Howdy, Charlottesville!

Jan 04

I’m super pleased to announce that a new station — 106.1 The Corner, in Charlottesville, Virginia — has picked up the show!  The Corner is a commercial AAA station not unlike the River, with a real commitment to community and an eclectic playlist.  They’ll be airing the show Sunday mornings starting this weekend.

Adding them into our current affiliates, Spare the Rock is now heard on five stations, two commercial and three non-commercial!  Here’s when you can hear us, all times local:

The show is distributed by PRX, and you can listen on demand at their website too.  And if you know of a radio station where we’d be a great fit, let me know (show AT sparetherock DOT com) or send them to our syndication information page!

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Playlist for 10/22/2011

Oct 22

Thanks to special guest host Jarrett Krosoczka and Zoe!  Here’s what we played, and you can listen any time at our page at

Segment 1

TMBG – It’s Spare the Rock

-Ella ID

TMBG – Birdhouse in Your Soul

Jackson 5 – I Want You Back (Z-Trip Remix)


Roots – Lovely, Love My Family

Her Space Holiday – Sleepy Tigers



Segment 2


ID/Atticus and Enzo

Scott Fischer – Jump

Karen O & the Kids –  Rumpus


Pete the Cat

Carole King – One Was Johnny



Segment 3


Toots & the Maytalls – Monkey Man


James Brown – Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag


Mister G – Shark in My Bathtub


Steve Weeks – 4 Little Girls



Segment 4

ScribbleMonster – Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child

ID/prep to rock

TMBG – Don’t Spare the Rock


Punk Farm – Old MacDonald Had a Farm


Me First & the Gimme Gimmes – Over the Rainbow

Alkaline Trio – Movin’ Right Along

Me First & the Gimme Gimmes – Tomorrow


Punk Farm – Wheels on the Van


Segment 5

Recess Monkey – Lunch Lady Theme


Recess Monkey – Flying

Lunch Money – Getaway Car


Justin Roberts – Backyard Super Kid

School for the Dead – Superhero



Segment 6


Stevie Wonder – Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Justice – D.A.N.C.E.


OK Go – White Knuckles

Michael Jackson – Wanna Be Startin’ Something


Flannery Brothers – Tuckered Out


TMBG – The Spider

TMBG – Spare the Rock

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KidVid Tournament Round 1: Pete Seeger Regionals #4 vs. #1

Mar 22

I’m pleased as punch (assuming punch is indeed pleased) to be hosting part of Zooglobble’s friendly annual family music video competition here. Here’s the first of two matchups for you today; you have until midnight tonight to vote. Feel free to comment, but the only official count is the poll at the end of the post.

Keller Williams, “Hula Hoop To Da Loop” (1) vs. Justin Roberts, “Obsessed by Trucks” (4)



And up second:

Recess Monkey, “Black Hole in My Room” (2) vs. Jamie Broza, “Waters of March” (3)



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KidVid Tournament Round 1: Pete Seeger Regionals #3 vs. #2

Mar 21

…And here’s the second matchup for your vote.  Again, you have until midnight tonight, and only the poll at the end of the post counts.  And please, no wagering.


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Exclusive: New Gustafer Yellowgold Video!

Feb 05

We’re taking part in the weeklong celebration of All Things Gustafer Yellowgold (at least All Things Gustafer Yellowgold’s Infinity Sock), which means today — and today only — you get to see a preview of the video for the song “Cheddar” (also played on today’s show).  Check it out:

(Note that use of the song does not imply any endorsement of the Green Bay Packers, although I am, kinda, rooting for them tomorrow.)

Pre-order the CD/DVD set either through their online store or through a little outfit called Amazon.

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At the Carle…and at the Pines…and at Taste of Amherst

Jun 18

Quick reminder about tomorrow’s show and a longer-term reminder to jot some things down on your calendar.

First, tomorrow at 1, we’ve got Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem playing the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art.  Tickets are just $6 at the door, and benefit the Northampton Community Music Center.  This is a must-see band, and if you’ve seen them, you must see them again.

We’ve also got most of the next season lined up:

8.7.10 • Princess Katie & Racer Steve

10.23.10 • Gustafer Yellowgold

1.22.11 • Royal Order of Chords & Keys

3.12.11 • Debbie & Friends

Also, this Sunday, Mister G, Primate Fiasco, and School for the Dead will be on the River Soundstage at Taste of Amherst for the Meltdown afternoon.  Free music for the whole family!

Finally, and I’ll write a lot more about this, especially once we confirm the rest of the lineup, but on September 26 at the Pines Theater, we’ll have a CD release show for the Many Hands CD, featuring Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem and the Deedle Deedle Dees.  As alluded to, there will be more on that lineup — some pretty amazing additions, I hope — but for now, just be sure to write that date down.

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