Beatle Bob Thinks Kids Will Listen to Him

St. Louis’ Beatle Bob, the uber fan of all shows (and fan of this very site) who has been to a show every night since Jesus was like 26 or something has a new project that doesn’t involve kicking people in the shins with his flailing dance moves.

Bob is included on a children’s album about eating healthy. “Healthy Food for Thought: Good Enough to Eat,” which is apparently not at all a joke, is a double-CD with songs about nutrition and exercise.

“It’s great to be a part of it, and it has some of my favorite recording artists,” said Beatle Bob, 57, who lives in Overland and is known to family as Bob Matonis.

We’ve talked with Beatle Bob and though he’s a nice guy, we are a little stumped about what he could be contributing to the project. Hair, clothes and Michael J Fox-style dance moves generally don’t translate well over an audio recording.

He can’t sing, but he’s listened to enough music lyrics that coming up with a rhyme came easy, said Beatle Bob, who has been a vegetarian for 28 years. He wrote and recorded “Down at Big Greens,” about a vegan eatery, where eating healthy is not only delicious, it’s hip.

“I was maybe remembering my teen-age days and having to hang out at hamburger places,” he said. “I thought, ‘Let’s think of a place that’s a cool hang-out for kids that’s healthier.’”

Wow. This is not going to work at all. Also worth pointing out is that “Down at Big Green’s” is the name of the porno version of Marvel’s Hulk movie franchise.

Good luck with the new project Bob! It’s sure to be a big hit…oh wait, it came out in August. So, there’s that.

via STLToday and see the RFT’s story where you can listen to the actual spoken word track!