Thursday, November 20, 2014

They Might Be Playing They Might Be Giants? Here's the playlist to prove we did!

I cannot begin to describe how amazing yesterday's They Might Be Giants Day Sponsorship was for me. First off, I was able to play music by one of my favorite bands on the radio for nearly seven hours. That alone was enough to make me giddy with music geek joy. But then something happened yesterday that I never expected to happen, YOU. Now don't get me wrong - Shyboy Tim and I ask for listener requests nearly every single time we break to talk on the air. But yesterday was different. Rather than receiving 5 or 6 requests during the morning show, we received probably 50 times that! I couldn't possibly have been a happy camper to hear from so many They Might Be Giants fans from all over the United States and the World. By the time I left to head out for my day job that pays for my radio habits, we had heard from over 25 States and listeners from as far away as Canada, the Netherlands, Austria and London. How cool is that?!! As you will see I played almost 120 They Might Be Giants songs yesterday, and if I had to guess I'd say 95% of those are requests. Good job guys and gals - and a big radio hug and thanks go to our day sponsors Tom and Chantill for their wish to dig up James Ensor.

here is the request sheet I started early on
So here is the playlist of the 6 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
1. Meet James Ensor
2. They Might Be Giants
3. Don't Let's Start
4. Spider
5. The Guitar (The Lion Sleeps Tonight)
6. Doctor Worm
7. The Bells Are Ringing
8. Birdhouse In Your Soul
9. Circular Karate Chop
10. Cyclops Rock
11. Sleeping In The Flowers
12. Violin
13. Cloisonne
14. Meet James Ensor
15. Til My Head Falls Off
16. We Wanna Rock
17. James K. Polk
18. (She Thinks She's) Edith Head
19. Pet Name
20. Fingertips
21. Spacesuit
22. Put Your Hand Inside The Puppet Head
23. Why Does The Sun Shine? (The Sun Is A Mass Of Incandescent Gas)
24. Why Does The Sun Really Shine?
25. Dead
26. Now I know
27. Meet James Ensor
28. Take Out THe Trash
29. It's Kicking In
30. Seven Days A Week (I Don't Want To Go To Work)
31. Lie Still Little Bottle
32. Someone Keeps Moving My Chair
33. A Self Called Nowhere
34. Which Describes How Your Feeling
35. TubThumping
36. Can't Keep Johnny Down
37. She's An Angel
38. Bangs
39. Snowball In Hell
40 Ana Ng
41. Meet The Elements
42. Meet James Ensor
43. Stormy Princess
44. End Of The Tour
45. Exquisite Dead Guy
46. Certain People I Could Name
47. Judy Is Your Vietnam
48. Narrow Your Eyes
49. Dirt Bike
50. New York City
51. (She Was A) Hotel Detective
52. Whistling In The Dark
53. Whistling In The Dark
54. Birdhouse In Your Soul
55. Robot Parade
56. Countrecoup
57. Mr. Me
58. Man It's So Loud In Here
59. Meet James Ensor
60. They'll Need A Crane
61. Cage and Aquarium
62. Hide Away Folk Family
63. L-M-N-O
64. Boss Of Me
65. Istanbul (Not Constantinople)
66. Minimum Wage
67. Particle Man
68. Fingertips
69. How Can I Sing Like A Girl?
70. AKA Driver
71. Purple Toupee
72. Damn Good Times
73. Fun Assassin
74. With The Dark
75. Hey Mr DJ I Thought We Had A Deal
76. Dead
77. Got Getting Up So Down
78. Til My Head Falls Off
79. Everything Right Is Wrong Again
80. Another First Kiss
81. They Might Be Giants

The Playlist from 6 to 7 p.m.
1. Meet James Ensor
2. She's An Angel
3. (She Thinks She's) Edith Head
4. Now I Know
5. The Guitar (The Lion Sleeps Tonight)
6. The Spiraling Shape
7. Another First Kiss
8. Where Do They Make Balloons?
9. Reprehensible
10. Fun Assassin
11. Never Knew Love
12. The World's Address
13. Boat Of Car (with the Other Thing Brass Band)
14. Particle Man (with school children)
15. Exquisite Dead Guy
16. Til My Head Falls Off
17. Operators Are Standing By
18. I Should Be Allowed To Think
19. Ca't Keep Johnny Down
20. Snowball In Hell
21. Don't Let's Start
22. Empty Bottle Collector

Thanks again to all of you for sharing your stories, memories and song requests. I will never forget this day!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for having a TMBG day! Enjoyed it!