I still remember the song – “My name is Zoom and I live on the Moon! I came down to Earth just to sing you this tune! Hey Karen – it’s your birthday – today!!!”
Every year, my dad played my Captain Zoom record on my birthday. I remember coming out of my room on my birthday morning, walking into the kitchen, and my dad turning on the record player and hearing Captain Zoom as he blasted his special birthday song just for me! Of course back then when I was a kid, I thought that the song was really just for me, not some commercially produced product, lol.
Anyway, I’ve always had great memories of Captain Zoom and long before I had a baby or even thought about getting pregnant, I knew I would be buying a Captain Zoom song for my future child. Of course, times have changed, and now instead of a record, the birthday song comes as an MP3 which is emailed to you upon purchase. They also now offer songs for pretty much every milestone in your life – anniversary, wedding, and even Christmas. It’s a little crazy. I think I’ll just stick with the birthday favorite.
Zachary’s first birthday is eight months away, so I still have some time, but I’ll be picking up that MP3 soon to add to his collection.
4 thoughts on “Captain Zoom”
I so remember this – who knows what ever happened to that thing.
Ahhh!! I had this as a cassette!! I wanted to get it for Pete’s nephew but couldn’t remember what it was called. Yay 🙂
Thanks for the idea. They even have Jude on their list of names. Poor me, I never had a birthday song. I remember I couldn’t even find one of those bike license plates that spelled my name correctly. I didn’t think Christy with a “y” is all that uncommon. Oh well, it seems I have a comment for all your posts today : )
My name is Stewart Sloke and I’m the co-creator along with Donn Marier, and original voice of Captain Zoom. I’ve had a very successful career in advertising but creating that song was one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done. To have people tell me that listening to their Zoom song brings back wonderful memories does my heart well. I wish it was a bit easier to bring joy into people’s lives. I’m still tryin’ every day.