Monday, September 8, 2008

Kids Sing The Darndest Things

PRAIRIE GROVE, Ark. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A couple of singers from Arkansas are using kid creativity to pen their silliest, sweetest jams.

Ezra Idlet and Keith Grimwood are Trout Fishing in America, a duo best known for their upbeat kiddie songs.

To brainstorm masterpieces like “My Hair Had A Party Last Night,” and “Curse of the Spinach,” Idlet and Grimwood host workshops at schools where kids become their songwriters.

Idlet says children come up with hilarious ideas for songs.

They once had a conversation about boogers with a classroom which led to a ditty dubbed “Aliens In My Nose.”

Grimwood says kids often want to write songs about daily drags like cleaning their rooms and teachers.

He explains, “One group wanted to write a song about what teachers do on their day off. They pictured the teachers partying in a hot tub and eating pizza while the kids slaved away on homework.”

But kids can also be sophisticated with their songs.

When a group of third graders asked the duo to pen a tune about “famous people,” the kids’ celebrities of choice were Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks, not Hannah Montana.

That’s when the song “Martin Luther King & Rosa Parks,” was born, which is on Trout’s latest album, Big Round World, dropping tomorrow (Sep. 9).

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