So late Saturday afternoon, I stood in front of a very large screen and gave a very brief overview of the history of kids music videos. I also talked a little bit about kindie music video styles and outlets. I got to say "next slide" a lot. (For what it's worth, you can see the Powerpoint slides here.)
But all that was really just a prelude to the opportunity to show 13 great kindie music videos from the past 5 or 6 years, videos that show the diversity of approaches, budgets, and styles available to kids music artists. The one common denominator, I think, is that they all fully commit to telling a story, both about the song itself and the artist's overall vision. Nobody would ever confuse Eric Herman's "The Elephant Song" and its video with Captain Bogg & Salty's "Pieces of 8ight" video, but nobody would ever say that either video isn't exactly perfect for its associated song.
I can't show you the 14th video we showed just yet -- it was the world premiere of the video for "Spicy Kid" from Lunch Money. The video, which Molly Ledford described as being a cross between a Mentos ad and a scene from The Blues Brothers (a spot-on description, by the way), isn't up for public consumption yet. But you can watch the other 13. Here they are.