If you think this idea screams “morning radio,” you would be entirely correct, but it’s still a nice story. “The Boob Project” is a big fundraising project started by morning-show DJs on San Francisco’s KFOG. One of the DJs on the show, Mike “No Name” Nelson, has a wife suffering from breast cancer and an eight-year-old son who wrote a song called “Boob Spelled Backwards Is Boob.” To raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the radio station’s morning team enlisted many of the musicians who appeared on their show to sing bits and pieces of the song, stitching a version of it together over months. And it’s ready now.
As the KFOG website reports, the final songs includes contributions from Noel Gallagher, Florence Welch, Hozier, Bleachers’ Jack Antonoff, Spandau Ballet, Michael Franti, Vance Joy, Graham Nash, several members of the Grateful Dead, and many others. There’s a whole long story detailing how the song came together, from demos to the final product. And you can hear everyone in the video below.
You can donate to the initiative here. The song is out 10/1.