The Sippy Cups: Rock Band For Kids in The Time Machine
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The last date listed for The Sippy Cups in The Time Machine was Sunday September 27, 2009 / 3:00pm.
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A wildly popular seasonal favorite, Smuin's holiday program celebrates two decades with XXmas. The snow-filled extravaganza from Smuin Ballet boasts everything from tap and swing to traditional and modern ballet, plus dances from around the world set to seasonal music from Elvis, Mozart, The Chieftains, Ray Charles and many others. This year's edition includes dances from acclaimed Choreographer in Residence Amy Seiwert, company founder Michael Smuin, eclectic choreographer Val Caniparoli and Robert Dekkers of Diablo Ballet and Post:Ballet. Their works will accompany time-honored favorites in a feast of holiday fun. Learn More
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The " organized chaos" was entertaining. Children seemed to have a grand time. this was a first for us with our grandson. We all enjoyed the performance both of the performers on stage and those of the audience.
At times however, I was not certain that the material was consistent with the developmental levels of the audience.
When The Sippy Cups began writing the songs that would become their new album, The Time Machine, the band noticed that they all seemed to be about growing up and changing. Even the music was becoming a bit more sophisticated and edgy. It became apparent to them that both their own children, and their audience, had grown up some since their last album, and the themes of these new songs unwittingly reflected that process.
As the songs took shape, the overriding concept that became the album's title also began to take shape. After all, what kid doesn't love the idea of a time machine? But in the case of The Sippy Cups, the time machine they are referring to is not some tricked-out Delorean, but our own bodies, which are constantly growing and changing and moving us through time. They wanted to convey to children and parents how magical that journey through time can be, and how precious the milestones are along the way.
Sippy Rudy wrote "My Loose Tooth" about his daughter Riley's experience with wiggling a loose tooth around in her mouth. Sippy Alison brought in a song called "One Day Soon," about watching her son Henry learn to swim and read. Sippy Paul contributed "Seven is the new Fourteen," introducing math fun for ages 3 to 93. Rounding out The Time Machine are songs like the rousing "Look," which celebrates the ancestors who made us who we are; "My Angry Voice," one for the parents to learn from; "Awake," a slow- building, ethereal paean to the parallels between the natural world and our world; and "Hailstone Man," a rocking number about a WWII pilot who jumps out of a failing plane into a hailstorm, and lives to tell the tale. Character favorites such as Major Minor, Super Guy and Hair Professor round out the journey.
About the Ticket Supplier: The Sippy Cups
Created by three dads living in a coastal town just south of San Francisco, The Sippy Cups' first gig was a fundraiser for a community-built playground in their neighborhood. Just two years later, all their concerts sold out in advance, their CDs flew off the shelves, and critical acclaim hailed from the likes of the San Francisco Chronicle, ABC-TV, the New York Post, and Time magazine. The powerful formula of The Sippy Cups' early success lies in their equal appeal to parents and children and a play list from The Beatles, Velvet Underground, Bowie, The Ramones and others. To top it off, their imaginative original tunes are climbing the kid radio charts and being sung by kids around the country. The San Francisco Chronicle called them "every parent's favorite kid rock band and quite possibly the illegitimate offspring of The Cat in the Hat and Joey Ramone."