All Molly Songs LIVE on iTunes
October 1, 2011
All four Molly songs are now available on iTunes! We would like to once again thank Barbara Allen for all the fun she has shared with everyone who watched. It’s hard to imagine Molly and the family without the songs that so flawlessly capture the mood, excitement and overall experiences the owl box had to offer. You can now keep the great memories fresh by having your very own Molly Songs available to play anytime you like!
The Molly Song – Molly was a Common Barn Owl, as common as she could be (it’s true). Nevertheless, through the miracle of technology and the Internet “Molly” and her mate “McGee” inspired a worldwide sensation unlike any other in its time. Broadcast via webcam on UStream.tv, people were able to witness wild owls raising multiple clutches of highly amusing owlets over the course of many months. The natural adventures of the two barn owls captured the attention of millions, including children in classrooms across the United States. One of the owlets – Pattison – was named after the first school to participate in a Skyped information session with the gracious broadcast host, Carlos Royal of San Marcos, California.
Creatures rearing young in the wild is not new, nor is it unexpected. However, an opportunity to witness events of nature in partnership with millions of other people IS new. This is why a little owl named Molly became so important; just by being her natural self, she inspired people to care about the world around.
Molly Was Her Name – This is a song about a real-life, wild barn owl that had no idea she was important to so many. As she raised her second clutch of owlets, the world eagerly watched via webcam while awaiting their first flights and subsequent move into the world beyond.
Wesley’s Lesson – A beloved San Marcos, California barn owl named Wesley was the inspiration for this third song in a series. It is a musical tribute to the classic struggle of “getting off your duff” and making headway in the world. Encouragement helps, but sometimes you just need guts!
I’m Comin’ Around – This fourth song about the barn owls Molly and McGee is written from Molly’s perspective, reminding all that there is never an end to the cycle of life. Even when an owlet successfully fledges, it may just come around again.
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