Monday, May 31, 2010

Ben's Playlist - Tuesday, June 1, 2010

White Light - Wilco
It Makes You Feel Good - Renee & Jeremy
Your Room's A Mess - Rock Daddy Rock
Collide - Howie Day
Hey Soul Sister - Train
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
I Can Do Anything - Dustin Type
Music Everywhere - The Dirty Sock Funtime Band
Kee-Mo-Ky-Mo - Nat King Cole
Very Good Question - Uncle Rock
Can't Stop Partying - Weezer
Eek! Ack! Help! Police! - Lucas Miller

Interesting. After listening to the Coffee House (SiriusXM channel 30) at lunchtime, Ben picked three straight acoustic songs that we purchased over the winter after hearing them there.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Ben's Playlist - Friday, May 28, 2010

Driver Education - Indigo Girls
Happy, Happy Birthday - Baze And His Silly Friends
Words - The Bee Gees
Glad All Over - Dave Clark Five
Forever Your Girl - Paula Abdul
Deep Deep Water - Mel Glazer
July Flame - Laura Veirs
Our House - CSNY
The Air That I Breathe - The Hollies
Perfect World - Huey Lewis & The News

Ben takes us back to those wonderful 1960s this morning with the Hollies, CSNY, Dave Clark Five, and the Bee Gees. Yikes it's actually the golden anniversary of the Bee Gees this year.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Ben's Playlist - Thursday, May 27, 2010

Rollin' Baby - Elizabeth Mitchell
Kitty McGoo - Royal Order of Chords and Keys
I'll Come Running - Brian Eno
They All Asked For You - Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem
Hyper Enough - Superchunk
Sand In My Sandwich - Princess Katie and Racer Steve
The Galax Sea - Recess Monkey
Sing The Changes - Paul McCartney
So So Happy - Debbie and Friends
Stop At a Mom n'n Pop - Uncle Rock
Humpty Dumpty - Linus

Uncle Rock returns to the playlist, along with Superchunk, Brian Eno, and ever-popular Paul McCartney.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Ben's Playlist - Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Whistle For Willie - Randy Kaplan
Wake Up - The Verve Pipe
Lima Bean - Dog on Fleas
Imagination - Peter Himmelman
If Not For You - George Harrison
Black Slacks - Robert Gordon
Dr. Wiggle - Recess Monkey
Don't Dream It's Over - Sixpence None the Richer
(If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To - Weezer
Trick or Treat - Justin Roberts
One Day Soon - The Sippy Cups
Speed of Love - The Hipwaders

George Harrison returns, and Robert Gordon (dad's pick) is here as well.

More new Randy Kaplan and Justin Roberts!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Ben's Playlist - Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Baseball Dreams - Ralph's World
The Hebrew-Speaking Bear - Randy Kaplan
Better Together - Jack Johnson & Buena Vista Social Club
I Love My Library - Lunch Money
Over in the Meadow - Little Miss Ann
Love and Hope - Ozomantli
Jive Talkin' - The Bee Gees
Too Much Going On - Mike Viola & The Candy Butchers
Cereal - The Verve Pipe
What's on the List - Stephen Fite
Percy on Pluto - The Nields

We never got to baseball songs for the start of the season, so here's one today.

A new Randy Kaplan as well as old favorites from Lunch Money and the Nields.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Ben's Playlist - Monday, May 24, 2010

White Light - Wilco
C'mon - Renee & Jeremy
My Name Is No - Starfish
Your Room's A Mess - Rock Daddy Rock
Springtime, It's My Favorite - Billy Kelly and the Blah Blah Blahs
Ca Plane Pour Moi - Plastic Bertrand
Apples, Oranges & Peaches - The SqueeGees
All Around the Kitchen - Pete Seeger
Diving in the Deep Blue Sea - Monty Harper
Aidan's Train - The Hipwaders
Put It in the Piggy - Kate Shindle
The Bare Necessities - Los Lobos

Some folky selections start out the week. Ben also chose some songs from this past weekend's Spare the Rock podcast as well.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Ben's Playlist - Friday, May 21, 2010

Heigh-Ho - Los Lobos
California Stars - Wilco
The Green Grass Grows All Around - Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem
Collide - Howie Day
Love Me For Who I Am - Brady Rymer
Coconut Woman - Karl Zero & THE Wailers
Bobby Bobby Bobby - Jo Ann Campbell
With Or Without You - U2
History Never Repeats - Split Enz
Trading Squirrels - Recess Monkey
Tube Sox - Princess Katie and Racer Steve

Today's playlist is all over the map!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Ben's Playlist - Thursday, May 20, 2010

Hello Hippopotamus - Laura Doherty
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Chocolate Ice Cream - King Pajama
Roundy Round - Monty Harper
I Missed the Bus Again - Skankin' Pickle
Be Yourself - Grenadilla
Si Se Puede - Deedle Deedle Dees
Imma Be (Clean) - Black Eyed Peas
Sleepoverland - Justin Roberts
Tarzan's Nuts - Madness
Flaming Pie - Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney is back on tour again. We saw him (us, not Ben, sorry) at CitiField last summer. Great show, and Billy Joel even stopped by for a cup of coffee appearance.

A new track from Justin Roberts' new CD, Jungle Gym, also makes the cut.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Ben's Playlist - Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Why Go Up There? - Tom Glazer & Dottie Evans
Pinch Me - Barenaked Ladies
Hey Soul Sister - Train
Beach - Charity and the JAM Band
Periodically Double Or Triple - Yo La Tengo
Happy Place - Milkshake
Lonely Days Lonely Nights - The Bee Gees
Stronger Than Me - Amy Winehouse
How Do You Build a Robot? - Recess Monkey
Honest Kid - Princess Katie and Racer Steve

Ben made a joke and called the song "Hostess Kid," like the cupcakes.

The ladies take the stage this morning with Katie, Amy, Lisa, Dottie, and Charity. Ten songs, five female vocalists.

New improved links for everyone. Enjoy!

Let's Go Already, Mets!

Here’s what really disturbs me about the Mets of late.

Jeff Wilpon visits Jerry Manuel in the clubhouse and gives him a vote of confidence.

I guess it’s true – Jerry isn’t responsible for signing Ollie Perez to a three-year $36M deal – that was Omar and Wilpon.

And Jerry isn’t responsible for Niese pulling his hammy (or whatever it is) for the second time in two years.

And Jerry isn’t responsible for signing Bay, who has hit 1 HR. And it’s the hitting coach who should take the heat if Bay and Wright don’t turn around. At least Reyes is turning it around.

If Wilpon wants to take action, how about a boardroom meeting with Omar, where he says, “We’re opening up $10M to stop the bleeding. Sign Pedro as a fifth starter and let’s orchestrate a trade to dump Ollie, eat some of his salary, and get Cliff Lee for that pitching slot.”
Free agents to sign:

Pedro Martinez (SP)

44.7 5 1 0 37 8 3.63 1.25

Jermaine Dye (OF)

503 78 27 81 64 108 00 .2505

Monday, May 17, 2010

Ben's Playlist - Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Wishing Well - Renee & Jeremy
Sky Blue Sky - Wilco
Dear God - Sarah MacLachlan
Because It's There - Ellis Paul
My Keyboard - Quiet Ones
Balloon Man - Robyn Hitchcock
Hello Hello (Good Morning) - Dustin Type
Even Numbers - They Might Be Giants
Brush Brush Brush - Of Montreal
Imitation Of Life - R.E.M.
Tripping Down the Freeway - Weezer
What's New Pussycat? - Tom Jones

Due to some unfocused behavior at school, tomorrow's playlist was assembled with Ben's approval, but not entirely by him.

Hence, the return of Tom Jones, R.E.M., Sarah MacLachlan, and Of Montreal.

I'm not saying they would never have returned without Ben's selecting process, but I sped them along.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Ben's Playlist - Monday, May 17, 2010

Heart of the Country - Wings
White Light - Wilco
Wake Up Shake Up - Rolie Polie Guacamole
The Race Is On Again - Yo La Tengo
We Are Going To Be Friends - The White Stripes
Play With Your Food - ScribbleMonster
Xavier Xerxes Xeonphanes X - Steve Weeks
She Just Doesn't Get It - Yosi & the Superdads
Everyone Loves to Dance - Aaron Nigel Smith
My Angry Voice - The Sippy Cups
Casper The Friendly Ghost (tv theme)

Ben prepares for school with old favorites. Wings and Wilco, Yo La Tengo, plus White Stripes and Yosi.

ICW Pro Wrestling - Saturday, May 15, 2010

It's pretty rate when professional wrestling comes to within walking distance of my house. Yet that was the case on Saturday night, May 15 - Impact Championship Wrestling held a card at Holy Cross High School in Flushing, Queens - a mere three blocks from home.

According to the promoter's father, Holy Cross only allows one event per year on their premises. I attended in 2008 but missed the 2009 card. Luckily, the wife had an invitation to a junior high reunion for the same night, so I had the initiative, the money, and the opportunity. A triple play!

The main problem with these local cards is that the promoter(s) know so many eager local guys that they pack the lineup with unknowns. Combine unknown performers with a lousy PA system, and there's a lot of "who are these guys?" throughout the building.

When I arrived, Fallen Angel Christopher Daniels and Velvet Sky were signing autographs and taking pictures. This would both help foster a spirit of camaraderie and also drag down the evening.

Approximately 400 people filled the gym for the card, which started at 8 pm. Like I just explained, the opening match was eight guys. I could identity Justin Toxic because he had his name on the back of his tights. And two guys represented a tag team called "Drive By," which was on their shirts. In any event, the heels went over.

Next was a ladies tag team match. Britney Savage and her drag manager with Velvet Sky faced Alicia and WSU Champ Mercedez Martinez. Nothing wrong with this match if you like ladies wrestling. And Velvet worked a large portion of the match. Tons of cameras on her at all times, goes without saying. Velvet sprayed something in Alicia's eyes and Brittney rolled her up. Mercedes then attacked Alicia after the match. That was kind of incongruous, since both were out at intermission signing stuff.

Bandido Jr. pinned Devon Moore. Moore looked to have more charisma as a southern badass, but Bandido jawed with the crowd and got over more as a heel.

In a four-way battle, Storm (didn't catch the first name) beat Sabien, Bull Marciano, and Sami Callihan.

This led to the final match before intermission, the Motor City Machine Guns against the S.A.Ts. Great work and the best match on the card. Crowd was behind both teams as babyfaces and while the S.A.Ts were always held back by their interchangeability, Sabin and Shelley do not have that problem. The Guns went over.

Next came the evening's downfall. A 20-minute intermission turned into a 40-minute intermission, which caused the rest of the show into rush mode. Tons of performers came out to sign and pose. I know it's how they make a lot of their money, but the show really needed a firmer hand - and announcements letting people know that intermission would be over in 10, then 5 minutes.

Back to the unknown action, with an out-of-shape heel doing a Rick Rude gimmick fighting your local redneck (in Queens)? The fat guy went over in three minutes, and the crowd still chanted "boring."

Prince Nana
came out and turned on the crowd (he'd been signing at intermission) to introduce his next wrestler. All I can tell you is that he had "Greek God" on his tights. He fought another unknown local guy, with "DM" on his outfit. "Greek God" won the match, which brought out Chris Daniels.

Daniels immediately attacked DM and they had a match, which ended in DQ for some reason. This brought out the fat guy, Greek God, another another two undercard heels. Jerry Lynn, Azrael, and other babyface made the save.

This led into the following match with the babyfaces against Danny DaManto and the Heavy Hitters (two immense guys). Finish had ICP regular DaManto pin Jerry Lynn during a schnaz. Lynn then challenged DaManto to a rematch at the group's next card on his birthday, June 12, at the Elks Lodge.

Now we got to the two main events, and it was closing in on 11 pm. A percentage of the family-oriented crowd began to file out. But it was time for Tommy Dreamer versus Homicide. Dreamer came out to a monster pop, the biggest on the card. The mic started to cut out, and Tommy responded, "This isn't the WWE. I get time on the mic here."

Tommy talked about how his last indie appearance before he signed with WWE was in Queens. And now his first indie appearance since getting cut by WWE was in Queens. He also talked about how he'd "met a kid who said he was going to be a pro wrestler like him one day," and that wrestler was Homicide. It started babyface versus babyface but then Homicide started to challenge Dreamer more and went somewhat heel. In typical fashion, Dreamer played his role as the big-hearted local babyface who put over the opponent. He lost nothing with the crowd and got a ton of applause on the way out. Decent match, considering the large guys in the previous bout had broken the ring.

The evening was getting later and later and now we were getting to the main event at 11:15 pm - an international three-way elimination battle with Tajiri, Super Crazy, and the Amazing Red. The bout featured guest referee Mikey Whipwreck.

A bunch of double-teaming on Red, with Whipwreck and Tajiri playing off their past as a tag team. Crazy confronted Mikey after about five minutes, leading to Red hitting a dive and Whipwreck fast-counting Crazy. Super Crazy rolled out and yelled "What the fuck," which got a large pop but was kind of inappropriate since it was in front of a dozen kids at ringside. They reacted like total pros who had heard it all before. Similar double-cross spot when Tajiri wouldn't break a hold on the four count and Mikey pulled him off Red. They had words and when Red hit another high spot, Whipwreck fast-counted Tajiri! So Red got two tainted pinfalls to end the night by 11:30 pm.

An entertaining, but overlong night of matches. They could have done without 1-2 matches or combined a few of the singles matches into more multi-man battles. If the promoter could not use the Machine Guns and Velvet's matches on his DVD of the event, I understand the compulsion to "pad" the DVD to a full two hours. But that's what backstage vignettes and interviews are for. Don't make us sit there for 3 1/2 hours because you can't say "no" to guys who want to work for free in front of a crowd.

On a minor note, I would have preferred seeing Jerry Lynn versus Chris Daniels straight up, instead of mixed against a bunch of unknowns. Kind of unrealistic that they would even know who those guys were. But you want to give your performers the "rub" of working with established names. But who really gets a rub when Daniels is in the ring with the anonymous fat heel who won a three-minute curtain-jerker?

I've posted a link to upcoming ICW events. Doubtful I'll get to the Elks Lodge. Maybe if they convince Holy Cross to let them come back in the fall...

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Ben's Playlist - Friday, May 14, 2010

Bein' a Kid - The Zucchini Brothers
Some Pieces - King Pajama
Ghost Town - The Specials
Ride of the Valkyries - Richard Wagner
Good People - Jack Johnson
Monster Face - Roger Day
Savoy Truffle - They Might Be Giants
Banana Seat Bike - Ralph's World
Buddy Holly - Weezer
Marshmallow Farm - Recess Monkey

Recess Monkey returns! So do Jack Johnson and The Specials. Actually, the Specials have returned in reality as well, but Ben is a few years too young for a ska concert at night.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Ben's Playlist - Thursday, May 13, 2010

Either Way - Wilco
Your Room's A Mess - Rock Daddy Rock
Buddy Holly's Got the Hiccups - Uncle Rock
I Love My Mom - Dennis Caraher
I Shall Sing - Grenadilla
Music Everywhere - The Dirty Sock Funtime Band
Hologram World - Tiny Masters of Today
Sunglasses - Recess Monkey
Let It All Hang Out - Weezer
Pulling Mussels (From The Shell) - Squeeze
Yeah Yeah Yeah Song - Flaming Lips
It's A Puzzle - Trout Fishing in America

Ben finally picks the Dennis Caraher song about mothers that should have been played last week, before the holiday.

Our old friend Uncle Rock makes an appearance, as do Wilco and Weezer.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Ben's Playlist - Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Apples - Rolie Polie Guacamole
Every Day Is A Birthday - Brady Rymer
On A Carousel - The Hollies
Pedal Power - Recess Monkey
Meet Me Halfway - The Black Eyed Peas
Private Idaho - The B-52s
The Summer - Yo La Tengo
Say It Ain't So - Weezer
The King Of Calibar - Bill Harley
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy - Puppini Sisters

Bill Harley is here!

Going to see IRON MAN 2. Enjoy!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Ben's Playlist - Tuesday, May 11, 2010

I Don't Need Anything But You - Dan Zanes & Friends
Tango Forever - Mel Glazer
Six Months in a Leaky Boat - Split Enz
My Imagination - Baze And His Silly Friends
Ben - Michael Jackson
Hummingbird - Wilco
He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother - The Hollies
There's A Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow - They Might Be Giants
Funplex - The B-52s
The Galax Sea - Recess Monkey
Chicken Noodle Soup - Yosi

Ben finishes Mothers Day weekend and moves into new territory with Wilco and Recess Monkey, from their upcoming CD, Final Funktier!

Plus he chose the Michael Jackson song with his name, for the first time in almost a year. Some self-awareness going on in iTunes.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Ben's Playlist - Monday, May 10, 2010

White Light - Wilco
Where Does The Sun Go At Night? - Dorothy Collins
Thinking About You - Norah Jones
TiK ToK - Kesha
Love and Hope - Ozomantli
New Game - Tim and the Space Cadets
Deep Deep Water - Mel Glazer
Jungle Boogie - The Sippy Cups
My Brother The Ape - They Might Be Giants
Planet Claire - The B-52s

First post-Mothers Day playlist is heavy on old favorites and a new dance pick (Kesha).

We're beat - no extra commentary tonight!

Friday, May 07, 2010

Kindiefest: Ralph Covert

He's been called "the Elvis of kid's music."

He's been called "the Pied Piper for families."

He's been the main event performer at the past two years of Kindiefest. You can call him Ralph Covert (of Ralph's World).

Out first introduction to Ralph came through Bill and Ella Childs' Spare the Rock podcasts (I believe it was "The Coffee Song"). From there, I hunted down Ralph's early recordings through ebay and by the time we'd caught up, he was performing at local venues.

At a small venue like Littlefield NYC, it's always a dose of reality when you see a performer walk through dragging his possessions - no roadie, no entourage. While one could expect that from an unknown performer, or an opening acoustic act, it was a bit incongruous when Ralph Covert said, "Excuse me," and needed two people to help assemble his backdrop (so the show could start on schedule).

Unfortunately, the May heat wave and (already) 3-plus-hour duration of the event made for a pretty sparse crowd. These were the hardcore fans who waited for Ralph. And Ralph delivered an energetic, interactive, and personal acoustic set for those who remained.

Stripped of the overdubs, drumbeats, and accompanying musicians, you can appreciate the simple clarity – "Dance Around" brought everyone to the dance floor (well, everyone but overheated adults and people with camcorders). "Cavemen" brought a group of parents to the stage for an impromptu "Off-Off-Broadway musical."

My only criticism would be nitpicking - I don't think there was a single song is Ralph's set that I hadn't heard at a previous performance. But at least acoustically, they took on a new life. And hey, in a venue small enough that a wailing baby becomes your backing vocal, that's not too bad.

Kindiefest: Royal Order of Chords and Keys

The Royal Order of Chords and Keys (R.O.C.K.) is akin to the Foo Fighters' first record, which Dave Grohl recorded by himself and then had to recruit members to go on tour.

Aric Bieganek originally fronted Recess Rock, then decided to avoid confusion with Recess Monkey and became R.O.C.K. We were prepped to see them at Kindiefest last weekend. And so was Aric. Because the rest of his band got caught in Bike-A-Thon traffic and never made the show. Read Aric's blog for the whole story.

In any event, members of Recess Monkey ironically lent a hand, took a crash course in Aric's songs, and helped him groove an energetic set at Littlefield NYC.

Here's the video from "Car Seat Driver," shot with uStream on the iPhone. By this point in the show, I had gotten a handle on operating the phone properly to shoot a video.

Here is the video from the last song in the set, "Punk Rock, One Sock." By this point in his set, Aric had lost 3-4 guitar strings as well as his band. And yet he persevered. Rock on!

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Kindiefest: Bill Harley

I'll be honest, we have not heard a ton of Bill Harley.

"Oh, he's been around....forever!"

"What a great storyteller!"

"Clever! And so funny!"

Okay, but what is he ABOUT?

Turns out Bill is about anecdotes in kid-sized portions. Stories that kids can relate to, about families and pets and school and friends.

And Ben enjoyed all of Bill's stories at Kindiefest. He especially enjoyed Bill's sideman for the performance, Keith Munslow. "It's Keith Munslow," he informed me, as Bill started his first song. "I wonder if he'll sing something as well." And he did.

Unfortunately, I did not know that uStream quits when you get an incoming phone call! So this video is incomplete. I post it merely for posterity.

"Pea On My Plate" is the full performance. And rather well.

Ben's Playlist - Friday, May 7, 2010

Wake Up Shake Up - Rolie Polie Guacamole
Green Teeth - The Zucchini Brothers
Rudi A Message For You - The Specials
Bang A Drum - Earthworm Ensemble
Autumn Sweater - Yo La Tengo
Roam - The B-52s
Shake! - Flannery Brothers
The Cat Came Back - Monty Harper
Chicken Noodle Soup - Yosi
I Can Do Anything - Dustin Type
Human Fly - Hank Hooper

Music from kindiefest finally makes an appearance, as Dustin and the Leftover Pancakes and Rolie Polie Guacamole get airplay.

We also ALMOST met Yosi at the concert (he was introducing himself to Ralph Covert and we didn't want to interrupt).

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Kindiefest: Secret Agent 23 Skidoo

We were excited about seeing Secret Agent 23 February. Then the snows fell in the Northern corridor. Still, we were able to make our train and get to Symphony Space, where we learned Skidoo & Crew were unable to get past Virginia. We settled for popcorn and Bugs Bunny cartoons, and the knowledge that he was coming back to town in May for Kindiefest.

Well, Cactus and Company did not disappoint with a spirited set that included old favorites like "I Gotta Be Me" as well as new songs like "The Boogieman." And he let everyone know that his next CD is coming later this year.

The first video ("I Like Fruit") was shot using uStream on my 3G iPhone, so forgive the shoddy video quality. The second video ("The Boogieman") comes from our JVC Everio camcorder, which has a (somewhat) better video quality, depending on how many little ones I squash in my quest to impress.

Ben's Playlist - Thursday, May 6, 2010

Smooth Operator - Sade
Everyone Loves to Dance - Aaron Nigel Smith
We Are Going To Be Friends - The White Stripes
Apples - Rolie Polie Guacamole
Sugarcube - Yo La Tengo
What's That Smell - Mr. Oscat
California Stars - Wilco
Dance This Mess Around - The B-52s
Roy G. Biv - They Might Be Giants
That Thing You Do! - The Wonders

Rolie Polie Guacamole makes a debut Thursday morning. Wilco returns with a new(ish) song.

TMBG and Mr. Oscat are reliable kiddie choices.

Sade and the White Stripes complete the mix for Ben.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Some Videos from Kindiefest

Andrea, Ben, and I had a blast at Kindiefest on Sunday, May 2, 2010 at Littlefield NYC in Brooklyn, NY.

Here is the band Clementown. I hate to short them, but due to the NYC Bike-A-Thon traffic, we got to their set for the last two songs. And when I plunked myself down, a child promptly stood up in front of me, so the first video was toast.

Next up were Recess Monkey! Of all the bands, Ben seemed the most excited to see them. And they did not disappoint, with a power pop set that held his full attention.

Alas, my first uStream attempt to record a song on my 3G iPhone resulted in only audio. Rather than bore you with listening to the iffy audio, here is the video (camcorded!) of "Marshmallow Farm," which I found myself humming at work today, two days after the show.

More videos will follow.

Ben's Playlist - Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Sleep Through The Static - Jack Johnson
Linger - The Cranberries
Mr. Tambourine Man - The Hollies
So What - Pink
Again! - Brady Rymer
Sand In My Sandwich - Princess Katie and Racer Steve
Vega-Tables - Brian Wilson
Let's Twist Again - Chubby Checker
It's The Beatbox - Cathy & Marcy With Christylez Bacon
Hail Hail the Gang's All Here - Dean Jones
Rock Lobster - The B-52s

Brady Rymer and Pink make a return in 2010.

Another (new) selection from Princess Katie and Racer Steve.

And Ben continues to avoid a host of songs from artists we just saw at Kindiefest!

Monday, May 03, 2010

Ben's Playlist - Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Why Do I Have A Shadow? - Dorothy Collins
The Lion Sleeps Tonight - Suzi Shelton
C'mon - Renee & Jeremy
(There's a) Party In The Playroom - Einstein's Monkey
Holiday - The LeeVees
Roam - The B-52s
Dixie Flier - Randy Newman
Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel
The Summer - Yo La Tengo
Wishin' Around - ScribbleMonster

We're back to starting with science songs today. I asked Ben if he wanted to hear a Suzi Shelton song, since she just started following us on Twitter. And he was determined to pick "Roam," since last Friday.

Interesting that a day after kindiefest and not a single artist who we saw in person at the show!

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Ben's Playlist - Monday, May 3, 2010

It Makes You Feel Good - Renee & Jeremy
White Light - Wilco
No Good Reason Party - The Dirty Sock Funtime Band
She Just Doesn't Get It - Yosi & the Superdads
I Feel Like Going Home - Yo La Tengo
The World Has Turned and Left Me Here - Weezer
Funplex - The B-52s
The Boogieman - Keith Munslow
Kitty McGoo - Royal Order of Chords and Keys
Marshmallow Farm - Recess Monkey