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Flying Tadpole | A Childes Garden of Ecologickally Correct Songes

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A Childes Garden of Ecologickally Correct Songes

by Flying Tadpole

A super-EP of 10 satirical songs for adults and smarter kids: it's satire but ecologically, it's correct! PG recommended! (because it's satire!)
Genre: Folk: Children's Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. It's Hard to Be a Millipede
1:34 $0.99
2. At One with Mother Nature (Food Chain)
2:16 $0.99
3. Munchie Crunchie! Go the Seals
1:48 $0.99
4. Mama Black Duck and Her Five Fluffy Ducklings
1:32 $0.99
5. The Little a-Frame Cottage in the Deep Dark Woods
2:47 $0.99
6. I'm a Tree!
2:00 $0.99
7. Parasites Are Every Body's Friend
1:20 $0.99
8. Sparky the Ring-Tailed Possum
1:51 $0.99
9. The Germ Song
1:30 $0.99
10. Don't Eat the Mushrooms
2:26 $0.99
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Album Notes
Entertainment for adults and smart kids, a satirical counterpoint to the fluffy guff that's so often passed off as kids' songs. They are fun to sing along with, sufficiently gross to satisfy the bloodthirsty urges of children, entertaining and, seriously, quite correct. Honesty in children's songs, a new thing in the world!

It's not all sweetness and light and tree-hugs out there in the Wonderful Ecological World, oh no! So here's the start of a re-education in ecological reality for you! Explore the murderous wooden hearts of trees! Learn the real reason for the decline of Fairy Penguins! Find your place on the Food Chain! There's an architecturally-acclaimed how-to blend your house with nature!

But wait!! There's more!

Why the parenting failures of wild ducks don't matter so much! Or a low-down view of the wonder of birds! Even sage advice to the Young on venturing away from screens!

PARENTAL ADVISORY! While there's no profanity or overt/covert sexual innuendo anywhere, some adults find the content challenging, because it's not the view of Nature they'd like to have. Kids find these Songes great, especially the grosser ones, and may be able to help such adults cope. But there should be parental guidance in anything like this because it's satire and may need explaining, and it's not for young children. Smart kids and adults, yes.

LIMITED EDITION, 100 DISCS ONLY!! (Production was funded by a successful Make/100 Kickstarter)

[Peer reviewed and endorsed by a Learned and Qualified Doctor of Philosophy in Ecology]

1. "It's Hard to be a Millipede":
Mother Nature, soooooo wonderful....Here's a low-down look at the glories of birds from a serious footslogger.

2. "At One with Mother Nature (Food Chain)":
And now you can work your way up the food chain, anchored in plants but a long way to the top if you want a sausage roll.

3. "'Munchie Crunchie!' Go the Seals":
It's so important that children are fully aware of the natural world and its beauties. And that it doesn't quite all go David Attenborough.
South Australia has a problem with vanishing penguins. The cause is clear, the solution is obvious--even a child can work it out.
The governmental action, of course, is panic, flight and hiding.
But we know Nature is a Mother.

4. "The Little A-Frame Cottage in the Deep Dark Woods":
Flying Tadpole (in his misbegotten youth) was a very experienced fireman by the time he found himself employed by a Park service as an ecological and management guru.

The little A-frame cottage really did exist, its location and surrounds were absolutely horrific from a firefighter's viewpoint ("death-trap" was an understatement, as it would be death for any fire crew unwise enough to be caught there, as well as for the residents), and a nightmare from a Park management view, it really did win multiple architecture awards, its owners really did go for the nasty Rangers who were attempting to give them a chance of survival come the inevitable, and it really did blend well with Nature in all respects, including the final one.

There were 28 deaths in the particular set of fires that removed that cottage. Some of them at least resulted from a similar desire to blend as closely as possible with Nature. But that was 30 years ago, and modern people are so much wiser, right? Yeah, right!

But perhaps I can nudge some children into a subconscious awareness of risks. Although the last major fire I fought was way back in 1980, I still look at land with a view as to whether I would risk the lives of my crew going in to save someone from their own folly. Some things die hard. That includes burning to death, one suspects.

5. "Mama Black Duck and Her Five Fluffy Ducklings!":
Here is a song about fluffy ducklings, full of sweetness and goodness, at a quiet tempo too, so listeners shouldn't overheat while learning important ecological realities!
This lesson is actually quite difficult to learn, as it seems so unfair.
Fairness, however, is not something Nature countenances.

6. "I'm a Tree!": In this environmentally aware world, it's soooo important that our children are indoctrinated at the earliest age in things environmental. Unfortunately, so much of the information flying around is, well, just...wrong!
So, here is another genuine, ecologically certified-correct kids' song, to ensure that your toddler grows up knowing the real situation. Plants hate everything. Everything! Not just vegetarians.

7. "Parasites Are Every Body's Friend" :
This was going to be about killer (digger) wasps, but that's a gross-out even for children... And, for those who amusingly wonder whether Noah took nematodes aboard the ark, 2 x 2, he didn't need to, they were already aboard.

8. "Sparky the Ring-tailed Possum":
Herbert Andrewartha and his colleagues devised a wonderful conceptual model for dealing with animal distribution and abundance--now out of favour because it's not digital and remains too unconventional--where external factors such as resources, weather, availability of mates, predators and so on controlled populations, independent of population density.
And one of their external factors was the wonderful term MALENTITIES. That is, some external factor with nothing to do with the animal other than killing it. Think car on freeway.
So here's a happy little ditty dealing with the reality of Malentities, inspired by an electrocuted ringtail possum on the footpath on morning walk.

9. "The Germ Song":
It's drawing a slightly long bow to class an immunological thesis as ecological, but what the hey...
Please note that the disturbing trend to asepsis in modern, particularly urban households, is only ONE of the contributing factors to the increasing medical woes. But it's an important one. Children need to get dirty, within reason, just like they need to risk their necks, within reason.

10. "Don't Eat the Mushrooms":
The protective cry of the guardian of a child. Us? We're all for the kid going out and communing with nature. Anything to break the hold of social media!



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