Tuesday, March 10, 2015

“Jelly Beans!” - World Premiere on Kids Can Groove

Courtesy of Kids Can Groove, the world premiere of the latest Mista Cookie Jar & The Chocolate Chips single: Jelly Beans! Click here to read the post!

"Mista Cookie Jar and his sensational sidekick, Miss Ava Flava save you a trip to the candy store with this delicious, sugar-coated jive for your eardrums. The Easter Bunny's gonna get some extra mojo in his basket this year!"
-Kids Can Groove

With the taste of spring in the air and the Easter Bunny just around the corner, bring the whole fam and celebrate with everyone’s favorite, sugartastic delight—JELLY BEANS! Taking hyper to a whole new, “kawaii” level, Mista Cookie Jar & Ava Flava bring on truckloads of flavor with their candy-bluesy-’lectro-pop ’n’ rock anthem of fun. Fresh out the Cookie Jar, the Chocolate Chips concoct their signature blend—a fast tempo touch of 50’s rock ’n’ roll, blues, synths, and hip hop — all pulsing with the adrenalized (but cute) spirit of Jelly Beans! The star of the song, the one and only Ava Flava, who at 14, lays it down with her spit-fire delivery, pushing the palettes of taste to its awesomeness limit. 

“Jelly Beans!” is the 6th in a row "single-a-month" release for March 2015 in anticipation of the third Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips album drop (date yet to be determined).

Performed by Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips.
Words and Music by Cesar Jason Carandang Pizarro.
Vocals by Ava Flava & Mista Cookie Jar
Electric guitar, piano, drums, bass, & synthesizer by Mista Cookie Jar.
Published by Inner Child Rock Publishing (ASCAP).
Love Bubble Records

© 2015 Cesar Jason Carandang Pizarro

For lyrics go here

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

"The Way We Gets Down" on Zooglobble, Kids Place Live, Spare the Rock Spoil the Child, & Mr Jeff 2000! Thanks for the love!


Also, had a fun interview with the great Paul Butler and kid-co-host, Frank on Kid's Crossroads yesterday. So much fun! We talked about our song-a-month thang, collaborations, and watching our kids growing up before our very eyes. Lovely chat!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

February's Single: The Way We Gets Down

Hey Chocolate Chip fans! If it's been a minute since you've followed us, here's the dilly. Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips have been releasing a single a month since October. We are up to our 5th single for February, "The Way We Gets Down." It’s in the celebratory spirit of Mardi Gras with an old-timey jazz/new-timey pop/hip hop vibe — just in time for Fat Tuesday. Check it:


"We crank up the volume every time it comes on KPL. Cuz that's the way WE gets down."

             -Debbie, Mother and Kids Place Live listner

In the spirit of February's pioneering Aquarians and the cultural hodgepodge that is Mardi Gras, Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips bring you "The Way We Gets Down," an anthem for the funky weasels, the cool cats, and the badd, baby beagles of planet Earth. Cookie's one-man-band of horns, whistles, kazoos, & more bring a hybrid of old-timey jazz & new-timey pop & hip-hop. In a melting of melting pots, the Chocolate Chips have reinvented themselves yet again in celebration of the universality of being unique. So join the family and follow Mista Cookie Jar's big band parade from the outskirts of outer space all the way back home.

"The Way We Gets Down" is the 5th in a row "single-a-month" release in anticipation of the third Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips album release (date yet to be determined).

And here's 5 once-a-month singles so far plus our EP, "3's a Charm."

Thursday, January 15, 2015

HBD, Dude!

Yesterday was, January 14, 2015, Lucas's 11th BD! In honor of such a special kid  and our dog Memphis (who has the same birthday!), below is our 14th music video and 4th-in-a-row "single-a-month" drop, courtesy of Zooglobble. "HBD, Dude!" Enjoy some beeday Cali beach sun on this wintery winter day! 


Cookie & fam

“…a very 21st century celebration…Mista Cookie Jar can't be contained to a single POV…He takes Beach Blanket Bingo-era footage, hand-animates it a bit, and throws in a nice Facebook/Instagram reference or three. Throw in some kids eating cake and surf-dancing, and you've got yourself a party.“ 


Surfaliscious-birthday-rock-’n’-rap for the inner child! Mista Cookie Jar & his bodacious LA family, the Chocolate Chips, return with HBD, Dude!, their 4th-in-a-row, “single-a-month” release and first of the new year.  Everyday this 2015, celebrate like it’s your birthday as they did in the olden-golden days, doin’ the twist in the sun, hitting the sweet waves, and — OMG! — taggin’ your friends on social media selfies. Thanks to the latest interweb technology, even in the dead of winter or in the most remote, sun-less regions of the planet, Cookie’s janglin’-one-man-band-surf tones and the Chips fun ’n’ breezy Cali vibes can warm up your BD with a touch of a screen. Also, make sure to further entertain your inner-hipster-kid visually with a matching vid on a website called the You-Tube! So put on your party hats and never take ‘em off. Make your BD an eternally H one!


Saturday, January 3, 2015

Winter Shows!

If you are in the Los Angeles or Phoenix area, we have a string of winter shows coming up. LA westsiders, we will be at Books and Cookies in Santa Monica and Cow's End near the Venice Beach Pier. Also, proud to announce, we will be rocking 2 shows at the Children's Museum of Phoenix as part of the Zooglobble Concert Series, Martin Luther King Day!

January 10: Books and Cookies - Saturday 10am - 10:40am
January 19: Children's Museum of Phoenix - Zooglobble Concert Series
                    Monday (MLK Day) 10am to 10:30 & 11am to 11:30
January 22: Cow's End - Thursday, 10:30am to 11am
February 23: Cow's End - Monday, 10:30am to 11am

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

We Got the Spirit!

Happy Holidays Chocolate Chips!
In keeping up with our "song-a-month" plan, here's our latest single, a holiday song,  "Got the Spirit." The single premiered Dec 12 on Cooper & Kid. Check out what kind things they said here.

Hope you enjoy and a MERRY MERRY!!!
Mista C.J. & fam
Back again for the 3rd "song-a-month" installment this merry month of December, Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips have thrown their Santa hats in the ring this time to join the spirit-inducing tradition of holiday music. Inspired by the soulful legends of the era, this funky family band have created a fun, 50's pop party anthem rich with jingle bells, saxophones, rhythm & blues guitar, and humorous full-of-heart lyrics. 
"This year, Santa himself has commissioned a jingly pop song to boost morale everywhere, from the workshop floor to the family minivan. Mista Cookie Jar has answered the jolly old elf's bell, delivering a multicultural 50's pop-soul sideline cheer to keep holiday spirit up well into the new year."
-Jeff Bogle of Cooper & Kid

And for old time's sake, here's our Xmas Release from a few years back, Robot for Xmas!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

"Gratitude" - New Thanksgiving Single Out Now!

Spread the love and count your blessings! It's time to usher in the Thanksgiving season with the new Chocolate Chip single, "Gratitude." Simply enough, it's a bright and sunny ode to thank-yous. The song features Mista Cookie Jar and his kid, Ava Flava, croonin' and rhymin' to a lively Motown rhythm tickled with soulful xylophone melodies and a bright tenor sax. All instruments are played by the in-house one man band, Mista Cookie Jar. Dare to NOT shake your booty with this one. Gratitude is contagious!


Also available on CD Baby and iTunes! Click HERE for Gratitude lyrics. 


Much gratitude to Zooglobble for premiering our latest single just in time for the turkiest of holidays. Also big thanks to Mr. Jeff 2000 and Kids Can Groove for Gratitude write ups and shout outs as well! On top of that, the song is on Sirius XM78 Kids Place Live! Feeling grateful!

"Love the bass line, love the saxophone, and of course a message of gratitude is always timely, regardless of season." -Zooglobble

"Who hasn't said "thank you" enough? The song makes sure you remember everyone in the queue..."
-Mr. Jeff 2000

"Naturally, Mista Cookie Jar, Miss Ava Flava and the rest of the Chocolate Chip crew bring heartfelt words with a big bang of soul. On the below track, MCJ gets brassy with the sax, adding some pizazz to the mix (this guy has endless talent!) while reminding us to “give thanks” by spreading our love everywhere because “Gratitude is contagious“! So true!"
-Kids Can Groove