Review and Giveaway: Recess Monkey – The Final Funktier

Music plays a huge part in our house.  When the kids were babies, and wailing their guts out, I would turn on a CD and they would immediately calm down.  At least they would lower their cries to a dull roar. We have been avid music class attendees and always have a song at the ready to help with mealtimes, bath times, and bedtimes.  Albeit off key, but a song with a semi-tune nonetheless.

In our search for expanding our musical repertoire, I was very pleased to review a new musical CD soon to launch… June 15th to be exact.

“Recess Monkey, Seattle’s nationally acclaimed trio of elementary school teachers is preparing to embark on a journey that’s out of this world. Strap on those moonboots and get yourself ready for… The Final Funktier! Fifteen songs of high-energy funk and new wave grooves, taking listeners on a stratospheric dance party that occasionally touches down on solid ground with moonboots, jet packs, sunglasses, satellites and booster seats in hand.”

So, what did we think?  I played the CD in the car and could see the kids head bopping along in the back.  You can’t help but groove to the tunes as it is just, so funky.  Totally toe-tapping funk. I loved it.  The CD provided a welcome break from Baby Beluga, old MacDonald and the ever popular Wheels on the Bus.  The songs have great lyrics that older kids (4 years and older) can relate to (Science Fair, My Brother is a Satellite), and that make parents chuckle.

You can hear songs from the CD on their website .

Want a break from the golden oldies and introduce a little funk into your lives? The Recess Monkeys have generously offered a copy of their soon to be released CD, the Final Funktier, to one lucky reader.

How to enter?  Easy. Visit the Recess Monkey site and listen to some of their new songs. (You will find the play bar just under the top navigation bar).  Come back here and leave a comment telling me which song you like the most.  That’s it.

Don’t forget to leave your proper email so we can contact you if you are the winner.

For additional entries to this giveaway, you can:

1 -Become a fan on Facebook. Leave a comment below telling me you’ve signed up.

2 – Follow @practicalmum on Twitter and tweet this giveaway (as many times as you like). (Leave me the link to your tweets below)

3- Become a member of and either post or reply to a question. Leave a comment here telling me you’ve posted.

Giveaway open to US and Canada. Ends Tuesday June8th 2010, 9pm EST. Winner will be chosen using and contacted via e-mail with 48 hours to reply or new winners will be chosen.


Just so we’re clear: I was sent a copy of The Final Funktier to enjoy and review.  The Recess Monkeys are providing the giveaway copy.  My opinion is simply that… my own.  I say it the way I see it.

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14 Responses to Review and Giveaway: Recess Monkey – The Final Funktier

  1. I like the Marshmallow Farm song :)
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