Friday, June 26, 2009

2009-06-27 Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child

Recess Monkey took over the whole darn show! See them at the Eric Carle Museum on Sunday, July 12!

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Set One
It’s Spare the Rock – TMBG
Hi Five – TMBG
ID: Recess Monkey is moving in! The Seattle Set!
Picnic - Young Fresh Fellows
Free Like a Bird – Caspar Babypants
Tinfoil Robots – Central Services Board of Education
ID: MayMo hangs his taster spoons.
Marshmallow Farm – Recess Monkey
When I’m Five – The Not-Its

Set Two
ID: MayMo wants to add French doors
Heart of the Country - Paul McCartney
Country Life – Dan Zanes
ID: Are you prepared to rock!? Can you hear it over the construction!?
James Kolchaka Sperstar - Hockey Monkey
Allegies – Barenaked Ladies
It Must be Summer
Hipwaders - Speed of Love

Set Three
ID: It’s buggy outside! The Bug Set
Spiders in my Breakfast - The Harmonica Pocket
Ladybug - The Terrible Twos
ID: Jack discovers the renovations!
Bugging - The Flaming Lips
Muzzle of Bees - Wilco

Set Four
Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child – Scribble Monster
ID: The return of Mischievous Monkey! He’s itchy?
Furry Happy Monsters – R.E.M.
Bedhead- The Jimmies
ID: The hair set: Mischievous Monkey has a case of lice!
L.I.C.E.- Recess Monkey
Gonna Cut My Hair- Rocknoceros
Henrietta’s Hair – Justin Roberts

Set Five
ID: Mischievous Monkey just got on a bus for home
I’ve Been Everywere – Johnny Cash
There Their They’re – Astrograss
ID: Those are tough homophones!
Old Dan Tucker – Bruce Springstein
Tantrum – The Deedle Deedle Dees

Set Six
ID: MayMo just got the new John Vanderslice CD!
DIALO – John Vanderslice
I Gotta Be Me – Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
Not For You – George Harrison
I Love You Too – Ziggy Marley
Happy Doesn’t Have to Have a Happy Ending – TMBG
ID: One last plug
Spare The Rock Outro – TMBG

Friday, June 19, 2009

2009-06-20 Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child

How fun was Ziggy Marley's guest DJ set? That was great, and thanks again to Ziggy for putting that together for us!

And also, remember -- Brady Rymer is playing TODAY at the Taste of Amherst at noon!

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Segment 1
TMBG - It's Spare the Rock
-Ella ID
Loretta Lynn - Van Lear Rose (Van Lear Rose)
Steve Weeks - Aaron & His Aeroplane (Alphabet Songs Vol 1)
Jim Cosgrove - Buggy Hop (Upside Down)
Trout Fishing in America - Something Sweet (Chicken Joe)

Segment 2
Renee & Jeremy - Rely (Wonder)
Asylum Street Spankers - Think About Your Troubles (Mommy Says No)
ID/prep to rock
CandyBand - Get Up Already (LolliPunk)
Wall of Voodoo - Mexican Radio
Princess Katie & Racer Steve - Go, Go, Go! (Fast & Feisty)


Segment 3
Jimmies - What's That Sound? (Make Your Own Someday)
The Boy Least Likely To - When Life Gives Me Lemons I Make Lemonade
Rocknoceros - Playground (Pink)
Elvis Costello - What's So Funny ('Bout Peace Love & Understanding)?
Daddy A Go Go - Come On, Get Happy

Segment 4
Ziggy Marley guest DJ

Segment 5
Ziggy Marley guest DJ

Segment 6
Brady Rymer & the Little Band that Could - Your Smile
John & Mark - The Lawnmower (John & Mark's Children's Record)
Bjork - Human Behavior
TMBG - The Secret Life of Six (Here Come the 123s)

Friday, June 12, 2009

2009-06-13 Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child

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Thanks to Ashley from the Jimmies for guest DJing!

Segment 1
TMBG - It's Spare the Rock
-Ella ID
TMBG - Apartment Four
John & Mark - Counting Error
Fine Frenzy - Come Out
Ginger Hendrix - How the Days Go By
Dan Zanes & Friends - Mananera

Segment 2
Lou Reed & Laurie Anderson - Gentle Breeze
Renee & Jeremy - It's a Big World
ID/prep to rock
Terrible Twos - Jump Jump Jump
Clash - Lost in the Supermarket
Bunny Clogs - 3 Dogs and a Pancake
Lunch Money - Roller Coaster

Segment 3
Recess Monkey - S-L-E-E-P-Over
Pixies - Tony's Theme
Breeders - Divine Hammer
BB King & Sesame Street - BB King
ID/book time with Ella
Ziggy Marley -

Segment 4 & 5 - Jimmies Guest DJ Set

Segment 6
Brady Rymer & the Little Band That Could - Jump Up
Big Jeff - Big Pterodactyl in the Sky
Rolling Stones - She's a Rainbow
Mommie - Shadow
TMBG - Zeros
TMBG - Spare the Rock

Friday, June 05, 2009

2009-06-06 Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child

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Thanks especially to Monte and his kids Atticus and Enzo (and to Profesora Belmonte, silent as often) for the second half of the show!

Segment 1
TMBG - It's Spare the Rock
-Ella ID
TMBG - Seven Days of the Week
Schoolhouse Rock - Electricity, Electricity
Ella Fitzgerald - Two Little Men in a Flying Saucer
Bela Fleck & the Flecktones - Flying Saucer Dudes
Billy Bragg & Wilco - My Flying Saucer

Segment 2
Booker T - Get Behind the Mule
Billy Jonas - Eyes Wide Open
ID/prep to rock
TMBG - 813 Mile Car Trip
Brady Rymer & the Little Band That Could - Road Trip
Babe the Blue Ox - Mensy

Segment 3
Shonen Knife - Fruits & Vegetables
Danny Adlerman & Friends - The Veggie Song (Listen Up!)
Sippy Cups - Don't Remove the Groove (Time Machine)
Robbert Bobbert - I Am A Clock (Bubble Machine)
Kid Koala - Fruit Belt (See You on the Moon)
Mocean Worker - Chick A Boom Boom