In Celebration of the Human Voice - The Essential Musical Instrument
Pop music has long known the value of sampling and building upon a well-loved Motown hit. Toys R Us fights to keep shelves stocked with the latest twists on century-old board games, from Star Wars Battleship to Toy Story Memory. And with new versions of such favorite films as Karate Kid and Footloose, it seems even Hollywood has gotten the message: You can't beat a classic. Nostalgic moms and dads are lining up with kids in tow, ready to share the growing line-up of souped-up childhood favorites.
So maybe, just maybe, when acclaimed family entertainers Go Fish hatched a seemingly hair-brained scheme to bring hymns to kids, the beloved group-who, among numerous accolades, has appeared on The Today Show and performed before a capacity crowd at St. Paul's Xcel Energy Center-just might have known what they were doing. They're Kickin' It Old School.
In the age of PowerPoint and video screens, many of today's kids have never even seen a hymnal. But as Go Fish members Jamie Statema, Jason Folkmann and Andy Selness know, the Truth is always the Truth, and those classic songs that have remained in our heads and hearts since childhood still have a place for families today-even if they're played more often on iPods than church organs.