Something Like #9: Smooth Baby FM
Hello babies, little kids, big kids, and very big kids, this is the long-awaited “Smooth Baby FM” episode! May 2020



Hello babies, little kids, big kids, and very big kids, this is the long-awaited “Smooth Baby FM” episode!

I have a lot of people to thank for their input into the choices for this episode: Rebecca Brewer, Chlose Mckintosh Murray, Elizabeth McIntosh and Stephen Murray, Emma LaMorte and Ben Marvin, Kate Brown, Nicole Ondre and Kalin Harvey, Lodovico Corsini, Eléonore Jacquard, Michele di Menna, Martin Meert, Sophie Fürse, and Joseph Shabason, to name a few. Not all of your suggestions made it in here but thank you so much for widening my eyes to the surprising sonic world of the smalls!

Cover image comes to us via Tarō Gomi
Music under my voice is thanks to Steve Roach’s “Quiet Friend”

Vibe breakdown:

00:00:00 – 00:40:00 = curious and busy minds (for staring at walls, colouring?)
00:40:00 – 01:02:00 = dance party!
01:09:00 – 01:30:00 = cool down and chill out (with made-up languages and mouth bows)
1:30:00 – 2:00:00 = nap time



1) Torero Piece, Beth Anderson
2) Breastfeeding Dakota on Sesame Street, Buffy Sainte-Marie
3) Baby Daughter, Jeff Majors
4) Mr. Dressup intro & Finnegan learning to use the phone, Donald Himes & Judith Lawrence
5) For Papa, Michael Vincent Waller
6) Saturday Morning Doze, Earnest Hood
7) Mount Nod, February Montaine
8) Reading Rainbow theme song, Steve Horelick & Tina Fabrique
9) Itsy Bitsy Spider, Carly Simon
10) Astro Boy (Are You Ready?), Chlose McIntosh-Murray
11) Me & Julio, Paul Simon & Special Guest
12) Magic Dance, David Bowie
13) We Are Family, Sister Sledge
14) After School, Earnest Hood
15) Jesus Children of America, Stevie Wonder
16) Singing lessons on Sesame Street, Stevie Wonder & Grover
17) Lost Mi Love, Yellowman
18) The Alphabet Song, Patti Labelle
19) Tingle Apho Playing the Musical Bow, Music of the Hamar
20) Cripple Creek, Buffy Sainte-Marie
21) All the Tired Horses, Missouri Salutes Bob Dylan
22) Close My Eyes, Arthur Russell
23) Lullaby – Lahel, Ursula K. Le Guin & Todd Barton
24) The Shepard with the Flute, Girma Yifrashewa
25) Milky Way, Weather Report
26) Lowland, Shabason/Gunning
27) Lament, Nature Lovers
28) Music to Help You Sleep, Pandit Raghunath Seth