Muppets: The Green Album

As we patiently wait get excited for The Muppets, out November 23, we can listen to Muppets: The Green Album, out today. This new collection of fan favorite Muppet songs covered by My Morning Jacket, Andrew Bird, Ok GO, Weezer, and more will bring together the sounds of today with the nostalgia of yesterday. The kids that grew up with The Muppets, like myself, are now adults that remember back on The Muppets as a gateway to music and comedic nuance. Especially noteworthy tracks include “Rainbow Connection” performed by Weezer and Hayley Williams of Paramore who trade verses in a beautiful rendition of this classic. One of my classic favorites, “Mahna Mahna,” performed by The Fray, really takes me back and sticks with the lighthearted, can’t-keep-yourself-from-dancing feeling the original always gave me.Don’t stop there… get green with envy in the mood with these 12 limited-edition Muppet-themed nail colors from OPI. The collection will hit stores early November, just in time for you to nab a shade and wear it for the November 23 premiere of the movie. The range will take you into fall with classic and deep reds (think “Animal-istic” and “Gettin’ Miss Piggy With It!”), two metallic shades (“Warm & Fozzie”), and a ton of glittery polishes (including a rainbow glitter shade called  ”Rainbow Connection”).From left: Fresh Frog of Bel Air, Animal-istic, Rainbow Connection, Gettin’ Miss Piggy With It!)

And if you happen to be in New York, round out your Muppet experience with a trip to see the Jim Henson’s Fantastic World exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image. Fifteen of your favorite puppets will be on display, including Miss Piggy, Kermit the Frog, Rowlf, and Bert and Ernie. The exhibit spans Henson’s entire career with drawings, cartoons, and posters to objects related to some of his best-known projects, including The Muppet Show, The Muppet Movie, Fraggle Rock, Sesame Street, and The Dark Crystal.(images from NPRSlashFilmFashionista)

A Perfect Day

My favorite musician, Bob Schneider, has done it again. While I was in Austin last week his new album, A Perfect Day, was released. I picked it up at Waterloo Records and haven’t been able to stop listening to it since. Bob is nothing, if not true to himself. His live performances embody everything I love about live music (getting excited for Bonnaroo 2011!). A few stand out tracks from the new album: Peaches, Penelope Cruz, and Hand Me Back My Life. Come check him out in NYC at Bowery Ballroom on Sunday, May 29!

Check out this video to learn a little more about Bob and to hear a sneak preview from the new album, Let the Light In.

Bob Schneider “Live” – Let the Light In from Session 7 Media on Vimeo.

Dear Bob,
I love you like peaches.