Mitch Friedman's Purple Burt

PURPLE BURT Reviews

MEDIA/MUSICIAN REVIEWS:

Lemme see if I got this right: There's a kid who's purple but invisible, he eats purple soil to stay on his toes mentally, he's color blind but owns a zillion color TVs, his dad is missing, he's in love with a girl named Do-Re-Mimi, he jumps a hope rope and collects inert gasses ... hold on, here's what we'll do. Get your nearest copy of PURPLE BURT, press play, listen to the first song, and all (well, almost all) will become clear. The first 3-dimensional CD cover ever? I don't know, but the google eyes on the front of PURPLE BURT only add to the wonderful oddness of this masterpiece.

In the spirit of Harry Nilsson's The Point, Mitch Friedman presents the story of a boy with unique qualities and an interesting collection of family and friends, told with songs and narration. What began as a single song on The Importance of Sauce, one of Friedman's albums for adults, grew into the title song for and storyline of PURPLE BURT, his first kids' CD. Friedman gets musical assistance on PURPLE BURT from XTC's Dave Gregory and Andy Partridge, and DIY pioneer R. Stevie Moore. Not only do many of the songs recall Moore's oddball pop brilliance and XTC's jangly psychedelia, you can hear a hint (intentional or no) of kids' musician extraordinaire Mister Laurence in Friedman's delivery and song structure.

Dig the manic doowop of "Wonder Where", the jump rope percussion in "I Hope", the Ween-like "Try This On for Size", the ukulele tear-jerker "I Miss My Daddy". But the chart-topper, the one to tell your friends to add to their ipods, is "Color Feel", a wistfully beautiful pop song about not being able to see colors, but to feel them, instead. Every song is almost like a lyrical "Where's Waldo", with witty lines hidden within tongue twisters and puns, like "If a fish can sniff through water / Could it smell the guy that caught her?", and "Some sillium, some serious / Boron and curious / Half an itty bitty liter / Of some peterpumpkinether". But what makes this whole thing cool is that you've got a kid dealing with acceptance, jealousy, friendship, loss, schoolboy crushes ... you know, all that crap that comes along when you're about, say, nine or ten ... presented under the guise of a goofy kids record.

This is an adventurous and silly CD for your middle-grade kids, but could just as easily be in high rotation on Jersey City's WFMU. Oh, and check out four more PURPLE BURT-related songs on Friedman's website, along with a teaser message about the possibility of a second CD that will continue PURPLE BURT's adventures.

--Warren Truitt, kidsmusicthatrocks.blogspot.com (February 2007)

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'Purple Burt' takes the storytelling concept further than most albums: Many children's music releases tell stories, but this disc takes the storytelling concept further than any other I've ever heard. Purple Burt is a color-blind, invisible, purple boy. This disc tells the story of how he got that way, and what he did then. Your children may quickly pick up on the sillier tracks such as "Slurping and Burping," which sounds like Friedman sampled a burp and played it up and down a synthesizer keyboard. Be warned, however, that Purple Burt's dad, Purple Albert, disappears quite literally partway through the storyline, inspiring the sad song, "I Miss My Daddy". Arranged in alternate tracks of songs and stories, each story moves the narrative forward between songs about colors, science, turtles, dirt and smiling. Friedman sticks with a bouncy, childlike tone on songs such as "Color Feel," - more indie-rock than kiddie pop - and the presence of Andy Partridge from XTC on a couple of tracks only adds to the quirky charm of this odd release.

--Kevin Oliver, www.palmettoparent.com (October 2005)

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It's Not Easy Being Purple: If you were repeatedly ridiculed for being purple, you might be sad sometimes, too, like PURPLE BURT, the emerging figure in Mitch Friedman's new CD of the same name. After receiving his wish of not being purple anymore, Purple Burt suddenly becomes invisible and colorblind. None of this prevents him from enjoying life with his pet snapping turtle Kurt, his girlfriend Do-Re-Mimi, and his adventures with the mad scientist Dr. Fritz Von Nozzle. Songs include the title track "Purple Burt", which explains the story of how Purple Burt came to be; "Make It Snappy", sung by Kurt; and "Smile Awhile", the tender song that encourages kids to cheer up despite disappointments in life. This quirky, upbeat compilation gives the same feeling of listening to Devo in the 1980s: bizarre but entertaining and never quite sure where it's going. The CD reads like a storybook and welcomes children into a fun-filled fantasy world. Each tune is a wild, high-energy song that will get even the most laid back kid jumping and dancing and enjoying a day in the life of Purple Burt.

-- Danielle Sullivan, Big Apple Parent (August 2005)

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Strange isn't the word for PURPLE BURT, although that was my first impression when I looked at the names of some of the songs: "Where'd Ya Get That Dirt?," "Slurping & Burping," "What a Gas!"

PURPLE BURT is the perfect example of why you shouldn't judge a book (or CD) by its purple cover. Whimsical, wacky and wonderfully entertaining, PURPLE BURT is the musical story of a color-blind purple boy who gets teased for his purpleness. One day he decides that he's had enough of being made fun of, and he makes a wish not to stick out anymore. Well, he gets his wish and becomes invisible--and still purple! Yes, it's an odd premise for a children's CD, but the 15 original songs alternating with colorful narration and short stories are sure to delight.

Mitch Friedman, creator and performer, states in a press release, "I have trouble writing a completely straight song." That's obvious when you hear the lyrics to "Wonder Where" -- "I wonder where my underwear is, wonder where? . . . I wonder who invented blue, I wonder who? . . . I wonder why I cannot fly, I wonder why? . . . I wonder if a fish can sniff, I wonder if?" There is no rhyme or reason to Friedman's lyrics, but children will love the humorous, sometimes outrageous songs. "Slurping & Burping" is just what the title suggests. That and nothing more.

PURPLE BURT takes listeners on a fantastical tale as he tries to overcome his color blindness. He makes new friends with a turtle, a bouncing cow, a guy named Chazz who wears a calico cat for a hat, and his darling girlfriend Do-Re-Mimi. Sometimes it's hard to follow Friedman or figure out where he's going with a thought, but sometimes it's hard to follow a child's thoughts too -- and so PURPLE BURT would be the perfect match.

--Baltimore's Child (September 2005)

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Musical Madness: Silly kids and grown-ups who tend them will love listening to Purple Burt. Burt is a color-blind, purple boy who, in his zeal not to stand out from the other kids makes himself invisible, then learns to feel colors while tackling other life mysteries. Singer Mitch Friedman is a whimsical talent who spins narration and song to share Purple Burt's world with his little listeners. Purple Burt's friends include a bouncing cow, a guy named Chazz who wears a calico cat for a hat, a darling girl named Do-Re-Mimi and Kurt the not-so-snappy turtle. The CD has been a hit on XM Satellite Radio's "XM Kids" show, and it will be a hit in your living room or car, too!

--washingtonparent.com

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Quirky rhythms, surprising instrumentation and unexpected sounds make this CD sound like Talking Heads for kids. It is sure to irritate some parents, but others will take to it since kids go for the offbeat and strange. Wait until they hear Purple Burt's brother Purple Herbert, who lives in a tin of herbal sherburt, burping and slurping to a rhythm that's alerting.

--William R. Wood, Kalamazoo Gazette (August 2005)

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A zany rhyming musical story of an invisible purple boy named Burt who "eats green beans, orange porridge and red bread, drinks blue juice, wears pink and black slacks". He gets teased for being different. The many themes could be used to discuss prejudicial attitudes toward those who are different. Oddly catchy, fun rhyming, pop/rock songs in a wide variety of genres and styles.

--www.atozkidsstuff.com

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There’s something about a purple-coloured jewel case with two wobbly eyes - looking right at you - that’s hard to ignore. Which is fortunate, because once you give this odd, seemingly generic-looking disc a spin, you’re glad for having made the connection. I have never heard of Mitch Friedman and was hoping he wasn’t related to the twisted Friedman’s of recent documentary fame. He’s not. But he is rather twisted as evidenced across 15 songs that tell “the story of a colorblind, invisible purple boy and all of his visible friends”. You might say it’s a concept album. You might also say that Friedman is a bit of a mess and he’d probably be the first to admit it. Friedman is also well-connected - no less than Andy Partridge and Dave Gregory of XTC fame guest together with noted New York quirkmeister R. Stevie Moore, lending this project an air of pop sophistication rarely bestowed upon any kids’ record. Kids’ gain. Ours, too. This is an odd record that is not for everybody but anyone with a soft spot in their heart for The Point (remember?) will adopt it immediately in all its quirkiness. Best songs include “Wonder Where”, which is all about wondering where one’s underwear is - a definite crowd-pleaser, sung in the classic doo-wop style. Or “Slurping & Burping”, which is exactly what it appears to be (it’s what his gross-out brother Purple Herbert - who lives in a tin of herbal sherbet does all day). Then there’s the sad lament of a lost father - “I Miss My Daddy”, due to the fact that Burt’s Dad went missing the moment he went invisible. Know that this 29 track story is strung together by narration between musical interludes. “Color Feel” is a beautiful song that celebrates one’s ability to feel colours, regardless of whether one is colorblind or not. Something for everybody all mixed into a sea of silliness. This is a stand-out CD by someone who understands fun for fun’s sake and good music for it’s own sake. You’ll be jumping your hope rope in no time. Purple Burt rules.

--Eric Thom, Today's Parent - Toronto

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"The story of a colorblind, invisible, purple boy and all of his visible friends" is how the case (complete with googly-eyes and glasses) describes this album, and this about sums it up. The album alternates between songs and spoken word tracks telling the story of Purple Burt. The songs are fun, and are accentuated by a variety of strange sound effects and voices. The story is the most involving part of the album, with all the spoken word tracks written out in the liner notes. It could even be considered as a "My First Concept Album". ***1/2

--Charlie Heller, NY Post (August 13, 2005)

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A zany, brainy engaging concept CD featuring an invisible purple boy named Burt who's best friend is a snapping turtle. Get the picture? Oh, did I mention he's colorblind? Lots of fun and silliness.

--John Wood, Kidzmusic.com
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New Yorker Mitch Friedman's concept album -- about a purple boy who becomes colorblind and invisibile after jumping his magical hope rope, then misplaces his girlfriend and father -- is as odd as it sounds. With musical assistance from XTC's Andy Partridge and former XTCer Dave Gregory, the songs are a step above generic kids' fare. Although the homemade electronic sound wears thin at times, Friedman easily sways from pop to rockabilly to psychedelia. And kids are guaranteed to laugh every time Mitch croons "I wonder where my underwear is".

-- Al Kaufman, TimeOut New York - Kids (July/August 2005)
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Mitchell Friedman is an original, He's made contact over this past decade with, myself, with XTC's David Gregory and with Ray Davies. I think that all three of us have seen that there was something --some inate original talent there-- but  have been unclear as to how Mitch's rather lateral take on the art of songwriting could be utilised to commercial purpose. With Purple Burt, he has finally found his metier. How would I describe it? Like all good stuff, it's very hard to pigeonhole but kids seem to love it. About the closest I could suggest might be a musical Dr Seuss.

--Martin Newell
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Mitch Friedman’s song 'Color Feel' from his lovely new album 'Purple Burt' is a national anthem for a Sesame planet. Mitch bends back the rainbow and shoots a shining arrow into your ears. Dave Gregory strung the bow for him.

--Andy Partridge
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We have have been listening over and over to "Purple Burt" and we are in AWE. You have created a masterpiece and you should be very proud. Kudos exponentially! Everything about it is impeccable from the brilliant art by Anne D. Bernstein, to your superfine music. It seems that all of your influences have jelled into the creme de la creme of your own uniqueness. Thank you so much for inviting us to participate.

--R. Stevie Moore and Krys Olsiewicz
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PURPLE BURT contains 29 songs and stories about an invisible purple boy named Burt and his friends. The opening song profiles “Purple Burt” as an invisible boy who “eats green beans, orange porridge and red bread...drinks blue juice, wears pink mink and black slacks.” Singer songwriter Mitch Friedman, the narrator and voice of Purple Burt, jumps back and forth between those personas, explaining things such as how Burt became purple and invisible. Friedman has a raggedy, often endearing, singing voice. Burt’s friends The Yawn Boys and Lazy Suzy sing the ragtime piano driven “Where’d Ya Get That Dirt,” and Kurt The Snapping Turtle plods his way through the monotonous “Make It Snappy.” A track devoted to burping and slurping in rhythm is destined to be a young listener’s favorite. “Color Feel” is a lovely, mid-tempo Beatles-like tribute to the power of color in Burt’s life. Burt’s friend Dr. Fritz Von Nozzle sings the energetic, slightly demented standout rock song “What a Gas!” Another winner is the nonsensical do-wop dance song “Wonder Where.”

The “home-made” production quality of PURPLE BURT makes it difficult at times to hear the words, a particular problem when lyrics play such an important role. Fortunately, the CD package includes a lyric booklet with colorful illustrations. The music occasionally veers beyond wacky to sloppy dissonance. Still, a young child and some parents might like the garish sound. Sound effects and silly voices abound. While PURPLE BURT won’t soothe a young listener, the album’s well-meaning themes may provoke lively family discussions.

--Christine Walker and Dennis Hysom, commonsensemedia.org

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I listened to Purple Burt. I think it’s great. There’s a FANTASTIC guitar solo on “Where’d Ya Get That Dirt?”. I think you should develop Purple Burt into an animated children’s tv show. You could use the drawings from the booklet – they’re charming, simple, full of character. Everything you need.

--Wreckless Eric (Goulden)
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I am enjoying the purpleness of Burt, and his wonderfully odd friends!  The disc sat on my desk staring at me (literally) until I played it all the way through... I think the CD is delightfully whacked, wonderfully skewed, playfully twisted and deeply purple  It reminds me a lot of Harry Nilsson's "The Point" - only purpler.

--Kenny Curtis - Program Director, XMKiDS
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If you believed that Yellow Submarine was the only place to begin your kids musical education think again. Mitch Friedman has created a musical adventure playground called Purple Burt and once you are in there believe me you won't want to leave the park. Let's check out the swings... Try This On For Size sees Andy Partridge laying down some groovy jazz guitar and while we're on an XTC kick Dave Gregory provides the sublime psychedelic backwards guitar and mellotron arrangement on the stand out Color Feel. I Miss My Daddy gave me a lump in my throat, Flavour Day made my stomach rumble and listening to this album made me grin from ear to ear! I can't get these songs out my head. It's Disney Land for the ears and you don't have to queue! Love it to bits.  

--Steve Somerset - The Shadow Kabinet
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Tired of waiting for some new XTC activity? I'd like to whole heartedly recommend the cure: buy Mitch Friedman's new "Purple Burt" album. My three year old and I love it all, from the googly eyes on the case to the wonderful tracks spoken by a narrator. You should get this CD if: -you have a child. -you are a child at heart -you want something positive and upbeat and creative -you like XTC While Mitch's songs are very catchy (and wildly weird and fun), there an unmistakable extra bit of catchiness in the tune written by Andy Partridge. You'll be humming Pluto out in the garden; it puts a bounce in your step. Andy Partridge has that trick of creating a vocal line which creates a rhythm all on its own; even if it didn't have accompaniment, your toe would be tapping.  But Mitch writes wonderful music himself. A good example is Color Feel, where all of the backwards guitars and pianos and percussion were created by Dave Gregory. Sure, it's a beautiful blend of sounds that few musicians could match, but it wouldn't amount to much without Mitch; he wrote the song, and it's beautiful.  Mitch's way with words, his rhyming humor, and his sunny outlook on life have a great deal in common with Andy Partridge. They have many of the same talents, interests, and styles, lyrically.  So Make It Snappy and Try This On For Size; Smile Awhile, I Hope  What a Gas!

--Jim Smart
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Purple Burt is a delightful surprise! Very creative and instantly likeable.

--Toby Thomas – Silver Moon Music
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Having now had my copy of Mitch Friedman's Purple Burt for a couple of weeks, I can say with confidence that this is a very fun album for the entire family. Much like the classic Warner Bros. cartoons of yore, this album has something for all ages -- plenty of silliness, inventive rhymes, and cool concepts and imagery for the kids, with a healthy, subversive dose of psychedelia for the adults, all delivered in a quirky-yet-straightforward style that that is perfectly suited to the subject and that doesn't overwhelm the grown-ups with the saccharine production too often found on kids' records. My two kids love it, and my wife and I happily hum along in the car as they demand to play it AGAIN.

I'd say this is Mitch's best album to date. The songwriting and melodies are very strong (and sticky -- you'll find yourself humming them for days after listening to them), and the playing and arrangements are really good. Special props to Andy Partridge, Dave Gregory, and R. Stevie Moore, who contribute in their own inimitable ways. Dave's playing on the lovely "Color Feel" is especially fantastic, all the way from the Todd Rundgren-esque piano intro, to the snippets of backward guitar, to the late '60s soft-psychedlic orchestration. Highly recommended.

--Todd Bernhardt – music journalist

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FAN/FRIEND REVIEWS:

We LOVE it!!  The day we got it  Julia carried around the CD for a while saying "eye, eye, eye, eye, eye" before I could take it away from her and put it on. It's fantastic. We continue to have it in regular rotation and Julia dances to it. She's a damned good dancer.

--S. Weber, New York
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I am really, genuinely, seriously knocked out by this record.  The breadth and depth of the music, the production, the vocals, and the playing probably shouldn't have surprised me so much, but the finished product is just brilliant. All together the story is funny and serious in places.  The packaging and illustrations are genius and sets the tone for the music perfectly.

In the end, beautiful is a very fair word to describe this whole collection.  A song like 'Do Re Mimi' or 'Smile Awhile' is touching and moving.  'Color Feel' starts out sounding like a Todd Rundgren song, but rides on this brilliant soundscape all its own.  And I’m impressed with the range of musical styles you work with from 'Wonder Where' to the Bo Diddley thing on 'Invisibility' to the somehow Kinksian 'I Miss My Daddy' (and, btw, you're on thin ice, riding just above bathos with that song title, but somehow you totally avoid that and just have this cool, fun, personal song).  Is that a ukelele on that song? Great choice!  Love the newsreel intro to 'Pluto'. Love the arrangements and the production, Love the warm sound throughout.  

I'm sick of saying nice things.  It's not like me. but you deserve every word of it.  I'm sure this was *very* hard work, but it sounds organic, natural, and right.  So, congratulations.  I assume kids do or will like this, but i really don't have to care about that. I think it's a great record, no matter how it's categorized.  Great, great job

--D. McCausland
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I've been Purple Burt-ing heavily since I received the CD. Standout tracks at the moment are Color Feel and Pluto, but dang if the whole disc ain't chock full of worthwhile tunes. Kudos to you for keeping Burt invisible and colorblind, as well as not having his father come back. For this reason, among others, the collection conveys just the right amount of wistfulness, without curdling into nostalgia (musical or emotional) that kids won't understand... I can only imagine it will compliment the thoughtful melancholy that lurks within the average kid, while also giving him/her plenty of funny characters/sounds/rhymes to chew over. Plus there's burping, which is always a hit. I'm willing to call this your best album, if that's okay.

Huzzah to Anne for the artwork, as well. As a designer, I love the wiggly eyes gimmick, and as a big goofy kid myself, I love to shake the darn thing.
So here's me, wishing you all the success you so richly deserve with this project. The love and fun (and love of fun) oozes from every digital bit.

--John Walker, Baltimore by way of Birmingham
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Dear Mitch:
I always want to listen to Purple Burt. The songs make me feel happy and crazy. My favorite songs are "Invisibility," "Wonder Where," and "What a Gas!" I think my friend wants my CD! I love the CD. Thanks for making it.

-- Nancy Bernhardt, age 6-1/2

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Hey... this is your best work yet!  Love "Color Feel".  You one talented mo-fo.   The only problem is that I can't put the jewel case on the shelf with my other cd's.  I'm afraid I'll knock the eyes off.  And God knows what Purple Burt will do to me in my sleep if that happens.  Very beautiful work.

--Marty Byk
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I love the cover & I have a very strong feeling that the youngsters are going to like it too. Perhaps you should be writing for children’s programming---I can see Burt as a Sesame Street character, oh maybe not since there's already a Burt. But I can totally see you writing for children. Your cd is very clever and I know kids would love it.

--Jeannie West
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I am so bowled over by the packaging. Please tell Anne that the artwork is fabulous. It's very inviting and engrossing. It sort of pulls you in and demands to be sorted through. It's perfect artwork for such a project. Another thing I like is the way you've created a fantasy. The narration is nice to listen to, and it really works to create an alternate world with its own rules, which you slowly reveal over the course of the album.

Sierra has just put on her purple dress with the purple polka dots and grabbed her gourd shaker instrument to dance along to “Try This On For Size”...is that Carl the groundskeeper's accent I hear there? Last night Sierra wanted to listen to Purple Burt again, so she did. She was in her room, and we heard strange noises coming out of there...some were yours, and some were hers! She likes to squish the googly eyes and turn the booklet around so that the rainbow face is on the front.

You've made something unique here. It's very professional, and very different than your earlier work.

--Jim Smart, Hawaii
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My daughter and I have enjoyed your CD a great deal. My wife is still asking me, "Who is this Mitch Friedman?"

I'm sending a copy to a good friend who is about to lose her father to cancer. The hope is that she can enjoy the CD with her 2 young boys & husband, (an xtc fan) and perhaps find comfort in childhood memories of her soon to be invisible dad.

Please continue to provide thoughtful, entertaining and fun options for today's children. We need alternatives to Disney and Hollywood. May I suggest that "Orange Otto" might compliment Purple Burt... of course "Yellow Yanni" would be more precisely correct in the academic sense.

--Mark Herman, Boston
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I popped him in, and was hooked. Good job! And as suspected Purple Burt is a big hit with my nieces!!
The 3.5 yr old loves Wonder Where and the Slurp Burp song the best. The 8 year old is a big fan of Wonder Where and What a Gas!

The Wonder Where song has the added effect of my niece lifting up her skirt or pulling down her pants to show you she knows where her underwear is! This is very cute. Though we discouraged it at Bubba Gumps for dinner (yes, lord, help me. Bubba Gumps for dinner.)

--Cheryl Horsfall, NYC, aunt of 4
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My favorite song is “Try This On for Size”. I actually had to look in the liner notes to see if it was a Kinks song because I didn't want to tell you it was my favorite song if it was a cover!!! So, that's a compliment. Second favorite is the turtle song – it really puts a smile on my face.

--Gini Dodds
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Thank you sooooo much for the "Purple Burt" CD- we love it!  The "Purple Burt" tune runs through my mind constantly - I feel like I've been brainwashed. Meg thinks you are a celebrity and wants to meet you!

--Jill Young (Meg’s mom)
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Purple Burt is maddeningly catchy and oodles of fun!  I find myself slipping it on to the cd changer when the day's events become a little TOO grown-up for my taste. Purple Burt is very young at heart and soul, but also very clever in the best possible way. and you don't have to be a kid to get off on it! Really!  I highly recommend that y'all pick up a copy of this album today, and allow Purple Burt & Co. to invade your imagination. I think that you'll be glad that you did!  

--Deb Brown
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Your CD is mind-blowingly moving for us - thank you so much for that purple ear candy. It's fantastic! We are truly awed by it - you are so very talented. I just need to tell you how endearing this work is for us - your soul shines through the songs and narration and we can feel the glow right in our room. There's something so touching about its unique combination of sheer vulnerability and pain and unbridled joy - a theme that unifies the music, the lyric, your voice and the tasteful production - we love it to bits ... You are amazing, my friend.

 --Orit and Ofer Friedland, Israel
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Cute packaging - LOVE the googly eyes. I put it on straight away - my builder was here, he  said it was kind of Frank Zappa. Tom Lehrer did a load of songs for Sesame St, which it kind of relates to...I love it, I really do!!! Like your puns 'wonderwhere underwear'.

--Jude Cowan, London
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Cool stuff, Mitch. Quirky and fun. Neat chord changes. I can definitely hear an Andy Partridge type musicality. Lots of left turns at Albuquerque. May kids dance to this with abandon! Orange porridge & red bread!

--T.W., Canada
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I think your cd is absolutely amazing and it has the potential to be a stage production, or animation. I hope you will pursue one,or both, of these tracks. I adore the songs, and the riff in "TryThis On For Size" is just so raunchy, I think you ought to write a whole song full of raunch. I love the rhymes and onomatopeic sounds and music. The Turtle sounds just right, how many turtles do you know? And the sort of 20s feel to “Pluto” is brilliant.  I was very touched by the song for your Dad. It’s a wonderful conception and promises even bigger and better things. The artwork is fab, and congrats to Anne! It is an excellent way to get children to learn to have fun with words and see things in a slightly skewed and humorous way. There is also an amazing range of musical styles and lots of lovely instruments and funny sounds to listen to. Have you thought of writing a musical??

--Olga Ruocco, U.K.
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I just recently had a listen to the new CD - it's GREAT! I can't get the song “What A Gas!” out of my head! The girls love the CD and in fact they play it very regularly, from beginning to end. My daughters have taken the CD and kept it in their bedroom by their own CD player, which is a pretty good endorsement if you ask me! I forgot to mention how popular the burp song was with them! Everyone did a great job - the players, the graphics, everything.

--John Greaves, Calgary
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Took the CD in the car with the family. Me and the girls loved it and it was "can we have track 7 again" , "and 15."  and... “Pluto” was a big favourite, with me and the girls. My daughter Jasmin wanted to tell you how much she likes your music. She walks around the house all the time singing “I Miss My Daddy”! Her message is below:-

Dear Mitch,
I really like the songs you make. My favourite one is I Miss My Daddy. Can I have your autograph?
From your best fan in the World
Jasmin*****************

--Martin Boorman, U.K.
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My cd has been nicked by a light fingered six year old so I am about to order another one for my collection. This maybe too much information but I was sat on the loo yesterday while Joey was messing about in his room and I heard him singing the burping song, wonder where my underwear is and the miss my daddy song. Made me smile! Especially as he had only heard the cd once in the car the night before.

--K. Denley, U.K.

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