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They Might Be Giants “Greening” the Next Generation [video]

They Might Be Giants was all the rage when I was in college. Their alternative, modern rock sound could be heard blaring from many a dorm room. What I didn’t realize is that TMBG has ventured into the children’s music genre.

Yes, I know, it’s old news for some parents, but I don’t have any wee ones of my own or know much about kid’s music except for the Wiggles and Barney. So when I heard the “Electric Car” by TMBG, I was blown away.

It features the vocals of Robin Goldwasser and is off of TMBG’s Here Comes Science children’s album, released last year. The horn arrangement by Dan “The Machine” Levine is fantastic and the video directed by Tiny Inventions is pretty cool too.

What a great way to teach little tykes about eco-friendly choices through music and catchy lyrics. Hopefully, in 10-15 years, teens will be clamoring to drive the electric car.

Christmas gifts for my nieces and nephews? Check!

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Written by Cindy Hoots

With more than 10 years experience working for a major Fortune 500 company, Cindy specializes in socially and environmentally responsible business strategies. She has developed successful corporate communications and stakeholder engagement strategies on contentious sustainability issues and has worked with a number of NGOs and activist organizations on how to effectively partner with multinational companies. Cindy frequently writes about topics ranging from what is corporate social responsibility to sustainable supply chain and measuring a company's environmental impact. She believes business plays a vital role in the health of our communities and our planet.


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