Monday, January 23, 2006

Singer Demands Dirtier Kids Now!

SAN FRANCISCO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A San Francisco songwriter has a dirty job in front of her: Convincing parents that it’s okay for kids to be muddy.

Charity Kahn, who fronts Charity And The JAMBand, is protesting against her fellow parents who she feels are obsessed with keeping kids’ clothes clean, instead of letting the tykes roll around in the mud or dirt.

She thinks the mud-hating parents have “control issues,” and the media plays on their fears with detergent commercials suggesting that a stain on a child’s shirt is also a stain on his or her character.

As she puts it, “When I hear a parent say, ‘Don’t step in a puddle,’ it breaks my heart.”

Kahn is hoping to wash away the muddy misperception with a new song, “We Need Mud,” that includes lyrics like We need mud mud mud/ We need mud mud mud/ We need a bucket/ We need a bucket/ Can you bring ’em? Yeah! Yes we can!

The song appears on her new CD, Rock Your Socks Off!, and she admits she originally considered adding a lyric about cleaning up in a tub, but figured that would muddy the message.

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