Nellie McKay–Singer-songwriter and animal advocate

Singer-songwriter Nellie McKay, whose double-disc debut album, “Get Away From Me,” was named one of the 15 Best Albums of 2004 in the Village Voice poll of nearly 800 critics nationwide–and now just 21 or thereabouts, she’s no less of an accomplished wunderkind as an animal advocate–discusses her earliest experiences as an animal rescuer and activist, receiving the Doris Day Music Award at this year’s Genesis Awards, her particular passion to call attention to & end the animal experimentation conducted at Columbia University (plugging the web site & touching on the new version of the protest song, “Columbia Is Bleeding,” included on her soon-to-be-released album, “Pretty Little Head”), and other projects like her forthcoming stint on Broadway in “The Threepenny Opera” alongside Alan Cumming & Edie Falco. [ ]

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COMEDY CORNER: Dave Attell’s “Parrot” []
MUSIC: eels’ “I Like Birds,” Nellie McKay’s “Columbia Is Bleeding,” instrumentals
NAME THAT ANIMAL TUNE: Henry Mancini’s “Baby Elephant Walk”

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