Friday, May 8, 2015

"Mama": May single drop and world premiere on Kids Can Groove!

Dedicated to Mamas the world around and to my own Mama, here is the world premiere of the May Mista Cookie Jar & The Chocolate Chips 8th-in-a-row-single-a-month release, "Mama," courtesy of Kids Can Groove.

" Appropriately titled, "Mama," this is his most personal track (#8) in his song-a-month series so far. An homage to his mother and his Filipino heritage, MCJ opens up about his parents’ journey to the states and where he grew up. A sentimental song with a ton of heart. Now go give your mama a call!"

-Kids Can Groove

To read the full article click here.
To purchase on iTunes click here.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

"Hold On to Your Dreams" - World Premiere on Zooglobble

World-premiere time! Thanks to Zooglobble, I'm happy and excited to share with y'all the new Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips single for April, "Hold On to Your Dreams." (Happy Tax Day!) Check out the song and the story behind it here:
"The song is a hoedown duet with Miss Tembra Campbell that [Mista Cookie Jar's] been working on for years at backyard bonfires and late night jam sessions, so unsurprisingly its message of hard work and dedication feels lived-in, earning the use of the pots, pans, and pickle jars as accompaniment.”

Circle 'round the campfire and bring on the instruments -- it's time for a good ol' fashioned, family hoedown! Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips have created a boisterous new jam with wisdom for the whole fam -- a simple slogan: "Hold On to Your Dreams." Because any great dream starts with a team, the Chocolate Chip crew have enlisted once again, the original Chocolate Chip, fam-bam crooner and resident harmonizer, Miss Tembra Campbell (previously featured on the Ultramagnetic Universal Love Revolution [LP] track, "Shaggy Bee"). Co-written and evolved throughout the years over backyard bonfires and late night jam sessions up and down the California coast, the song has become the Chips’s anthem for hard work and dedication. 

"Hold on to Your Dreams" is the 7th in a row single-a-month release in anticipation for Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips 3rd album (date yet to be determined).


Now everybody circle round.
Sing loud. Clap along. 
Whateva’ way u gets down.
It's tha fam bam. 
Family. The dream crew.
Our chemistry gets us 
brewing up a dream stew. 
Dream incubatin' 
takes a little patience. 
A whole lotta love 
and a big imagination.
When you  
catch a star.
Make a wish. 
Go strong. 
Dream big. 
Let it fly.
And hold on. 

You got to hold on to your dreams.
It’s not as hard as it may seem.
It’s up to you. You got the power.
Life will open like a flower.
Gotta hold on to your dreams.

You got to hold on to your dreams.
It’s not as hard as it may seem.
It’s up to you. You got the power.
Life will open like a flower.
Gotta hold on to your dreams.

In life the bountiful things and the houses with swings,
they don’t land in the laps of the smartest.
The bright shiny jewels and the big swimming pools
are rewarded to those who work hardest.
Find the magic in life. Don’t give into the strife.
And remember to follow your dreams.
‘Cuz the one’s that come true
take hard work through and through
and some sweat, if you know what I mean.

You got to hold on to your dreams.
It’s not as hard as it may seem.
It’s up to you. You got the power.
Life will open like a flower.
Gotta hold on to your dreams.

You got to hold on baby.
Gotta hold on baby.
Gotta hold on baby.
Gotta hold on baby.
Gotta hold on baby.
Gotta hold on baby.
Gotta hold on baby.
Gotta hold on baby.
Gotta hold on to your dreams!

creditsReleased 15 April 2015 

Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Harmonica, Pots, Pans, Pickle Jars, Tambourine, and the Stars & Moon Resolian
Vocals: Miss Tembra Campbell & Mista Cookie Jar
Back Up Vocals & Claps: C-Bomb, Peachy Keen, & the Chocolate Chips
Writers: Mista Cookie Jar & Tembra Campbell
Producer: Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

"Kidz Rock" Twinkle Time Music Video!!

So happy to share this brand-spanking new music video by LA kid-pop sensation, Twinkle Time....featuring myself, Mista Cookie Jar!  A collaboration we've kept under wraps for a minute now and its finally time to DROP IT. A lot of hard work put into this sucker! Proud to reveal it and honored to be part of the team. Enjoy =)
"Cookie and Twinkle, like cookies and sprinkles."
LA-based bilingual-pop-artists & kid rock sensations, Twinkle Time and Mista Cookie Jar, unite with "Kidz Rock" -- a kid anthem for April, the month of Dia Del NiƱo (April 30). Set to a colorful blend of EDM, hip hop and pop, Twinkle Time, your superstar hostess, brings it with her sparkly swag and arena-sized heart, creating an anthem for kids to dream big and go for it! Rhyming, crooning, hyping it up alongside her, with his erudite witticism and spitfire wordplay, the wild and wonderful, Mista Cookie Jar. Twinkle and Cookie co-wrote the track with producers, Matthew Gerrard, Peter Amato & James Dallas. Matthew Gerrard is one of the most in-demand, pop-writer/producers for the past decade including hits "Breakaway" Kelly Clarkson, Big Time Rush, High School Musical and Hannah Montana to name a few. Peter Amato has written/arranged music for Miley Cyrus, LeAnn Rimes, Ricky Matin, and more and is the current music programmer for NBC's The Voice. James Dallas, married to Alitzah Twinkle, has had had his songs placed on the George Lopez Show, Bring it On, The Bratz, and co-writes/produces with Twinkle the “Bilingual Pop Music Show for KiDS, Twinkle Time!” With rockstar performances, superhero personality, and top-of-the-charts production, "Kidz Rock" exemplifies the finest of pop entertainment while placing the inner-kid in the limelight.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Lollapalooza 2015 - CHICAGO! - July 31 & August 1

Incredible news, Chocolate Chips. We will be performing at Lollapalooza 2015 Chicago Kidzapalooza stage alongside our friends, the Pop Ups, the Jimmies, Danny Weinkauf, and the Q Brothers. We are stoked and honored to say the least. I guess you could say we're opening for Paul McCartney and Metallica. WHaauuuT?! Peep the poster...look who's at the bottom row:

We've been getting some pretty cool props by folks since the news dropped. A lot of peeps are hollering at as on Twitter and FB. Our video Happy Place which was featured on their website got 600 plus views the day the news dropped last week! Pretty pretty good! Also, we got a funny little shout of from Dave and Darren, a morning radio show in DeWitt, Iowa.

Wanna buy tickets?

We will be performing July 31 and August 1. Times yet to be determined. 3 day and 1 day passes are sold out on the Lollapalooza website but you can purchase tickets at Ticket City, here. And if you wanna go ALL out, you can get VIP Platinum passes still on the Lolla website, here.

Got children? According to the Lolla website, "Children 10 years-old and younger will be admitted free of charge with a pass-holding adult." Score!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

“Jelly Beans!” - World Premiere on Kids Can Groove

***Update 4-4-2015*** Thanks to Cool Mom Tech for making Jelly Beans! their Download of the Week for Easter! We will be giving the track away for free until Easter Sunday!!


Courtesy of Kids Can Groove, the world premiere of the latest Mista Cookie Jar & The Chocolate Chips single: Jelly Beans! Click here to read the post!

"Mista Cookie Jar and his sensational sidekick, Miss Ava Flava save you a trip to the candy store with this delicious, sugar-coated jive for your eardrums. The Easter Bunny's gonna get some extra mojo in his basket this year!"
-Kids Can Groove

Also big shoutout to Zooglobble for featuring our track on their March Radio Playlist (first slot!) and the sweet write-up here.

With the taste of spring in the air and the Easter Bunny just around the corner, bring the whole fam and celebrate with everyone’s favorite, sugartastic delight—JELLY BEANS! Taking hyper to a whole new, “kawaii” level, Mista Cookie Jar & Ava Flava bring on truckloads of flavor with their candy-bluesy-’lectro-pop ’n’ rock anthem of fun. Fresh out the Cookie Jar, the Chocolate Chips concoct their signature blend—a fast tempo touch of 50’s rock ’n’ roll, blues, synths, and hip hop — all pulsing with the adrenalized (but cute) spirit of Jelly Beans! The star of the song, the one and only Ava Flava, who at 14, lays it down with her spit-fire delivery, pushing the palettes of taste to its awesomeness limit. 

“Jelly Beans!” is the 6th in a row "single-a-month" release for March 2015 in anticipation of the third Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips album drop (date yet to be determined).

Performed by Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips.
Words and Music by Cesar Jason Carandang Pizarro.
Vocals by Ava Flava & Mista Cookie Jar
Electric guitar, piano, drums, bass, & synthesizer by Mista Cookie Jar.
Published by Inner Child Rock Publishing (ASCAP).
Love Bubble Records

© 2015 Cesar Jason Carandang Pizarro

For lyrics go here

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

"The Way We Gets Down" on Zooglobble, Kids Place Live, Spare the Rock Spoil the Child, & Mr Jeff 2000! Thanks for the love!


Also, had a fun interview with the great Paul Butler and kid-co-host, Frank on Kid's Crossroads yesterday. So much fun! We talked about our song-a-month thang, collaborations, and watching our kids growing up before our very eyes. Lovely chat!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

February's Single: The Way We Gets Down

Hey Chocolate Chip fans! If it's been a minute since you've followed us, here's the dilly. Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips have been releasing a single a month since October. We are up to our 5th single for February, "The Way We Gets Down." It’s in the celebratory spirit of Mardi Gras with an old-timey jazz/new-timey pop/hip hop vibe — just in time for Fat Tuesday. Check it:


"We crank up the volume every time it comes on KPL. Cuz that's the way WE gets down."

             -Debbie, Mother and Kids Place Live listner

In the spirit of February's pioneering Aquarians and the cultural hodgepodge that is Mardi Gras, Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips bring you "The Way We Gets Down," an anthem for the funky weasels, the cool cats, and the badd, baby beagles of planet Earth. Cookie's one-man-band of horns, whistles, kazoos, & more bring a hybrid of old-timey jazz & new-timey pop & hip-hop. In a melting of melting pots, the Chocolate Chips have reinvented themselves yet again in celebration of the universality of being unique. So join the family and follow Mista Cookie Jar's big band parade from the outskirts of outer space all the way back home.

"The Way We Gets Down" is the 5th in a row "single-a-month" release in anticipation of the third Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips album release (date yet to be determined).

And here's 5 once-a-month singles so far plus our EP, "3's a Charm."