Thursday, January 15, 2015

HBD, Dude!

Yesterday was, January 14, 2015, Lucas's 11th BD! In honor of such a special kid  and our dog Memphis (who has the same birthday!), below is our 14th music video and 4th-in-a-row "single-a-month" drop, courtesy of Zooglobble. "HBD, Dude!" Enjoy some beeday Cali beach sun on this wintery winter day! 


Cookie & fam

“…a very 21st century celebration…Mista Cookie Jar can't be contained to a single POV…He takes Beach Blanket Bingo-era footage, hand-animates it a bit, and throws in a nice Facebook/Instagram reference or three. Throw in some kids eating cake and surf-dancing, and you've got yourself a party.“ 


Surfaliscious-birthday-rock-’n’-rap for the inner child! Mista Cookie Jar & his bodacious LA family, the Chocolate Chips, return with HBD, Dude!, their 4th-in-a-row, “single-a-month” release and first of the new year.  Everyday this 2015, celebrate like it’s your birthday as they did in the olden-golden days, doin’ the twist in the sun, hitting the sweet waves, and — OMG! — taggin’ your friends on social media selfies. Thanks to the latest interweb technology, even in the dead of winter or in the most remote, sun-less regions of the planet, Cookie’s janglin’-one-man-band-surf tones and the Chips fun ’n’ breezy Cali vibes can warm up your BD with a touch of a screen. Also, make sure to further entertain your inner-hipster-kid visually with a matching vid on a website called the You-Tube! So put on your party hats and never take ‘em off. Make your BD an eternally H one!


Saturday, January 3, 2015

Winter Shows!

If you are in the Los Angeles or Phoenix area, we have a string of winter shows coming up. LA westsiders, we will be at Books and Cookies in Santa Monica and Cow's End near the Venice Beach Pier. Also, proud to announce, we will be rocking 2 shows at the Children's Museum of Phoenix as part of the Zooglobble Concert Series, Martin Luther King Day!

January 10: Books and Cookies - Saturday 10am - 10:40am
January 19: Children's Museum of Phoenix - Zooglobble Concert Series
                    Monday (MLK Day) 10am to 10:30 & 11am to 11:30
January 22: Cow's End - Thursday, 10:30am to 11am
February 23: Cow's End - Monday, 10:30am to 11am

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

We Got the Spirit!

Happy Holidays Chocolate Chips!
In keeping up with our "song-a-month" plan, here's our latest single, a holiday song,  "Got the Spirit." The single premiered Dec 12 on Cooper & Kid. Check out what kind things they said here.

Hope you enjoy and a MERRY MERRY!!!
Mista C.J. & fam
Back again for the 3rd "song-a-month" installment this merry month of December, Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips have thrown their Santa hats in the ring this time to join the spirit-inducing tradition of holiday music. Inspired by the soulful legends of the era, this funky family band have created a fun, 50's pop party anthem rich with jingle bells, saxophones, rhythm & blues guitar, and humorous full-of-heart lyrics. 
"This year, Santa himself has commissioned a jingly pop song to boost morale everywhere, from the workshop floor to the family minivan. Mista Cookie Jar has answered the jolly old elf's bell, delivering a multicultural 50's pop-soul sideline cheer to keep holiday spirit up well into the new year."
-Jeff Bogle of Cooper & Kid

And for old time's sake, here's our Xmas Release from a few years back, Robot for Xmas!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

"Gratitude" - New Thanksgiving Single Out Now!

Spread the love and count your blessings! It's time to usher in the Thanksgiving season with the new Chocolate Chip single, "Gratitude." Simply enough, it's a bright and sunny ode to thank-yous. The song features Mista Cookie Jar and his kid, Ava Flava, croonin' and rhymin' to a lively Motown rhythm tickled with soulful xylophone melodies and a bright tenor sax. All instruments are played by the in-house one man band, Mista Cookie Jar. Dare to NOT shake your booty with this one. Gratitude is contagious!


Also available on CD Baby and iTunes! Click HERE for Gratitude lyrics. 


Much gratitude to Zooglobble for premiering our latest single just in time for the turkiest of holidays. Also big thanks to Mr. Jeff 2000 and Kids Can Groove for Gratitude write ups and shout outs as well! On top of that, the song is on Sirius XM78 Kids Place Live! Feeling grateful!

"Love the bass line, love the saxophone, and of course a message of gratitude is always timely, regardless of season." -Zooglobble

"Who hasn't said "thank you" enough? The song makes sure you remember everyone in the queue..."
-Mr. Jeff 2000

"Naturally, Mista Cookie Jar, Miss Ava Flava and the rest of the Chocolate Chip crew bring heartfelt words with a big bang of soul. On the below track, MCJ gets brassy with the sax, adding some pizazz to the mix (this guy has endless talent!) while reminding us to “give thanks” by spreading our love everywhere because “Gratitude is contagious“! So true!"
-Kids Can Groove

Monday, October 13, 2014

Official Video #13: "Halloween Every Night"

"Halloween Every Night" is the 13th official music video by Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips.

Song by Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips
Directed by Missis & Mista Cookie Jar
Animated by Cookie
A Love Bubble Production

Purchase song on iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon, & Bandcamp.

Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

New single out today: Halloween Every Night

Peep the new track out today! Download on iTunes, Bandcamp, and CDBaby. Animated music video coming monday, October 13!!! We're in the middle of animating it as we speak =)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

"My My My" Music Video and "3's a Charm" EP Premiere!

In the dawning era of selfies, smart phones, Instagram, JPEGs, GIFs, and that urge always there to "Memorex" (I know, it's dated) all the moments of our children's lives-- simply because we can-- my family band and I have taken it upon ourselves to delve through the hard drives, mobile uploads, online albums, and even the dusty "real" ones to curate for all to see this music video, a glimpse into 13-some-odd years of our family life. It's in remembrance of the beauty a photograph could hold in a moment, the rediscovering of those moments, and the desire to reclaim it back from the impending typhoon of too much information. Mostly though, it's in celebration of the growing love in a family unit. Our family unit. The Chocolate Chips.

From our family to yours, we hope you enjoy!

With love,
Mista Cookie Jar & The Chocolate Chips


"My My My is the 11th official Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips music video and the first single off the 3-song EP, "3's a Charm." Purchase "My My My" and the rest of the EP (officially out TODAY!), "3's a Charm" here:

Multi-instrumentalist, wordsmith and audio auteur, Mista Cookie Jar, and his rebel-rocking family band, The Chocolate Chips, have created a childhood inspired, 3-song collection for families. In a dreamy blend of classical, roots music, and urban flavors unique to Mista Cookie Jar, these songs seamlessly infuse lyrical menageries of storytelling, hip hop, and folk. "My My My" starts it out in a motown-swing bang, Mista Cookie Jar's personal and nostalgic homage to his step-kids and growing up. "Be a Little Angel" is a harp-laced, 50's pop-tinged, rap-ballad celebrating in a lyrical waltz the tiny treasures found in innocence and youth. In closing is "Prairie Boy," a simple day-in-the-life tale of a boy in nature set to harmonica and Mista Cookie Jar's signature "stars & moon" resonator. In a sweep of saxophones, chimes, strings, banjos, and the rhymes & harmonies of 13 year-old Ava Flava, "3's a Charm" is a collection of meticulously crafted visions that urge the listener to give in to the imagination and stay forever young.

"3's a Charm," a 3-song EP, is the 3rd official collection of songs released by Mista Cookie Jar & The Chocolate Chips. 


released 22 July 2014

Performed by Mista Cookie Jar & The Chocolate Chips except banjo on "Prairie Boy" performed by PA Brown.
Words and music by Cesar Jason Carandang Pizarro.
Recorded and mastered by Mista Cookie Jar & Jenna Michelle.
Published by Inner Child Rock Publishing (ASCAP).
A Love Bubble Production.