Today’s Adult Kid is Jack Black, an actor, musician and very funny guy with a body of work for both adults and kids. Musically, his comedic hard rock band Tenacious D, released three CDs, and Jack has recorded songs for the kid TV show Yo Gabba Gabba and starred in the movie School Of Rock, singing the title track.
For most kids, this is the last weekend before school starts, so today’s show is full of songs all about school. Some kids are super-excited to start or go back to school, others not so much. But this time of year is always a time of new beginnings and fresh starts, so here’s to a great new school year.
Maybe some of you got a chance to sail away somewhere over the summer, or maybe you’re wishing you could, instead of go back to school. Our Talking Tunes is Come Sail Away, but not the Styx version – Brian and Tom preferred Eric Cartman’s version from Southpark.
The new season of Saturday Morning Tunes starts up next Saturday, September 9th with Mr. Root and Max Bent doing a tribute to Schoolhouse Rock. Here’s Skee-Lo doing “The Tale of Mr. Morton.” Enjoy!
THIS WEEK’S PLAYLIST
BACK TO SCHOOL – The Bazillions
GIANT-SIZED BUTTERFLIES – Justin Roberts
ABC – Jackson 5
SO CRAZY FOR BOOKS – They Might Be Giants
POCKET CALCULATOR – Kraftwerk
PUT DOWN THAT SMARTPHONE – Danny Weinkauf and the Red Pants Band
Talking Tunes With Brian and Tom
COME SAIL AWAY – Eric Cartman
SCHOOL – Milkshake
Adult Kid: Jack Black
TO BE THE BEST- TENACIOUS D
IT’S NOT FUN TO GET LOST
ROCK N ROLL HS – Ramones
DON’T PUSH ME DOWN – Taj Mahal
MEAN GIRLS – Rachel Crow
BE TRUE TO YOUR SCHOOL – Beach Boys
THE TALE OF MR. MORTON – Skee-Lo
WORDY RAPPINGHOOD – The Tom Tom Club