Smile is Mike Park’s debut kid’s album. Mike Park has been putting out music on his punk record label, Asian Man Records, for quite a while. He’s married, has kids and runs his business out of his parent’s garage. He had a vision and his vision became a big success. I have been a huge fan of Mike Park, the person, for a long time. I am now a huge fan of Mike Park, the guy who wrote a great kid’s album.
Smile is everything I want to listen to with my kids. It’s my kind of music and is completely enjoyable for all of us. If you like punk rock, indie, pop, and ska, you’re just gonna love the entire album. Here are a few of my favorite tracks: Turn Off the Lights, Everybody Loves to Jump and We All Live at Animal Park. The entire album of 12 songs is really fun and upbeat. We kinda can’t stop listening to it…ever.
Mike and I had a Skype interview the other day. I babbled, rambled and stumbled, like always. He was super friendly and it was such an honor to speak with someone I have admired for so many years.
Here is our interview, including all of my spectacular video editing skills. The interview stops abruptly and that is because we filled up an entire 8 gig SD card. Hope you enjoy our chat as much as I did – oh – and when you’re finished watching the interview – you should totally order a copy of Smile.
PS: Make sure to watch the entire interview, as Mike makes a special announcement somewhere in the middle!
Mike performing “We All Live at Animal Park” for us via Skype:
Here is a stop-motion video that Mike’s friend put together for We All Live at Animal Park: