Caspar Babypants isn’t your father’s kid music. Unless your father is really cool, then I suppose it could be. I haven’t actually met your father.
However, I did have the opportunity to speak with Caspar Babypants, and your dad should really expand his horizons. Caspar Babypants’ music is fun, catchy and revels in an affectionate and understanding simplicity. Dads like that stuff.
Caspar Babypants is also a regular guy named Chris Ballew, and by regular I mean he was/is in the popular band The Presidents of the United States of America. You know, regular like a rock star.
Also, regular like a normal person, which is something I appreciate in my rock stars. The guy gets it.
I asked Chris, who is a father of two, how he went from the Seattle grunge scene to the kid music scene.
“It found me,” he answered without skipping a beat.
Turns out that his early days in The Presidents were awesome, but they were not his final answer. Even then he knew that he was still searching for his musical Zen. While loud and exciting The Presidents weren’t “sustainable.” The band was an explosion, full of intensity, volume and the required sexual innuendo that is rock and roll, but Ballew knew he was living in the now and yearned for something more accessible and timeless. He wanted balance.