Thursday, December 3, 2015

#MistaCookieJar 2015-16 LA Winter Shows!!


Cows End shows are all based on donations. Holiday Show at Cow's End (feat. Cow's End artists, Andrew & Polly, David Tobocman, and Danny Meyer) is  $10 suggested donation. Books and Cookies is $10 as well. Below are the addresses. See you guys there!


*Update* Details on Jan 30 & 31 shows coming soon!

The Cow's End Cafe
34 Washington Blvd
Venice, CA
90292

Books and Cookies
2309 Main Street
Santa Monica, California 
90405

Zimmer Children's Museum
6505 Wilshire Blvd., #100 
Los Angeles, CA 90048 

Friday, November 20, 2015

Andrew & Polly & Mista Cookie Jar "L.A. Christmas" Music Video World Premiere on Zooglobble!

Happy to share with yall a brand new music video & holiday jam I co-wrote with my über-talented LA children music homies, Andrew & Polly. Shout out to Zooglobble for the sweet write up and big up to team A&P, team Cookie, and all the families involved. ( ‪#‎cowsend‬ fams what's good?!) Let's sneak a peak under the Xmas tree, shall we? Just this once?? 
With 🌴🎶💚,
Cookie



Los Angeles children's musicians, Andrew & Polly and Mista Cookie Jar, team up on this LA-tastic holiday jam!

"It's just an LA Christmas.
It's just an LA Christmas.
Ain't got no pine trees.
But it's the season to sway together.
We all palm trees, alright."

"L.A. Christmas" 

Written and performed by Andrew & Polly & Mista Cookie Jar

Starring

Andrew & Polly
& Mista Cookie Jar

Christmas Elves

Akira, Devin, Hildegard, Kai, Lily, Nyla, Quentin & Westley

Cinematographer 

John Dilbeck

Art Department

Jenna aka Missis Cookie Jar
Caroline Ward

Directed and Edited by
Mista & Missis Cookie Jar

Big big thank you to the "LA Christmas" parents and children for their time, talent, and la la love!

Filmed by the Venice Pier, 11-16-2015.

Available on iTunes, Amazon, and pretty much everywhere.

Follow Andrew & Polly at
AndrewAndPolly.com

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Autumn 2015 Mista Cookie Jar Shows!

Here's the Autumn schedule for Mista Cookie Jar shows in the LA area. Click on each show below to find out location and pricing details. Check back for updates on flyer and new shows added -- I get a lot of last minute stuff! [UPDATE: New Cow's End Show Nov 5th and Books & Cookie show originally in Dec has been moved to Jan 23.]

For show requests, b-day parties & all other inquiries: MistaCookieJar@gmail.com



Click hyperlinks for details:

Sept 10 - Thurs - Cow’s End - 10:30am - Venice, CA (Near Venice Pier)
Sept 14 - Mon - Cow’s End  - 10:30am - Venice, CA (Near Venice Pier)
Sept 26 - Sat - Marzo’s Variety Show - Zephyr Theatre - 11am - Hollywood, CA
Oct 8 - Thurs - Cow’s End - 10:30am - Venice, CA (Near Venice Pier)
Oct 22 - Thurs - Cow’s End - 10:30am - Venice, CA (Near Venice Pier)
Nov 5 - Thurs - Cow’s End - 10:30am - Venice, CA (Near Venice Pier)
***Nov 8 - Sun - Zimmer Children’s Museum - 3pm - LA, CA (Mid-Whilshire)
Nov 19 - Thurs - Cow’s End - 10:30am - Venice, CA (Near Venice Pier)
Jan 23 - Sat - Books and Cookies - 10:00am - Santa Monica, CA (Main St.)

***Show features Ava Flava

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

"It's Only In Your Head" World Premiere on Kids Can Groove

Here it is folks, the 13th and final single-a-month drop, "It's Only In Your Head," as premiered this morning on Kids Can Groove. Today, October 13, is the anniversary of the whole single-a-month shebang! This single is a special one. Not only is it the finale of a whole year of dropping singles (13 in a row!), it's also a song 4 years in the making. Check out the Kids Can Groove write up for the story behind creating the song and the blogger's personal look at the tune in relation with dealing with her kid's nightmares.

 

In the realm of dreams, nightmares, and flights of the imagination, love (particularly, the non-mushy kind) can turn fear into wonder, confusion into whimsy, and terror into glee. 4 years in the making, the 13th and final Mista Cookie Jar and the Chocolate Chips single-a-month release, "It's Only in Your Head," is a heart-on-sleeve opus for fearful and doubting young minds. With lyrical vignettes, clever wordplay, and a mirage of classic storybook and fable references, Mista Cookie Jar spins that common phrase of condescension, "it's only in your head," into a freewill affirming, "mad-hatter mantra" in that warm, whimsical way only Mista Cookie Jar can do. 

"Sprinkled with echoing soundbites and twinkling glockenspiel, 'It's Only in Your Head' reminds kids that no matter how real things seem when they close their eyes, they are safe and surrounded by the love that awaits them when they wake up. "


“It’s Only in Your Head”
Written and Performed by
Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips
Kids Can Groove Online Premiere: Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Credits: 
Instruments:  Strings, harp, glockenspiel, bass, guitar, drums, sampler
Instrumentation: Mista Cookie Jar
Vocals: Mista Cookie Jar, Missis Cookie Jar
Written and Performed by: Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips
Producer: Mista Cookie Jar

Lyrics:

Did you wake up 
and everything was still dark? 
Oh no!
It's just a silly nightmare. 
There’s a pounding pounding 
inside your heart. 
Oh no!
It's just a silly nightmare. 
Nightmare. What a nightmare!
I know you're feeling 
so scared here. 
But believe me
Nothing to fear here. 
You're a smashing 
brilliant sensation. 
Fill ya heart up. 
That is your floatation. 
Row row your boat
up to the starlight. 
Let the love you found
shine a far light. 
Dream a tightrope. 
Look straight ahead. 
You’re not falling down. 
It's just in your head!

It's only in your head.

She wakes up screaming
in the middle of a dream, 
crying no no no! 
(Mr. Sandman, bring me a treat.)
Somehow she lost the magic.
Off to tragic.
Down the rabbit hole she goes.

But, its only in her head.

They drop him gently
in the middle of a cloud.
He cries, ‘Don't don't don’t!’
(If you believe it you can fly!)
He's got the wings to fly.
He thinks he's too high,
Says he can't go on.
He's so wrong.

Because...it's only his head.

Life is but a dream. 
So full of darkness 
and brilliant beams. 
Some things may or may not 
be what they seem. 
Gotta let it all go 
when you float upstream. 
Turn a new leaf. 
Fresh new looseleaf. 
Stay true. Keep it way loose. 
One thing to save you… 
A superhero in tights?
Nah,
it's the love all around you. 
Lucky we found you!
It's only in your head.


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

"Music is Everywhere" World Premiere on Kids Can Groove

Today, the 12th and penultimate Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips single-a-month release, “Music is Everywhere,” premieres on Kids Can Groove!

“[Mista Cookie Jar’s] arrangement is a perfect complement to the song's message which celebrates the power of music and the innate connection we have to it; The notion that music exists within us and all around us, whether it's in a poetic verse, your child's laughter, an ocean breeze, or that one perfect note.”
 —Kids Can Groove

Click here for the full review. The 13th and final single premiere will drop on Kids Can Groove Oct. 13. Stay tuned! For now, here's "Music is Everywhere," enjoy!


“Music is Everywhere”
Written and Performed by
Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips


Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips owe it all to music in their 12th-in-row and second-to-last "single-a-month" release, "Music is Everywhere." Dedicating a full year to the craft of the "single," the Chocolate Chip penultimate drop is an homage to the magic of song and dance. In a Sound of Music inspired, rasta-flavored wave of piano, glockenspiel, drums, bass, guitar and the backing vocals of Ava Flava, Mista Cookie Jar weaves poetry, wit, soul and his signature flow to deliver a message to the kids that music is always at their fingertips. 

Credits: 
Instruments:  Piano, glockenspiel, bass, guitar, drums
Instrumentation: Mista Cookie Jar
Vocals: Ava Flava, Mista Cookie Jar
Written and Performed by: Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips
Producer: Mista Cookie Jar

Lyrics: 

Everywhere, music is everywhere!

Music puts the magic in this life.
You can build a castle in the sky. 
Close your eyes and you shall see. 
It's so simple as a melody. 
Music puts the magic in this life.

In this life 
music surrounds you
You just got to open up your ears
like the hounds do. 
Listen around you. 
Music! It's everywhere 
and for everyone. 
Magic, when it happens,
Starts out with a little fun. 
It's in that "haha!" moment. 
When u stumble upon a note 
and its an "aha!" moment. 
Aha!!
Don't need no law degree 
or musicology degree
to understand the beauty 
in the rules of harmony. 
Ya follow me?

Music puts the magic in this life.
You can build a castle in the sky. 
Close your eyes and you shall see. 
It's so simple as a melody. 
Music puts the magic in this life.

Music touches lives.
Ya better believe me when I say dat
It keep it sweet like chocolate chips 
and butterscotch haystacks.
So when ur down and out,
music flips your frown around. 
You can YouTube your favorite tune 
and you'll be bouncin’ around. 
See, something huge it 
grabs a hold of you. 
The music is in motion. 
I'm not trying to sound dramatic
But it's kinda like an ocean
flowing in you. Call it magic.
Yeah, I'm talking Harry Potter. 
It's that ever lasting feeling 
from ya very first concert!

Music's the glow
In your best friend’s eyes. 
Poetry flowin' across the universe 
throughout space & time. U kno!
The spirit of many 
from many-a-thousand years. 
So many-a-story 
passed in melody. 
Sad and joyful tears. 
So open up and live in the moment. 
Take a chance when u dance
and just own it. 
Just got to focus on one perfect note. 

Music, music.
Music, music.
Music, music.
Music, music.

Everywhere. 
Music in the earth and sky.
It’s anywhere.
Music to the milky stars.
It’s everywhere.
Music is the one thing that can take you there.
Music is everywhere.

Music puts the magic in this life.
You can build a castle in the sky. 
Close your eyes and you shall see. 
It's so simple as a melody. 
Music puts the magic in this life.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

"BFF Goodbye" World Premiere on OWTK

It's the end of summer. Change is in motion. School is starting. And with new beginnings come goodbyes. Based on actual events, "BFF Goodbye" is a heart-on-sleeve kindie ballad for best friends bidding adieu. Set to acoustic guitars and the harmonies of real life best friends, Ava Flava (age 14) and Miss Mikyla (age 12), Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips explore the bittersweet emotions of a BFF leaving town. The song is the 11th in a row single-a-month release in anticipation for the Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips 3rd album (date yet to be determined). 

“BFF Goodbye is the new song from Mista Cookie Jar & The Chocolate Chips. If you've ever had a best friend move away, BFF Goodbye is going to make you cry. Grab a tissue, BFF.“
-- Jeff Bogle, Out With The Kids (Click here to read the full write up)


Lyrics:
My best friend is leaving today.
And hangin’ ‘round this town
won’t ever be the same.
We say that we’ll be friends forever
so why’s it sad to say
next time we meet it’ll be like
nothing ever changed?
‘Cuz life it changes.

Letting go is just too much to take.
(My heart says let go.)
I’m led here by my heart
but all I feel’s heartache.
We say that we’ll be friends forever
so why’s it sad to say
next time we meet it’ll be like
nothing ever changed?
‘Cuz life it changes.

Soon you’ll be gone.
Don’t say goodbye.
Just say so long…see ya later.

My best friend is leaving today.
And hangin’ ‘round this town
won’t ever be the same.
We say that we’ll be friends forever
so why’s it sad to say
next time we meet it’ll be like
nothing ever changed?
‘Cuz life it changes.

Credits: 
Instruments:  Drums, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Tambourine
Instrumentation: Mista Cookie Jar
Vocals: Ava Flava, Miss Mikyla, Mista Cookie Jar
Written and Performed by: Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips
Producer: Mista Cookie Jar

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Lollapalooza 2015 - Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips rock the Kidzapalooza Stage! #lolla

Lollapalooza 2015 was one the best weekends ever EVER. My parents, sisters, nieces and nephew came up to support! We had 2 great shows and my voice (which was shot from being sick the couple weeks previous to the show) came back just in time for Friday. Saw some amazing bands and met some really cool peeps!

Chocolate Chip nieces nephews and fans wearing a Lollapalooza exclusive Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips tshirt were featured on Getty Images and the Rolling Stone!
photo by Andy Keeling
"Atmosphere in the Kidsapalooza area during 2015 Lollapalooza at Grant Park on July 31, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois."

The Chips and I got a NICE shoutout in an antiMusic.com recap/review of Lollapalooza Day 2! 
"...Kidzapalooza should never be underestimated even if you don't have kids. Mista Cookie Jar (aka Cesar J. Pizarro) wasn't onstage for the performance but in the middle of the kids section conducting a singalong. For several kids who are experiencing their first festival concert, the in-person interaction is what makes it memorable..."

Click here to read the whole recap.  


 




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 =)
***
"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 Niño (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.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Lollapalooza 2015 - CHICAGO! - July 31 & August 1


Incredible news, Chocolate Chips. We will be performing at Lollapalooza 2015 Chicago Kidzapalooza stage alongside our friends, the Pop Ups, the Jimmies, Danny Weinkauf, and the Q Brothers. We are stoked and honored to say the least. I guess you could say we're opening for Paul McCartney and Metallica. WHaauuuT?! Peep the poster...look who's at the bottom row:

We've been getting some pretty cool props by folks since the news dropped. A lot of peeps are hollering at as on Twitter and FB. Our video Happy Place which was featured on their website got 600 plus views the day the news dropped last week! Pretty pretty good! Also, we got a funny little shout of from Dave and Darren, a morning radio show in DeWitt, Iowa.

Wanna buy tickets?

We will be performing July 31 and August 1. Times yet to be determined. 3 day and 1 day passes are sold out on the Lollapalooza website but you can purchase tickets at Ticket City, here. And if you wanna go ALL out, you can get VIP Platinum passes still on the Lolla website, here.

Got children? According to the Lolla website, "Children 10 years-old and younger will be admitted free of charge with a pass-holding adult." Score!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

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

***Update 4-4-2015*** Thanks to Cool Mom Tech for making Jelly Beans! their Download of the Week for Easter! We will be giving the track away for free until Easter Sunday!!

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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

Also big shoutout to Zooglobble for featuring our track on their March Radio Playlist (first slot!) and the sweet write-up here.


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