Wednesday
Jul212010

Get Your Groove On with Gustafer Yellowgold!

June 22, 2009

By Susan Heim

 

“Hey, man!” I said to my teenage son. “What’s happenin’? Those are some really groovy threads you got on!”

Yes, I’m stuck in the sixties after watching Gustafer Yellowgold’s Mellow Fever DVD. It was a psychedelic trip! I even had my tie-dyed shirt on while I was watching it! This quirky DVD is mostly meant for kids, but adults will feel like they’ve traveled back in time to the days of Yellow Submarine and The Brady Bunch while watching this collection of animated music videos.

Each song tells about the life of a yellow alien with a pointy head who hails from the sun and arrives in Minnesota in his Sunpod. His many adventures take place in the treetops, in Butter Pond Lake and underwater! He also meets friends like Slim the eel, Wincey the ferret, Sisson the blue worm, and Forrest Applecrumbie, the pterodactyl! (Okay, I don’t think they had pterodactyls in the sixties, but this is a cartoon!)

So, while I’m taking a quirky trip down memory lane, my five-year-old son was mesmerized and saying things like, “Why does he comes from the sun? No one lives on the sun!” I was busy reading the song lyrics at the bottom of the screen so I could try to explain this kooky creature to my son. Fortunately, he had moved onto his next question.

There’s also a Bonus Feature on this DVD with “real people” who are interviewed about their mysterious sightings of Gustafer Yellowgold. It’s a hilarious mockumentary similar to those about people claiming to see the infamous Bigfoot or Loch Ness Monster.

All the videos on this DVD are available in normal or karaoke-style play. And there’s also an accompanying CD so you can get funky in the car with Gustafer Yellowgold. And should you become a Gustafer Yellowgold groupie, you’ll be happy to know that there are two other DVD/CD sets: Gustafer Yellowgold’s Wide Wild World and Gustafer Yellowgold’s ‘Have You Never Been Yellow?’.

You and your kids will also enjoy going to www.gustaferyellowgold.com to play games, get downloads, watch videos, and buy Gustafer Yellowgold DVD/CD sets and merchandise. And find out if a live Gustafer Yellowgold show is coming to an arena near you! Gustafer’s creator/illustrator/songwriter, Morgan Taylor, takes Gustafer Yellowgold on the road for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

So, grab your bell-bottoms and your headband and watch Gustafer Yellowgold’s Mellow Fever! He’s one cool character that you and your kids will never forget.

Wednesday
Jul212010

Strike Gold!

March, 2009

 

Mellow Fever By Gustafer Yellowgold


Find blissful pop music on the CD and DVD. It's Nickelodeon meets Pink Floyd.

Tuesday
Jul202010

January, 2008

Parenting Mom-Tested! DVD of the Year

 

Low-key but wildly imaginative, Morgan Taylor’s compilation of eight whimsical story-songs are a hip and trippy sunsation. Parental warning: You will become hooked on the tunes!

“The animation really makes the songs come alive, and the lyrics are simple enough for my son to sing along.”