Friday, April 12, 2013

{Slugs & Bugs} Let's kick start it!

What do you do when one of your favorite artists has a fabulous idea that needs support?

Um, support it. Duh.

So that's what I'm doing. And I'm inviting you to join me. Randall Goodgame is spearheading the newest Slugs & Bugs project of putting scripture straight from the Bible {one translation or another ...} to catchy music that makes memorizing truth fun for kids. And, um, probably adults too.

You've probably heard of Kickstarter, but if not Randall summed it up well: Kickstarter helps people support the creative works they believe in, and in return, they get first access to those creative works. This particular Kickstarter campaign aims to raise $40,000 in 40 days to cover the costs associated with making this new Slugs & Bugs album. {You can read more here.}

Wanna help? Here you go. This campaign will be going on through May 21.

Slugs & Bugs is favorite music around our house. Ben went through a phase last year of wanting "Tractor, Tractor" sang to him nightly. Like as a bedtime song. Being the accommodating Daddy he is, Greg made up additional verses and kept the routine up for quite some time. Cate is old enough to appreciate the humor in "Under Where?" and even has possession of Randall's stuffed bunny.

But it's not just the music now. I've organized two Slugs & Bugs concerts here in Murray {September 2011 and November 2012} and gotten to include Slugs & Bugs live music in a Jesus birthday party. Through those things, I've gotten to know Randall Goodgame. He's the real deal. He's a husband and dad leading his family. He's a musician and friend and Christ follower. And he believes in this music he's making.

Here are some cool informational sneak peeks, courtesy Randall Goodgame himself: The African Children's Choir will be on the album. And Sally Lloyd-Jones, who wrote the "The Jesus Storybook Bible," will read scripture.

And here is a musical peek ...

Here is a list of the scriptures that will be put to song, Slugs & Bugs style. There will also be a musical list of the Old Testament and New Testament books.

Just for the record, I recommend all three previous Slugs & Bugs albums. My girl has been listening to the Christmas album lately, so it's obviously good enough for year-round use. "Under Where?" has my favorite "I'm Adopted" on it. And "Slugs & Bugs & Lullabies" is the original collection of songs that got my family hooked.

You can learn more about Slugs & Bugs at their website, FacebookTwitter and YouTube. And, really, you should consider supporting this project that will help kids get truth stuck in their heads. Affiliate links for the CDs included. I don't get anything for telling you about Kickstarter, but I do want this new music to blare in our minivan, so let's get this project funded!

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