin' Monkey" - Oscar Brown, Jr.
"Pussy Cat" - Twink
"Tiger Rag" - Kid Ory
"Three Little Birds" - Bob Marley And The Wailers
"Sleepy Rabbit" - The Tropic of Cancer
"The Pink Panther Theme" - Hollywood Studio Orchestra
"Funky Cat" - James Knight and The Butlers
"Hoppity Jones" - Twink
"Rock Dog" - Swoop
"Cow" - Gene Loves Jezebel
"Garden Bird" - Cutman-Booche
"Catnip" - Twink
"The Lion Sleeps Tonight" - The Tokens
"Aqua Boogie ( A Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop)" - Parliament

I like to think I'm the first person to put Parliment, Gene Loves Jezebel, Harry Belafonte and The Beastie Boys on a single disc. I'm probably not, but it pleases me to imagine I am.

I stole the cover image from somebody on

Coming soon: thoughts on barbarians and possibly pictures of monkeys. Stay tuned.