Christmas Playlist

Dec 23

Listen any old time at WRSI.com.

Segment 1 (19:14)
TMBG – It’s Spare the Rock
-Ella ID
TMBG – O Tannenbaum
Uncle Rock in-studio

Segment 2
Glenn Miller Orchestra – We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Vince Gauraldi Trio – Linus and Lucy
The Not-Its! – Last Christmas
ID/prep to rock
Jingle Punx – You Gotta Get Up
Fleshtones – Super Rock Santa
Raveonettes – The Christmas Song
Squirrel Nut Zippers – Hot Christmas
ID

Segment 3
Wee Hairy Beasties – Dinosaur Christmas
Eels – Everything’s Gonna Be Cool This Christmas
ID
Danny Adlerman & Friends – Christmas on the Block
Big Al Carson with Lars Edegran and his Santa Claus Revelers – Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town
Wee Hairy Beasties – Tummy Trouble PSA
ID
Bob Dylan – Must be Santa
Jonathan Coulton – Chiron Beta Prime

Segment 4
ScribbleMonster – Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child
Guest DJ set from Ashley/Jimmies
Esquivel – Jingle Bells
Jimmies – Chanukah, Oh Hanukkah, Oh Hanuka
Enchanters – Mambo Santa Mambo
Drifters – White Christmas
Squirrel Nut Zippers – Carolina Christmas
Jimmies – Nuthin’ For Christmas

Segment 5
Ramones – Merry Christmas
Smokey Robinson – Christmas Everyday
Granville Williams Orchestra – Santa Claus is Ska-ing to Town
Gayla Peavy – I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas
Jim Carrey & Busta Rhymes – Grinch 2000
Jimmies – Jingle Bells

Segment 6
Martin Sexton – Holly Jolly Christmas
Asylum Street Spankers – Zat You, Santa Claus?
ID
John Denver & the Muppets – When the River Meets the Sea
Fountains of Wayne – Valley Winter Song
XTC – Thanks for Christmas
ID
TMBG – Santa Claus

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This week…

Dec 22

On Saturday’s show, it’ll be mostly (all?) holiday music. Plus, the River is going commercial free from 6:00 Friday until 6:00 Saturday, so there will be even more show than usual. And! A guest DJ set from Ashley from the Jimmies (with brand new music from them) and an in-studio from Uncle Rock (including what is now my favorite Christmas carol, “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding?”).

So turn on the radio while you open presents, if you do that. Turn on the radio when you’re not opening presents, if you don’t.

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2010-12-18 Playlist

Dec 18

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

Thanks to Elizabeth Mitchell and Storey for guest DJing, and to Brendan Taaffe for stopping by too!  You can watch a video of one of Brendan’s songs here:

Segment 1
TMBG – It’s Spare the Rock
-Ella ID
TMBG – Istanbul (Not Constantinople)
Brendan Taaffe in-studio
- Saw a Ship
- Well May the World Go
- Daddy Fox

Segment 2
Asylum Street Spankers – Linus and Lucy
Dan Zanes – Tonight Tonight (Many Hands: Family Music for Haiti)
ID/prep to rock
TMBG – Don’t Spare the Rock
ScribbleMonster – Rudolph, the Red Nosed Reindeer
Muckafurgason – Dictionary
Bazillions – Super Sonic Rocket Bike
ID

Segment 3
Fountains of Wayne – I Want an Alien for Christmas
Dirty Dozen Brass Band – Ain’t Nothin’ But a Party
ID/book time with Ella (Oracles of Delphi Keep by Victoria Laurie)
Roots – Lovely, Love My Family
Lunch Money – You and Me and a Bottle of Bubbles
ID

Segment 4
ScribbleMonster – Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child
Elizabeth Mitchell Guest DJ set
some children see him- rufus and martha wainwright
santa claus is coming to town- ella jenkins
soulful christmas- james brown
the last month of the year- the staples singers
just like christmas- low

set 2
the coming of jah- low
children go where i send thee- johnny cash
yuki- elizabeth mitchell and you are my flower
run rudolph run- chuck berry

Segment 6
Run DMC – Christmas in Hollis
Hipwaders – It’s Wintertime
Wee Hairy Beasties – Yellow Snow PSA
Secret Agent 23 Skidoo – Road Trip
Pomplamoose – Up on the Housetop
ID
TMBG – Meet the Elements

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Book Time with Ella for 2010-12-18

Dec 18

Ella talked about Oracles of Delphi Keep.  Follow the link to find it for sale:


Shop Indie Bookstores

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Playlist for 2010-12-11

Dec 11

Thanks to Justin Roberts for the crazy fun guest DJ set!

Listen on demand at our page at WRSI.com.

Segment 1
TMBG – It’s Spare the Rock
-Ella ID
TMBG – Empty Bottle Collector
Herb Alpert/Mocean Worker – Bittersweet Samba
ID
Asylum Street Spankers – You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch
Barenaked Ladies – Pollywog in a Bog
Heidi Swedberg & the Sukey Jump Band – Froggie Went A Courtin’
ID

Segment 2
ID
Sufjan Stevens – The Friendly Beasts
Neil Brewer & Friends – Not Like You
ID/prep to rock
TMBG – Don’t Spare the Rock
ScribbleMonster – Clink, Clank (Look Both Ways)
Robbert Bobbert – We R Super Heroes
Que Pastas – Common Denominator
Jingle Punx – You Gotta Get Up
ID

Segment 3
Yosi & the Superdads ID
Yosi & the Superdads – She Just Doesn’t Get It (…and a Happy New Year)
Beatles – Octopus’s Garden
ID
Uncle Rock – Too Many Presents
The Come Ons – More
ID
Elvis Costello – What’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace Love, and Understanding?

Segment 4
ScribbleMonster – Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child
Justin Roberts Guest DJ set:
Bob Dorough – Zero, My Hero
Tom Lehrer – Silent E
Trashmen – Surfer Bird
Beatles – Magical Mystery Tour
Beach Boys – Vegetables
Willy Wonka – Oompa Loompa

Segment 5
Justin Roberts Guest DJ set, con’t
Kinks – People Take Pictures of Each Other
Harry Nilsson – Think About Your Troubles
Free Design – Kites are Fun
Randy Newman – Simon Smith and the Amazing Dancing Bear
Meat Puppets – Swimming Ground
Loudon Wainwright III – The Swimming Song

Segment 6
ID
Justin Roberts – Snow Day
Pomplamoose – Always in the Season
ID
Lunch Money – Getaway Car (Original Friend)
Brian Eno – I’ll Come Running (Another Green World)
ID
TMBG – Working Undercover For the Man

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