Friday, December 7, 2007


Corey Leland was the first hired for "A Kids Life." While most shows begin with a book, "A Kids Life" began with music. "I never planned to be composing songs for kids and families. Having found this new niche in life, is truly an unexpected privelege and joy!" In addition to the musical, Corey Leland has also written and recorded a four CD series entitled, "THE INSECTS ROCK! Songs you want your kids to hear" CLICK LINK TO RIGHT!

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‘A KID’S LIFE’ What would “Sesame Street” be like without Oscar the Grouch? A possible answer is “A Kid’s Life,” which recently opened at the York Theater Company. Although this production also has upbeat songs, cheery lessons in the workings of the world and adults dressed in oversize fuzzy costumes, it features little of the inspired wit and occasionally acerbic observations that have made “Sesame Street” so ingenious. While clouds sometimes gather over that neighborhood, the nameless little town in “A Kid’s Life” is virtually all sunshine, all the time.

Not that children under 7 are likely to mind. Even though they were absent from the performance I attended (bad weather had caused school audiences to cancel), it was easy to imagine them enthralled. “A Kid’s Life” follows a small boy named Zack (Carlos Avilas, above right) and his dog, Starsky (Yoav Levin), as they meet Zoe (Ashley Wallace) and introduce her to the neighborhood. Over the course of an hour little theatergoers have the opportunity to bat balloons through the audience, clap and sing to the music and shout instructions to the actors.

The show, which sometimes seems more like a participatory concert (Cynthia Riddle and Peter Hunziker’s book is thin), embodies a certain 1960s feel. You can easily envision the folksy pop score by Corey Leland (also the lyricist) being belted out by the Association or the Turtles. Peace signs are flashed at the end, and the action includes tree hugging (literally), as Zack and Zoe meet Bart (Joshua Greenwood, above left), an orange tree.

The most hilarious moment soon follows, as the huge Starsky ambles over to Bart and serenely lifts his leg. I don’t know if this was in the script or the idea of the director, Keith Markinson, but it displayed a refreshing irreverence the show could use more of. Oscar, would you consider visiting? (Through Jan. 13 at St. Peter’s Church, 619 Lexington Avenue, at 54th Street, 212-935-5820,; $20 to $60. Holiday week schedule: Saturday at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.; Sunday at 12:30 p.m.; Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.)


‘ARCHAEOLOGY ZONE: DISCOVERING TREASURES FROM PLAYGROUNDS TO PALACES’ (Saturday through Thursday) Children will step into the shoes of an explorer like Indiana Jones in this new exhibition at the Jewish Museum, but the adventures will be purely scholarly. Still, there is plenty of excitement in analyzing artifacts like a jar handle, a clay jug and a bangle, and figuring out the purpose behind ancient pieces like a Greek helmet and a bull-shaped vessel. This interactive show also includes a recreated home from the Ottoman period (about 1900), where young archaeologists can dress in costume. (Through June 15, 2009.) Saturday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 5:45 p.m., and Thursday to 8 p.m., 1109 Fifth Avenue, at 92nd Street, (212) 423-3200, Free with admission: $12; $10 for 65+; $7.50 for students; free for under 12, members and for all on Saturdays.

BEST OF NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL (Saturday and Sunday) Where can young cinephiles see independent film that’s refreshing and creative but still age-appropriate? This festival has always been a reliable source, and this weekend and next it will present programs of highlights at Symphony Space. At 11 a.m. “Kid Flix Mix 2,” for ages 3 to 8, offers 12 shorts, including Bill Plympton’s “Fan and the Flower,” an unusual animated love story, and Sheldon Cohen’s “I Want a Dog,” whose title explains it all. At 2 p.m. “N.Y.I.C.F.F. Party Mix” caters to ages 8 to 16 with selections like “The Ten Steps,” Brendan Muldowney’s brief and bloodless but deliciously spooky thriller. At the Leonard Nimoy Thalia, 2537 Broadway, at 95th Street, (212) 349-0330,; $10; $8 for children; $6 for members.

‘THE BLUE CARBUNCLE WITH SHERLOCK HOLMES’ AND ‘THE GIFT OF THE MAGI’ (Friday and Saturday) You may wonder just what Sherlock Holmes has to do with Christmas, but that mystery — along with that of the plot — will be solved in the first play of a holiday double bill presented by J B Theatrical Productions in association with Workshop Theater Company. In “The Blue Carbuncle,” Holmes and Watson pursue a case involving a jewel and a Christmas goose. The second show, “The Gift of the Magi,” is based on O. Henry’s holiday tale about sacrifice and love. Appropriate for theatergoers 9 and older, the program is at 8 p.m., with a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee. At 312 West 36th Street, fourth floor, Manhattan, (212) 695-4173,; $18; $12 for students and 65+.

‘CHALLAH-LUJAH’ (Christmas Day) That’s no misspelling. Joshua Nelson is an African-American Jew, and he celebrates both his personal traditions in his music, which combines gospel and soul with Judaica. He and his Kosher Gospel Choir will demonstrate in two shows at the Museum of Jewish Heritage — a Living Memorial to the Holocaust. At 1 and 3:30 p.m., Edmond J. Safra Hall, 36 Battery Place, Lower Manhattan, (646) 437-4202,; $35; $25 for students and 65+; $20 for members.

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF MANHATTAN (Saturday and Sunday) The museum is offering musical merrymaking, both professional and homemade. Saturday at 2 and 3 p.m. the Broadway Kids, young performers from shows like “The Lion King” and “Beauty and the Beast,” will give a holiday show of songs. On Saturday and Sunday, at 11 a.m., noon and 2, 3 and 4 p.m., children can hear the story “The Little Drummer Boy” and make their own drums from paper. At the Tisch Building, 212 West 83rd Street, (212) 721-1223, Free with admission: $9; $6 for 65+, free for under 1.

‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’ AND ‘THE NUTCRACKER’ (Friday and Saturday) Before his transformation Ebenezer Scrooge would have sneered at singing at Christmas, but there’s no escaping it in this musical adaptation. And here he learns to be a nice guy quickly. The show is one hour. On Sunday only, families can also enjoy an abridged “Nutcracker” by Ballet for Young Audiences. “Carol” on Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; “Nutcracker” on Sunday at 2 p.m.; Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, Queens, (718) 463-7700, Ext. 222,; $15; $12 for under 13; $12 and $10 for members.

‘A CHRISTMAS CAROL’ AND ‘THE NUTCRACKER’ (Saturday and Thursday) Same stories, different locations. American Family Theater’s musical adaptation of Scrooge’s adventures plays on Saturday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; Ballet for Young Audiences’ version of “The Nutcracker” (through next Friday) is to be performed on Thursday at 1 and 4 p.m. At Queens Theater in the Park, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, (718) 760-0064,; $12.

‘CRYSTAL WINTER’ (Friday through Sunday, and Christmas Eve, Wednesday and Thursday) The kind of science that is Jack Frost’s specialty is the subject of this annual program and display, which includes a giant snow globe, workshops and demonstrations involving crystals and two theater productions: “Snow Flake Bentley: The Search for Snow,” for school-age children, about Wilson Bentley, who first photographed snowflakes under a microscope, and “Hey Snow, Where Do You Go?,” a puppet show for preschoolers. (Through Jan. 1.) From 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Christmas Eve, Wednesday and Thursday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday; the New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens, (718) 699-0005, Fees for some activities, but most are free with admission: $11; $8 for 2 through 17, students and 62+; free for under 2. Free to all on Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. and on Sundays from 10 to 11 a.m.

‘CUT TO THE CHASE’ (Friday through Sunday, and Christmas Day through Thursday) This is an appropriate title for a show in which no words are wasted: Parallel Exit, a vaudevillian company, creates theater inspired by the silent films of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. But while there’s no dialogue, there are plenty of sound effects. If this backstage farce is anything like the troupe’s 2005 “This Way That Way,” it should be hilarious. (Through Dec. 30.) Friday and Saturday nights at 7:15; Sunday at 2:15 and 5:15 p.m.; Christmas Day at 3:15 p.m.; and Wednesday and Thursday at 3:15 and 7:15 p.m., 59E59 Theaters, 59 East 59th Street, Manhattan, (212) 279-4200,; $35; $24.50 for members; $15 for children and 65+.

‘CYBERCHASE: THE CHASE IS ON!’ (Friday through Sunday, and Christmas Eve, Wednesday and Thursday) Children tend to love the cyberworld, but they don’t always love math. The two are inventively combined in the PBS animated series “Cyberchase” and in this exhibition at the New York Hall of Science, which is based on the television show and presents puzzles and games that turn fractions, algebra, geometry and other mathematical subjects into fun. It is also the hall’s first bilingual (English and Spanish) show. (Through Jan. 21.) From 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, Christmas Eve, Wednesday and Thursday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday; 47-01 111th Street, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens, (718) 699-0005, Free with admission: $11; $8 for 2 through 17, students and 62+; free for under 2. Free to all on Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m. and on Sundays from 10 to 11 a.m.

DINOSAUR ENCOUNTER (Daily, except Christmas) The Staten Island Zoo will look like Jurassic Park for the next few weeks, thanks to Kokoro Dinosaurs, a Los Angeles company that makes life-size robotic models of these prehistoric creatures. Expect to see species including the apatosaurus, the pteranodon and the tenontosaurus — moving and vocalizing — at this exhibition, as well as their present-day descendants in the zoo’s new 13,500-square-foot reptile wing. (Through Jan. 13.) From 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., 614 Broadway, Willowbrook, (718) 442-3100,; $4 in addition to zoo admission: $7; $5 for 60+; $4 for 3 to 14; free for members and under 3.

‘THE HOBBIT’ (Saturday) Middle-Earth comes to Midtown Manhattan in this adaptation by the Traveling Lantern Theater Company, which presents the major characters from the J. R. R. Tolkien fantasy, including the Gollum — just no computer-generated imagery. At 3:30 p.m., Central Children’s Room, Donnell Library Center, 20 West 53rd Street, (212) 621-0636,; free.

‘KIDS & YIDDISH: ODE TO OY!’ (Sunday) The Village People meet the Chosen People in this annual holiday revue, which combines sendups of popular culture with lighthearted instruction in Yiddish. This year’s edition has a skit about colors (“Gray’s Anatomy”) and a routine about a ventriloquist’s puppet who strikes out on her own. (She’s no dummy.) The show always involves children, both onstage and in the audience. Sundays at 11 a.m. through Dec. 30, the JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue, at 76th Street, 212-279-4200,; $20; $17 for 12 and under.)

‘KLEZ FOR KIDS’ (Christmas Day) So maybe they’re a little young to be married. But children can still have fun playing the part of a bride, groom or guest in the re-creations of a shetl wedding that will conclude these concerts. The first family programs at the Museum at Eldridge Street in the newly restored historic Eldridge Street Synagogue, the events will feature Greg Wall and his band Klezmerfest, Yiddish lessons and hora dancing. At noon and 2:30 p.m., 12 Eldridge Street, between Canal and Division Streets, Lower East Side, (212) 219-0888,; $12; $8 for children and 65+.

‘LILLY’S PURPLE PLASTIC PURSE’ (Saturday and Sunday) Mousy doesn’t mean unfashionable in Lilly’s book, and certainly not in Kevin Henkes’s. This multimedia production from Manhattan Children’s Theater follows Lilly, a mouse, in several of the adventures Mr. Henkes, an author and illustrator, has created for her in his picture books. Adapted by Kevin Kling, they include the incident involving Lilly’s snappy purple purse, a kind of wallet-cum-music-box that’s a little too tuneful for school. (Through Feb. 3.) Saturday and Sunday at noon and 2 p.m., 52 White Street, near Church Street, TriBeCa, 212-352-3101;; $20; $15 for 2 through 17 and 65+.

‘THE LITTLE MERMAID’ (Saturday, Sunday and Thursday) This musical adaptation, from Literally Alive Children’s Theater, preserves Hans Christian Andersen’s distinctly not happily-ever-after ending, but it is far from a somber affair. With music by Mark McGee and book and lyrics by Brenda Bell, it includes rousing numbers like a rafter-rattling blues turn by the Fish Witch. Children can also help decorate the stage by taking part in a preshow art workshop. (Through Dec. 30). Workshop ($5) at 11 a.m., show at noon, the Players Theater, 115 Macdougal Street, near West Third Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 866-5170,; $25; $20 for children.

‘THE LITTLEST LIGHT ON THE CHRISTMAS TREE’ (Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday) You’d better believe that this littlest light will be made to shine in this new musical from Vital Children’s Theater. Based on the animated feature of the same title, the show features a discarded Christmas bulb and a fatherless 8-year-old named Timmy. As you might imagine, a holiday blackout is involved. (Through Jan. 6.) Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday at 1 p.m., McGinn-Cazale Theater, 2162 Broadway, at 76th Street, fourth floor, (212) 352-3101,; $18. A theater workshop is also offered after the 1 p.m. show on Saturday and Wednesday; $20 (space is limited).

‘MAX & RUBY’ (Friday through Sunday, and Wednesday and Thursday) Ruby is 7, and Max is her little brother, and though they have fur and long ears (they’re rabbits), their responses to the world aren’t much different from those of their little human counterparts. In this new musical from Theatreworks/USA, based on the television show of the same title (in turn based on the Max and Ruby book series by Rosemary Wells), the siblings want to put on a play for Grandma, and comic complications ensue. (Through Jan. 13.) Friday at 6 p.m.; Saturday at 11 a.m. and 2 and 5 p.m.; Sunday at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday at 2 p.m.; the Lucille Lortel Theater, 121 Christopher Street, West Village, (212) 279-4200; $25.

‘MOTHER GOOSE IN AN AIR-SHIP: MCLOUGHLIN BROTHERS’ 19TH-CENTURY CHILDREN’S BOOKS FROM THE LIMAN COLLECTION’ (Friday through Christmas Eve; Wednesday and Thursday) Mother Goose isn’t the only one taking off with flying colors in this exhibition at the Brooklyn Historical Society. Consisting of more than 80 books, games and advertising materials from the 1800s and beyond, the show highlights the products of the new technology that enabled McLoughlin Brothers, a Brooklyn publishing house, to issue some of the first mass-produced full-color children’s books. (Through January.) Noon to 5 p.m., 128 Pierrepont Street, at Clinton Street, Brooklyn Heights, (718) 222-4111, Free with admission: $6; $4 for 62+ and students; free for members and 12 and under

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Volume 4 in progress! Musical opens in Manhattan at The York Theater (NOVEMBER UPDATE) Give the gift of INSECTS ROCK! Special Price on all 3 AUTOGRAPHED! Thank you for being alive! About The Insects Rock! Interview with Corey Leland by Naila Francis for the March/April 2007 issue of MYSTIC POP Magazine: PLAY WITH PURPOSE: Beyond that Saturday morning cartoon vibe, you’ll find Corey Leland Children’s songwriter is actually aiming to grow more conscious and self-confident kids with his songs.

Corey Leland was standing in line at a “.99 Cent” Store one day when he noticed the tension between a mother and her 5-year old son. Intrigued, as he often is by such moments, the California-based singer-songwriter approached the woman. Corey said, “Excuse me, I’m writing songs for kids about your boy’s age,” he recalls. “What would you want kids to hear in a song? More especially, what would you want to hear so that you wouldn’t have to get upset with your child? A song that would resolve the issue in theory before it even began?”

The woman thought about it and said,” Be careful what words you use because my kid calls me stupid in public sometimes!” Corey Leland took her comments to heart and a song speaking to a mother’s very concerns was born! The song written by Corey especially for kids and their parents is called “Communication, Consideration (It’s Right To Be Polite)” was one of the 12 tracks to appear on his children’s music debut, “Corey Leland Presents The Insects Rock! Songs You Want Your Kids To Hear,” a collection of sunny pop-rock songs with a giddy 1970’s retro style and lovingly crafted positive affirmations and practical advice to help kids navigate the glorious and confounding process of growing up.

From the importance of teamwork and healthy self expression to more pragmatic considerations such as potty training and putting away one’s toys to the celebration of delights as simple as a peanut butter and jelly sandwich! Corey Leland’s music honors, with genuine sincerity, the experience of being a child. His songs, after all, are sparked by his own recollections, babysitting experiences and the real life requests of parents whose hopes, frustrations and joys he is always eager to hear and write songs about.

Corey Leland says it best. “I’m always listening to conversations that moms and dads are having,” he admits. “There’s a sense of un-fulfillment seemingly built in to the human condition, a constant "carrot and the stick" type seeking externally for the happiness that is always just beyond reach. It is my intention to teach kids to feel fulfilled and content from within, from their own being, so they’re not externally driven and always looking to other people for approval.”

With 3 volumes already out (check out Vol 3 cover above), the latest, “Making New Friends,” was released last year, and a 4th on the way, Corey Leland is aware that he’s both filling a void and bucking a trend, delivering sweetly uplifting songs that aren’t too saccharine or silly for the parents who will be playing them, or too ‘dumbed-down’ for the children who will be listening. Corey Leland never wanted it to be just for kids! He’d rather it be for all ages.

You can refer, as an example, to one song he wrote that recognizes the importance of having a symbol of security – “It’s More Than A Blanket To Me” fits the preschool market but because it’s about how everyone looks to something for comfort to get them through their day, it blows adult minds too! Corey Leland can see parents sitting there thinking about what it is that they might need to let go of. #1 kids songwriter Corey Leland is also a spiritual teacher who’s been walking his path for 18 years, has no children of his own and never intended to write children’s music.

More than 3 years ago, however, he was writing and singing adult-oriented pop with the same retro flair when he asked God to use him in a way that would most benefit the World. The prayer was answered when Director Keith Markinson found Corey Leland to write the lyrics and music for all the songs in the musical A KID'S LIFE! "A Kid’s Life” is a family musical that encourages kids to think positively and has been drawing rave reviews since it kicked off a national tour with its December debut in Southern California.

“The Insects Rock!” series flowed naturally from that experience, Leland’s cast of colorful creatures drawn deliberately from the tradition of classic 4-piece bands like The Beatles. “Sparky is more like Shaggy in ‘Scooby-Doo’ – always hungry and thinking about food. Daisy, the butterfly, she is the brain. Sunshine the ladybug is very optimistic. Harrison the cricket, he’s the philosophical mystic,” says Leland.

“We have the human urges with Sparky, and the mind and soul and deeper mystical sense with Harrison; the brain with Daisy, and then there’s the heart with Sunshine – which adds up with all the love. You put them all together and you have one integrated whole person!” People ask children’s songwriter Corey Leland why it is called “The Insects Rock!’

Here is Leland’s answer: “Adults tower over small children and small children tower over insects and to have such empowering wise messages coming from something as seemingly small, vulnerable and insignificant as a bug; I think psychologically there’s something there. If a child at age 2, 3, 4, or 5 can learn to have a respect and sensitivity toward something as small as an insect, they’re going to have a greater sense of care for dogs, cats, their brothers, sisters, classmates and of course, themselves.”

Plans are already in the works for a TV series built around the Insects as a famous pop band whose interactions with their fans help them resolve everyday problems and experience greater harmony in their lives. “I see it as being blatantly helpful and supplemental parenting, like a multi-vitamin for the psyche” says Leland of his work.

Corey Leland #1 kids songwriter sees as a cross between the Beatles and Willy Wonka, instead of candy Corey Leland makes music!

"I want to distill all my years of spiritual dedication and practice into healthful, enjoyable music that hopefully grows a more well-adjusted population."

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"I hear this song's style (Everyday I excercise) as children's educational rock--just what the market is looking for these days." Outstanding writing in this fresh, visual, action-oriented, motivational lyric. I like how it addresses kids' lifestyles (watching tv) The contrast in the musical sections keeps the momentum going to the last bar. Catchy hook and the entire lyric supports this theme. The song is beautifully written and in my opinion it's marketable in today's childrens' market. Fun, vibrant, rock melody that is memorable and makes you want to get up and dance --Mr. Clint Mcbay Director of TAXI

"LOVE THESE CD's" "I work as a nurse in an E.R. One evening a 3 year old boy, Dylan came in requiring sutures to 3 fingers. It's no easy task keeping a child calm for a 45 minute proceedure. I happened to have a copy of The Insects Rock! in my car ( I sometimes listen on my way to work-very cheerful music!) The CD played as we sutured little Dylan's fingers, he loved the songs and we talked about the different songs while the Doctor put in the stitches. Dylan loved the CD so much that I gave him my copy to take home. He was so excited about the CD I think he forgot about injury altogether!" _-- ~Christi

"If the Monkees, the Beatles and the Partridge Family had collaborated on a rock album for kids, you'd have a gem just like "The Insects Rock!." With twelve tracks packed with sweet, poppy, jangly hooks and fun topics to keep kids singing along and learning, Corey Leland has filled a real need in the world of kid's music that parents will deeply appreciate. Not only are these quality songs from start to finish but with the universally appealing retro style, adults- especially those parents who distinctly recall the hits of the 60s and 70s- can enjoy and relate as well. It's a win-win situation and it's bound to become a top seller." ~CDbaby

"Inspirational and high-spirited songs with valuable lessons!" "On a recent family ski trip we listened to the Insects Rock! volume 1 during the long car trip to the mountains. My six-year old daughter wouldn't stop asking to hear "Why would I wanna wear diapers" over and over again. But my nine year old Son was really inspired by "You're gonna do great things" in a special way. One day on the mountain he became frightened by a steep section of the ski run. Somehow he found the courage to ski it beautifully. At the bottom of the hill I asked him how he over came his fear. He replied, "I just kept singing "You're gonna do great things" over and over. He was so proud of himself! and I'm so grateful to Corey Leland for inspiring my children with such positive messages. I highly recommend all 3 volumes of the Insects Rock! They really do rock! ~Grant G

So upbeat and easy to follow - catchy wording!! My great-grandson is in the beginnings of the potty routine; he laughs and sings along. Age range is great to include his older sister, making it a family listening time. Good work Corey - your talent for writing children's songs is remarkable." - Harriett Chermak The Insects Rock!'s Friend Space The Insects Rock! has 2480 friends. ETERNAL SOURCE OF LOVE Corey Leland Archangels Light A Kid's Life! BMI Willy Wonka Pufnstuf Sir Richard Branson Paul McCartney Cmpassion Over Killing George Harrison Walt Disney View The Insects Rock!'s Friends: All | Online | New The Insects Rock!'s Friends Comments ~Abigail~ Oct 26 2007 2:48 PM We love the song "Your gonna get it". Your music is the best I've ever heard for kids and I really appreciate that your music is so fresh and new sounding. Well as always love ya! Shannon Hurley Oct 20 2007 6:26 AM Hey you!! Corey, I was just thinking about you. Hope you are well. Let's talk soon!!!!! Naomi Nektare Sep 27 2007 3:04 AM Hey there ,handsome !! It's been way too long _ I love to sport my "KIDS LIFE " t-shirt!! It's SUPER CUTE! i just listened to "Gonna Get It"! What beautiful, inspiring, spiritual, enlightening ,fun and most of all ROCKIN' music your making ! They love you and your creation - (devinely inspired that is!)I read a lot of your comments - YOU truly are doing something so good for the world -Our future generation. Love and miss you - let me know how you are .. Peace and kisses- ALL LOVE ,NAOMI Eliza Aug 15 2007 4:59 PM Thank You Corey!!!! I hope all is well in the studio! I can't wait to hear the 4th album!! Shooting stars - e. MeekaSongs Jul 11 2007 4:36 PM Willie Wonka and the favorite combo!! Shannon Hurley Jul 10 2007 7:39 PM Hi there Corey! Did I ever tell you that you are my all time favorite children's songwriter? :) xoxo Shannon BOYCE & HART Apr 30 2007 5:11 PM What fun ... absolutely awesome. Thanks for dropping by with the request; Bobby & I are happy to be your friends. Caroline Boyce,Tommy's widow Honkerwood Ranch Apr 26 2007 6:01 PM Corey Leland you are doing it! I'm still driving around with a cassette you gave many years ago? Come make some music in Honkerwood the kids will love you! Paulo Apr 16 2007 10:41 AM Loooong life to Corey Leland. You're the best! Beautiful mission, man! Wendy Apr 12 2007 1:40 PM This is the best site on Myspace, that I've seen to date..I'll tell you how good your songs are..Lol..My 9 year old was quietly watching Tv trying not to draw my attention to the fact that it was past bedtime..Lol..I came to your site..And the music started playing..All of a sudden she jumped up and rushed to the laptop..Yelling,"Hey, whats that music Mum..It's really, really great!!" Do I need to say anymore..She insisted on listening to all 3 songs before I shooed her off to bed..Awesome!Thank you very much for requesting me..Shannon will ensure I'll be back to visit..Lol..xx ~anna~ Apr 5 2007 7:35 PM This is my class Rockin' to your tunes today! Christi Mar 29 2007 8:09 PM Corey- The interview in Mystic Pop is awesome!! It not only celebrates your wonderful music, but also explores the spirituality and depth of your meaningful lyrics. One of my favorite lines from the interview is "Leland's music honors, with genuine sincerity, the experience of being a child." Your music can be savored by the child within us all. Congrats on your success! Much Peace & Love- Christi FatherhoodOnline Mar 28 2007 10:31 AM Cool product! I own a website I think you may be interested in: Might like to advertise your CDs there...lets talk about it! $$Angeline$$ Mar 25 2007 8:20 PM Hey love the music! My son thought you guys are cool, he is 10yrs old Tone Mar 23 2007 2:26 AM hi! nice music!think my niece would like this:) DANI Mar 20 2007 7:43 PM Travel BaBees Mar 7 2007 9:21 PM Thanks for the add. You guys rock! The kids are gonna absolutely love this! Dawn Feb 21 2007 1:43 PM My Kids love you guys!!! Lisa Feb 15 2007 9:51 AM Soo much fun playing music with you...I am soo lucky! DANI Dec 2 2006 7:29 PM wow this is so cute, my son will love this. thanks ZAK Oct 9 2006 4:14 PM pablotee Aug 30 2006 2:25 PM u make our world a better place ! mega karma points for u ! Harrison Reed Richards Aug 23 2006 11:32 PM I'm on Vol. 3 workin' my way back! I am DIGGING these tunes! (Yes, I just learnt' that new word today!) hehe. XO! Harrison ~anna~ Aug 22 2006 7:51 AM Hey! What is the best CD for my kindergarten class? ~Abigail~ Aug 21 2006 11:20 PM You guys rock! Why did you take the diaper song off? That was my fav. My 3 year old loved it and it got her potty trained! TYLER Aug 16 2006 11:17 AM i love them all. but the insect i collected is still my all time fave. hubby might want a copy for his students, i'll let you know. Reuben Jun 29 2006 2:36 PM You've got a nice sound there. Let me see what I can do about booking you as the Partridge's opening act... Christi Jun 22 2006 7:27 AM I just can't pick one favorite track from your new CD- its like picking just one favorite Beatles or ABBA song- there are so, so many good ones to just pick one! The songs are great! Christi Poptart Sprinkle Jun 20 2006 7:01 PM I HEART THE MR. POO-POO SONG! XX TYLER Jun 20 2006 6:22 PM i cant stop singing the insect you collected song. lol Christi Jun 16 2006 12:00 PM Corey- Volume 3 Making New Friends is awesome-thanks so much for sending it. You are so talented and your message is so positive. Now- you just need to come to Austin and share the love. Wish you much success and of course happiness as always! Christi Shannon Hurley Jun 13 2006 9:00 AM Wow!!! Corey, thanks for Vol. III. This is my favorite one so far. I listen to it every day!!! :) Hugs, Shannon Naomi Nektare Jun 8 2006 6:53 PM Miss you!! when will you potty train me?? Did u get my letter?? Miss You, NAomi TYLER Jun 2 2006 2:07 PM were u a big fan of the electric company. lol keep rockin . i love it!!!! Dolo*07 May 31 2006 8:34 PM Corey, I'm honored to have my profile pic placed so prominantly in your list! It's just good business to get in good with, ahem, teachers, especially those who have friends who are teachers, so we can ALL buy multiple copies of your music for our students! Jesus was saying how you don't even look 69 years old and how you are wearing a really rockin' ensemble. Once I get a permanet job I will make my school pay for you to play there! Faith May 28 2006 8:51 PM I've seen a Wiggles concert and I can't wait to see The Insects Rock! May 27 2006 9:00 AM Hi, THanks for the add. I will have to get this for my daughter. Dolo*07 May 25 2006 2:39 PM I would love to add rocking insects to my garden! I love your sweet sound. Baby John May 24 2006 8:46 PM Hi, I like your songs, I would like to add one of them to my profile, but I can't... Can you set up the "add a song" option in your profile? Thanks... John IV ~marcia May 23 2006 9:52 AM thanks alot for the ADD !!!!!! my 3.5 yr old loves you !! ~marcia *Cass~Slayman* May 22 2006 8:29 PM Hey! You guys are really good! My 2 year old started dancing as soon as I played your song! You're giving The Wiggles some serious competition=-) cosmic groove lizards May 21 2006 12:00 PM My daughter will love this... When she wakes up from her nap I will let her have a listen so keep rockin' for them kids D'Maria-Author/Artist May 20 2006 8:44 PM You are all so adorable! This grandma loves the music! Keep rockin for the kids! D'Maria Author/Artist Christi May 20 2006 11:58 AM I just love Corey's voice, music and vision. Not only does his music rock- but he's such a cool person! Can't wait for Volume 3. GRATEFUL GARCIA GATHERING 2008 May 19 2006 5:32 AM Grateful to be here!!! The Cereal Monsters May 16 2006 12:41 PM Awesome Music! Thanks for the Request! pablotee May 15 2006 1:47 AM brilliant! Norman Kim May 11 2006 3:22 PM Thanks for finding my music! Holy cow do I love these songs! Catchy doesn't even do it justice. Great project! Norman Fritz Carlton May 11 2006 4:51 AM as i said allready: "free all insects now!" great song! i enjoy it very much. greetings from berlin, sascha bRoNwEn <3™ May 3 2006 10:12 AM amazing music! i love 70's rocks keep going with it! and thanks for the add bronwen xx x x Corey Leland Presents, The Insects Rock!
Corey Leland Presents, The Insects Rock! Songs you want your kids to hear..."Corey Leland has filled a real need in the world of kids music that parents will deeply appreciate" "If the Beatles, Monkees and Partridge Family collaborated on a rock album for kids you'd have a gem just like The Insects Rock!" Visit or my myspace account at
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COREY LELAND: The Insects Rock! Volume 3 "Making New Friends"