Thursday, January 28, 2016

Jimbo the musical clown at Children's Fairyland

March 5th & 6th 1:30 & 2:30 each day

Since 1950, Children's Fairyland has delighted children and their parents with whimsical storybook sets, gentle rides, friendly animals, and inspired live entertainment.

Come join the fun!
http://fairyland.org

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

A Day In The Loire Valley

*  The Dry Creek Vineyard French Street Faire 
Saturday May 14th, 2016 


 I'll be playing French & European accordion music, strolling, juggling and pantomiming from 1-4 pm . . .
  "Revel in the sights, sounds, food and joie de vivre of a day in the Loire Valley. Sample our Loire-inspired wines while you relax and enjoy family and friends in the comfort of our gardens. Music, food pairings, artists, vendors, pétanque, and caricatures – a ‘French Street Faire’ in the Dry Creek Valley!  This is a Dry Creek Wine Club event for members.  For more information, please contact Salina Littleton at vsc@drycreekvineyard.com or call her at 800-864-9463 x123. "
http://www.drycreekvineyard.com/news-events/events/

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Jimbo the musical clown at Children's Fairyland

October 10th & 11th 1:30 & 2:30 each day

Since 1950, Children's Fairyland has delighted children and their parents with whimsical storybook sets, gentle rides, friendly animals, and inspired live entertainment.

Come join the fun!
http://fairyland.org

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Mon Petit Chat Noir ~ My Little Black Cat

Here's my first song in French inspired by this little cloth cat pin given to me by a San Francisco librarian . . .


           Mon Petit Chat Noir                            ©jimmurdoch 2014
Petit chat noir marchant dans la rue 
Tu cherches un oiseau dodu

Une souris juteuse, quelque chose a manger 
Un grand thon nageant dans tes rêves

Chœur ~

Petit chat noir, Beau petit chat noir
Petites pattes trottant (en) bas de la route 

Petit chat noir, Beau petit chat noir
Une delice pour un petit chat noir


Petit chat noir cache dans l’herbe 
Attendant un en-cas qui passe

S'accroupir en bas, très toujours 
Tu auras bientôt un bon plaisir

Chœur ~

Petit chat noir, Beau petit chat noir
Petites pattes trottant (en) bas de la route 

Petit chat noir, Beau petit chat noir
Une delice pour un petit chat noir


Petit chat noir frotte contre moi 
Et demande vous me caressera ?"

Petit chat noir avec des yeux sombres
Et demande, "puis-je sauter sur tes genoux ?"


Chœur ~ bis 

My Little Black Cat       ©jim murdoch 2014

Little  black  cat  walking  down  the  street
Looking  for  a  plump  bird  to  eat

A  juicy  mouse,  something  in  between
A  big  tuna  swimming  in  your  dreams

Little  black  cat,  Pretty  black  cat
little  paws  trotting  down  the  street
Little  black  cat,  Pretty  black  cat
A  delicious  treat  for  the  little  black  cat 

Little  black  cat  hiding  in  the  grass
waiting  for  a  snack  to  pass

Crouch  down  low,  very  still  
soon  a  good  treat,  have   you  will 

Little  black  cat,  Pretty  black  cat
little  paws  trotting  down  the  street
Little  black  cat,  Pretty  black  cat
A  delicious  treat  for  the  little  black  cat 

Little  black  cat  brushes up  to  me
And  asks,  'please  will  you  caress  me?'

Little  black  cat  with  somber  eyes
says,  'can  I  jump  up  on  your  thighs (lap/knees)?'

      Little  black  cat,  Pretty  black  cat
little  paws  trotting  down  the  street
Little  black  cat,  Pretty  black  cat

A  delicious  treat  for  the  little  black  cat 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

'La Reine De La Salle'


          La Reine De La Salle ~ The Queen of the Dance Hall
                               Here's my arrangement of a traditional French tune for accordion
                                         

Friday, March 7, 2014

Upcoming Events

Jim delights audiences of all ages with his unique blend 
of traditional accordion music from around the world, circus clowning, 
dance, pantomime, juggling, hat tricks and skits with audience participation.  
Hope to see you at a show soon!  For more information email or call 415-752-8048
  
The beachcomber's shack 

Jimbo the Clown

* Aldersly Tivoli Festival
Sunday September 20, 2015 
10:30 am ~ 1:00 pm

Come join the fun at Aldersly!  
I'll be playing accordion music from around the world in the Flagpole Courtyard.
Dine on Danish specialty foods, Smørrøbrød (Open FaceSandwiches), Aebleskiver (Danish pancakes), Kringler (the original Danish pastry).  Sample cakes, cookies and breads at the Danish Bakery and Café.  Enjoy everyone’s fun foods;  hot dogs, hamburgers, ice cream, wine, beer and soft drinks. Nordic House will be selling traditional Scandinavian candies, supplies and gifts.  Arts & Crafts, Face painting, storytelling and lots of entertainment;                                  Mads Toling & Band, The NGL&S Dancers and The Vikings of Bjornstad.

                                     *  Napa Oktoberfest 
                                        Downtown Napa Saturday September 19, 2015 
         I'll be strolling and playing German Oktoberfest accordion music from noon to 4 pm



*  Mardi Gras Celebration
   Notre Dame des Victoires
Tuesday February 17th, 2015  5:30 - 7:00 pm 
 566 Bush Street San Francisco


*  The Dry Creek Vineyard French Street Faire 
Saturday May 6th, 2015 


 I'll be playing French & European accordion music, strolling, juggling and pantomiming. . .
  "Revel in the sights, sounds, food and joie de vivre of a day in the Loire Valley. Sample our Loire-inspired wines while you relax and enjoy family and friends in the comfort of our gardens. Music, food pairings, artists, vendors, pétanque, and caricatures – a ‘French Street Faire’ in the Dry Creek Valley!  This is a Dry Creek Wine Club event for members.  For more information, please contact Salina Littleton at vsc@drycreekvineyard.com or call her at 800-864-9463 x123. "
http://www.drycreekvineyard.com/news-events/events/

Morgan Hill Mushroom Mardi Gras
Saturday & Sunday May 24 & 25, 2015 
     10am to 4pm
    Downtown Morgan Hill
Clown Hijinks, Juggling, Strolling & lots of accordion music!
~ Recently . . . 
* 25th Annual Taste of Morgan Hill 
Saturday & Sunday, September 27-28, 2014
                                                       Downtown Morgan Hill
                                                      Jimbo the Clown
                                          2 pm  Saturday & 1 pm  Sunday 

* The South Valley KidFest 
                                             Sunday, October 5, 2014
                                                  more info coming
                                                        *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *   *
                                            Children's Summer Fun Fest 
              Saturday August 16th, 2014 
                                            San Jose Flea Market Berryessa Road San Jose
                             Jimbo the Clown 1:35 & 4:25 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BThHstJYwOM
www.sjfm.com

Los Altos Art & Wine Festival
Saturday & Sunday July 12 & 13, 2014
Family Stage
Saturday 12 noon & 3 pm
Sunday 12:45 pm & 3:30 pm
http://www.downtownlosaltos.org/events/aw_main.html

Gilroy Garlic Festival 
Friday  July 25th 1 & 4 pm
 Saturday July 26th 11:45 am & 3:30 pm
Sunday July 27th 12:45 & 4:15 pm
as Jimbo the Clown
http://gilroygarlicfestival.com




Thursday, November 21, 2013

Vacances, Let's Go on vacation!

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Our summer trip to France & Germany accompanied with my arrangement of 2 traditional Acadian Cajun tunes, "Mon Nouveau Beau" and "La Reine De La Salle"

Mon Nouveau Beau

Je me fais un nouveau beau, maman, ha ha 
I made a new boyfriend, Mama, ha ha
Je me fais un nouveau beau, maman, ha ha
Je me fais un nouveau beau,
I made a new boyfriend,
Mais dis pas a Pop 
But do not tell Pop
Parce que je le veux
Because I want him and
Je ne pourrais plus lui parler
I could not speak to him anymore

Il a les yeux bleus, maman, ha ha
He has blue eyes, Mama, ha ha
Il a les yeux bleus, maman, ha ha
Il a les yeux bleus,
Mais dis pas a Pop
But do not tell Pop
Parce que je le veux
Because I want him and
Je ne pourrais plus lui parler
I could not speak to him anymore

On a ete-z-au bal, maman, ha ha
We went to the ball, Mama, haha
On a ete-z-au bal, maman, ha ha
On a ete-z-au bal,
Mais dis pas a Pop
Parce que je le veux
Je ne pourrais plus lui parler

Il m'a donne un bague, maman, ha ha
He gave me a ring, Mama, ha ha
Il m'a donne un bague, maman, ha ha
Il m'a donne un bague,
Mais dis pas a Pop
Parce que je le veux
Je ne pourrais plus lui parler

Il m'avai plus, maman, ha ha
It pleased me, Mama, ha ha
Il m'avai plus, maman, ha ha
Il m'avai plus,
Mais dis pas a Pop
Parce que je le veux
Je ne pourrais plus lui parler

On va se marier, maman, ha ha
We are going to marry, Mama, ha ha
On va se marier, maman, ha ha
On va se marier,
Mais dis pas a Pop
Parce que je le veux
Je ne pourrais plus lui parler

Je me fais un nouveau beau, maman, ha ha
I made a new boyfriend, Mama, ha ha
Je me fais un nouveau beau, maman, ha ha
Je me fais un nouveau beau,
I made a new boyfriend,
Mais dis a Pop
But do tell Pop
Il m'avai plus, y on va se marier
It pleased me and we are going to marry!