Lisa Loeb's new career: Entertaining kids
December 22nd, 2011
01:04 PM ET

Lisa Loeb's new career: Entertaining kids

Nineties singer/songwriter Lisa Loeb is now a children’s entertainer. LIVE reports that the bespectacled musician behind 1994 hit “Stay (I Missed You)” is releasing the songbook "Silly Sing-Along: The Disappointing Pancake And Other Zany Songs."

“I really wanted to make a record that would take kids away from the computer and bring them together with other kids,” Loeb, 43, explained of her new project.

Lisa says the music of her youth inspired the songbook:

“When I was growing up, some of the records I listened to were ‘Really Rosie’ by Carole King and ‘Free to Be You and Me,’ which was a record put together by Marlo Thomas... It was real musicians playing songs," she said. "You listened to kids’ music, but you couldn’t really tell it was kids’ music, and that’s the kind of music I want to make now.”

The singer, who is mom to 2-year-old daughter Lyla, wanted to create something better than what's currently popular for that demographic. “Some of it can get a little grating and it kind of sounds like toy music - it doesn’t sound like real people playing," she said.

Her illustrated songbook comes with a CD featuring four original songs, and six kids’ classics. The tunes were recorded by Loeb and her band.

“We don’t want to talk down to the kids,” the star says of “Silly Sing Along.” “It’s really just about exploring our imagination in a different way, but with real music and real production.”

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    January 19, 2012 at 4:11 am | Report abuse |
  2. Sharkie2112

    Seriously? "Silly Sing-Along: The Disappointing Pancake And Other Zany Songs." is not "talking down to kids?" Jeez...another mommy snob. I got news for you, as soon as my kids learned to speak they starting listening to their own music and it wasn't crap like this...

    Btw – this is her new career? Does one totally forgotten song she made twenty years ago qualify as her first career?

    December 22, 2011 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
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  4. Snarky

    Funnily enough I only know of this lady from doing the "Pretty White Kids With Problems" song on Mad TV a while back.

    December 22, 2011 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Richard Fore

    I remember when that loser Lisa Loebs had a reality show a few years ago because she couldnt find a date, looks like someone knocked her up and split. What a loser, she is a Christian cult member.

    December 22, 2011 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • @Richard Fore

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      Huh? You'd better try again idiot and this time in the form of a proper sentence. Your ignorance is showing. I see intelligence doesn't run in your family, does if?

      December 22, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
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      Beaten? Hardly. It's does mean that you're an ignorant do()che though. That's a given. Try again moron.

      December 23, 2011 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
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