2014-09-13 Playlist & Stream

Sep 09

Segment 1
TMBG – It’s Spare the Rock
Kid ID
TMBG – My Other Phone is a Boom Car
Caspar Babypants – Bird in an Airplane Suit (new)
ID
Gustafer Yellowgold – Secret Fox (new)
Whizpops ID
Whizpops – Octopus (new)
Jazzy Ash – Baby Loves Beignets (new)
ID
Golden Smog – Pecan Pie
[WJFF version - Joe McDermott - Ride, Ride, Ride]

Segment 2
AKL Promo
Frances England – Tricycle
ID/prep to rock
TMBG – Don’t Spare the Rock!
Jellydots – Bicycle
The New Ps – Brill Bruisers (new)
Loud Sounds bumper
Fuzzy – Flashlight
Presidents of the USA – Peaches (by request)
ID
Replacements – A Toe Needs a Shoe
Moo bumper

Segment 3
Macaroni & Cruise Underwriting
Devo – Peek A Boo! (request for Owen)
ID
The Pop Ups – Puppet Playground (new)
James Brown – People Get Up and Drive Your Funky Soul
Papa Crow – I Wanna Rock & Roll (new)
ID
TMBG – Particle Man
TMBG – Spare the Rock

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2014-09-06 Stream & Playlist

Sep 04

Segment 1
TMBG – It’s Spare the Rock
Kid ID
TMBG – Dinner Bell
Mary Lou Lord – Speeding Motorcycle
Me 3 – Apple
ID
Tim and the Space Cadets – Anthem (in-studio)
Medeski Martin & Wood – Where’s the Music
ID
[WJJF version: Trout Fishing in America - Day Care Blues]

Segment 2
AKL Promo
Kristin Andreassen – Crayola Doesn’t Make a Color for Your Eyes
ID/prep to rock
TMBG – Don’t Spare the Rock!
The Not-Its! – Rock, Paper, Scissors
Matt & Kim – Let’s Go
Mariana Iranzi – Bluesando
97x bumper
Mekons – Oranges & Lemons
Man or Astro-Man? – Jetsons Theme
ID

Segment 3
Macaroni & Cruise Underwriting
Secret Agent 23 Skidoo – Luck
Lucky Diaz & the Family Jam Band – Viva La Pachanga (new)
ID
MC Frontalot – Shudders (feat. Kid Koala & The Protomen) (new)
Koo Koo Kanga Roo – LMNO P
ID
TMBG – Apartment Four
TMBG – Spare the Rock

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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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