Wednesday, September 20, 2017

"Pandas" - New Mista Cookie Jar Music Video/Single



Mista Cookie Jar is back with a high powered EDM track fueled by the love of Pandas. His nieces, Esme and Isa, are featured waving their panda freak flag high. Seriously, they are obsessed with Pandas. OBSESSED. Inspired by the girls' unending collection of panda paraphernalia, the song along is a dopamine infused surge of panda fandom psychedelia. Pure PANDA-MANIA! 

"Pandas" is the 20th official music video by Mista Cookie Jar. Listen to "Pandas" on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, Bandcamp, etc.

Click below for lyrics: 


Esme, panda lover. #pandapants

Thursday, July 13, 2017

World Premiere: "Magic Believers" by Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band​ (feat. Mista Cookie Jar)

Click here to listen.

We came up with the vision of this song one rare, drizzly LA afternoon at Lucky's. It was my first hangout sesh with Lucky​ and Alisha​ of the Emmy and Latin Grammy winning Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band. Over some bomb homemade tacos, the couple told me about their concept of creating an album all about LA. They wanted to include their artist & musician friends in the area. It would be an extended LA Family Jam Band experience. It just took some vibing and soon we we started picking up instruments and getting down to business. We set out to create an anthem at the heart of these collaborations, about the dreamers and the magic of LA -- how we are all stars and guest stars in each other's super-duper lives. Inspired by the Lucky/Lishy synergy, I just sat back, took it all in, and jotted a bunch of notes. Months later, over Dropboxing some beats, keys, and vocals to each other, we had crafted a pretty dope track. All it needed was the cherry-on-top finishing touches of Dean Jones (another Grammy winner -- it's not bragging if they're your teammates, right?). Anywho, Lucky, Alisha, I'm honored and humbled to be considered a musical homie. It was magic how our song came together and it's magic how you've directed this entire album. The features are stellar: Todd McHatton, Andrew & Polly, Frances England, Mike Phirman, & Genevieve Goings -- such talent! So without further ado, off their soon-to-be released (July 21st!) LP, Made in LA, I proudly present, the latest Lucky Diaz & the Family Jam Band jam, "Magic Believers."

***Don't miss them live in So Cal next month! *** Who knows, you might see, me, Mista Cookie Jar, at some of the dates 😜


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Serotonin

☀️❤️🎶 Proud to present the latest Mista Cookie Jar single, "Serotonin," brought to you by the good folks at Full Van Fun.
🎶❤️☀️


Available on CDBABY, iTunes, Amazon, Bandcamp, Tidal, and Spotify.


"...Mista Cookie Jar’s new groove gets your smiles swaying and your chemicals blazing. Through a blissful beat and an ocean of joyful emotion, 'Serotonin' is a sonic electronic scientific mnemonic about the neurotransmitter “Serotonin” and the important role it plays in your brain."

--Full Van Fun (Click here for the full write up.)


"Serotonin" Press Release:
Mista Cookie Jar returns with another super-catchy postmodern party anthem for all, "Serotonin," a celebration of human anatomy's favorite chemical compound. Breaking down the elements of über-electrifyingly contagious joy, Mista Cookie Jar harnesses the powers of the heart and brain in a musical inspired concoction of pop, motown, hip-hop, and EDM. Want endless serotonin? All it takes is endless la-la-love...Mista Cookie Jar got it covered!

Click here for lyrics. 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Mista Cookie Jar 2017 LA Winter Shows

Here are Mista Cookie Jar's 2017 LA Winter Shows. Next one up at MAST Los Angeles downtown LA this Saturday at 10am! Bring the whole fam. It's a CHOCOLATE FACTORY. Amazing tasting chocolate of all varieties. Plus, there will be bubbles, so you can reenact the Fizzy Lifting Drink Almost Death scene from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Bonus! — with McCabe's Guitar ShopBooks and Cookies LAChildren's Book WorldThe Cow's End CafeZimmer Children's MuseumPals Socks and MAST Los Angeles.




Jan 8 - McCabe’s Guitar Shop- 10:30am (Santa Monica)
Jan 12 - Thurs - Cow’s End - 10:30am - Venice, CA (Near Venice Pier)
Jan 13 - Fri - Zimmer Children’s Museum - 1pm - LA, CA - (Mid-Whilshire)
Jan 21 - Sat- Mast Brother’s Chocolate Factory - 10am - LA, CA (Downtown)
Jan 26 - Thurs - Cow’s End - 10:30am - Venice, CA (Near Venice Pier)
Jan 28 - Sat - Children’s Book World - 10:30am (West Los Angeles)
Feb 7 - Tues - Zimmer Children’s Museum - 11am - LA, CA - (Mid-Whilshire)
Feb 9 - Thurs - Cow’s End - 10:30am - Venice, CA (Near Venice Pier)
Feb 23 - Thurs - Cow’s End - 10:30am - Venice, CA (Near Venice Pier)
March 3 - Fri - Zimmer Children’s Museum - 11am - LA, CA - (Mid-Whilshire)

March 4 - Sat - Books and Cookies - “Pals Socks” Concert - 10:00am - Santa Monica, CA (Main St.)

Sunday, October 2, 2016

"Love Light Shine" - Kickin it with KB Whirly

Check out this awesome tune I'm featured on by the homie, KB Whirly. Produced by Pat Hanlin from Josh and the Jamtones, it was an amazing experience working with these fellas! Also, awesome fun creating this bi-coastal video! The collab all started cuz we performed a block party near Washington DC set up by our good friends at Full Van Fun. Because we were on the same bill, KB thought it would be a good idea to collab together! Super proud of this one:




Check out the video premiere courtesty of Full Van Fun here and read the story of how it came together!

"A little soul, a little hip-hop, and a bunch of flowers, this brand-new single will make you and your kids feel allllllll right."

-Zooglobble

LET YOUR LOVE LIGHT SHINE

KB WHIRLY & MISTA COOKIE JAR have teamed up to bring the people a very important service announcement:
"Let your love light shine"!

Written by KB WHIRLY and produced by Pat Hanlin - this funk-a-delic track has a great hook, a positive message, and rich arrangement - topped off with a Mista Cookie Jar rap that's sure to bring a smile from ear to ear. 

Partly inspired by the current tumult of our national discourse - KB WHIRLY is here to remind us, 

"don't be afraid of different,  cuz different is divine. 
Don't  be afraid of the dark,  cuz you got a light to shine -
LET YOUR LOVE LIGHT SHINE!"

Monday, August 29, 2016

♫ Super Deluxe Action Figures ♫ - New Todd and Cookie!


My friend, Todd McHatton and I, make some far out, kooky kids music on occasion. We call ourselves, Todd and Cookie. Today, we're premiering a new 3 song EP called, "Super Deluxe Action Figures," on one of the top-notch blogs in family music, Zooglobble. Click the link below to check it out! 
And stay tuned, happy Chocolate Chip campers...cartoons to come!
***
Kindie rock's favorite postmodernist-pop bromance, Todd and Cookie, are back at it again with their sophomore EP, "Super Deluxe Action Figures." Meet their newest sidekick, "eMutt," the junkyard robot-dog made of junk. Travel the cosmos throughout history on a sweet ride, the "Ice Cream Time Machine." Delve into your own imagination as you kickback "In the Backseat"...with these boys, even the backseat has a name. It's Alouiscious. And he talks! Come one, come all. Witness the Todd and Cookie cosmos expand. It's melodic. It's funkified. It's a concoction only Todd and Cooke could create. 3 new tunes! 
"This is psychedelic goodness like those whacked-out cartoons we parents in our mid-to-late 30’s might remember from our own childhood. With a sober dash of Cheech & Chong thrown into this vegan musical stew for very good measure." 
"The new music is every bit the blend of psychedelia and multicultural hip-hop you'd expect from the duo, both sonically and lyrically (those titles! "eMutt," "In the Backyard," and my favorite "Ice Cream Time Machine.") Like ice cream swirls? You'll love this."
-Zooglobble
Purchase here:

♫ ♫ Super Deluxe Action Figures - Todd and Cookie♫ ♫ 








Saturday, July 9, 2016

It's a song about a song...DANCING PANTS!

                       
Dancing Pants is a brand new summer song by the LA homies, Andrew and Polly featuring none other than yours truly, Mista Cookie Jar. In case you didn't know, Andrew & Polly will be joining Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips for a couple songs at our performance at the Getty Center! Super psyched! And guess what song we're gonna play...DANCING PANTS!

It's a meta-song!  It's about taking a boring day and turning it around, it's about hot sauce...  You'll just have to hear it.  So hurry up & get it:

Dancing Pants has already made it to #5 on the Kids Place Live weekly countdown.

If you want to hear it air live on Sirius XM Kids Place Live, you've got to let them know - e-mail, hit them up on Facebook or Twitter, or even give them a call (866) 328-2345.

And share with a pal!