This American Life

This American Life


‘allo folks.

Just got back from the This American Life Live via Satellite show. I’m absolutely thrilled to have my music associated with the top shelf creative work of Ira Glass and all the staff and contributors at the show. I’ve been a fan for a decade now, and it’s almost like a fairy tale to me to have Ira crediting me by (code)name. So, by request here is a list of songs that were used in the pre-show quiz thing, and under Ira’s commentary:

Squirell Commotion

Climbing The Mountain


Raccoon Family Robinson


Streetbeat Heat

Yip Yop

Elephants On Parade


Wednesday Night Flever (sic)


Zoot Suit

Sweet n’ Sour Sanich

Niagara Falls In A Raft

Depeche Mold

Kitty In The Window

You can navigate to long samples of these and 100+ more tunes in the sidebar over there.

My best advice (without being too much of a salesbear, if you’ll forgive the quick pitch) is to just order the box set if you feel like you can afford it, and like what you heard. It’s cheaper than iTunes ($3 an album) and it’s a nice compact keepsake chock full of delightful songs that work in the background and front. Good for the car, work, for cleaning the house, for home slideshows and movies, and more. If you’re not flush with 30 bones, or want to try before you buy, head on over to iTunes and download a few songs by subscribing to my podcast!

And if you’re up for it, feel free to leave a comment! OK.

-p bear over and out.

  • Matthew

    05/02/2008 at 5:25 am

    I gotta say, your music sounded awesome on the ginormous theater sound system. First I’ve ever heard of you, and wow, how cool is that to be part of TAL! I’m off to get the box set 🙂

  • Peter

    05/02/2008 at 5:51 am

    Hey, nice work. This is some great music. Nice of Ira to give you a proverbial “shout out!”

  • Justin

    05/02/2008 at 6:11 am

    Definetly going to be hard to listen to this and NOT think of TAL. I’m subscribing to the awesome podcast right now! Good stuff.

  • Shannon

    05/02/2008 at 6:20 am

    Hey great stuff – is it possible to get the box set via download? Save the planet, less trucks, less packaging, etc?

  • Amanda

    05/02/2008 at 6:41 am

    The music was excellent last night!

    I’m so used to music going uncredited on the show that I was worrying over never knowing who made it, so I’m glad Ira directed everyone here.

  • admin

    05/02/2008 at 7:01 am


    I’m working on getting all the albums up digitally and will have an option to buy the box set that way, at a slightly discounted price. thanks for the suggestion.

    -p bear

  • Marrz

    05/04/2008 at 9:22 am

    yah I noticed too, I was walking to go to the bathroom during the opening show and I heard it and thought it was your music, it fits into the show rather well.

  • Rian

    05/06/2008 at 7:42 am

    Hi Podington Bear! Great to see your blog so active and we love that you’re getting great exposure. The interview we did with you went up this morning and can be found here:

    Sorry the phone quality isn’t perfect, but we do think all the things you had to say makes it a great interview anyway! Keep up the great work!

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