028 Happy! Happy! Joy! Joy!

Remember somewhere the sun is shining.

This week we are celebrating the happiness of being joyful .. or should that be the joyfulness of being happy. With luck, at the end of the next hour or so you should have a beaming smile that will make your friends and family wonder what you’ve been up to!

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(00:00) Screamin’ Lederhosen – Dog pound hop

Tim from The Face of Today

(02:23) Ivor Cutler – I’m happy

Ross from Just Gimme Indie Rock

(03:08) They Might Be Giants – New York City

Matt from Earfarm

(06:42) Bo Diddley – We’re gonna get married

Michael from The Yank Sizzler Podcast

(09:31) Raymond Scott – The toy trumpet

Victor Scott

(12:50) Thee Headcoatees – Shadow

Bob from Gimme Tinnitus

(16:00) Mohobub – Bileche

ZB from So the wind won’t blow it all away

(19:45) The Magnetic Fields – The luckiest guy on the lower east side

FiL from Pogoagogo

(24:12) The Pipettes – Your kisses are wasted on me

Natalie from Mini-Obs

(26:44) The Eurythmics – Right by your side

Lyle from Mentok the Mind-Taker

(31:36) The Dandy Warhols – Bohemian like you

Marcy from Lost in your inbox

(35:15) Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Come on Eileen

Taylor from Music for kids who can’t read good

(40:08) Grandmaster Flash – White Lines

Simon from You Can Call Me Betty

(48:08) Race for titles – The distance session

Bethanne from CTASLS

(52:00) Hampster Dance – Even hamsters fall in love

Cindy from Adzuki Bean Stash

(56:26) Bj̦rk РCvalda

Tom from Other People’s Toys

(01:01:25) Bettye Lavette – Joy

Charlie from Nerdlitter

(01:05:26) Ben Folds Five – Raindrops keep falling on my head

Andy from Circles of Concrete

Thanks to all of you who have taken part and listened this week. Please support the artists you have heard by going to their websites and being their friends with an all embracing virtual hug.

Next week we are continuing the theme we had way back in podcasts 6 & 7 of ‘2006 so far’. To take part send your choice of song and short spoken intro to tim.young@rhul.ac.uk.

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Oh man, oh man, ohmanomanomaaan! This looks faaaabulous! I’m in for a happy time tonight!!

i suppose it’s just further proof that i need to get out more, but this was a whole lotta fun. i’ve already listened to it once and look forward to repeat playings!

oh yes oh yes oh yes !
marcy is in the place !

and I promise not to sing again
because last night it rains it rains…

Tee hee, Ross sung his intro.
This is a *great* podcast and just what I need for a gloomy wednesday.
Rang-dang-diggity-dang-dang-dang…I’ve got that stuck in my head now. 🙂

That was very quality as usual.

I loved Taylor’s intro. It probably made me even happier than his song.

hey, thanks for the linkage. : )

A big welcome to mjrc and Mentok!

Great selections from everyone, I am really enjoying this CP more than I thought I would.


Oh my face has become one big smile. For some reason i thought we had to sing the intro, how silly of me.
Good stuff, i love this show !!!


Dooba-dooba-dooba-da-dooba-da-dooba aaaaaaaaaarghh…..

finally got around to listening to this week’s podcast – it’s excellent. one of my favorites!

I feel so happy now, especially after hearing the Happiest Song Of All: Come On, Eileen! Thank goodness nobody used that awful, “It’s A Small World” from the Disney ride, eh?

Nats, I think “It’s A Small World” is now universally regarded as a cruel and barbarous travesty. It’s also now banned under the Geneva Convention, though I believe North Korea, Iran, and Luxembourg are all suspected of having covert programs to develop their own indigenous version…

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