Monday, September 30, 2013

MAD October Shows in LA!

Mad Mista Cookie Jar & The Chocolate Chips October shows in Los Angeles!

October 6 - Serial Time for Tiny Humans! (Storytelling show)Books and Cookies - 11 am (Free)
"The LA Storytelling Festival's kidcentric event, Serial Time for Tiny Humans, features Heidi Swedberg, Jayne Entwistle, Donald Ian Black, Jackie Jones, Mista Cookie Jar and your hostess, Astrid Strudelman, the Unicorn Whisperer (whose likeness to The UkuLady is uncanny). Show starts at 11am at Santa Monica'sBooks and Cookies LA -- each storyteller has 10 -12 minutes! Don't miss it the magicmeep!"

Tickets and info:

Heidi Swedberg
Bunny Don Black
Astrid Strudelman
Jackie Jones
Jayne Entwistle
Mista Cookie Jar

October 12 - Mista Cookie Jar SHOW! - Books and Cookies - 10 am (Free)
October 20 - Castle Heights Fall Festival - Morning to Afternoon (Free)
October 26 - Halloween Spooktacular with Groovy David - Groovy Lounge - 10 am to 12 pm

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Todd and Cookie

My good friend, Todd McHatton (the brilliant fella who wrote I Think I'm a Bunny), and I have just released our debut project, Todd and Cookie.

Here's our official writeup: 

Kindie Rock Superstars Todd McHatton and Mista Cookie Jar have joined forces to create The Great Adventures of Todd and Cookie; a mystical, magical, rock and roll cartoon adventure for the whole family! "A World of Rock" is the premiere episode of the series, Todd and Cookie's Catapult of Destiny. Their premiere mini album, "Epic 3 Song Starter Pack," is also available for purchase online. 

Following this initial release Todd and Cookie will issue a brand new mini album to coincide with the premiere of each new cartoon. An ongoing web comic will also be chronicling their adventures as they seek out The Catapult of Destiny.

Todd and Cookie is already being hailed as the kid friendly Cheech & Chong for the 21st century.

For more info go to 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Tuesday Night Project 2013

This past Tuesday Ava Flava and I performed for the 4th year in a row at Tuesday Night Project in Little Tokyo. As a matter of fact, it was 4 years ago this month we had our first show ever as the Chocolate Chips! (Truth be told, we debuted as "Mista Cookie Jar and Tha Big Seeds"...that night we changed it to "Chocolate Chips"!!)

In the picture above, Ava had just turned 8! This was the show that kick started it all. One of our favorite shows EVER!  And 4 years later, this past show, we debuted an unreleased song, "My My My" (a nostalgic look back at the kids growing up), as well as the KPL mash up Dean Jones original, "Just Another Finger." As a performer, there's nothing like playing fresh material. Always mad love at the TNP!

My, my, my how we've grown!

Here's a pic of the whole fam on our way to Little Tokyo.