Awake enough to like the song, too sleepy to remember the words.
January 23, 2008 11:03 PM   Subscribe

Help me figure out the name of a song I just heard on NPR...

I was just listening to WAMU here in Washington DC on my drive home from work, and I heard part of a very catchy song performed by either Ted Leo or someone who sounds exactly like Ted Leo. It mentioned a girl whose name sounded like "Anna-Lisa", along with some details about her life. It was NOT "Me & Mia". I don't remember any of the lyrics word-for-word, because he was singing really fast and I'm quite tired. The song was part of a "stripped-down" acoustic performance.

Unfortunately, I don't even know what radio show it was on, because I turned on the radio mid-song. I haven't found anything on Google or the NPR archives.
posted by arianell to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
posted by knave at 11:23 PM on January 23, 2008

Nope, it was a good deal faster and more upbeat than the Prozzak song.
posted by arianell at 11:33 PM on January 23, 2008

It wasn't Anna Molly, was it?
posted by knave at 1:17 AM on January 24, 2008

Do you remember what the approximate time you heard the song? Many of the major shows, Fresh Air, All Things Considered, Morning Edition, etc have their music interludes listed on their respective website. You can point and click your way to them from the schedule. You can even go back several days or more, iirc.
posted by wg at 4:33 AM on January 24, 2008

I heard it on NPR - Try there?
posted by fusinski at 7:33 AM on January 24, 2008

Or try this. If you can identify station, time and program, I'm pretty sure they list all of their music clips,(not just the ones from the stories, but the ones between stories as well) although I'm having trouble identifying the spot on the website that does this, I confess.
posted by nax at 7:40 AM on January 24, 2008

Yep, it was Ted Leo and the show was the January 23rd episode of Fair Game. Looks like Fair Game is distributed by PRI so that's probably why you didn't find anything on
posted by slenderloris at 9:41 AM on January 24, 2008

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