Saturday, December 15, 2012

A 2012 Holiday Greeting


Happy Holidays Chocolate Chips!

Greetings and best wishes to you all this winter. The Chocolate Chips and I have a made a little holiday poem and an animation to go along with it. As featured on Kids PLace Live on Sirius XM 78, this features Lucas! of Mista Cookie Jar & The Chocolate Chips. Just click here

It's that time of the year for us all to huddle
away from the cold inside our Love Bubble.
Where Christmas trees wiggle and sing silly songs
and puppies in Santa hats howl right along. 
Where sugar plums dance not just in your head.
They bounce off the walls and jump on your bed.
Such holiday fun....but WAIT it gets better!
But back on that big dorky knit Christmas sweater. 
We'll throw big fat snowballs with Buddy the Elf.
We'll sip cold hot cocoa so Frosty won't melt.
We'll fly around the world with Rudolph and his posse.
And keep our eyes peeled for grannies-a-crossing.
See awesome toy robots made from Santa's elves.
Hear ring-a-ling magic with each silver bell.
From your toes to your nose, jackfrost may it nip.
We heart you! 

Yours truly,
Mista Cookie Jar & The Chocolate Chips

Still in the spirit? Click here to check out last year's Robot For Xmas, which was featured in WiredOut With the Kidsthe Rock FatherZooglobble, and Kids Can Groove.




Lastly, we will be having 2 big shows in NYC coming up:

Sat Jan 26, 2013 - 11am - Symphony Space Click here to buy tickets.
Sun January 27 - 1pm & 3pm - Long Island Children's Museum. Click here for ticket info.

Hope to you see you there!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Praise for "Ultramagnetic Universal Love Revolution"

Check out reviews for the album on Zooglobble, Out With The Kids, & Kid Independent.
Also tied in a 20 way tie for the Best family CD of 2012 in MetroKids.com.

"WOW! IN LOVE with the new disc from Mista Cookie Jar 'Ultramagnetic Universal Love Revolution'! AMAZINGLY FRESH! I listened to it twice, back-to-back ... it's THAT good!" 

--Robert Drake, WXPN Kids Corner of Philadelphia

"Happy Place" Music Video
Write ups for our first video single of the album on Zoolgobble, Dadnabbit, & Channel APA.

"Inner Child Rock" Music Video
Write ups for our 2nd video single on Zooglobble, Angry Asian Man, Kids Can Groove, Kid Independent, & Channel APA.

"Lucas!" Music Video 
Write ups for video single numero tres on The Rock Father, Out With The Kids, & Channel APA.



Monday, October 15, 2012

Boys & Girls, Ladies & Gents, presenting the one and only....(drumroll)....Lucas!



Filmed during the hottest more-summer-than-summer autumn in recent memory, "Lucas!" follows the "wild child from the wild wild west" throughout an epic Venice, California day of graffiti (the legal kind), razors (the scooter kind), and chicken fights (the pool kind). Riding around Venice on his checkered razor with his gang of Chocolate Chips, Lucas!, Ava Flava's Chocolate Chip little brother, makes homies with everyone he meets-- from toddlers at pool parties to tattooed punks at the skate park. The song, with its nods to surf-rock, rap, & 3rd wave ska, is a tribute to this westernized "Buddha Child" (one of many AKAs) and his knack for uniting the world. A soul-rebel-rocker through and through, 8 year-old Lucas!, has a heart bigger than his rude-boy mouth, a rowdy sense of humor to bring any class down with fits of laughter, and an imagination to charm any adult into reducing his time out sentence.

"Lucas!" is the 8th music video of Mista Cookie Jar & The Chocolate Chips as well as the 3rd video single off their latest album, Ultramagnetic Universal Love Revolution.

MistaCookieJar.com

Director - Andrew Choe
Cinematographer/Camera - Andrew Choe & Deangelo Harding
Editor/Animation - Mista Cookie Jar
Producer - Mista Cookie Jar & The Chocolate Chips
Ruby J Entertainment

Big ups to the pops, Shamir & Daniel. And all the chips: Cameron, Kevin, Sasha, Samantha, Lyrin, Clementine, Lulu, Isaiah, Curtis Jr. (Team We!), & the awesomest band to rock our backyard, Eagle Wing--Aidan, Eliot, Christopher, Julius--you guys rrrrock!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

"Lucas!" Music Video Drops Oct 15!


"Lucas!" will be the 8th music video of Mista Cookie Jar & The Chocolate Chips as well as the 3rd video single off their latest album, Ultramagnetic Universal Love Revolution. Here are some stills from the video. Stay tuned happy campers!




















Friday, September 21, 2012

DC Metro Tour Sept 26 to 29!



The Smithsonian's Discovery Theater, Sirius Radio's Kids Place Live!, & Jammin Java present a 6 performance showcase of Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips in the DC Metro area Sept. 26 to 29, 2012. 

Here are the dates:

Sept 26 - Sirius Radio's Kids Place Live! [XM 78] - 5 to 6pm - DC - Mista Cookie Jar & Ava Flava will be performing acoustic versions of their set in front of a studio audience. The show will be broadcasted nationally LIVE on last hour of The Absolutely Mindy Show!

Sept 27 - Smithsonian Discovery Theater - 10:15am & 11:30am - DC

Sept 28 - Smithsonian Discovery Theater - 10:15am & 11:30am - DC

http://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/search_tot-rock.aspx?keyword=C-Tot_Rock

Sept 29 - Jammin Java - 10:00am - Metro DC

To purchase tickets for the Jammin Java show click here:
http://jamminjava.com/home/kids-events/the-smithsonian-presents-mista-cookie-jar-the-chocolate-chips

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

New Music Video: Inner Child Rock!



This one's for the FANS!!

With ♥,
Mista Cookie jar & The Chocolate Chips

"Inner Child Rock" is Mista Cookie Jar & The Chocolate Chips 7th official music video. As featured on Sirius XM's Kids Place Live, the song is the 1st track and 2nd video single off their latest album, Ultramagnetic Universal Love Revolution.

"Inner Child Rock" is an anthem of fun created for Chocolate Chip fans the world around inviting all to join the unending multi-cultured celebration of awesomeness which is the Love Bubble.

"Absolutely the best song of the Summer of 2012. I dare you to listen and not dance. Listen close; there is a lot going on in their music."

-Robert, father, and Chocolate Chip enthusiast (Thanks Robert!)

Download for a dollar here:
http://mistacookiejar.bandcamp.com/track/inner-child-rock

Song can be purchased on iTunes here:
http://bit.ly/iTunesUltramagneticUniversalLoveRevolution

"Urban Island Folky Rock and Roll for the Inner Child.
Infinitely young in touch with magic wonderful and wild.
Ages 1 to 101, no stopping expanding the smile.
Always with unending style. Rocking for the inner child...."

For more lyrics: http://mistacookiejar.bandcamp.com/track/inner-child-rock

The Chocolate Chips: Ava Flava, Miss Mikyla, Lucas!, Lil' Lyrin, Bling Bling O'Malley the Leprechaun (as featured in Magic World), The Ukulady (TheUkulady.com), The Ukulad, Mr. Gorilla, & Mista Cookie Jar

Production: Ruby J Records & Fortress Entertainment
Cinematographer, Costume, & Set Design: Peachy Keen
Filmed at the Loveship Bubbletron
Directed by Mista Cookie Jar & The Chocolate Chips

MistaCookieJar.com

And here's our teaser of the video...featuring LUCAS!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

"Ultramagnetic Universal Love Revolution" Out TODAY!

"Ultramagnetic Universal Love Revolution" available for purchase by mail or download here!
To find the CD on iTunes click here!


Click here for full liner notes, album art, and lyrics.

"WOW! IN LOVE with the new disc from Mista Cookie Jar 'Ultramagnetic Universal Love Revolution'! AMAZINGLY FRESH! I listened to it twice, back-to-back ... it's THAT good!"
--Robert Drake, WXPN Kids Corner of Philadelphia

"Ultramagnetic Universal Love Revolution" is the sophomore release of the LA kindie family band, Mista Cookie Jar & The Chocolate Chips. In continuation of their first album, "The Love Bubble," the band fuses audio style and visual lyricism, tradition and innovation--uniting a rockstar excitement with the warmth of family music. The album features 13 new tracks as well as a 16 page booklet with lyrics, song by song insight by Mista Cookie Jar, as well as pictures and art on each page for the whole family to enjoy. Complete with more major Chocolate Chip anthems, such as "Inner Child Rock" & "Lover Not a Fighter," as well as fun & poetic character forays such as "Sleepwalker" & "Call Me Mista Cookie Jar," the album has an eclectic & catchy mix to delight, adrenalize, and fill your kids (and, yes, you too) with wonder.

Check out our first single of the album, Happy Place:

Monday, May 7, 2012

New Album Drops Tomorrow, May 8th!

Kid Independent has already given our "yet-to-be-released" album a write up! They're from Australia, so it's already May 8th over there = )

They will be giving away 4 free copies of the new album! On THIS page, just comment on what you think "Ultramagnetic Universal Love Revolution" means to you.

PS: For those of you in Australia seeing this post....the album will be available May 8th PST = ) So, by the end of the day you can purchase the tunes on iTunes or CD Baby. Just check back in on this website for the exact links. Word?


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Here it is people!! "Happy Place" Official Music Video





Here's a little glimpse into our life here in Venice, California. All these people are our real friends. This is our real home. These are our real clothes and yes, I own all those sunglasses, lol. Our close friend filmed the video for next to nothing and much of it was shot on my iPad. We don't always smash a piƱata and it's not always sunny here, but the love and the music, you can bet, will always shine bright. We hope you enjoy!



"Happy Place" is the 1st official music video release off our 2nd LP, Ultramagnetic Universal Love Revolution (due out, May 8th!!). Filmed in Santa Monica and Venice, California, this video was inspired by our regular dinner-party-jam-sessions with some of our closest friends and family. 

-Mista Cookie Jar & The Chocolate Chips

Love Bubble Productions
Performed and Written by Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips
Directed by Andrew Choe
Follow Us @ MistaCookieJar.com

P.S.: The video has received a few write ups online. Thanks to Zooglobble, Dadnabbit, & Channel APA, Click on the links and check em out if u feel so inclined, homies.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Kindiefest 2012 Pics!

Kindiefest was such a blast! It was a true honor to perform. So many amazing artists, builders, movers & shakers that make the Kindie community such an awesome music scene.

Check out some pics here. More stuff on the way! Stay tuned

Thursday, April 19, 2012

"Happy Place" Music Video Teaser




Tuesday, May 1, 2012, we will be releasing a new music video, "Happy Place." It will be the first single off our new album, "Ultramagnetic Universal Love Revolution." The new album will officially be dropping 1 week later on May 8th! This will be our 2nd full length LP...3 years in the making! Each song features the likes of Mista Cookie Jar, Ava Flava, Lucas!, and a handful of Chocolate Chip friends & fam. We took great lengths to make this album a sonic delight for kids and adults alike. We hope you will agree! 13 brand spankin' new songs, as well as a 16 page booklet with lyrics and art. If you are attending Kindiefest in NYC on April 28th, we will be offering some advanced copies for those fortunate enough to attend = )


Stay tuned!
Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips

PS. Here's what the cover art will look like for the new LP:




Gregory Brown of Gypsy Twins: Ski Like a Ninja!

Enjoy this beautiful ditty, Ski Like a Ninja, on iTunes. It's by my friend Gregory Brown of the Gypsy Twins! An ode to the late great skier, Shane McConkey.

"Inspired by Shane to always have fun, I wrote "Ski Like A Ninja" for those of us struggling to maintain our inner little-kid-on-a-pow-day priorities in life, a struggle I'm familiar with all too often...keep your spirits charging toward what you want in life, keep flying and keep laughing...support the Shane McConkey Foundation. Hope everyone enjoys the song..."

-Gregory Brown of the Gypsy Twins

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Kindiefest 2012!

Guess who's performing at Kindiefest this year.....??? Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips! I cannot begin to tell you how excited we are! I attended the event last year and met so many amzing artist, movers, and shakers in the independent kids music scene. Where the internet seems to connect so many Kindie artists together, one gets a true sense of community at Kindiefest. I guess nothing is quite like live music or a face to face conversation, LOL. It is a true honor to be invited to perform for such a brilliant event.

We will rock the stage in Littlefield, Brooklyn Saturday, April 28. Others performing at the event include Casper Babypants (with Chris Bellew of Presidents of the United States), KBC Kids (with Kobie of US3), Gustafer Yellowgold, Dan Zanes, and many more!

For details, here is the Kindiefest website.