I just wanted to mention a brand new album by someone that I think is a very special talent indeed. Well, I have to. He’s my son!
Yes. Darling Oscar, 10 years old, has made his first album. He did so with the help of my good friend Sam. Best Man at our wedding, one of my oldest pals, principal songwriter and lead singer for the band I’m in, Dirty Spoons. And now also one of Oscar’s besties.
As Katy puts it, “you two have a shared best friend, it’s sweet!”
Oscar and Sam are the duo, Shopping Karts. And they have made their comedy rap/rock album, ‘Til The Wheels Fall Off and ‘released’ it on YouTube.
Oscar’s songs feature him singing and rapping. He also recites some of the lyrics Sam wrote. They collaborated on a few ideas, but for the most part Oscar has created his songs. And Sam has created a few that slot in there as supporting pillars.
We are proud as punch of Oscar. Following his passion. Working things out for himself – he wrote, recorded, and arranged his tracks from home, on an iPad, he cut it all together and uploaded to YouTube. That world is at the fingertips of a ten-year-old in a way it never could have been before.
When I was ten, I was thrilled to go to a movie without my parents. That felt like the boat had been pushed all the way out!
So please enjoy Shopping Karts. Like and subscribe. As the kids say today.
They are already hard at work on their next album. And Oscar has made a video for the first single. It features – and is about – another star in our little world, Bowie The Dog.