The piece sounds as fresh, funny, and relevant today as it did when we first recorded it back in In each of its various incarnations, Free to Be a Family provided me with some particularly satisfying personal moments. Our publisher, Bantam Books, loved it so much that after Free to Be a Family was published, they began regularly publishing poetry books by Jeff. Several of them were bestsellers. That was a special thrill. The story was about a father who volunteers to do all the work around the house, but winds up doing nothing.
In the end, Robin did everything—from all the character voices to the sounds of a vacuum cleaner. It remains a tour-de-force and was incredibly fun to watch. And, by the way, he did it all in one take! As for the Free to Be a Family television special, it was out of this world—literally. Instead, we created a satellite bridge between kids from the United States and children from the Soviet Union.
Five thousand miles apart, Marlo and a Russian television star guided the children through a variety of activities, such as dual-language lessons, letter-writing, photographing themselves to send to each other, and sharing their favorite things—from music tapes, to gum and candy, to books and toys. The kids even practiced singing the same song in Russian and English, which culminated in a glorious chorale finale to the program—all done via the satellite link-up. The idea was to let the kids reveal to one another all the things that made up their lives, and, ultimately, to discover how people who appeared so different are actually so much the same.
The endeavor was a smashing success, and we captured each phase of it on documentary footage, which we included in the TV special. But most important, Free to Be a Family worked. It was among the first of its kind to recognize the beautiful diversity of families around the world, and, to my mind, helped propel what would eventually become a significant shift in our cultural landscape.
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Trying to find a song that seems to be credited to the wrong band "Mint — Not All Angels Fly" the lyrics match on the sites I can find them on all seem to be recycling each others info but while I can find Mint and their bandcamp, the song itself is MIA aside from those lyrics. A male singer with gospel like choirs. I forgot the lyrics. Something about "change" "Dont you try to change who you are" Sort of. I have already known the lyrics of the song: "i got a lot of books and my house stays warm in the winter so I dont have to go out too much these days So please help me!!!
Thanks in advance!!! From around Heard on a college radio station. It goes something like, "I know you want more, or, or, or, or Can anyone help me find this song I heard it on Tik Tok but I never saw the name I think it goes like they say la la la run in the house don't go away we'll make it out?? I need help!! I've beed trying to find this Tiktok song like "I've got a million things I'm thinking about, I wanna kiss you but I don't know how" and I can't find it anywhere Is it just a tiktok song or am I not searching hard enough???
I've been trying to remember other lyrics but that's all I know. If you can tell me the name of the song--if it even exists, I'm almost positive it does though--I'd appreciate it!! Hi guys, I am looking for a song I think it is an oldie might be rock too not sure I only heard a part of it.
I only know this part of the song it goes ''I love you, I love you, I looove you''. The male singer has like a deep voice and he kind of sings this line with force?
The song is kinda soft and then he does the ''I love you, I love you'' bit. So we left that off the special for that reason. Most of the children attended Corlears School. You and Me with a sequel, Free to Be Reviewing the LP in Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies , Robert Christgau wrote: "I've been giving this high-minded feminist kiddie record to various young Americans on the theory that it is not necessary, or easy, to like the New York Dolls at age five.
I figured it would be good for them, like baths. Surprise number one is that they all love it, to a person. Surprise number two is that I myself would much rather listen to Carol Channing on housework than to Robert Klein on dope. According to Thomas, " Larry Uttal at Bell Records told me, this kind of record might sell 15, copies tops.
Free To Be Life-enhancing themes blend with music and humour to expand children's horizons, enabling them to invent their own futures without limitation, while dispelling some old constraints and worn-out conventions in the process. This marks the first time that the iconic song will be covered and released since its premiere nearly 50 years ago!
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Not yet released. Edit Storyline Based on the beloved children's album that helped challenge gender stereotypes, this TV special brings a selection of songs from Marlo Thomas's record and book to the small screen via live-action, puppetry and animation.