Monte’s Campout for Cancer Connection

Mar 17

Monte, who does the morning show and is Program Director on WRSI, is starting his Campout for Cancer Connection this morning.  He’ll be camping out on the courthouse lawn in downtown Northampton until he raises $20,000.  Also, he hates camping.

Cancer Connection does amazing work supporting people with cancer — and their families — and I wish we’d had it in Fayetteville last summer when my dad was diagnosed and dying.  While we got great services from the local hospice folks, Cancer Connection goes well beyond that.  To learn more about the group, visit their website.

We’ve donated in past years, but since last summer, it’s become even more personally important to us.  Ella and Liam each kicked in $10 this year, and we donated on top of that.

You should too.  Go to and click on “Donate Now.” (And you can click on “Listen Live” to hear the broadcast.)

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Mar 14

We had a ton of fun at the Iron Horse today with Gustafer Yellowgold.  As always, the show was entrancing, and we got to hear a little bit about the next release — you can look forward to more from your favorite yellow friend in early 2011.  Whole new story, ten new songs…whee!

Here’s a little part of a song I like a ton, “Quite Easily Lost”:

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2010-03-13 Playlist

Mar 13

Listen on demand any time (that is, after all, what “on demand” means!) at

Segment 1
TMBG – It’s Spare the Rock
-Ella ID
TMBG – Employee of the Month
kd lang and the reclines – Watch Your Step Polka
Laura Daisybee – Swing Swing With Me
Ginger Hendrix – Riding My Pony
The Von Swing Family – Crawdad
Gustafer Yellowgold – Getting in a Treetop

Segment 2
Daniel Lanois – Under a Stormy Sky
Chris McKhool – Spider-Man (Jazz Playground)
ID/prep to rock
Royal Order of Chords and Keys – Cruisin’ for a Snoozin’
Milkshake – Enemies
I’m From Barcelona – Collection of Stamps
ID/book time with Ella (High Rhulain)

Uncle Rock – Stop at a Mom ‘n’ Pop
Dean Jones – Frenzy
Flannery Brothers – Wake Up Song
Baby Grands – Sugar Makes Me Loco
Ralph’s World – The Great Outdoors
Debbie & Friends – So, So Happy

Segment 4
ScribbleMonster – Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child
Uncle Albert (Admiral Halsey) – Paul & Linda McCartney
Everything I Own – Bread
Crimson And Clover – Tommy James and the Shondells

Segment 5
Welcome Back – John Sebastien
Theme from The Rockford Files – Mike Post
Silent E – Tom Lehrer
Tie A Yellow Ribbon – Tony Orlando and Dawn
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy –  The Puppini Sisters
Lovely Day – Bill Withers

Segment 6
Elizabeth Mitchell – Hey, Bo Diddley
Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem – They All Ask’d For You
Wee Hairy Beasties – Housefly Blues
Board of Education – The Lonely Tomato
TMBG – The Mesopotamians
TMBG – Spare the Rock

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Book Time with Ella for March 13, 2010

Mar 13

Ella talked about another Redwall book this week, this time High Rhulain.  Look for it in your public library, or, if you like, click on the image below to find it available from an independent bookseller!

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We Are All Jay Leno Fans Now

Mar 09

Or at least we will all need to turn on the Tonight Show on Monday, March 15, to see our friends Elizabeth Mitchell and Daniel Littleton (who will be playing the Meltdown) on stage, singing “I Love You Too” with Ziggy Marley!  Wow.

Still Team Conan here, but that’ll be worth setting the TiVo.

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