Steve Burns – From Blue Clues

I’m sure many of you are semi-familliar with the owner of the infamous blue dog that hit its peak of child stardom nearly a decade or so ago. You know, Blue’s Clues?

Like many without day jobs may know, Steve Burns was the producer and host of the children’s television show Blue’s Clues. In 2002, Burns decided that children’s TV was getting boring and that it was time for him to get out of the business. His all but sudden vanquish from the show led to speculation of drug overdose, suicide, and many other rumors that would all but destroy his reputation as a children’s show host. Fortunately for him, those rumors are all but buzz words in an alternate entertainment industry; the scene of rock and roll.

Shedding his green striped shirt and buoyant smile, Burns started the journey into his own realm of musical creativeness. Who better to help him out than The Flaming Lips? Possibly The Beatles or Jesus Christ, but The Lips are right up there. Gaining the help and approval from Lip’s drummer Steven Dozd, and long time producer of Flaming Lips albums, David Fridmann, they helped to complete the songs written by Burns. Songs For Dustmites was the title of his debut release, and quite frankly…it’s pretty damn good.

[MP3] Steve BurnsMighty Little Man
[MP3] Steve BurnsTroposphere
[MP3] Steve BurnsMaintain

My good friend put this album on an MP3 CD (as a big joke) that just happened to spawn a really great album. I must admit, I was shocked when Hype Machine yielded only 2 posts on Burns, but it’s better late than never to check out the Blue’s Clues host singing something other than kid tunes. Check out his official site and buy the album.

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Aaron Burkhalter February 24, 2006 at 1:32 pm


Okay, so I know the current stuff sounds pretty good, but I find this entire thing completely hilarious in every possible way…


james henry February 24, 2006 at 1:56 pm

Only heard ‘Mighty Little Man’ before, which I loved, so nabbed the other ones. Didn’t know about the ex-kids telly thing though, interesting….


Don't Need Anything February 24, 2006 at 2:57 pm

ive got the album and its fantastic. i love every second. im just waiting for something new from him now


Anonymous February 24, 2006 at 5:54 pm

Man, that’s a lot of fuzz for a kiddie show host. Rock.


Acy February 24, 2006 at 6:10 pm

there are a ton of his videos here



Miroslav February 24, 2006 at 7:16 pm

How funny! I’m gonna have to tell the wife about this!


Aaron Burkhalter February 25, 2006 at 3:24 am

as an aside, I know there were rumors but I wonder if that was just gossip that came up from his role on Law & Order (or perhaps it was Homicide) in which he played a drug addict.


supergurg February 25, 2006 at 9:31 pm

what a deliciously weird concept – ex kiddie show host gone druggie rock star! thanks for the tunes



Anonymous February 28, 2006 at 2:05 am

i guess i had really low expectations, for his songs, because i absolutely love them. (well, i’ve only listened to one of them, and i love it.)
but i guess i was really surprised, mainly because, well, i used to watch him. on blue’s clues. yes. i did.
not one of my proudest moments, but hey i was what, 6?
(note.. that was ten+ years ago)


the pope February 28, 2006 at 12:05 pm

kind of sounds like he wants to be the flaming lips, without the variety.
i have to hand it to him, though, he boldly goes into music even though he knows everyone still sees him as ‘STEVE! A CLUE!’ man.


Anonymous May 1, 2007 at 9:42 pm

Steve you rock. I havent heard your music but you are the only blues clues host that really fits. you are awsome. I dont know y u picked music but ok. Me and my friends will always imagine you as steve from blues clues. sorry bout that.


Holly August 11, 2007 at 12:01 pm

i think its awesome u r doing ur music but ur still the best clue finder ever and the kids would have loved u no matter what hair or not…love the song on jacks big music kids love you.


Vincent October 23, 2007 at 9:40 pm



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