Double Dutch at the Bank

Just got word that Double Dutch is again being featured at the Phillies Game on the board during the Septa bus race. (Thanks for the tip, JRS.)

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Dad and Raven

Not sure of the story yet… just know that Dad finally met Raven as the photo shows. Weird– she looks like she could be my sister.

Bill Bloom and Raven Symone

Bill Bloom, writer of Double Dutch Bus, and Raven Symone

My dad has a Wikipedia entry

I just think of my dad as my dad, so it was odd for me to discover he has his own Wikipedia reference.  This discovery led me to Google him to see where else he appears on the world wide web… I found that he has a wicked first place ranking for his website (nice SEO, dad!).  Elaine’s blog gets a second place ranking– pretty impressive for a post she made in 2005. From there the entries feature a variety of “Bill Blooms” from across the country. One of the more amusing finds is a quotation from dad in an Intelligencer article about the a protest in support of Siren Records in Doylestown: “The kids in Doylestown don’t get a fair shake,” Bloom said. “The borough’s attitude is kind of repressive.” He’s such a hippie, err, I mean so progressive.  Anyway, my favorite Google reference of dad links to video from the 2004 BMI awards where he’s rockin’ his gangsta sun glasses. That’s how he rolls…

iTunes Best of the Store March 4, 2008

Double Dutch Bus made it to the iTunes “Best of the Store” list this week!

Click here to download the single:


Raven-Symoné - Double Dutch Bus - Single - Double Dutch Bus

Disney Takes a Ride on the Double Dutch Bus


Last night I went to see Disney’s latest kids movie, College Road Trip, which, despite being annoyingly saccharine, reminded me a lot of the college tour I took with my father back in the day. Like Melanie (Raven-Symone’s character), my mother was a real estate agent who stayed home with my siblings while dad and I set off to visit colleges. While Martin Lawrence torments his on-screen daughter with his rendition of Double Dutch Bus during their trip; it just so happens that my dad actually wrote the song. In the movie, Melanie’s girlfriends plan a sleepover on campus that scares the crap out of Martin’s character. In my real-life version of the story, I finagled a sleepover on campus in a boy’s dorm. <Hmm, wonder what dad thought about that?> As Donnie Osmond (another annoyance in the film) might say, I guess I was a little more rock and roll than Melanie. Overall, the movie was mildly entertaining, but the star of the film was neither Raven, Martin, Donnie nor the pet pig. Clearly, it was the Double Dutch Bus. Gimme a “ho” if you got your funky bus fare.

The gift that keeps on giving

They say everyone has their 15 minutes of fame. I’m not famous, but nearly 30 years ago, Bill Bloom my dad wrote a famous song. The song is Double Dutch Bus. And, this is my chronicle of life as the daughter of the guy who gave Snoop his izzle.