Day Balances Education, Entertainment On Marsh Mud Madness

Courtesy:  Sea Grant Georgia/Sugar Mountain PR/Savannah Music Festival

Courtesy: Sea Grant Georgia/Sugar Mountain PR/Savannah Music Festival

Kids want to learn.  Adults just have to find a way to make learning enjoyable for them.  Enter children’s entertainer Roger Day.  Day found a way to make learning fun earlier this year with the release of his new live recording, Marsh Mud Madness on DVD.  Now, a CD companion to that DVD has been released.  The new CD companion to Day’s DVD is just as enjoyable for families first and foremost as it contains all of the songs that were included in the DVD.  The only difference between the CD and DVD is the sequencing.  The CD half of Day’s new live recording is just as enjoyable as the DVD especially for those parents that might not have managed to get a copy of his DVD because it could potentially be the first time said audiences are being introduced to Day’s material.  Day’s material is so interesting because it makes learning science fun through song for its intended audiences.  To be more specific, he makes learning about marine biology fun and accessible for his intended audiences.  This is something that few if any other children’s artists are currently doing.  And because so few other artists are doing what Day does—if any—it makes his material even more worth the listen by young ears.

Whether or not parents or teachers have already picked up Roger Day’s new DVD, Marsh Mud Madness, the new CD companion to that DVD is just as valuable an addition to their personal libraries.  That is first and foremost because the songs included on this new companion to Day’s CD are the same as those on the DVD.  The only difference between the two releases is that the sequencing has been altered between the release of the DVD and the CD.  Other than that, everything that was presented in the DVD recording of Day’s is present in this new CD companion to that recording.  This means that anyone that has yet to pick up or order Day’s new live DVD could be moved to do so in order to see just what they might be missing.

The songs themselves are enjoyable for young audiences because of its ability to entertain children and teach them at the same time.  Even more interesting is the fact that somehow, Mr. Day has managed to balance his songs’ educational and entertainment content.  And he did so unapologetically, too.  Right from the compilation’s opener, “Vulture Vomit”, young listeners will find themselves both laughing and singing along.  The concept of a vulture vomiting doesn’t exactly sound appetizing.  But through the song’s silly delivery, it makes more sense.  It’s also funny to sing along to the song.  Audiences will enjoy just as much, “Alligator in my Refrigerator.”  Day sings in this song about an alligator coming into a house and rummaging through a person’s fridge.  Many younger listeners might not catch it.  But there’s a certain reality to this song.  The reality of the song is it’s the starting point of a much deeper discussion on urban sprawl and its impact on wildlife.  This might not have been Day’s direct intention with this song.  But it can be argued.  If that’s a little too heavy for some, there is still plenty of more light hearted material for listeners.  Case in point: “Ghost Crab”, “The Fiddler Groove”, and “I Love To Study Mud!”  The first two songs are about two different kinds of crabs.  The title of the latter of the trio exactly explains the song’s subject matter.  And after all, what kid doesn’t enjoy playing in the mud?  It’s another example of Day entertaining and teaching all at the same time.  And it’s one more example of what makes Roger Day’s new CD so fun whether in the classroom or in the car.  It is available now and can be ordered along with its companion DVD online at http://www.RogerDay.com.  Audiences can find out more about these releases and all of Roger’s live dates at his official website.  To keep up with the latest sports and entertainment reviews and news, go online to http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it.  Fans can always keep up with the latest sports and entertainment reviews and news in the Phil’s Picks blog at https://philspicks.wordpress.com.

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