Let It Snow! Beef Jerky Time: 12/20/06

Tonight's show (12/27/06) will be a 2-hour special (7-9pm). Tune in for Beef Jerky that's twice as long! (wvew.org, 107.7 FM)

Here's what went down last week for the holiday show:
  • Christmas at Sea: L'Ensemble Choral Du Bout Du Monde
  • Blue Christmas: Midnight String Quartet
  • Christmas Waltz: Frank Sinatra
  • SEVEN versions of Greensleeves/What Child Is This?:
    1. Mitzie Collins (dulcimer), Glennda Dove (flute), Roxanne Ziegler (harp)
    2. Donnelly & Gerardi
    3. Eddie Dunstedter (electric organ)
    4. Vaughn Williams
    5. Vince Guaraldi Trio
    6. Galliard Brass Ensemble
    7. John Fahey
  • Christmas Time Is Here: Vince Guaraldi Trio
  • Act II of "The Nutcracker" (In the Magic Castle on Sugar Mountain/Clara & the Prince): The Toronto Symphony, Andrew Davis conducting
  • What Noise On Earth?: L'Ensemble Choral Du Bout Du Monde
  • Good King Wenceslas: Univ. of Vermont Choral Union
  • Sladko Zvenyat Kolokol: Ivan Rebroff
  • Tijuana Christmas: Tijuana Brass
  • A Marshmallow World: Frank Sinatra & Dean Martin

Beef Jerky Time: 12/6/06

An hour of celebrations and props, plus the new Gwen Stefani record. Here's the list. Aoaoaoaooh.... Beef Jerky Time!!

  • theme from "Fish"
  • You'd Be Surprised: Marilyn Monroe [category: stuck in my head this week]
  • I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm: Frank Sinatra
  • Moonlight in Vermont: Frank Sinatra [category: happy b'day frank! (born 12/12/1915)]
  • The Man that got Away: Ella Fitzgerald, w. Ira Gershwin lyrics [category: happy birthday Ira! (12/6/1896)]
  • Blue Rondo a la Turk: Dave Brubeck [category: Happy 86th, Mr. Brubeck!]
  • Goodbye Sadness (Tristeza): Astrud Gilberto & the Walter Wanderley trio [category: happy birthday brother John!)
  • "Haffner Serenade" Menuetto & Trio: composed by Mozart, Pinchas Zukerman conductor & violinist with English Chamber Orchestra [category: shouts out to Mozart, 1/27/1756 - 12/5/1791]
  • Early Winter: Gwen Stefani [category: sounding out her new disc, "The Sweet Escape"]
  • We've Got a Long Way to Go: Gwen Stefani w. Andre 3000 [back to her 1st solo album]
  • Wonderful Life: Gwen Stefani [another new track]

Beef Jerky Time: 11/29/06

First, a note to listeners: NO SHOW NEXT WEEK (December 13, 2006). I'll be cooking a birthday dinner for someone special that evening. But tune in anyway for a special 2-hour DANCE PARTY SPECIAL hosted by DJ Troy, of Peel Slowly & See (also on Weds nites).

Here's the most recent playlist, including an extra-special treat narrated by Sir Richard Burton. (see ** below!) It was also pointed out to me that several songs (see *) have French lyrics. This was not entirely intentional.

  • Theme from "Too Close for Comfort"
  • *Sunday Girl: Blondie
  • Big Guns: Jenny Lewis & the Watson Twins
  • Justified & Ancient: The KLF with Miss Tammy Wynette
  • Epistle to Dippy: Donovan
  • Mathonwy: Huw Jones
  • Why Didn't My Parents Buy me a Casio?: Micromars
  • *Your Redneck Past: Ben Folds Five
  • Ana Ng: They Might Be Giants
  • **The Eve of War: from Jeff Wayne's musical version of the War of the Worlds
  • *Mon Oncle (jazzy mix [of film s/t music]): Mr. Untel
  • *Hommage: Les Frères Checkolade
  • Canadian Railroad Trilogy: Gordon Lightfoot