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The Ditty Bops hit the road

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If you listened to KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic today, you caught the Ditty Bops, whose record release party is tonight. Tomorrow the band leaves on tour — on their bicycles. We know bands who've toured tirelessly, and we've known people who've biked across the country. But before now we didn't know of anyone who had tried to combine the two. If you're free tomorrow, we suggest heading to Venice Beach at 10am to wave the Ditty Bops adieu. has been keeping up with the girls, including noting their exhausting and exhaustive training journal. The latest entry includes:

Today's song stuck in abby's head while riding was the chorus from that new Madonna song, "time goes slowly." the song stuck in amanda's head while riding was Dan Powter's "Bad Day." Today's ride insults consisted of none directed at us aside from an occasional blaring horn. One angry driver crashed into a curb while having a fight with his cell phone. another angry driver yelled get a job at a homeless man asking for help. Lots of loud ugly noises today. Favorite overall insult thus far was the young woman who took the time to roll down her window as she nearly ran me over telling me to "Get a Car!" i secretly fantasized that she would crash into a brick wall (without getting hurt of course), and be extremely embarrased.
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Tonight the Ditty Bops' record release party is at The Derby — you could bike there, of course, or get there Swingers-style, driving in separate cars.