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Caspar Babypants to rock out Ridge Romp

December 31st, 2009 · Comments

Saturday morning’s Ridge Romp concert at the Phinney Center promises to be one of the best yet, with Caspar Babypants, aka Chris Ballew, lead singer of the bouncey 90’s band Presidents of the United States of America.

For just three bucks a person, you get to see a real live rock star, performing kids’ songs. Such a deal.

We’re hoping he’ll perform a special song off his new album, “More Please!” The song “bold little bird” was written specifically for neighborhood resident Joyce Lem, who won the personalized song at last year’s PNA auction. Turns out he liked it so much he decided to put it on his album.

Here’s what he says about the song on his website:

This one is also very old but made fresh. I had the chorus and music back in the early 90s but didnt have a clear idea for the words in the verse. Then I gave away a “custom song” at an auction and the winner talked about getting out of her shell and getting into life and being bold about it. I took her feelings and mixed them with the images of the bird and BAM! a song is born!

Ridge Romp starts at 10:30 a.m. Saturday (doors open at 10 a.m.), and lasts about 45 minutes. Cost is $3 per person (non-walking babes-in-arms are free).

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