Wednesday, September 19, 2007

What up, Brobee?

You know how I said a couple of posts back that I didn't know much about the Aquabats aside from their wackiness? Well, since then, I've become mildly obsessed with Nick Jr.'s new kids show Yo Gabba Gabba, which was created by one of the Aquabats. Weird how that sort of information serendipity happens, innit? Those of you unfamiliar with Yo Gabba Gabba, it's basically a show for preschoolers that features some pretty inventive characters and cool, often deliciously retro animation and awesome indie pop. (Here's an article about it.) Today's episode, for instance, included a performance by the adorable Salteens (who've been featured here in the past) and a freaking brilliant animated piece by Nick Cross set to a dreamy cover of Free Design's "Kites Are Fun" by the Parallelograms. And Mark Mothersbaugh often shows up to draw things like potato bugs on skateboards.

Sadly, I currently have no cover-related Yo Gabba Gabba music or video to offer you— though there is a slew of non-cover YGG stuff to be found on YouTube, including the Aggrolites singing about bananas and Elijah Wood doing the slightly creepy "Puppetmaster" dancey dance—but I felt like confessing that I record YGG every day now to watch with my imaginary hipster toddler.


Megan P.I. said...

I enjoy the 'Bats, but the past couple years they've even become too "wacky" for me.

I still need to check out that show.

out of context said...

a month ago i picked up a dvd thrifting of the pilot, thought it was something old-ish and then read about when i brought it home and realized it hadn't even aired yet. magically seditious!

skott said...

i've been in love with this show for a while and actually covered the song "share" (performed by the aquabats for one of the cartoon segments) for a project i've been doing this year.