the txdot click it or ticket radio jingles

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)’s Click It or Ticket campaign raises awareness to drivers and passengers about the importance of wearing safety belts. Catchy jingles about “clicking it” can be heard on the radio as part of this advertising campaign.

Here are a couple versions that are currently playing on 101.5 KROX FM Austin.

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Texas Department of Transportation
Click It Song (Explosion)

Recorded 2009-06-16 from 101X with a Sony ICF-S10MK2 Pocket AM/FM Radio.

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Click It Song (Explosion)

Click it. Click click it.
Click click it. Click it.

Click it if you’re tall.
Click click it if you’re short.
Click it in your automobile before you start.
Click it for your babies, toddlers, and kids.
Don’t just pretend to and say you did.

Click it if you’re a rebellious teen.
Click it even if your two-year-old screams.

Click it.

Click it if you’re driving one short block.
Click it if you’re driving around the clock.
Click it if you’re on time or running late.
Click it automatically. Don’t hesitate.

Is there ever going to be a time when I don’t have to click it?
The answer is “No! No! No! No! No!” You’ll get a ticket.

(Drivers and passengers, whether you’re going two blocks or two-hundred miles, be sure to buckle up. If you don’t, you could be fined up to two-hundred dollars. Click it or ticket. Brought to you by the Texas Department of Transportation.)

Click it. Click it.

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For those of you who lack Flash support on your browser (or just want your own copy) can click the MP3 icon to download it to your computer.

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Texas Department of Transportation
Click It Song (Cecilio)

Recorded 2009-06-12 from 101X with a Sony ICF-S10MK2 Pocket AM/FM Radio.

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Click It Song (Cecilio)

Buckle up. Buckle up. Now click it.

Click it if you’re tall.
Click it if you’re short.
Click it in your car before you start.
Click it for your babies, toddlers, and kids.
Don’t just pretend to and say you did.

Click it if you’re a rebellious teen.
Click it even if your two-year-old screams.
Click it if you’re driving one short block.
Click it if you’re driving around the clock.

Buckle up. Buckle up. Now click it.

Click it if you’re on time or running late.
Click it automatically. Don’t hesitate.

(Is there ever a time not to click it?)
The answer is “No” ’cause you’ll get a ticket. (Oh.)

Buckle up. Buckle up. Now click it.

(Drivers and passengers, whether you’re going two blocks or two-hundred miles, be sure to buckle up. If you don’t, you could be fined up to two-hundred dollars. Click it or ticket. Brought to you by the Texas Department of Transportation.)

Buckle up. Buckle up. Now click it.

_____________~* MP3 DOWNLOAD *~_____________

For those of you who lack Flash support on your browser (or just want your own copy) can click the MP3 icon to download it to your computer.

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The Texas Click It or Ticket campaign’s home page is located at this link. More jingles and other campaign materials can be found at the Click It or Ticket page on TxDOT’s website.

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the first single off green day’s 21st century breakdown (know your enemy)

Today, Green Day released Know Your Enemy, the first single off their upcoming album 21st Century Breakdown. Their eighth studio album which was produced by Butch Vig will be released on May 15th.

At 8:40 during Morning X on 101X, Know Your Enemy was played on the radio for the first time in Austin.

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Green Day
Know Your Enemy

Recorded today at 8:40 from Morning X on 101X with a Mambo Clamp.

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For those of you who lack Flash support on your browser (or just want your own copy) can click the MP3 icon to download it to your computer.

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Notes about the recording hosted here:
The audio was recorded in mono from a local radio station broadcast. The quality is inferior to the actual single and is supplied here for reference purposes only. The introduction to the song is spoken by Jason Dick of Morning X on 101X. Please pardon the small bits of static in the audio. The concrete walls of the fortress where I work my day job causes interference.
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the thundercloud subs radio jingle

Fellow Austinites who tune into 101X have probably heard the annoying jingle that Thundercloud Subs is currently playing. I would have to say that it is currently tied with the Reid’s Cleaners jingle that is currently playing on television but loses severely to the local Gatti’s commercial (“Dial 4 5 9 22 22 and get a Mr. Gatti’s pizza delivered…real cheese… real h0tt…”). Thundercloud’s previous jingle was mostly tolerable at least.


Thundercloud Subs
2009 Radio Jingle

Recorded from 101.5 KROX FM on 2009-03-27 at 0748 with a Mambo Clamp.

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For those of you who have never heard this and have been told to listen but may lack Flash support on your browser (or just want your own copy) can click the MP3 icon to download it to your computer.

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Thundercloud Subs Radio Jingle lyrics

When I’m really hungry and I want something good,

I go to the Thundercloud in my neighborhood.

The sandwich makers are friends of mine ’cause I’m in there all the time.

When my stomach starts to grumble, you can bet I happily stumble into Thundercloud Subs!

For a hometown vibe with delicious grub…

Thundercloud Subs!

It’s a tasty place that everybody loves.

Armadillo lady on a date with a stallion,

She’s a Veggie Delight and he’s a New York Italian.

You gotta eat. You know it’s true.

While you’re in the neighborhood, here’s what you do…

You go to Thundercloud Subs!

(roast beef avocado)

Thundercloud Subs!

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It was drilled into my brain for a couple days, but I have yet to succumb to its temptation by getting one of their delicious NY Italians. We’ll see.

Please share your thoughts and/or opinions to the rest of the world about what you think of this jingle, since you’ve stumbled across this page almost by accident. I’m sure you’d like to be heard, and everyone will read what you wrote and might have the courage to comment, too.

the 21st century breakdown title track

Around 10am this morning on 101X after the Morning X concluded, the station played a new song from Green Day. The song is the title track of the upcoming album, 21st Century Breakdown, which will be released this upcoming May. The album was produced by Butch Vig, and the first single titled Know Your Enemy will flood the airwaves on April 20th.

Green Day’s 21st Century Breakdown (Demo) MP3 is currently being distributed via BitTorrent. You can also get a copy by clicking this icon.

the alkaline trio myspace transmissions

On January 23rd, Alkaline Trio posted a MySpace bulletin about an acoustic set that they recorded for MySpace Transmissions. The recording is currently free to download and stream from the the MySpace Transmissions site. They played a couple tracks from their latest album, Agony and Irony, and one tune from Good Mourning. The fourth song is a cover of a song by The Cure.

MySpace also has video of their performance along with interview footage.

Alkaline Trio
The MySpace Transmissions
Released January 2009

  1. Over and Out
  2. Love Love, Kiss Kiss
  3. Emma
  4. Cut Here (originally by The Cure)

the last of the 3hirty or the record high

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The challenge has been conquered. With a less than two hours left in the day, I am writing the thirtieth post for April.

I’m gonna try to keep this short, and I’m sure I will since I didn’t post too long ago. This month went by fast as expected.

I’m gonna wrap April up with a small list of this month’s highlights from my perspective:

  • K$ made the Pluckers Wall of Flame.
  • I purchased and received enough comics to probably last me ’til 2009. (But I ain’t stoppin’!)
  • I turned 26.
  • My sister gave me a Buddy Christ bobblehead.
  • My brother put together an excellent BBQ birthday party extravaganza equipped with burgers, bratwurst, and keg.
  • Two words: ROCK BAND.
  • The third and fourth volumes of Thrice’s The Alchemy Index was released.
  • Sleepercar’s debut album, West Texas, was released.
  • Alkaline Trio released their Agony and Irony EP with a catchy single, Help Me.
  • I told Pluckers about how awful one of their waiters was by filling out one of their comment cards, and they apologized by sending me a $25 gift card.
  • Uncle Sam gave me some of my hard-earned dollars back plus approved me for one of his bonus checks.
  • Two ‘Zas of the Week.
  • I was excused from jury duty and had a fantastic half-day off.
  • I saw these great bands in no particular order: Thrice, Dynamite Boy, Cruiserweight.
  • I experienced why I do not like performance art.
  • Two words: ROCK BAND. (listed twice intentionally ’cause it r0xx that hard!)
  • Rivers Cuomo stole the main riff from Portside Scout’s R2D2 song to use in his single, Pork and Beans.
  • Working where I work wasn’t so bad for the 21st month in a row.
  • I purchased a new machine, c0rey foldman, whose creation is strictly intended to contributing to the [email protected] project.
  • I spent way too much time in the MoSo WP CMS by challenging myself to write thirty posts this month and successfully pulled it off like the über g33k that I am.

This is the most posts in one month on Modern Soapbox which matched last June. Maybe I’ll go for 31 in July. I’ll be taking it easy from this next month to concentrate on my other projects that matter more, but I won’t abandon y’all. I promise. Peace out.

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the how to

With a paid subscription to WIRED magazine, readers are given a free gift. One of the gifts is How To, a guide published in August 2007 on how to do a multitude of tasks.

The contents are divided up into three sections: how to work, how to live, and how to play.

Some of the articles include:

  • Popularize a Meme
  • Multitask
  • Ace a Press Interview
  • Get Promoted
  • Actually Work From Home
  • Dress Like a Professional
  • Use LinkedIn
  • Outwit a Mechanic
  • Wire Your Car Stereo for an iPod
  • Change Your Oil
  • Get 50 MPG in a Buick
  • Get a Boost in the Blogosphere
  • Get Backstage at a Concert
  • Order a Drink
  • Launch an MP3 Blog
  • Lay Down Tracks On Your iPod
  • Convert Video to Play on Your Mobile Gadget
  • Make Old-Timey Photos
  • Get More Out of Flickr
  • Take a Killer Portrait
  • Rock at Guitar Hero
  • Karaoke Like a Superstar
  • Beat Donkey Kong
  • Win at Scrabble

Some of these may seem easy to figure out for yourself, but this guide has some useful insight. One tip I found interesting was that you can maximize views on your eBay auctions if you list them so they end on a Sunday between 4 and 10 pm Pacific time.

The original advertisements were replaced with other scans for entertainment purposes only. Enjoy.

Right-click the image below and Save As to download the PDF. Left-click if you’re the patient type.

How To

How To
Wired, August 2007
PDF format, 12.1 MB

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