creative matters

miscellaneous writing

music lyrics

The Ballad of Klondike and Snow

The Ballad of Klondike and Snow

Client: Busch Entertainment Corporation

Written for: Music Video

Aired on: Discovery Channel & Animal Planet

Audience: Children and Adults

Description: Seen by audiences worldwide on an episode of Shamu TV, an Emmy-winning children’s television series. Upbeat folk song tells the story of the famous polar bear cubs, Klondike and Snow, born at the Denver Zoo but abandoned by their mother. They were raised by human handlers then sent to live at the new polar bear habitat at SeaWorld Orlando.

Biome!

Client: Busch Entertainment Corporation

Written for: Music Video

Aired on: Discovery Channel & Animal Planet

Audience: Children and Adults

Description: Seen by audiences worldwide on the Emmy-winning Shamu TV episode, Habitat Is Home. With the same melody and rhythm as Day-O!, Harry Belafonte’s folk song hit from the 1950s, an a cappella group sings “Biii-ome ... Bi-i-i-ome ... It’s a type of habitat and habitat is home.”

On the Grasslands

Client: Busch Entertainment Corporation

Written for: Music Video

Aired on: Discovery Channel & Animal Planet

Audience: Children and Adults

Description: Seen by audiences worldwide on the Edge of Africa episode of the Emmy-winning children’s television series Shamu TV. Melody and rhythm the same as The Lion Sleeps Tonight, the African folk song hit from 1961.

Reptiles Everywhere

Client: Busch Entertainment Corporation

Written for: Music Video

Aired on: Discovery Channel & Animal Planet

Audience: Children and Adults

Description: Seen by audiences worldwide on the Reptiles! episode of the Emmy-winning children’s television series Shamu TV. Melody and rhythm the same as the Figaro aria from the opera The Barber of Seville.

My First Pet

Client: Busch Entertainment Corporation

Written for: Music Video

Aired on: Discovery Channel & Animal Planet

Audience: Children and Adults

Description: Seen by audiences worldwide on the Awesome Animal Companions episode of the Emmy-winning children’s television series Shamu TV. Melody and rhythm the same as Dance Of The Hours from Amilcare Ponchielli’s opera La Gioconda, better known as the dance of the hippos, elephants, and alligators from Fantasia, and the song Camp Granada by Alan Sherman.

Baby Animal Song

Client: Busch Entertainment Corporation

Written for: Music Video

Aired on: Discovery Channel & Animal Planet

Audience: Children and Adults

Description: Seen by audiences worldwide on the Small Wonders episode of the Emmy–winning children’s television series Shamu TV.

Snow Surfin’

Client: Busch Entertainment Corporation

Written for: Music Video

Aired on: Discovery Channel & Animal Planet

Audience: Children and Adults

Description: Seen by audiences worldwide on the Arctic Adventures episode of the Emmy-winning children’s television series Shamu TV.

Coral Community

Client: Busch Entertainment Corporation

Written for: Music Video

Aired on: Discovery Channel & Animal Planet

Audience: Children and Adults

Description: Seen by audiences worldwide on The Living Reef episode of the Emmy-winning children’s television series Shamu TV.

Dinner Time at the Zoo

Client: Busch Entertainment Corporation

Written for: Music Video

Aired on: Discovery Channel & Animal Planet

Audience: Children and Adults

Description: Seen by audiences worldwide on the So You Want To Work With Animals episode of the Emmy-winning children’s television series Shamu TV.