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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Choo Choo Soul

Is it just me, or is DC flashing some seriously sexy looks at the camera in almost every Choo Choo Soul video on Playhouse Disney?

<--Look at him.


It's not just me. Sure, I'm a sex kitten and can spot these things live and on TV (ha ha), but you see for yourself. DC not only has some bad-ass sexy expressions he throws at the camera, but some seriously [censored] tone when he says little things, like "OOH YEEAAH." I'm trying really hard to keep this blog entry clean. Seriously difficult task. DC glances at the camera dead-on in a few videos, and let me tell you, it's NOT for the kiddies.

I know there have been forums, for years, discussing Genevieve Goings. I've yet to find one discussing this hot piece of… beatbox. Are moms really still all "oh oh oh he's so cute!" over Joe on Blue's Clue's? I know Choo Choo Soul has been around for quite some time, so I assumed that by now, some Mom, someplace, would've commented. Maybe they have and I just haven't come across it yet. If there isn't a thread somewhere about this dude, I'll be very shocked.

And I love me some good beatboxin' and breakdancing, and he can DO IT.









Choo Choo Soul


November 14,2009

Concert starts @ 1PM
Doors open @ 12PM
Tickets $20.00

Buy Tickets Online [more]

Full lunch menu available / General Admission Seated Show / All Ages / First come, first seated / $10 min per person at tables / Stroller check available



Imagine parents honestly being able to enjoy the music that their children enjoy. Imagine soulful and current renditions of the ABC’s, 1-2-3’s, and learning how to be polite. Imagine a diverse, and incredibly hip duo, teaching children through music on an animated train…. And Choo-Choo Soul is born!

Choo-Choo Soul was developed by video game designer Greg Johnson while working on his project “ToeJam & Earl III, Mission to Earth” for the Xbox. Burke Treischmann, who was the audio lead and music director on the project, had a working relationship with Greg for over 15 years. The two met Genevieve Goings when she auditioned for one of the voiceover roles in the game. Although she didn’t land the lead part, she recorded several character voices, some of which were gospel singers. Genevieve suggested actually singing the lines as opposed to speaking them. Greg and Burke were so blown away by the soul in her voice that Greg edited the script, adding over 10 pages of new singing lines for Genevieve.

“I had down time between game projects and was being driven crazy listening to bad children's music, and searching stores for something the family could all enjoy together, and thus was born the concept of Choo- Choo Soul” Greg says. He began by writing the song concepts, melodies and lyrics and recruited Burke and Genevieve to translate the concepts into full and complete songs. The music is contagious and soulful, with a focus on trains and learning. After the completion of the project, Greg pitched the CD around to various outlets, hoping for a distribution deal or possibility of an animated series. Having a working relationship with Disney from a previous pitch, Greg sent the CD in and the response was amazing. Genevieve and Greg were flown to Los Angeles for what turned out to be an unprepared audition in front of a classroom of 4-5 year olds. The children loved her and the execs at Playhouse Disney decided to move ahead with filming 10 interstitials that now air on the Disney Channel daily and feature Genevieve as the Star in character as the Train Conductor assisted by DC, her beatboxing, and breakdancing engineer.
Most recently “Choo-Choo Soul with Genevieve!” has been honored with a 2007 PARENTS CHOICE AWARD for Children’s television!

Genevieve
Born to musician parents in the Bay Area, Genevieve Goings has been creating music since childhood. Touring with her neo-soul band, Legato in 2004 the artist perfected her live stage performance. Her studio career began in hip-hop, writing and recording “hooks” for multiple local artists. This expanded into joining many hip-hop groups and free styling at many San Francisco venues. Her studio experience led her into voiceover work, and to date she can be found on multiple video games, children’s toys, and websites. Since the success of “Choo-Choo Soul with Genevieve!”, she has moved to the Los Angeles area and released a solo album: “Diversity Personified”, a title expressive of not only her diverse heritage, but her effortless knack for combining genres and styles.

DC
Constantine “DC” Abramson is a renaissance man of the entertainment world. Break dancing, beat boxing, acting, painting and working as one of the NBA’s most recognizable mascots are only a few of his talents. DC and Genevieve toured together in the band “Legato” and began a mutual appreciation for each other’s talents. As he would beat box and break dance at the shows, Genevieve introduced him to Greg and he was immediately hired on to add his beat boxing to the Choo Choo Soul project. At the time DC was also the mascot “Sourdough Sam” for the San Francisco 49ers. In addition to his role as the beat boxing, break dancing engineer on “Choo-Choo Soul with GENEVIEVE!” DC is currently working with the NBA’S Golden State Warriors as their team Mascot, “THUNDER”.




Playing the HIGHLINE BALLROOM on November 14, 2009
Located at 431 W 16th St
New York, NY 10011
between 9th and 10th Ave
(212) 414-5994




St. George Theatre
35 Hyatt Street
Staten Island, NY 10301
Directions and Map

Performance Date:
October 3, 2009

Running Time: 2 hr. (includes 1 intermission)

Ticket Price: $28.00, $20.00, $12.00; $10.00

Tickets by Phone: 718-442-2900 OR 212-307-7171

http://WWW.STGEORGETHEATRE.COM

Choo Choo Soul is available on CD/DVD since last year, (The DVD has the videos in full!) and is a must-have for the… ehem…kids. (You won't keep rewinding it to see DC for those 2-3 seconds, right? Noooooo) Yes, the DVD is definitely for the kids only; you moms out there won't find anything interesting or fun about it, not even all the dancing and catchy songs and beats, but watch it for the sake of your adorable, dancing little kid(s).

This is copped from moviemusicreviews.blogspot.com, 2008:




Monday, June 2, 2008


Choo Choo Soul [CD/DVD] - Amazon.com Exclusive


This special version of Choo Choo Soul is available exclusively at Amazon.com and includes a bonus DVD with 11 videos.

Join urban music sensation Genevieve Goings and her dancing engineer, DC, all aboard the Choo Choo Train for a musical adventure! As seen on Playhouse Disney, Choo Choo Soul makes learning fun for preschoolers and parents alike.

Here's a preview of the 11 videos on Choo Choo Soul, all of which feature the kids, Genevieve and DC on a train with exciting animated backgrounds:

"1, 2, 3": With DC's talented beatboxing leading the way, the Choo Choo Soul gang travels to the land of numbers and learns a dance step.
"Jump Jump": Kids travel to the land where all things jump, with jumping animals, pogo sticks, and jump ropes.
"Fly Birdy Fly": Genevieve and the kids travel to a place where they help a little birdy get the courage to fly.
"ABC Gospel": Everybody travels to the alphabet land and Genevieve and the kids dance around and learn the letters.
"Blue Zoo Train": Genevieve and the kids travel to the zoo where the animated animals come aboard and ride the train to fall asleep.
"Polite": Genevieve teaches the kids how to be polite.
"Do Your Own Dance": Genevieve and the kids find the rhythm to their own dance.
"Steam Train": Genevieve and DC show the kids what makes the steam train work.
"Bullet Train": Genevieve and the kids travel to Japan and take a ride on the super fast Bullet Train.
"Animal Sounds": Genevieve and the kids learn what sounds the animals on the farm make.


Honestly, this is good stuff. Right now, Nick Jr. is showing off their newest creation, the former Jump Arounds now-known-as The Fresh Beat Band and I really dislike it. Marina is the only talent I like. I can't stand Twist; I think he's a total fake, the creation of some idiot producer, and the same goes for Shout. When Noggin was previewing this "band" last TV season, when they were known as the Jump-a-rounds or whatver they were then, I was seriously NOT interested at all. Thank goodness Playhouse Disney has Imagination Movers and Choo Choo Soul. Nick Jr., sorry… you have nothing. Wait, I take that back. You have Yo Gabba Gabba, and that's good enough. (But you suck for making The Bassbin Twins take down their remix of "Party in My Tummy.")

I've digressed. Back to the topic. Choo Choo Soul. Check it.

1 comment:

  1. We are so excited to see that there is finally a product dedicated to Choo Choo Soul. My daughter has loved the tidbits on TV for months. This is a great package because it includes the CD and the DVD. My daughter enjoys both. She dances and jumps along. Glad to see that the DVD and CD have the important songs, including "ABC Gospel" and "Jump Jump" and I never knew my daughter enjoyed "Bullet Train". Buy it, you're going to need it everyday!

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