Time for a stroll down memory lane (well, for me anyway). Remember Psalty the singing songbook from the 80s? He was the big blue book/person who starred in a series of Christian Kids’ Praise! albums. I had every Kids’ Praise! record (as in the vinyl kind) and had every line and song memorized. I thought Psalty’s kids (Harmony, Melody, and Rhythm) were so cool. The cast of characters also included Blooper the dog, Charity Churchmouse, Farley McFirefly, and the evil Risky Rat.
Kids’ Praise! clearly was the start of my sophisticated taste in music with songs like, “Arky Arky,” “Sandyland,” “Ha La La La,” and “Jesus Put the Song in My Heart.” If I could somehow post an old VHS tape here, I could even showcase a few of our blog readers singing in a live Kids’ Praise! show when we were 8 or 9.
If you who have no idea what I’m talking about, here’s a more recent video to prove I’m not making this up (and if you're a fellow Psalty fan, you'll especially enjoy this):
Yup, good 'ole washed up Psalty. I have no idea why I was thinking about this today, but I guess I just wanted to enjoy a look back to a simpler, cheesier time. Wasn’t that fun?