August 22, 2003

Feel The Burns

A new album came out last week, and I like it a lot. It's called Songs For Dustmites by Steve Burns.

Steve Burns was "Steve" on Blue's Clues. Unfortunately, I think that fact may have a lot of people wanting to not like this album before they even hear it (which, of course, is weak sauce). I happen to be on the other end of the spectrum. While I was working at Nickelodeon in New York, I met Steve a few times and he was always a very good guy.

In fact, the first time I ever met him was Halloween 1998 when my boss and I came to work dressed as Steve and Blue. It's a little awkward meeting someone for the first time when you are dressed like them for Halloween, but he was cool about it. Steve thought it was funny and told me I looked great. He then said he was going to sue me. (He was kidding.)

That was a great day. I was even able to borrow his actual shirt from the show for my costume. I looked enough like the real Steve that day that a few people in the building actually thought I was him.

But back to Steve's new album: I'm not going to waste your time with a pointless music review. I can't tell you how many times I've been suckered in by an in depth review that convinced me I was going to want to mate with an album and make CD babies, only to end up blowing my money on 12 tracks of crap. I will simply tell you that I think it's awesome.

Steve Burns pranced around like a goof in a green shirt for 6 years just to make the children of this great nation happy. The least you can do is give his album a listen with an open ear. I think there is an excellent chance you are going to be very pleasantly surprised.

You can hear the entire album at www.steveswebpage.com.



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