Monday, July 21, 2014

Chickadees' Music Review: Secret Agent 23 Skidoo's Perfect Quirk

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo's new CD - The Perfect Quirk
 Secret Agent 23 Skidoo recently released their new CD - The Perfect Quirk. We love it!
"Secret Agent 23 Skidoo is the King of Kid Hop! Purveyor of Family Hip Hop at its finest, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo has captivated crowds internationally with his own funky brand of positive half pint party music. Combining deft wordplay, great storytelling and pure positivity on top of thumping drums and sophisticated multi-instrumental productions, 23 Skidoo speaks to kids and parents alike. 23 Skidoo bumps up the volume and kids’ self esteem, while setting the family music bar higher than a hidden cookie jar..." More about Secret Agent 23 Skidoo.
Secret Agent 23 Skidoo and Family | Photo Credit: Mike Belleme
Songs include:
  1. You're It
  2. Unwind 
  3. Imaginary Friend
  4. 3 Pointed Back
  5. Pillowfort Pillowfight
  6. PJs All Day
  7. Guess What
  8. Caught in the Screen
  9. Time Machine
  10. Nightlight
"The Perfect Quirk, a raucous celebration of originality and the quirkiness of being a kid in this crazy awesome world, is the ideal soundtrack for living room dance parties or a summer vacation on the road less traveled. The tunes are classic hip hop spiced with Motown, reggae, club thump, blues, and the occasional pirate shanty, each one aimed at the quirky soul of the funky family." (That would be applicable to my funky family of five!)
Skidoo explains, "The word 'weird' derives from the Old English 'wyrd,' which translates as 'destiny' or 'fate.' I hope this album will help kids realize that their quirks are their own funky destinies, meant to be lived to their potential. Oh yeah, and I hope it makes 'em dance like they're crazy!"

My six year old chickadee has definitely been uplifted by their songs and messages. She has told me countless times after listening to their music that she's unique and special just the way she is, so she has gotten the message. Her older sister can be quite harsh and mean-spirited towards her, so it's a constant struggle to reverse the self esteem damage. 
Secret Agent 23 Skidoo also has a new music video for their song, Pillowfort Pillowfight. It's so fun, playful and silly. Watch and see for yourself.

I have loved Secret Agent 23 Skidoo's music since I first heard their song Space Cadet on SiriusXM's Kids Place Live; then I saw the video - so cute and catchy! Their songs are super fun, light-hearted, entertaining and have a positive message for kids (and parents). Have you ever heard Gotta Be You? -- "Whatcha gonna be?" "I gotta be me!" That is a great reminder for even the grown ups out there, struggling to be true to their 'perfect quirk'.

What's fun about Secret Agent 23 Skidoo's music is it's got a little bit of hip-hop (they call it kid-hop) mixed with a little bit of some funky Mother Goose. My favorite song on The Perfect Quirk is Unwind - it is certainly an uplifting summer song.

"Daddy-O" loves the band too. His assessment: "They are a cool band with great music that helps build kids' character. It's fun, entertaining and I like the whole family experience; everyone's got a part."

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo are out on tour this year and we want to see them live badly! We're thinking of driving to Las Vegas to catch them in action this October.

Here are our eight and six year old's (our little chickadees) reviews of Secret Agent 23 Skidoo's CD, The Perfect Quirk.

Little Chickadee's review:

My six year old's review of Secret Agent 23 Skidoo's new CD
  • I think it is a jig
  • This jig is fun
  • I have never done a pillow fight
  • What does your songs mean?
  • I like your songs
Oldest Chickadee's Review:

My eight year old's review of Secret Agent 23 Skidoo's New CD
Translation (organized by song, I think): 
  1. I like the beat
  2. It feels like summer
  3. Sounds really funny
  4. Great idea
  5. Love the synthesizer
  6. I love your voice
  7. I like the instruments
  8. I love all the songs
  9. I know you worked so hard
  10. I love your whole family
  11. My favorite songs is pillow fight, pillow fort
My little Space Cadets working on their 'Perfect Quirk'

1 comment:

  1. Great review. Secret Agent 23 Skidoo is the truth!