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Mommy and Daddy Don't Get It (w/ thepeep & Sunbeam)


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Mackie

 Genre: Rock & Roll

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This tune was made by: 

Mackie, 8, guitar
thepeep, 8, harmonica and bass
Sunbeam, 7, vocals, new MacJammer from today on ...

All composition is of the kids. All the vocals are made by the kids. All the instruments are played by the kids, (except the drum loop which is of GarageBand). 

Mackie’s dad presentation: 

The project was started by Mackie and me having the idea of inviting thepeep for a collab. Together we picked a cool drum loop in GarageBand and Mackie immediately started plaing this old trad melody to it. It was very unplanned and spontaneous. Mackie also invented this guitar riff on the spot. After recording a few rounds, he was pleased with it and so I helped him to loop it.

Then we sent it to thepeep asking if he would like to add hamonica to it. What I didn’t think of at that moment was that we were gonna set thepeep at a quite difficult task because of the irregular beat we had created. 

thepeep's dad presentation: 

thepeep was thrilled when Mackie and Cori Ander sent the original files for this tune last summer. Being the boy that he is, he worked on it off and on, when the spirit moved him, for months. The deal was, he had to play whatever was played himself. He naturally wanted to play harmonica; Mackie and Cori had purposely chosen the key of G because they knew thepeep had a harmonica in that key. 

He also has been fascinated with my little Oxygen 8 keyboard and all the sounds that it can make with GarageBand. We eventually settled on doing a bass part with the keyboard. thepeep had to learn the part, which involved three notes and lots of counting. You will note that the main riff of the song is "regular but irregular"; he had to learn two different counts to pull it off. The bass part is played through, not looped, after many practice sessions and takes. There are two harmonica tracks, which are improvised. 

Sunbeam’s dads presentation: 

Getting the tune back from thepeep with harmonica recorded was great for us; he had made a really nice work! And as a nice bonus surprize he had also recorded bass! It was now a very complete tune with good groove. A really nice KidsBand. 

I still felt it needed something to top it. It was like a good kids rock n’ roll band with no singer, so I asked Mackie’s little sister; new MacJammer ”Sunbeam", for help. She agreed and on the spot she improvised two takes of vocals. Then she thought it was well and done. So that was what I had to play around with for the final mix. 

Final word by Ejh:

Kudos and thanks to Mackie and Cori for starting this project and inviting us in, to Sunbeam for singing, to Mackie's dad for mixing the resulting tracks and coming up with such a good rock & roll photo montage.  
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Lyrics
Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah ...

I want an animal friend
Mommy and daddy don’t get that --- what?
I want an animal friend
Mommy and daddy don’t get that

Let take it once again ... in swedish ... one level higher

Any more requests?
Any more?
OK

No more requests?
I want an animal friend
Mommy and daddy don’t get that

I, I, I, I, yes, yes
I, I, I, I, yes, yes
baboon friend ... yes ... baboon friend
one ... baboon friend ... one ... baboon friend
Imagine, imagine, imagine, imagine, imagine, imagine, imagine, imagine
Mommy and daddy don’t get that

Imagine, imagine, imagine, imagine, imagine, imagine, imagine, imagine
Mommy and daddy don’t get that
Yes ... OK ... something more difficult thanks

Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah ...

Song Stats
Hits: 6345
Comments: 56
Fans: 27
Plays: 996
Downloads: 260
Votes: 23
Uploaded: Jan 06, 2006 - 01:34:33 PM
Last Updated: Jan 09, 2006 - 04:30:16 AM Last Played: May 07, 2016 - 04:16:07 PM
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Hardware:
iMac G5 
Oxygen 8 keyboard
Rode NT-1a mic
Sennheiser HD 580 headphones
Hot Metal harmonica, key of G

powermac G4
A strange Kids size miked guitar (not the much better Christmas present shown on the photo)
Rode NT3 mic
Software:
GarageBand
Logic Express
OS X
Comments
Stun Nutz said 4132 days ago (January 6th, 2006)
wonderfantastical!
This is really really great... and the instruments are all played by
you kids...? Oh, man. Great job! Made my afternoon. I feel all
giddy inside.
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Sunbeam said 4132 days ago (January 6th, 2006)
tak
fr et got samabete
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Cori Ander said 4130 days ago (January 8th, 2006)
tak
translation by daddy Curry: Thanks of a nice collaboration!
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said 4132 days ago (January 6th, 2006)
The stars of tomorrow
I love the freshness and innocence of this. A real pleasure to listen to.
Mackie, Peep and Sunbeam, you are all very good at feeling "the beat".
Fun freewheeling! Great job on instruments. Your lyrics are
imaginative.
said 4132 days ago (January 6th, 2006)
Hey kids....
This is a great tune with a great beat. The harmonica and bass
by thepeep are very well done. And that riffing guitar by
Mackie is top notch stuff. And Sunbeam... how delicious your
beautiful singing is! You have great timing in your singing.
It will be fun to hear more from each of you.

Thanks for posting this song.

Jack
said 4132 days ago (January 6th, 2006)
Hey kids....
And Kudos to the two Dad's for encouraging your children with their
music and collaboration.

Hands across the waters.....

Jack

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Sunbeam said 4129 days ago (January 9th, 2006)
Hey kids....
Thank you for your kind words. I actually have one more song that I have done
all by myself. And I want to post that one soon ...

(from daddy the translator: ... but I want to wait posting that one untill the hot
first week of the present one has passed ... )


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selters said 4132 days ago (January 6th, 2006)
kult!
This was a very pleasant listen. It is impressive that you guys are only 7 and 8!!! The guitar riff reminds a bit of gubbanoa which is cool! Keep it up kids, show your parents that you rock!!
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Sunbeam said 4132 days ago (January 6th, 2006)
kult!
Javisst, Det är Gubben Noa!

(translation: Yes sure, the melody is Gubben Noa!)
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Peter Greenstone said 4132 days ago (January 6th, 2006)
Awesometacularatious
You kids are brilliant! Great fun to listen to this. You all did a fantastic
job. You give me lots of optimism for the future.
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Doadars Uncle said 4132 days ago (January 6th, 2006)
Rockin'
Slide, grind, jammin'!

Awesome!
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Tom Atwood said 4132 days ago (January 6th, 2006)
Excellent mix, great performances
The harmonica and guitar drive this piece, and Sunbeam's vocal is very
fresh. This was fun to listen to. Great job mixing, editing, Curry.

Wonderful!
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aclarke said 4132 days ago (January 6th, 2006)
Outstanding!
Wonderful job on this! Totally fantastic and inspiring, fun filled song. My
kids don't think I get it either.
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Sunbeam said 4132 days ago (January 6th, 2006)
Thank you all for your kind words
Thank you all people here for the kind words you have written about our
song.

/Sunbeam; translated by dad
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RickW said 4132 days ago (January 6th, 2006)
We get it now!
Oh yeah, we get it now man, we get it now. We're rockin'!


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RickW said 4132 days ago (January 6th, 2006)
We get it now!
Oh yeah, we get it now man, we get it now. We're rockin'!


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White Hawks said 4131 days ago (January 6th, 2006)
woooooooooooonderful!
wow cool rockin' song. one of the best collab at MJ. I love this song
very much. So lovely. Ed told me that you guys are working on one
song, and I was waiting for this for loooong time. Thanks for sharing;) I
love it veery much. You guys are wonderful.

- White Hawks
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Sunbeam said 4129 days ago (January 9th, 2006)
woooooooooooonderful!
We looked at you and saw that you are 16 years old ... so, therefore I should
want to give you 16 points....
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Mystified said 4131 days ago (January 6th, 2006)
Bravo!
Excellent collaboration!

I hope to see more from you in the future?
Thank you and Bravo!! :)

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Scorpjammer said 4131 days ago (January 6th, 2006)
Rock on, Mackie and Friends
You guys must be the youngest rockers on the world wide web! Who needs Disney, right? Macjams has you guys! I am so impressed and thrilled.

The future looks bright!

Nice job,dad.
I'm sure you're proud and happy.

Scorp:)
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jiguma said 4131 days ago (January 6th, 2006)
Love it!
Mackie, Peep and Sunbeam, this is such a great start to your musical
lives.

As a bass player, I'm especially impressed with your bass playing Peep
- some people thiink its easy, but you and I know that's not true! I also
really like your harmonica - must buy myself one.

Mackie, your electric guitar playing is really something - when I was 8 I
had some lessons, but gave up because it was too hard to get my hand
around the guitar neck. Make sure you keep playing, and let your
hands grow to play better and better.

Sunbeam du sjunga lik en fgel Jag verkligen lik din rst.

Congratulations to Curry and Ed for making this happen!!!
Thanks,
Neil
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Cori Ander said 4130 days ago (January 8th, 2006)
Love it!
Thanks a lot Neil! (and I never touched a guitar until i was eleven) ...
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Sunbeam said 4129 days ago (January 9th, 2006)
Love it!
Thank you so much for all the kind words!

And you speak very funny swedish!


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ledebutant said 4131 days ago (January 6th, 2006)
This Mommy gets it.
You guys rock! The grown ups here could learn a lot from how free and
unselfconscious the three of you are when you create. Your music
shows the delight you took in making it and I enjoy this as much as
anything I've ever heard at Macjams.

Mackie, I like it that you play with your tie on like Angus Young. It's a
good look for you. Edge, I love your bass playing and it makes me
realize I need to go back and completely re-do the midi bass part I've
been working on, so I learned something from you, thanks (you know
I'm your biggest fan, kiddo)! Sunbeam, I think the way you sing is very
expressive and I like the way you use your voice against the rhythm of
the song. I also like your words and think you should try to get a
giraffe as well as a baboon, maybe your mommy and daddy will get
confused and say yes. I hope so.

I'm looking forward to hearing more from all three of you and as solo
artists, too.
Joanna said 4131 days ago (January 6th, 2006)
Very cool!
What a lot of fun! I recognized Gubben Noah right away, having learned
that song in my Swedish class in school. Love that song. So much fun
to hear it start that way and then zing off into kidland! Such a talented
group!
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Emily Rohm said 4131 days ago (January 6th, 2006)
Yea!
Way to go everyone! You are all very talented!!
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ziti said 4131 days ago (January 7th, 2006)
hey guys!!!
My band will be performing around soon, and we are going to need an
opening act to get the crowd all warmed up. You guys would be
perfect. I think this new sound you've created would really be popular
with the young people in the audience! Great work, and get busy
writing more songs, because yopu have to play for an hour at a
concert.

I am your newest and biggest fan!!

deep bows
z
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Cori Ander said 4130 days ago (January 8th, 2006)
hey guys!!!
Thanks ziti! My kids can't estimate the grandness of having master ziti as their
newest and greatest fan, but I do! Happy going!
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thepeep said 4131 days ago (January 7th, 2006)
Dear MacJammers that love our songs,
This is thepeep speaking. We would like to thank you for your kind and
very nice comments. I will reply to them pretty soon enough, and so
will Sunbeam and Mackie, of course.

I myself, thepeep, am thinking of some songs while I'm writing. Maybe
I can create some songs for Mackie and Sunbeam to work on, eh?

Your comments were nice.

Sincerely,

thepeep

P.S. ziti and ledebutant, thank you for being my biggest fans, and, of
course, White Hawks...

White Hawks, we just got the Christmas card from you...Thank you!
Domo arigato! Hope you had a merry Christmas, too...
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alley-oop said 4130 days ago (January 7th, 2006)
rock out!!
Nice groove...sounds great!
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Stun Nutz said 4130 days ago (January 7th, 2006)
hello again!
I played this for my kids today... on the iPod in the ol' minivan...
and they loved it! They listened very intently, my son had a huge
smile on his face the whole time and they wanted to hear it again
and again! We listened to it three times, in fact.
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Sunbeam said 4129 days ago (January 9th, 2006)
hello again!
I laughed when daddy translated ... everybody listening to our song in the car ...
Your kids seem to be very fun. Thank you for telling us about it ... (still giggly,
dad can tell)

Brother Mackie also want to thank you a lot for writing!


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Nolan said 4130 days ago (January 7th, 2006)
Tomorrow's MacJammers!
Good on you, kids. Keep the tunes coming.
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FEEL said 4130 days ago (January 8th, 2006)
Wow...this is most Excellent!
What a concept and well executed. How old are the children, just
curious to know I have a 3 year old daughter who is really talented.
The tune is very catchy and Cute! How cool to get your children
involved in your own passion.

Thanks for sharing Kids!

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Cori Ander said 4130 days ago (January 8th, 2006)
Wow...this is most Excellent!
The boys, Edge and Mackie, are eight, Sunbeam is seven. If your daughter is
three she has plenty of time to go ... Wish you lots of nice time together!

Daddy Curry
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FEEL said 4130 days ago (January 8th, 2006)
Wow...this is most Excellent!
Very impressive!

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Denny Borsboom said 4130 days ago (January 8th, 2006)
You guys are great!
I'm seriously impressed with what you made. Keep on going!
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bjack said 4130 days ago (January 8th, 2006)
This is sooooo cute
Good job kids. Well done.
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digitalnirvana9 said 4130 days ago (January 8th, 2006)
FaRRRRRRRRRR Out!
What a wonderful song. I sure wish I had GarageBand when I was your
age, I'd be a much better musician now....I can hardly wait to hear the
next one.....Keep the good energy rollin....digitalnirvana9


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J.A.Stewart said 4130 days ago (January 8th, 2006)
Kid Rock!!!
Naw, not that guy with the hat... Mackie, thepeep and Sunbeam!

This is very cool. Nice job by all of you. I really like the sound of this.

Mommy and Daddy don't need to get anything --- they've got you!

What more could they want? This should be a precious memory for all
concerned.
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Cori Ander said 4130 days ago (January 8th, 2006)
Kid Rock!!!
What more can we want ... well, should be piece on earth or something ...

or, to cite Ejh in forum KidJammers on the same question from cjhoose:

Not much, cj... Well, some afternoons, "obedient" or "respectful" or "curiously
interested in nutrition" might make the list...

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J.A.Stewart said 4129 days ago (January 8th, 2006)
Kid Rock!!!
Oooh! Ouch!... I'd forgotten about all that stuff. My son's a grown man now, but
yes, it's all coming back to me now...

Kids: The Parent Age Accelerant! :D

Still, all very cute kids. And a delightful little tune.

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generalj said 4129 days ago (January 8th, 2006)
mommy and daddt don't get it
I love when kids make music ,and parents that encourage it keep it up.
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kissthecook said 4129 days ago (January 9th, 2006)
mom weighs in
This little tune has been stuck in my head for a while now - I
wonder why? I love how mackie has taken a very sweet and
simple melody and made it his own, getting more complex as he
layers on the guitar. Sunbeam's vocals are really cute - I wish I
spoke Swedish so I could understand without translation. Her
voice is engaging and it sounds like she's having such fun! And of
course thepeep, being my son, well, whatever I say will just make
his head swell... But I do love his harmonica and I think he has
great rhythm - I know how hard it was to follow the regular/
irregular pattern, but I think he did well with it... What a great
trio!
A question for sunbeam - when you say mommy and daddy "don't
get it" do you mean "they don't understand" or "they won't get it
for me"? Anyway, here's to imagining a baboon friend!
PS Thanks to sunbeam and mackie's dad - great job!
Cori Ander said 4128 days ago (January 10th, 2006)
mom weighs in
Hi kissthecook,

This is daddy the translator writing. Thanks for lots of kind feedback, I will
translate and read for the kids when they're back from school.

I made that translation, and can thus tell that the meaning is; "they don't
understand", (didn't think of the ambiguous meaning when I wrote it)!
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Cori Ander said 4128 days ago (January 10th, 2006)
mom weighs in
Aha ... Now I get it ... after taking a closer look to what you are writing! You are
the Mother of thepeeep!!! Great!

W E L C O M E TO M A C J A M S ! ! !
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Mcboy said 4127 days ago (January 11th, 2006)
future musicians
now........bravo!!!!!
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Macaudion said 4126 days ago (January 12th, 2006)
This was way fun
And what a trio! Thanks ThePeep, Mackie, and Sunbearm. Nice singing
and what a nice groove. I really, really like the harmonica work and
how it ties in so well with the fun vocal work and the very good guitar
work, of course. I'm not believing that an eight year old is playing the
guitar, but I'll have to it seems. Well, I'm not believing that this was
pulled off so well by any of you three - Such talent... A very fine job
indeed.

Congrads to the parents as well - it seems that you have losts of talent
on your hands. Three thumbs up from me!!!

You guys make a great team. When will we hear your next work of
art???

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ginz111 said 4125 days ago (January 13th, 2006)
Love it!
Great Job.
Looking forward to more tunes.
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macgalver said 4125 days ago (January 13th, 2006)
SPECTACULAR
Great job, macjammers! YOU RAWK!! What a joy to listen to and honor
to download!! Thank you, and I do hope there will be more to come!
This was pure delight!

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loyd vader said 4125 days ago (January 13th, 2006)
right on
cool stuff guys......
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fattam said 4124 days ago (January 14th, 2006)
congratulations children!
i wish there is garageband back then...... I think I am going to try my little
cousin's talent now :)
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miq said 4110 days ago (January 28th, 2006)
oh my god
Cute kids you have great parents that are letting you guys create..is
sunbeam Dakota Fanning...you guys rock...keep it up
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_nderscore said 4040 days ago (April 8th, 2006)

awesome!!!!! great song, really fun to listen to :D
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pyrofly said 4035 days ago (April 13th, 2006)
Crazy goodness kids
well done kiddos.Keep it coming.Iliked it very much..
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ROCK ON ein niveau hoeher
Loved it. Tusen Tak
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