Many Hands, Many People, Many Songs, Much Fun.

Sep 28

We had a wonderful time on Sunday afternoon at the Pines.  Perfect weather, a lovely venue, great help, and, above all, terrific performances.

You can find photos from the day at Josh Stearns’s Flickr Set, Tom Adams’s Facebook album, and my Facebook album.  I’ve set up a YouTube playlist (embedded below) with the videos I’ve posted and a montage Tom Adams (of Reelife Productions) put together; I’ll add more videos to that if I come across them.  You can also go to my YouTube channel to see my videos separately.  The videos include Dan Zanes and Elizabeth Mitchell & Family, all performing together for the first time in public (joined by a bunch of other folks, including Tony Vacca, Rani Arbo, Scott Kessel, and others!).

I don’t know the precise numbers yet, but I can say safely that we raised thousands of dollars.  Thanks to all of you and to all of our amazing sponsors for the support!

And, as I noticed late in the day, the day of this event marked exactly six months out from Meltdown 2011!

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2010-09-25 Playlist

Sep 25

Listen any time at WRSI.com.

Segment 1
TMBG – It’s Spare the Rock
-Ella ID
TMBG – QU
John Coltrane – Favorite Things
Randy Kaplan – Loquat Rooftop
ID
Robbie Fulks – Browns Ferry Blues (Old Town School of Folk Music Songbook: Vol 1)
Stan Ridgway & Pietra Wexstun – Spider’s Web
The Good Miss Padgett – I’m a Little Doodlebug
ID

Segment 2
Lunch Money – You Are Here (Many Hands)
Okee Dokee Brothers – Lucy and Tighty (Take It Outside)
ID/prep to rock
The Not-Its! – When I’m Five
Dressy Bessy – Electrified
Liz Phair & Material Issue – The Tra La La La Song
ID

Segment 3
Mono Puff – Guitar Was the Case
Ventures – Spudnik (Surf Rider)
ID
Free Energy – Dream City
Ben Harper – With My Own Two Hands
Secret Agent 23 Skidoo – Secret Handshake (Underground Playground)
ID

Segment 4
ScribbleMonster – Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child
ID
Mike Doughty – 27 Jennifers (Rockity Roll)
Deedle Deedle Dees – Si Se Puede
Dan Zanes – Verde Luz
ID
Van Morrison – Cleaning Windows

Segment 5
ID
Elizabeth Mitchell – Keep On the Sunny Side
Big Star – Watch the Sunrise
ID/Book Time with Ella
Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem – If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out
Lucky Diaz – This Old Man
ID

Segment 6
Breeders – Invisible Man (Last Splash)
Grenadilla – Arabella Angelique (Many Hands: Family Music for Haiti)
ID
Recess Monkey – Not Fast Cheetah
Yo-Yo Ma & Bobby McFerrin – Bumblebee
Paul Weller – Fast Car, Slow Traffic
Bonerama – You’ve Got a Friend in Me (Funky Kidz)
ID
TMBG – Apartment 4
TMBG – Spare the Rock

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Playlist for 2010-09-18

Sep 18

Listen any time you like at our page at WRSI.com!

Segment 1
TMBG – It’s Spare the Rock
-Ella ID
TMBG – Sleepwalkers
Trout Fishing in America – Alien in My Nose
Cocteau Twins – Sugar Hiccup (BBC Sessions)
ID
Moby feat. Chrissi Polland – Sleep So Very Long

Segment 2
Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers – Beautiful Day
Elizabeth Mitchell – Reggae in the Fields (Sunny Day)
ID/prep to rock
TMBG – Don’t Spare the Rock
Lunch Money – Dizzy
AudraRox – Sugar High
Trip Shakespeare – Two Wheeler, Four Wheeler
Uncle Rock – Magic Carpet Ride
ID

Segment 3
Royal Order of Chords and Keys – Cookies & Milk
Wilson Pickett – Land of 1,000 Dances
ID
Bunny Clogs – Confessions of Teenage Lima Been
Prince – Get on the Boat
ID

Segment 4
ScribbleMonster – Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child
ID
Alexandra & the Good Batch – DEMAND (Extended Playdate)
Quiet Ones – Ultrafoot
ID
Steve Forbert – Autumn This Year
Old 97′s – The Bug Song
ID
Secret Agent 23 Skidoo – Ride the Butterflies (Underground Playground)
ID

Segment 5
Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem – Purple People Eater
The Boy Least Likely To – When Life Gives Me Lemons I Make Lemonade
Ditty Bops – Lemon Tree
ID
David Tobocman – Hello, Goodbye
Recess Monkey – Book Time with Ella
ID/Book Time with Ella (Anne’s House of Dreams)
Beatles – Yellow Submarine

Segment 6
Dean Jones – Sing Like a Sparrow
Gustafer Yellowgold – Penguin Day
ID
Dreyer Family Band – Home
Michael Franti & Spearhead – Home
Tom Waits – Long Way Home
ID
TMBG – My Brother the Ape
TMBG – Spare the Rock

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Book Time with Ella for 2010-09-18

Sep 18

Ella talked about Anne’s House of Dreams. Follow the link to find it for sale from an independent bookseller:


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Sep 11

Listen any time at our page at WRSI.com.

Segment 1
TMBG – It’s Spare the Rock
-Ella ID
TMBG – Number Two (Here Come the 123s)
Dean Jones – Little By Little (Many Hands)
White Stripes – We’re Going to Be Friends
ID
Steve Weeks – If I Were a Cup
Bonnie Raitt & Was (Not Was) – Baby Mine (Stay Awake)

Segment 2
Pete Seeger – We Shall Not Be Moved
Deedle Deedle Dees – Do The Turnout
Dan Zanes – Pay Me My Money Down (Night Time)
ID/prep to rock
TMBG – Don’t Spare the Rock
Justin Roberts – Obsessed With Trucks
ID
The Go! – Knock Knock Banana

Segment 3
Big Bang Boom – Animal Sounds
New York Dolls – Dance Like a Monkey
ID
Artichoke – Mosquito
Robyn Hitchcock – Oceanside
Of Montreal – I Want to Have Fun
ID
Donna the Buffalo – Family Picture

Segment 4
ScribbleMonster – Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child
ID
Billy Kelly – Everybody’s Got Their Underwear On
Liz Phair & Marc Dauer – We’re All Big Fans of Glands (The Body Rocks)
ID
Timbuk 3 – Facts About Cats
ID/book time with Ella
Peter Himmelman

Segment 5
ID
Primate Fiasco – Doggy in the Window (First Churches 9/12)
Rufus Thomas – Can Your Monkey Do The Dog
ID
Frances England – Jacques Costeau (Mind Of My Own)
Elizabeth Mitchell – School Days
ID
Ramones – Rockaway Beach
Segment 6
Jimmies – Cool to be Uncool
Uncle Rock – Shake It Off!
John Lennon & Yoko Ono – Cleanup Time
ID
Joe’s Backyard Band – Crow
Secret Agent 23 Skidoo – 13 O’Clock
TMBG – Four of Two
TMBG – Spare the Rock

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