2015-08-01 Playlist & Stream

Aug 04

1st set
They Might Be Giants – It’s Spare the Rock
ID
They Might Be Giants – Ten Mississippi
Randy Kaplan – Loquat Rooftop
ID
Red Yarn – Mr. Rabbit (Scottish Rite 8/15)
Mil’s Trills – Say Hey! (new)
ID
Michael Franti & Spearhead – Once a Day (new)

[KUTX/WJFF/KCMJ – The Deedle Deedle Dees – Birds of America Don’t Care-Oh]

2nd set
Bill Withers – Lovely Day
ID/prep to Rock (CARL)
TMBG – Don’t Spare the Rock!
ID
Rainbow Beast – Happy Clouds
Lunch Money – Tiny Dinosaurs
Ramones – Do You Remember Rock & Roll Radio
Mr. Leebot & the Boogers – (Having a Blast) At the Pool
ID

[KUTX – Sweet Honey in the Rock – I Got Shoes]
[WJFF/KCMJ – Justin Roberts – Dad Caught Stars]

3rd set
Tegan & Sara – Everything is Awesome
Brick Fiesta Interview
Recess Monkey – Brick by Brick
ID
Luscious Jackson – Yeah Yeah No No
Royal Order of Chords & Keys – Cookies & Milk
Ratboy Jr. – Banana Stand
ID
They Might Be Giants – 813 Mile Car Trip
They Might Be Giants – Spare the Rock

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2015-07-25 Playlist & Stream (Show 515)

Jul 24

1st set
They Might Be Giants – It’s Spare the Rock
ID
They Might Be Giants – Happy Doesn’t Have to Have An Ending
Ratboy Jr. – The Wind Wants (new)
Electric Company bumper
Sumet Ong-Art – Our Sea (new)
Red Yarn – Buckeye Rabbit (new)
ID (Scottish Rite August 15)
Renee & Jeremy – C’mon
Mister G – El Leon y la luna (new)
ID (by request for Trina)
The Merry Macs – Marizy Doats

[KUTX – Dan Wilson – Willie the King]
[WJFF/KCMJ – Tripping Daisy – Sigmund & The Seamonsters]

2nd set
Charlie Hope – From You (in-studio)
ID/prep to Rock (Carl K)
TMBG – Don’t Spare the Rock!
ID
Superchunk – FOH
Josh & the Jamtones – Race U
Massive Nights bumper
Madness – Our House
The Not-Its! – Come Play At Our House
ID

3rd set
Joanie Leeds & the Nightlights – Meshugana
ID
Van McCoy – The Hustle
Koo Koo Kanga Roo (feat. POS) – Shake It Well
Play Date – Ninja Pajamas (feat. POS) (new)
ID
They Might Be Giants -Dinner Bell
They Might Be Giants – Spare the Rock

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2015-07-18 Playlist and Stream

Jul 16

What a week! TMBG’s Danny Weinkauf came by Studio 1A, AND new music from Red Yarn and Andrew & Polly, AND a special appearance by NPR’s Carl Kasell. Yes, Carl Kasell. I can hardly believe it either.

1st set
They Might Be Giants – It’s Spare the Rock
ID
They Might Be Giants – I Am A Paleontologist
Danny Weinkauf in-studio
Miles Davis – Venus De Milo

[KUTX/WJFF/KCMJ – Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots]

2nd set
Red Yarn – Mole in the Ground (new, at Scottish Rite 8/15)
ID/prep to Rock (Carl K)
TMBG – Don’t Spare the Rock!
ID
Big Star – Thank You Friends
Egg & Secret Agent 23 Skidoo – I Like Fruit
97x bumper
Elizabeth Mitchell w/ Levon Helm – Mystery Train
Yosi – Hole in the Ground

[KUTX – Lunch Money – Spicy Kid]
[WJFF/KCMJ -Dog on Fleas – Give It Away]

3rd set
Andrew & Polly – Two Little Birds (new)
Father Goose w/ Dan Zanes & Coolie Ranx – Constant Sorrow
ID
Milkshake – Bottle of Sunshine
Cloud Cult – Good Friend
ID
They Might Be Giants – Particle Man (live)
They Might Be Giants – Spare the Rock

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The Voicemail.

Jul 14

A few months ago, motivational speaker Tony Robbins managed to get two out of three right on Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me.  Normally this would be of passing interest at most, but he happened to be playing for “Bill Childs of Austin, Texas.”

Hey, that’s me!

Well, today I got the voicemail message from Carl Kasell.  I also got a special treat for listeners of the radio show — but you’ll have to wait until this weekend’s show to hear that.  But you can hear the message that callers to my cell phone now hear, featuring him reciting, beautifully, some of the lyrics to They Might Be Giants’s “Dr. Worm”:

(Click to the left of “00:00″ if you don’t see a play button there.)

Huge thanks to Carl and the nice folks at Wait Wait.  It’s a total delight.

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Danny Weinkauf in-studio

Jul 14

Had fun with Danny Weinkauf of TMBG a couple of months ago. We’ll air an edited version of this next weekend, but if you want to hear the whole thing, enjoy:

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2015-07-04 Playlist & Stream

Jul 02

You can watch one of Dale Watson’s songs in studio 1A here:

1st set
They Might Be Giants – It’s Spare the Rock
ID
They Might Be Giants – Stalk of Wheat
Dale Watson in-studio
[KUTX – Dan Zanes – Moonlit Town]
[WJFF/KCMJ -Dan Zanes – Moonlit Town]

2nd set
The Wiggly Tendrils – The Monster Song (new)
ID/prep to Rock
TMBG – Don’t Spare the Rock!
ID
CandyBand – Monsters
Jimi Hendrix – Little Wing
Lazy Bones bumper
Joe McDermott – Everybody Plays Air Guitar
Chickasaw Mudd Puppies – Jambalaya
ID
[KUTX – Rachel Loshak – Oh Girl]
[WJFF/KCMJ – Renee & Jeremy – Magic Life]

3rd set
Mister G – Vamonos (premiere)
Jazzy Ash – Tandem Bike (premiere)
ID
The Bazillions – Q and U (new)
Jellyfish – I Wanna Stay Home
ID
Flans Dial-A-Song
They Might Be Giants – Thinking Machine
They Might Be Giants – Spare the Rock

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They Might Be Giants In-Studio

Jun 26

We’ll air most of this on the weekend of July 11-12, but if you want to hear the full TMBG in-studio, it’s below.  Note that I am editing out part of the history quiz for brevity (and because John Linnell says “bastard”) for airplay, so, I guess, parental advisory?

I also chatted with the Johns for KUTX’s “This Song” podcast; you can listen to that episode here.

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