Meltdown! The Promo.

Mar 08

Wanna hear that Meltdown promo?  Here it is:

Meltdown 2010 Promo

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Coming Up in the No Nap Happy Hour Series

Mar 08

We’ve got a great spring ahead in the No Nap Happy Hour series at the Iron Horse.

First up, this Sunday (March 14), Gustafer Yellowgold arrives with his moving storybook.  Go here for some sampler videos, or just head to

Then next month — April 11 — Secret Agent 23 Skidoo returns to town with his positive hip-hop for the whole family.  Plus, we just added local hero Mister G as an opener!

Then we’ll finish up the spring on May 16 with Grammy nominee Brady Rymer’s roots rock.

Family four-packs are available for these shows (in advance only) for just $30 via

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2010-03-06 Playlist

Mar 06

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I think I said three different things about when the Gustafer Yellowgold show will be.  It is a week from tomorrow — on Sunday, March 14.

Here’s what we played:

Segment 1
TMBG – It’s Spare the Rock
-Ella ID
TMBG – Ballad of Davy Crockett (In Outer Space)
REM – Man on the Moon
Gustafer Yellowgold – Tiny Purple Moon (Wide Wild World)
Jad & David Fair – 100 Yellow Pencils

Segment 2
Jon Samson – The Conductor (Kid’s Album)
Human Tim + Robot Tim – Anna-Lee (Pop of the Tots)
Uncle Rock – Very Good Question
ID/prep to rock
Baze & His Silly Friends – Happy Happy Birthday (Toddlerville)
Clementown – The Bathtub Driver (Polkabats and Octopus Slacks)
Posies – Dream All Day (Frosting on the Beater)
Sippy Cups – One Day Soon (The Time Machine)

Segment 3
Cloud Cult – The Will of a Volcano
John& Mark – A Counting Error (John and Mark’s Children’s Record)
Debbie & Friends – Opposite (Story Songs and Sing Alongs)
Recess Monkey – Something Happens in the Teens
XTC – Do What You Do
Deedle Deedle Dees – Little Red Airplane (American History + Rock & Roll = Deedle Deedle Dees)

Segment 4
ScribbleMonster – Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child
Daddy A Go Go – Come On Get Happy
Uncle Rock – You Look Good in the Rain (The Big Picture)
ID/Book Time with Ella (Time Quake)
Jonathan Richman – Springtime in New York
Richard Julian – Spring is Just Around the Corner
Keith Munslow – Every Day is a Summer Day

Segment 5
Renee & Jeremy – Do Do Do Do Do
Cornershop – Brimful of Asha
Charlie Hope – I’m Me!
Dreamtree Shakers – Dream and You Will See
Dean Jones (w/ Uncle Rock) – Roncando (Rock Paper Scissors)

Segment 6
School for the Dead – Periscope
Peter Himmelman – Imagination (My Trampoline)
Dan Zanes & Friends – Panama
Four Tet – Go Go Ninja Dinosaur
TMBG – We’re the Replacements
TMBG – Spare the Rock

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Book Time with Ella for 2010-03-06: Time Quake

Mar 06

Ella talked about the very interesting finale of the Gideon trilogy on the show.  Click on the book cover to find it for sale from an independent book seller, or check it out at your library!

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Who Is Gustafer Yellowgold?

Mar 06

Well, he’s from the sun.

He has an eel friend named Slimothy:

And live (Sunday, March 14, Iron Horse),  it’s an amazing combination of live music and a moving storybook:

Family four-packs are available in advance only at

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