Music--from of the moment to Xmas to 80s

Time for another catch-up of recent Beef Jerky Time playlists. With the holidays and end-of-year, end-of-decade roundups, this was an unusual month for my radio show, Beef Jerky Time (WVEW).

The 12*16*09 show was fairly normal, with good scatterings of recent stuff (loved the Jookabox!) plus a few older things for good measure.
  • Norway: Beach House
  • Space Woman: Venus Gang
  • You've Changed: Sia
  • Hanuman: Rodrigo & Gabriela
  • Janglin: Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
  • When They Fight, They Fight: The Generationals
  • Phantom Don't Go: Jookabox
  • Florida: Starf**ker
  • Dragon Chasers: Wax Tailor
  • Sleepyhead: Passion Head
  • I'd Have You Anytime: George Harrison
  • Romeo: Juliette Lewis
  • Tacobel Canon: Ratatat

The 12*23*09 was an all-Christmas hour, though I tried to play some unusual ones (James Brown has a GREAT song title, and the Pet Shop Boys touched me deeply).
  • Shepherds on the Hill: Ensemble Choral du Bout du Monde
  • Christmastime: Yo La Tengo
  • Hark the Herald Angels Sing: Vince Guaraldi Trio
  • Blue Christmas: Bright Eyes
  • Christmas Waltz: Frank Sinatra
  • Santa Claus Go Straight to the Ghetto: James Brown
  • I Wish it Was Christmas Tonight: SNL performance
  • I Wish It Was Christmas Today: Julian Casablancas
  • Get Behind Me, Santa: Sufjan Stevens
  • It Doesn't Often Snow at Christmas: Pet Shop Boys
  • Twelve Days of Christmas: John Denver & the Muppets
  • Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow: Joe Williams
  • Santa Claus Got Stuck in My Chimney: Ella Fitzgerald
  • Santa Claus is Back in Town: Elvis Presley
  • Glow Worm (Christmas arrangement): Mel Tormé
  • Nutty Jingle Bells: Al Hirt
  • Jingle Bells: George Melachrino & His Orchestra
  • Jingle Bells: Jimmy Smith

The eve before New Year's eve was my best of 2009 show, 12*30*09. I've written about all of these songs at length throughout December.
  • Happy Up Here: Royksopp
  • An Anniversary Away: Reverie Sound Revue
  • True Stories: Datarock
  • Day'n Nite (Crookers remix): Kid Cudi
  • Tonight's Today: Jack Peñate
  • From Africa to Málaga: jj
  • All the King's Men: Wild Beasts
  • S'vive: Bibio
  • Lisztomania: Phoenix
  • Prefiero el Asfalto: Niña Dioz
  • The Great Defector: Bell X1
  • Nadine (Memory Tapes version): Fool's Gold
  • Raindrops: Basement Jaxx
  • No Reasons: VEGA

I did an 80s nite show on 1*6*10, as a "new broom," going back to basics to clear the decks for a new year of shows and discoveries. Please stick with me into 2010!
  • Lucky Star: Madonna
  • Freedom: Wham
  • South Central Rain: R.E.M.
  • I Ran: Flock of Seagulls
  • Jenny/8675309: Tommy Tutone
  • Spirits in the Material World: The Police
  • Master & Servant: Depeche Mode
  • Close to Me: The Cure
  • What Is Love?: Howard Jones
  • (I Just) Died in Your Arms: The Cutting Crew
  • Shake It Up: The Cars
  • Saved By Zero: The Fixx
  • Radio Head: Talking Heads

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