For help finishing off the week of children’s books I reached out to one of my favorite bloggers (or should I say, blogging communities) TSURURADIO, and to my delight the mixtape master said yes!  Check out his unique and extremely interesting take on the theme.  If this blog is about different ways to use music in storytelling (hint: it is) then Tsuru nails it:

What is a children’s tale? During my time shooting my Born In A Bottle Rocket series I’ve learned that the sugar & glossed coated world of cute bugs and kids and monkeys having short silly adventures is just some silly modern construct. There was a time when stories were odd, weird, scary, creepy, full of death, evil, serial killers, happy & unhappy endings, many of which were non-sensical & rather pointless. So what does that mean for this mixtape? When you challenged me, I started digging, and the more songs I found, in my own collection and that of others, the mixtape begin telling it’s own tales. Tales of hobos & hobbits, of murder & robots, mountaintops, mountain towns, & transvestites, stories of science fiction & hippie adventures, you know, the stories of our lives.

So, did I fail in the challenge to make a children’s stories mixtape? Possibly… Most likely… But in the end, I’m okay with that as we have 23 tales, actually, more like 22 tales & a MASSIVE bonus tale that I hope you enjoy as…

TSURURADIO Presents for TADPOLE AUDIO… Come On In, Sit A Spell, Let Me Tell You A Tale Mixtape!!!

Come On In, Sit A Spell, Let Me Tell You A Tale Mixtape!!! by tsuru for tadpole