Macaroni & Cruise!

Aug 30

boat guyI’m crazy excited to finally get to tell you a little bit about Macaroni & Cruise: A Festival at Sea for Kids and their Grownups!

I’ve been talking with the people behind Jonathan Coulton‘s long-standing JoCo Cruise Crazy for close to a year about creating a family-oriented cruise, and it’s going to happen next summer — August 3-7, 2015, sailing from Miami to Grand Bahama Island, Nassau and Great Stirrup Cay on Norwegian Cruise Lines’ Norwegian Sky.

We will have a ton of amazing music and activities — so far, we’ve announced Spare the Rock favorites Lucky Diaz & the Family Jam Band, Tim Kubart & the Space Cadets, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, and The Doubleclicks — plus Lego master builder Nathan Sawaya!

We’ll also have game playing, dance parties, and lots of time to just relax and get to know new friends on what looks like an amazing ship (and more performers will be announced)!

To be the first to get complete details, sign up for the mailing list at MacaroniAndCruise.com.  Even if you have never thought about going on a cruise (like me!), I hope you’ll think about this one — by all accounts, the JoCo cruises are ridiculously fun, and I’m so enjoying working with them to make this one amazing and smart too.

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2014-08-30 Stream & Playlist

Aug 26

Fun show! New music from Steve Weeks, Papa Crow, Rolie Polie Guacamole, and the Hipwaders — plus music from Ella Jenkins, Brian Eno, De La Soul, and so much more.

Segment 1
TMBG – It’s Spare the Rock
Kid ID
TMBG -Wake Up Call
Steve Weeks – Once I Lived Upon the Sea (new)
ID
Decemberists – Sons and Daughters
Ella Jenkins – Cotton-Eyed Joe
Bag of Hammers bumper
Brian Eno – I’ll Come Running
ID
Papa Crow – I’ve Got a Feeling (new)

Segment 2
AKL Promo
Elizabeth Mitchell & Dan Zanes – So Glad I’m Here
ID/prep to rock
TMBG – Don’t Spare the Rock!
ID
Frank Turner – I Still Believe
Tiny Masters of Today – Hey Mr. DJ
WKRP bumper
Violent Femmes – Eep Opp Ork Ah-Ah (Means I Love You)
ID
[WJFF version: Chic - Le Freak]

Segment 3
Okee Dokee Underwriting
Rolie Polie Guacamolie – Bubbles (new)
Hipwaders – We Can Be Heroes (new)
ID
David Bowie – Changes
De La Soul – The Magic Number
Rev 105 bumper
The Evens – Vowel Movement
ID
TMBG – Robot Parade (live)
TMBG – Spare the Rock

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Zooglobble & Spare the Rock 10×10

Aug 25

Ten years ago this week, Zooglobble launched.  About a year later, this show launched.

We have a remarkably similar background and approach (read this very old conversation for more), and I think we’ve made each other do better work in this wacky little world of family music.  There’s a picture of us standing in front of ACL outhouses over there.

stefanbillSo, anyway, we decided to celebrate our birthdays together.

Starting this week, we’ll be periodically releasing — for free, for a limited time — collaborations among some of our favorite family music acts, done just for this celebration.  And we’re delighted to start off with “When I’m Ten,” written and performed by Recess Monkey and The Not-Its!, who I suppose now count as elder states-people of the Seattle kindie scene.  Listen here:

Recess Monkey & The Not-Its! – When I’m Ten

(And when you click on that link, a little “Download” link will appear, and you can download it — but only for a limited time!)

Here’s what Jack Forman of Recess Monkey had to say about the song:

The Not-Its and we had a BLAST in my home studio yesterday. The song is called “When I’m Ten,” a bit of a nod to The Not-Its’ song “When I’m Five,” but more purposefully a song about a kid imagining what life will be like when they’re double digits. We laughed about how the first thing that a kid usually does when they turn ten is stop being a fan of our bands (or nine, or eight…) but we’re lucky that you guys still are fans of ours after all of these years.

We premiered the song on this last weekend’s show, and I just love it.

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2014-08-23 Playlist and Stream

Aug 22

With world premiere music from Recess Monkey and The Not-Its! collaborating to celebrate Zooglobble’s 10th birthday this year, and ours next — plus new Steve Elci, Nick Bayard, Hipwaders, and Caspar Babypants! Stream this week’s show here:

 

Segment 1
TMBG – It’s Spare the Rock
Kid ID
TMBG -Pirate Girls Nine
Dog on Fleas – Birds of a Feather (in-studio)
Bob Marley & the Wailers – Three Little Birds
ID
Steve Elci & Friends – Four Little Birds (new)
The Be Good Tanyas – The Littlest Birds
Cat Doorman – All the Birds
ID
The Deedle Deedle Dees – Birds of America Don’t Care-Oh

Segment 2
Nick Bayard – Red Wagon (new)
ID/prep to rock
TMBG – Don’t Spare the Rock!
ID
Superchunk – FOH
Moona Luna – H2O
Punk Farm – Wheels on the Van
Massive Nights Bumper
Replacements – Seen Your Video
Hipwaders – Just Not Me (new)
ID

Segment 3
Okee Dokee Underwriting
Moondog – Coffee Beans
Caspar Babypants – Silly Bird (new)
Alejandro Escovedo – Sad and Dreamy (the Big 1-0)
ID (10×10)
Recess Monkey & the Not-Its! – When I’m Ten (new)
Prince – Starfish & Coffee
ID
TMBG – Letter/Not A Letter
TMBG – Spare the Rock

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2014-08-16 Playlist and Stream

Aug 12

Segment 1
TMBG – It’s Spare the Rock
Kid ID
TMBG – Boat of Car (feat. Other Thing Brass Band)
Laurie Anderson – Excellent Birds
Kimya Dawson – Happy Home (Keep On Writing)
ID
The Short Films – Mr. Wolf
Gustafer Yellowgold – Yawn (new)
ID
Shine & the Moonbeams – High Five
[WJFF: The Board of Education - The Lonely Tomato]

Segment 2
Haley Bonar – I Wanna Be Like You
ID/prep to rock
TMBG – Don’t Spare the Rock!
ID
Sippy Cups – Springtime Fantastic
Julie Ruin – Cookie Road
The Not-Its! – Waiting List (new)
Loud Sounds bumper
Fugazi – Waiting Room
Justin Roberts – Meltdown
ID

Segment 3
Okee Dokee Underwriting
MC Frontalot (feat. Busdriver & John Roderick) – Chisel Down (new)
Secret Agent 23 Skidoo – Caught in the Screen (new)
ID
Junior Senior – Move Your Feet
Koo Koo Kanga Roo (feat. POS) – Shake It Well
ID
TMBG -Nonagon
TMBG – Spare the Rock

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2014-08-09 Playlist and Stream

Aug 08

Segment 1
TMBG – It’s Spare the Rock
Kid ID
TMBG – I Am a Grocery Bag
Rachel Loshak – All For You
The Whirlygigs – Every Day in Every Way (new)
ID
Uncle Rock – It’s a Mermaid!
Roots – Lovely, Love My Family
Lee Alexander – Letterbox (in-studio)
ID (8/20 Thinkery)
Quiet Company – Are You a Mirror? (…Or a Window?)

Segment 2
Sara Hickman – Beautiful Boy (new)
ID/prep to rock
TMBG – Don’t Spare the Rock!
ID
ScribbleMonster – I’m a Shark (I Rock, I Swim)
Kristin Kellner – Obstacle Course (new)
The Que Pastas – First Day of Summer
ID (Thinkery 8/20)

Segment 3
Okee Dokee Underwriting
Mocean Worker – Right Now
The Pop Ups – Costume Party (new)
ID
The Good Ms. Padgett – Dance Party Pizza Party (new)
Mista Cookie Jar & the Chocolate Chips – My My My (new)
ID
TMBG -Computer Assisted Design
TMBG – Spare the Rock

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2014-08-02 Playlist and Stream

Jul 28

Guest hosted by Jim & Elaina from ScribbleMonster!

Segment 1
TMBG – It’s Spare the Rock
ScribbleElaina ID
They Might Be Giants – I Hear the Wind Blow
Fruit Bats – Legs of Bees
Lucas Miller – I’m Lookin’ Fine
ID
The Cars – Shake It Up
ScribbleMonster – Shakin’ Up the Pollen
ID
The Swinging Blue Jeans – Hippy Hippy Shakes

Segment 2
Fountains of Wayne – Hey, Julie
ID – RUPTR
TMBG – Don’t Spare the Rock!
Eruption – Van Halen 1:43
Sonic Boom – Andy Partridge 2:51
The Daylight Strong – The Figgs 2:30
ID
Hey, Pepito – Key Wilde & Mr. Clark 3:43
Dana Wears Dresses – Todd McHatton -2:16
ID
(Chic – Le Freak in the 59:00 version)

Segment 3
The Middle – Jimmy Eat World
Ernie, Bert & Herbert Bridsfoot – High, Middle, Low
The Monkees – Last Train to Clarksville
Alma Coogan – In the Middle of the House
Middle of the Road – The Pretenders
ID
TMBG- In The Middle, In the Middle
TMBG- Spare The Rock

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