By Mark Aldrich
Panda’s Dance Party, Vol. 3, Meghan Jenkins’ third album, is now available to purchase, download, and stream on every music platform. A collection of seventeen tracks, the album visits many styles and expands on many of the themes and rhythms that Meghan debuted in her first two albums, which are both available on every music platform.
Volume 3 is a standalone album that is somewhat a soundtrack to the online comedy show that Meghan created with the author of this article, Mark Aldrich and Panda, but the music is Meghan’s creation alone and can be enjoyed apart from the comedy show. Future episodes of Panda’s online program will feature Panda dancing to the music of Volume 3.
Meghan and Panda offered a sneak peek when Meghan’s track “Easy on Mark” made its debut in a video on Tik Tok:
The three albums are party albums, as reflected in the titles, so true to that concept, anyone who listens to it will look for a party at which they can put this on. One platform, Juno, catalogued Panda’s Dance Party, Vol. 1, as “Dirty Dubstep/Trap/Grime” and Vol. 2 as “Experimental/Electronic” and now Volume 3 as “Euro Dance/Pop Dance,” which comes closest to an apt description. I do not know how the algorithms located these three albums in those three (or seven) different categories, as all of the three albums can be classified in all of these categories and likely more besides. That is how expansive the music is.
As I wrote about Vol. 1 last year, the value in both albums is in how I (Mark) respond to the music; because electronic dance music (EDM) is an entire genre of music that I know very little about and pay attention to less, my first reaction to Meghan’s pursuit of a sound in this music was, “I’ll listen to it because she’s my friend and a trusted collaborator.” For a non-“Trap/Grime,” non-“Euro Dance,” non-EDM listener, I’m happy to report that I love all three of these albums, even though my name appears in the title of a few of the tracks. I’d enjoy those tracks regardless of the name in the title. Meghan’s music is catchy and great company.
Mark Aldrich is a journalist, award-winning humor columnist, publisher/editor of Meghan-Jenkins.com, writer/performer on the Mark Aldrich & Panda show, and a writer/performer with the Magnificent Glass Pelican radio comedy improv group, now in its thirty-first season:
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Meghan Jenkins is an actor, comedian, radio personality, artist, author, musician, model.
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Meghan’s brand new internet comedy show, “Mark Aldrich and Panda,” debuted in August 2021:
The Adventures of Pizza Alien, a novel of interlocking short stories by Meghan Jenkins, is out now and is available through Lulu.com and the online book retailers Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The Adventures of Pizza Alien is available for $18.
Panda’s Dance Party, Meghan’s first music album, was released in December 2020. It is available to purchase, download, and stream on every music platform: Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes Store, Amazon Music, deezer, Tidal, Pandora, Juno Download.
A social media influencer, in the spring of 2020 her photos of life in quarantine led to an invitation from Maxim magazine to participate in a cover model contest for which readers could submit votes. Her grassroots campaign against professional models brought her to a third-place finish.
Meghan is the founder and host of the live comedy improv show The The Ding Wrong Show, recorded on Zoom and seen on YouTube.
In 2018-’19, she was one of the feature performers in the longest running improv comedy show at The World Famous Comedy Store in Hollywood, California, The Ding Dong Show.
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