My dear friend Tommy Dunbar and I collaborated on this theme song for Spontaneous Smiley. We have been friends since growing up together in Berkeley. Tommy was (and still is) in a band called the Rubinoos.
The Rubinoos were a big part of my life as a young adult–I even got to join them for a week when they were on tour opening for Elvis Costello’s Armed Forces Tour in 1979.
So when it came time to think about a song for Spontaneous Smiley, Tommy was my first call. I was so thrilled when he said, “Yes.” Big thanks to the whole band. You guys are all good friends. AND good sports! My goofy little kids’ song is hardly rock and roll, so thanks for indulging an old friend! I can’t express how happy it makes me to hear Jon and Susies’ voices singing the Spontaneous Smiley song.