Monday, July 20, 2015

"Sunshine Family (Feat. Aaron Nigel Smith)" - New July Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips Single - Zooglobble Online Premiere

World Premiere time! Here it is folks, our July single-a-month summer jam. It dropped on Zooglobble this morning -- "Sunshine Family" featuring the kindie homie, Aaron Nigel Smith.

"...you can think of it as a big (BIG) I-5 duet from the the West Coast artists.  (And no offense to the East Coast, but the West Coast OWNS summer.)"
            -Zooglobble

Click here for the full Zooglobble write up.



Song Description: 

Bust out the boombox and blast this Mista Cookie Jar and the Chocolate Chips summer jam -- "Sunshine Family" featuring world renowned children music artist and organizer, Aaron Nigel Smith. Crafted from the traditions of roots reggae, dub, hip hop, and kindie, “Sunshine Family” sends a charmingly simple and erudite message of one-world-harmony. Co-written by Smith and Cookie, and produced by Mista Cookie Jar, the song is the 10th in a row single-month release in anticipation for the Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips 3rd album (date yet to be determined).

Credits: 
Instruments:  Electric Guitar, Bass Synth, Korg Synth, Sampler, 808 Drums
Instrumentation: Mista Cookie Jar
Vocals: Aaron Nigel Smith, Mista Cookie Jar
Writers: Aaron Nigel Smith, Cesar Jason Carandang Pizarro
Producer: Mista Cookie Jar

Lyrics:
Sunshine family!
Every single one is a part of we.
Together we can help the world to see
that we should be living in harmony.

I can't stand it. 
It's too much to take.
Life is like a cute puppy 
and my heart might break.
I got a family that loves me. 
Sunshine is above me.
I be singin’ and lovin’ and livin’ it. 
Zippity-do-da-day!
The positivity is in me. 
Positively infinitely. 
Intricately and so simply. 
It's so bountiful, it's silly. 
Hit me once with that lovelight, please.  
Around the world, coming together.
It's a...

Sunshine family! 
(Mi familia, famalia sol.)
Every single one is a part of we. 
(Oiu, oiu mademoiselle et monsieur.)
Together we can help the world to see 
(Buksan ang iyong manga mata.)
that we should be living in harmony. 
(Harmony! Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.)

Step up, step up
‘cause love comes first.
From the word of the verse
I will never sent curse.
Just lift up Jah love.
Lift up a song. 
Lift one another as we all walk along!

I'm talking daffodils and dimples. 
Kitten YouTube videos.
Cotton-candy clouds.
Symphonies be all around. 
Backstrokin’ up stream
in a belly laughing dream. 
Hold it in. It's impossible. 
Milk straight out your nostrils! 
So comfy comfy sittin’ alone in ya room. 
But won’t ya come outside and join us. 
Harmonize to our tune. 
And if you got your own melody bring it. 
We wanna hear ya sing it. 
We'll listen happily...

Sunshine family! 
(Sunshine for your mind, one time!)
Every single one is a part of we. 
(Every single person here is a part of…us?)
Together we can help the world to see 
(Ya gotta open ya eyes and free ya mind, kid!)
that we should be living in harmony. 

(Harmony! Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.)

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Mista Cookie Jar 2015 Summer Shows!

Mista Cookie Jar 2015 Summer Shows! 

If you are in the LA area or Chicago this summer, come out and see a Mista Cookie Jar show!!

If you want to book a show, hit me up…FYI, I do birthday parties too ;)



Click hyperlinks for details:

June 16 - Tues - Tuesday Night Cafe - 7:30 pm - Little Tokyo (Downtown LA) 
June 18 - Thurs - Cow’s End - 10:30am - Venice, CA (Near Venice Pier)
July 2 - Thurs - The Grove - Twinkle Time Show (feat. MCJ) - 11am & 12pm LA, CA 
July 6 - Mon - Commerce Central Library * - 6pm - Commerce, CA
July 7 - Tues - Atlantic Branch Library * - 6pm - Commerce, CA
July 8 - Wed - Greenwood Branch Library * - 6pm - Commerce, CA
July 9 - Thurs - Bristow Park Branch Library - 6pm - Commerce, CA
July 11 - Sat - LA LIVE - Family Day Takeover - Noon - Downtown LA, CA
July 13 - Mon - Cow’s End - 10:30am - Venice, CA (Near Venice Pier) 
July 16 - Thurs - Camp Yodie - 10am - KiDDyYTyME (Montebello, CA)
July 20 - Mon - Cow’s End - 10:30am -  Venice, CA (Near Venice Pier)
July 24 - Fri - Zimmer Children’s Museum - Sing-A-Long w/Luis - 11am LA, CA
July 26 - Sun - Marzo’s Variety Show - Zephyr Theatre - 11am - West Hollywood, CA (Melrose)
July 31 - Fri - Lollapalooza * - Kidzapalooza Stage - 1:30 - Chicago, IL (Grant Park) 
Aug 1 - Sat - Lollapalooza * - Kidzapalooza Stage - 12:30 - Chicago, IL (Grant Park) 
Aug 7 - Fri - Zimmer Children’s Museum - Sing-A-Long w/Luis - 11am LA, CA
Aug 13 - Thurs - Cow’s End - 10:30am - Venice, CA (Near Venice Pier)
Aug 15 - Sat - Books and Cookies - 10:00am - Santa Monica, CA (Main St.) 
Aug 24 - Mon - Cow’s End - 10:30am - Venice, CA (Near Venice Pier)


*Chocolate Chip show! (featuring Ava Flava)

Saturday, June 20, 2015

"Spatula vs Sun" WORLD PREMIERE - Saturday Morning Cereal Bowl X Mista Cookie Jar

Download the Saturday Morning Cereal Bowl Podcast here to hear the WORLD PREMIERE of "Spatula vs. Sun" (which includes an always awesomely curated kindie music lineup and a unique custom-made-for-Saturday-Morning-Cereal-Bowl-intro to the song!)

And below is the official single for download which is available on CD BABY, iTunes and Amazon, Spotify, etc.


Song Description (to be read in “movie voice”): 
"Spatula vs. Sun" is the tale of a colossal afternoon backyard battle, an inanimate showdown of epic proportions, the stuff of which legend and lore are made. Spatula, a plastic loner, wanders out the kitchen and into the chaos of the wild wild lawn. Amidst the depths of the unfamiliar, Spatula meets Sun and his army henchmen, Ninja Ants and Hose. Summoning the muses of surf and spaghetti westerns, Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips have forged with strings, pulse, drum, and electricity an audio testament of survival that shall be remembered forever in the records of myth so long as the human race exists...or at least until dinner time.

“Spatula vs. Sun” is the 9th in a row single-a-month release in anticipation for the Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips 3rd album (date yet to be determined).


Credits: 
Instruments:  Castanets, Cajon, Marching Drums, Electric Guitar, Bass, Drums, Synth
Vocals: Mista Cookie Jar
Back Up Vocals: Lucas!
Writers: Cesar Jason Carandang Pizarro & Tembra Campbell
Producer: Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips

Lyrics:

Spatula vs. Sun!
Spatula vs. Sun!

From outer space the sun blazed down.
Sun's ninja ants they swarmed the ground.

Sun wanted reign of the backyard
but there was one plastic punk!

Spatula scowled, then food was flung
distracting the ants with cookie crumbs.
The war was on!

Sun's henchman the garden hose snake
spat waves blasting crumbs out the way.
Then the ants launched their thousand-leg attack
but guess who surfed the waves swatting back?!

SPATULA!?!?!

Thwap!
Swat!
Bang!
Boom!
Pow!

Spatula vs. Sun!

The ants and the hose succumbed and napped.
From whence he came, sun slithered back...
Spatula won.

"Time for dinner….have you seen my spatula!?"

Thursday, June 18, 2015

I am proud to announce the Mista Cookie Jar & The Chocolate Chips 9th in a row single-a-month June release, “Spatula vs. Sun,” will drop this Saturday, June 20, on the weekly kindie podcast, The Saturday Morning Cereal Bowl. Stay tuned Chocolate Chips — it's gonna be an epic Saturday backyard showdown!

Friday, May 8, 2015

"Mama": May single drop and world premiere on Kids Can Groove!

Dedicated to Mamas the world around and to my own Mama, here is the world premiere of the May Mista Cookie Jar & The Chocolate Chips 8th-in-a-row-single-a-month release, "Mama," courtesy of Kids Can Groove.

" Appropriately titled, "Mama," this is his most personal track (#8) in his song-a-month series so far. An homage to his mother and his Filipino heritage, MCJ opens up about his parents’ journey to the states and where he grew up. A sentimental song with a ton of heart. Now go give your mama a call!"

-Kids Can Groove

To read the full article click here.
To purchase on iTunes click here.


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

"Hold On to Your Dreams" - World Premiere on Zooglobble

World-premiere time! Thanks to Zooglobble, I'm happy and excited to share with y'all the new Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips single for April, "Hold On to Your Dreams." (Happy Tax Day!) Check out the song and the story behind it here:
"The song is a hoedown duet with Miss Tembra Campbell that [Mista Cookie Jar's] been working on for years at backyard bonfires and late night jam sessions, so unsurprisingly its message of hard work and dedication feels lived-in, earning the use of the pots, pans, and pickle jars as accompaniment.”
--Zooglobble


Circle 'round the campfire and bring on the instruments -- it's time for a good ol' fashioned, family hoedown! Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips have created a boisterous new jam with wisdom for the whole fam -- a simple slogan: "Hold On to Your Dreams." Because any great dream starts with a team, the Chocolate Chip crew have enlisted once again, the original Chocolate Chip, fam-bam crooner and resident harmonizer, Miss Tembra Campbell (previously featured on the Ultramagnetic Universal Love Revolution [LP] track, "Shaggy Bee"). Co-written and evolved throughout the years over backyard bonfires and late night jam sessions up and down the California coast, the song has become the Chips’s anthem for hard work and dedication. 

"Hold on to Your Dreams" is the 7th in a row single-a-month release in anticipation for Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips 3rd album (date yet to be determined).

lyrics

Lyrics:
Now everybody circle round.
Sing loud. Clap along. 
Whateva’ way u gets down.
It's tha fam bam. 
Family. The dream crew.
Our chemistry gets us 
brewing up a dream stew. 
Dream incubatin' 
takes a little patience. 
A whole lotta love 
and a big imagination.
When you  
catch a star.
Make a wish. 
Go strong. 
Dream big. 
Let it fly.
And hold on. 

You got to hold on to your dreams.
It’s not as hard as it may seem.
It’s up to you. You got the power.
Life will open like a flower.
Gotta hold on to your dreams.

You got to hold on to your dreams.
It’s not as hard as it may seem.
It’s up to you. You got the power.
Life will open like a flower.
Gotta hold on to your dreams.

In life the bountiful things and the houses with swings,
they don’t land in the laps of the smartest.
The bright shiny jewels and the big swimming pools
are rewarded to those who work hardest.
Find the magic in life. Don’t give into the strife.
And remember to follow your dreams.
‘Cuz the one’s that come true
take hard work through and through
and some sweat, if you know what I mean.

You got to hold on to your dreams.
It’s not as hard as it may seem.
It’s up to you. You got the power.
Life will open like a flower.
Gotta hold on to your dreams.

You got to hold on baby.
Gotta hold on baby.
Gotta hold on baby.
Gotta hold on baby.
Gotta hold on baby.
Gotta hold on baby.
Gotta hold on baby.
Gotta hold on baby.
Gotta hold on to your dreams!
Credits:

creditsReleased 15 April 2015 

Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Harmonica, Pots, Pans, Pickle Jars, Tambourine, and the Stars & Moon Resolian
Vocals: Miss Tembra Campbell & Mista Cookie Jar
Back Up Vocals & Claps: C-Bomb, Peachy Keen, & the Chocolate Chips
Writers: Mista Cookie Jar & Tembra Campbell
Producer: Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

"Kidz Rock" Twinkle Time Music Video!!

So happy to share this brand-spanking new music video by LA kid-pop sensation, Twinkle Time....featuring myself, Mista Cookie Jar!  A collaboration we've kept under wraps for a minute now and its finally time to DROP IT. A lot of hard work put into this sucker! Proud to reveal it and honored to be part of the team. Enjoy =)
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"Cookie and Twinkle, like cookies and sprinkles."
LA-based bilingual-pop-artists & kid rock sensations, Twinkle Time and Mista Cookie Jar, unite with "Kidz Rock" -- a kid anthem for April, the month of Dia Del NiƱo (April 30). Set to a colorful blend of EDM, hip hop and pop, Twinkle Time, your superstar hostess, brings it with her sparkly swag and arena-sized heart, creating an anthem for kids to dream big and go for it! Rhyming, crooning, hyping it up alongside her, with his erudite witticism and spitfire wordplay, the wild and wonderful, Mista Cookie Jar. Twinkle and Cookie co-wrote the track with producers, Matthew Gerrard, Peter Amato & James Dallas. Matthew Gerrard is one of the most in-demand, pop-writer/producers for the past decade including hits "Breakaway" Kelly Clarkson, Big Time Rush, High School Musical and Hannah Montana to name a few. Peter Amato has written/arranged music for Miley Cyrus, LeAnn Rimes, Ricky Matin, and more and is the current music programmer for NBC's The Voice. James Dallas, married to Alitzah Twinkle, has had had his songs placed on the George Lopez Show, Bring it On, The Bratz, and co-writes/produces with Twinkle the “Bilingual Pop Music Show for KiDS, Twinkle Time!” With rockstar performances, superhero personality, and top-of-the-charts production, "Kidz Rock" exemplifies the finest of pop entertainment while placing the inner-kid in the limelight.