Friday, December 2, 2011

I'm Dreaming of a Robot For Xmas!

Happy holidays to all you Chocolate Chips out there!

Here's our newest music video, "Robot For Xmas." An ode to robots, the old days of 8 bit, and the jolly season:

Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips

Free song download and lyrics:

Here are some SWEET!! write ups on the video from, Out With The Kids, Zooglobble, Singing in the Bathtub, Rumphy, Kid Independent, and Channel APA.

Out With the Kids says, "There’s a lot of new kid’s holiday music to cover, and I will at some point soon, but nothing may be as A-M-A-Z-I-N-G as Mista Cookie Jar’s newly dropped “Robot for Xmas”. Watch it, watch it again, and then maybe for a 3rd time, then download it for freeeeee.....!"

Zooglobbble says "Watch this video now, before it gets picked up by the geeky blogs and gets, like, 50,000 page views a day....I doubt you're gonna find another Christmas kids music video this year as hyper -- and, frankly, as awesome -- as this new video from Mista Cookie Jar. "

Singing in the Bathtub says, "Little, clever touches make this one a soon-to-be-Christmas classic." says, "Certainly another great example of a family project for this end of year, which proves once more how awesome it is to have a geek dad!"

Let's get this song up on Sirius Radio's Kids Place Live! Request Mista Cookie Jar's "Robot For Xmas" by hitting up their email: kidsplacelive at or FB here:

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Look Ma, Made it on the News!

This past Monday, I conducted a workshop and performed at Wheeling Country Day School in West Virginia. It was the best day ever! And the cherry on top -- we made it on the local news, WTRF 7!!

Check it out here!

Pics coming soon = )

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Request "Love Bubble" On Sirius Radio's Kids Place Live!

Hey fans, friends, and fam!

Good news, "the Love Bubble" made it to # 2 a couple weeks ago on Sirius radio!
There's still a good chance to get LOVE BUBBLE up to number 1 !

Hollar at Sirius Radio's Kids Place Live and request "Mista Cookie Jar's "Love Bubble"! You can also request "Love Bubble Unplugged" if you wanna hear something new ; )

If you want to see the Top 13 list:

If you haven't heard "Love Bubble" here it is:

And to hear the new UNPLUGGED version, click here:

Thanks to all of you guys who requested! The Chocolate Chips and I truly appreciate it!!

Mista Cookie Jar

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Fall Shows!

Performed once again at the Castle Heights Fall Festival Oct 23rd, 2011. So much fun! Also rocked the Abbot Kinney Festival Sept. 25th! Pics for both coming soon.

A couple more hot shows coming this fall. October 30th, 2011 from 3pm to 4pm, we will be performing at the Zimmer Children's Museum! Click here for their website:
Check out their write up for us:

"Nothing’s yummier than the musical sounds of Mista Cookie Jar and the Chocolate Chips! They’ll be mixing up a batter bowl of Urban Island Folky Rock and Roll for the Inner Child. Fusing audio content and visual style, tradition and innovation, Mista Cookie Jar unites a rockstar excitement with the warmth of family music. You definitely don’t want to miss this performance!"

We have another show for a reading from the book, "Rad Dad: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Fatherhood." This will take place at Los Feliz's famous, Skylight Books
Saturday, November 12 · 5:00pm - 7:00pm.

“Rad Dad: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Fatherhood” collects the best pieces from Tomas Moniz’s award-winning “Rad Dad” zine and from Jeremy Adam Smith’s blog Daddy Dialectic, two kindred publications explore parenting as political territory.Join the “Rad Dad” authors in pushing the conversation around fathering beyond a safe, apolitical place; come create a diverse, multi-faceted space to grapple with the complexity of fathering.Reading along with Moniz and Smith are Jason Sperber, young adult novelist Lisa Yee and special musical guest: Mista Cookie Jar!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Mista Cookie Jar Songs on Sing & Send App for iPhones/iPads

Awesome news! Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips are FEATURED on a new iPhone/iPad App called "Sing & Send StoryChimes!" Our songs, Love Bubble, Joey the Dogg, Room 28, and Inner Child Rock can be downloaded in 99 cent paired packages. Then you can read the lyrics as you listen to the songs, turn off the vocals and sing along karaoke style, scratch the track like a BOSS dj, and even record it and send it to your Grumpa!

Click here to check it out! The application's free!!


Sing & Send is the best way for the kids (and parents alike) to sing along with their favorite songs, record them and then send them. All at the touch of a button.

The easy-to-use design will have kids singing in no time at all. New 99 cent song packs will be added frequently, so there will always be something new to discover!

Sing and Send also features a DJ feature so you can have some fun scratching the record or play with the speed of the recording!

Share via Facebook, YouTube or e-mail!

Includes these awesome features:

• Two songs included with this download!
• Expandable music library for only 99 cents per pack of 3 songs.
• Record with or without background vocals!
• Interactive DJ fun!
• SongBank to store you favorite recordings.
• Share your songs via Facebook, YouTube and e-mail!
• Song art shared with each sent and shared recording!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011

Love Bubble Summer Updates 2011!

Recognition! That's what makes us artists and family bands keep doing our thing. The "Room 28" music video had some awesome web recognition in June:

Wii Were Kids says:

Now you can continue to listen to gangstas shooting and hustling around, while we go for kids with a big smile of their face. Music is not just about nodding heads, it's also one of the strongest and fastest way to get into people's mind, especially if they're youngsters. Positive music and good education goes together in order to create a better future. That's how we all should roll.

On April 17, 2011, our song, "The Love Bubble" was featured on the podcast, Kindiecast with Tor Hyams!

"Supertalents" (off our album, the Love Bubble) featuring Gregory Brown, will be featured in the U.S. Department of State's "Sing Out Loud: Modern American Rhythms CD." The CD will be released throughout the world to help teach English through song. More on this later when the CD has its official release (date to be determined, but hopefully by the end of the summer.)

Also stay tuned for more updates on the 3d Supertalents music video, still currently in post-production phase.

June 11 & 12, Ava and I with honorary Chocolate Chip Hula Hooper, Jessi-Fresh, rocked out the Harmony Fest's Kids Zone in Santa Rosa. For more pics click here. You can say we officially opened up for the Flaming Lips and Primus.

Here's a pic I took of the Flaming Lips on my celly. Incredible, eh?

Also, Grandma Cookie and I got to rock out as Evil Sandwiches with magical super friends the Ukulady, Gabby La La, Don Black, and Emily Butterfly. How cool is that?

Met some great peeps in the Kindie scene over the past few months. At Kindiefest in NYC this May, I met Dan Zanes and 23 Skidoo. Met a ton of other ubertalents---too many to name!

Mid June, here in LA, there was a "So Cal Kindie Cook Out" at David Tobocman's pad for a little BBQ campfire jam session organized by NYC kindie writer, Jeff Bogle. Got to jam out with David, the Pop Ups, Birdie Mendoza, and Rhythm Child! Around the fire, we roasted smores and played some Bob--Dylan and Marley, Beatles, Woody Guthrie, Violent Femmes, and even the Pixies. Fun times indeed!

Coming up, we have a couple shows with the TNP crowd over in Little Tokyo! July 19th, we're rocking TNP and will be debuting our new song, "Happy Place." Here's the info. Also, August 6th, TNP presents the J-Town Summer Sessions. We will be recording this performance and it will feature the Ukulady's Ukulad on banjo and mandolin!

Tuesday Night Project presents:
in partnership with Glenn Suravech & Mosaic Sound Recordings and Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple

J-Town Summer Sessions: A Live Concert Recording and Celebration of Art + Community

August 6th, 2011
Doors open at 12:45pm

Higashi Honganji Buddhist Temple
505 E 3rd St (at 3rd & Central)
Los Angeles, CA

Tickets on sale now: http://www.brownpaperticke​
$20 General Admission Presale ($25 at the door)
$15 Student/Senior Presale ($20 at the door)
Click here for more info.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Main Street's 11th Annual Summer SOULstice

Look who's on the bill!...that's right, the CHOCOLATE CHIPS! It's the largest free outdoor music event on the West Side! This Sunday, June 26, 1pm at the New Orleans Bldg. Courtyard...Main Street, Santa Monica. Later that afternoon we'll be performing OceanPark MerchantsMart...come one, come all!
Click here for details.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Here it is! the OFFICIAL Room 28 (That's How We Roll) MUSIC VIDEO!!!

Here it is!! The online premiere of ROOM 28 (That's How We Roll)!!!

Introducing Mr. Valdez & the Kids of Room 28--Ava Flava's 4th grade class!!!

LA teacher, Mr. Valdez & his class present their year-long music project, "Room 28 (That's How We Roll)." With the assistance of musician and classroom parent, Mista Cookie Jar, Mr. Valdez & Room 28 have created themselves an anthem that will live on forever!

The song features all 28 students of the classroom as well as Mr. V on the M-I-C. Both the song and video were crafted together as a class with Mr. Valdez and Mista Cookie Jar every Tuesday in the 2010 to 11 school year.

A You're Benched Productions in association with the Love Bubble
Filmed in LA, CA

For best quality, watch in 1080p HD!
(Just change your youtube player settings.)

Watch video with lyrics @

It goes without saying, that I am just so incredibly over-the-top proud of the students of Room 28. Jenna, Ava Flava's mom, and I have been blessed to be able to work with these kids each Tuesday this entire year. It started as something very casual and, with the help of their teacher, Mr. Valdez, and support from the school community, it’s turned into this grand music video production. I'd like to give a very big special thanks to Mr. V for his enthusiasm and dedication to the project. He was as much a part of the process as these kids were. I’d also like to thank Mr V as the master 4th grade teacher that he is, bringing his unique wisdom to these kids, putting his heart into helping them find their true potential. As an artist, the chemistry between Mr Valdez and his students has been my inspiration throughout the whole year. And as this school year marvelously comes to a close, its sad to let it go. This is why Jenna and I have put so much time and energy into this project--we never want to forget the spirit of Room 28. Its AWESOME. Its magical. Its a rare bond this classroom has--the way they get along with each other, their humor, the way they collectively help each other grow. If you were fortunate enough to catch a glimpse of the inner workings of this classroom (any room parents out there reading this?! lol), you would have seen it serves as a visceral example of unity, how its engine runs, how it gets down from day to day. Jenna and I were fortunate enough to witness it as these kids do, blessed to have been able to document it weekly. It was our mission to transform this spirit into song---hip hop--as chosen by the kids, and a music video so that their anthem will live on forever.


We have also created a “Behind the Scenes” 13 minute mini-documentary. We wanted to take a closer, slower look at how these kids in fact “roll.” The music video you can say was set to nitro to keep up with these kids so full of adrenaline. With the Behind the Scenes video, we've attempted to break the music video down and the meaning of room 28 at a pace for all to follow so you too can catch in detail the fast, ever-moving spirit behind Mr. Valdez’s class.

This is a behind the scenes look at the making of the music video, "Room 28 (That's How We Roll)." Directed by LA kids music composer and room-parent, Mista Cookie Jar, this 13 minute mini-documentary takes a closer look at the classroom spirit of the 4th grade students of Room 28 and their beloved teacher, Mr. Valdez. The video breaks down the meaning of the classroom anthem, "Room 28," (as composed by Room 28 & Mista Cookie Jar), the Room 28 recording & creative process, the quirks of Mr. Valdez's classroom (Valdez Bucks, the Mobi Tablet, disco parties & more), and hilarious yet touching moments between Mr. Valdez & his kids. THIS is how they roll, son!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Room 28 Exclusive WORLD PREMIERE Red Carpet Event!!

Byron lookin fly on the red carpet!
This Friday, we premiered our music video, “Room 28 (That’s How We Roll),” to the friends and family of the students of Room 28. I have video of the event, it's being edited so stay tuned. So in the meantime, here's a recap. It was a festive gala held in the school auditorium, the Room 28 music video and its behind-the-scenes counterpart premiered on the school’s giant projection screen. One of the parents even contributed by letting us use their “red carpet” and “velvet ropes” for the event. The kids were dressed to impress, as if attending the Grammy’s. Mr. Valdez, the kids teacher and star of “Room 28,” was the host of the event. He called their names out one by one as they stepped out along the red carpet, the kids waving to the crowd, some throwing up a peace sign as parents and family were taking pictures like paparazzi.
Isabelle with speech in hand.
A handful of the children presented speeches about their experience making the video, which was quite touching to say the least. And when we presented the 2 videos to the classroom, man o man....2 of the proudest moments of my life, I must say! The kids hadn't seen the final version of the music video. Definitely a thrill to see their reaction at the new additions! With the exception of Ava Flava's mom, Jenna, NO ONE of the 150 plus attendees in the auditorium including Mr. Valdez had seen the 13 minute long Behind the Scenes video. This was the highlight of the night for me! It explains the meaning behind much of the wordplay of the song and the idiosyncrasies of Mr. Valdez's classroom. One of the best parts about it for me was some of the candid interviews I conducted with the kids, their interactions and their genuine love for their classroom and teacher, Mr. Valdez. Pretty awesome to show Mr. Valdez and the students that stuff, I tell ya. Bittersweet, tears and laughter. I love it. Prettyyyy aweeessooommmeee!!

Room 28, throwin their V's up for Mr. Valdez!
Stay tuned...midnight tonight we will release the official video and behind the scenes video online!!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

"Room 28 (That's How We Roll)" Music Video Online Premiere

June 1st at Midnight is the WHEN. That's west coast time! But then it'll be up all day that Wednesday til, like forever homie. Here's the flyer, click on it to see it BIG. You can also listen to the song, download, and read the details on the event below. THROW YOUR V's UP!

Wednesday, June 1 at 12:00am - June 30 at 12:00am

Youtube, Facebook,, EVERYWHERE!!!

Introducing Mr. Valdez & the Kids of Room 28--Ava Flava's 4th grade class!!!

LA teacher, Mr. Valdez, & his 4th grade class, Room 28, present their year-long music video project, “Room 28 (That’s How We Roll).” With the assistance of musician and classroom parent, Mista Cookie Jar, Mr. Valdez & Room 28 have created themselves an anthem and a music video that will live on forever! Check out the video on Youtube, Facebook & all day, Wednesday June 1st! For lyrics and free song download go to

Monday, April 25, 2011

Love Bubble Review on Kid Independent!

Check out the PSYCHEDELIC review Australia's Kid Independent wrote for our album, the Love Bubble!!

(click here or read below)

"Welcome to day four of music week. Today I have the pleasure of introducing the funkadelic folks from Mista Cookie Jar and the Chocolate Chips. The first time I laid eyes on C J Pizarro {aka Mista Cookie Jar}, I had this immediate feeling of fondness. I think it’s partly due to his eccentric charm and partly because his psychedelic style reminds me of deee-lite’s album World Clique. Rad!

Mista Cookie Jar

Mista Cookie Jar’s debut album is called The Love Bubble and it features a collection of songs that fuse styles from hip hop to synth-pop, with a hint of reggae on the side. According to Mista Cookie Jar “Each song is a bubble full of heart – musically and lyrically rooted in wonder and wisdom so as to connect to all bubbles, respecting all cultures, past, present and future”… an inspiring and uplifting concept.

I must say that I’ve become a little bit addicted to title track ‘The Love Bubble’ which is just as enjoyable for adults as it is for kidlets. Other cool tracks on the album that Mums and Dads will love include ‘Magic World’ and ‘Supertalents’. As far as the little people review goes, favourites include ‘Joey the Dogg’ and ‘Problemz’ which are both super fun for busting out some road trip sing-a-longs or Friday afternoon dance-a-thons. Take a listen on theMista Cookie Jar website.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Ava Flava & Mista Cookie Jar perform Room 28 LIVE with TNP

Mista Cookie Jar & Ava Flava - Room 28 LIVE in Little Tokyo with Tuesday Night Project!

Room 28 (That's How We Roll) was written for Ava Flava's 4th Grade Class. Stay tuned for the official music video release due out in mid May featuring the kids of Room 28 and their teacher Mr. Valdez. STAY TUNED!

Here are a few stills from the yet to be released music video!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

New Shows this Spring 2011!

TN Project & Saturday Morning Cartoons at the Crest!

2011 Spring, continuing Star's W.I.M. program, Mista Cookie Jar will tour a different LA school weekly!

Thursday, March 10, 2011


LoVeBuBbLeMaNiA is the 2011 promotional video for the family band Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips. It showcases the past, present, & future of their musical world, the Love Bubble!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Joey on Zooglobble, Kid Independent, & Channel APA...arffff!

Joey the Dogg was featured on a number of blogs since its release 5 days ago. Click the following links to read the articles: a hub for all that is kindie music. - daily does for indy style for mums, babies and kids.
and Channel APA - site for independent Asian American entertainers.

Peep it and check out what they're about. We're almost at 1000 hits for Joey. That's our biggest release to date = ) Thanks for supporting folks! If u haven't seen the Joey video click here to watch.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Ukulady with Mista Cooie Jar Show! 2-12-11

Come 1, come all****Ukulady & the Ukulad!**** Mista Cookie Jar, Ava Flava, Joey the Dogg, and Miss Mikyla!****and a 3D take on Shakespeare!

10:30 am Saturday, Feb 12, 2011

Majestic Crest Theatre

1262 Westwood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 474-7866

More info click HERE!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

joey the dog, joey the dog, joey the dog, joey the doGG...OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO!

To all Love Bubble friends, family, and Chocolate Chips,

February 2nd is here, boys and girls, ladies and gentlemen. Halfway between winter solstice and spring equinox in the northern hemisphere. What we now call Groundhog’s Day. Its James Joyce’s birthday. Farrah Fawcett’s birthday. And my father’s birthday (Happy Birthday Papa...!) THIS February 2nd however, is an extra special day in lovely Love Bubble town because...yes indeed, we have for you, right here, for the first time....THE official, JOEY THE DOGG MUSIC VIDEO!!!!

Joey the Dogg is the 3rd official music video from the family band, Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips. Filmed at Loveship Bubbletron (the Chocolate Chips backyard) on a High-8 video camcorder, in front of a homemade green screen, Joey the Dogg features 6 year old, Lucas! as Joey the Dogg. The character was invented when Lucas was 4 in a game of "pretend" and has since inspired this Chocolate Chip anthem. Joey's "a little puppy" with a "really big heart" who can "bark AND talk." The video is Mista Cookie Jar's directorial debut featuring original animation and costume design from the Love Bubble family. Joey the Dogg is the 2nd track off of Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips' debut album, The Love Bubble which can be purchased at Itunes, Amazon, Blacklava, & CDBaby:

Download the Joey Mp3 for free or donate:

Joey the Dogg: Lucas!
Chocolate Chips: Ava Flava, Miss Mikyla
Mini Chips: Lyrin, Alejandro, Isa, & Beautiful Baby Esme
Mista Cookie Jar: C.J. Pizarro
Music: Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips
Additional Vocals: Anna Pizarro
Costume Design: Hula Hoop Jessica
Green Screen Seamstress: Carly Mills
Camera Lady: Peachy Keen
Lighting: Cesar Pizarro
Kid Ranglers: Peachy Keen, Robin Witt, Tembra Campbell, Evangeline Pizarro, Czarina Kulick, & Lola Guing
Art: Alex Chiu (, MC Griffin ( & Mista Cookie Jar
Inspiration: Snoop Dogg, Dallas Campbell (
Editing Consultant: Merc Boyan (
Animation: Mista Cookie Jar
Editor: Mista Cookie Jar

Produced and Directed by Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips


Many thanks to those who helped out in its creation. MC Griffin, my dear animation guru, thanks for those rad angel wings. Dallas Campbell for support and inspiration, MCBERN! Greg and Kelleigh for Warrior-ing Up!! Merc Boyan at 123 Market Street for wisdom & mad skillz! Thanks to Robin and Tembra, booyaa, kid ranglers in the house! Your kids will always be honorary Chocolate Chips. A big WHUDDUP and thank you to the delightfully sparkling SUPERNOVA who voiced our "Mista Cookie Jar" mnemonic at the end of the video. Special thanks to Alex Chiu for the Joey sketch and just being a brilliant genius, can’t wait to work again in the future! Carly for sewing our giant backyard green screen....we finally put it to use! Here’s to many more green screen videos. And a GIANT thanks to Jessica, the hula hoop girl, for creating the most adorable Joey the Dogg costume for Lucas!...we got your creative touch in all our videos so far, yay! Big ups to my mama, papa, lola, and my 2 pretty sisters both named Anna. Thanks for all your support and guidance throughout these years! Couldn’t do any of it without you...hey, we got the little ones in this one...we’re making this bi-coastal bubble work! And for all you Chocolate Chips in the video! You bring that magic that makes the music worth it ; ) And of course, thank you to Joey the Dogg, Ava Flava, Peachy Keen, Grandma, and Grumpz who have worked so hard getting this video up off the ground. Greatest soul-family EVAH!

Last, but definitely not least, a big love bubble thanks to our VT Chocolate Chips, Maddy and Ethan for wishing for snow days so they could catch the first glimpse! You guys are why we do it = )

1 Love Bubble,
Mista Cookie Jar

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Macy Gray's "Beauty in the World"

On July 3rd, Ava Flava and I were part of a large collective that performed at our hospital, Goldstar in Santa Monica. Many thanks to all the talent there! Especially Dawen and his bro, George, for setting up such a wonderful event. This video is a cover of Macy Gray's "Beauty in the World"...and Macy Gray herself comes in at the end!

Produced by George Wang
Edited by Dawen

Dawen -
Connie Lim -
Mista Cookie Jar -
Ava Flava -
Michelle Martinez -
Tommy C -
Jane Lui -
Sam Geunjin Kang -
DanakaDan (afterschoolspecial) -
Chris Pham (Seriously) -
Nathan Park (Seriously) -
Megan Lee -
Alfa -
Clara C -
Paul Dateh -

and Macy Gray! -

#100 - Most Viewed (Today)) - Music - Australia
#113 - Most Viewed (Today)) - Music - Canada
#80 - Most Viewed (Today)) - Music - United Kingdom
#66 - Most Viewed (Today)) - Music - Ireland
#23 - Most Viewed (Today)) - Music - India
#152 - Most Viewed (Today)) - Music - New Zealand

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Joey the Dogg FREE DOWNLOAD!

The premiere of the official Joey the Dogg music video will be this GROUNDHOG'S DAY 2-2-11. But now u can download Joey the Dogg at 1st 199 downloads are free (or name ur price!)

And here's a teaser for the music video!