Radio Crystal Blue/RCB Novus Ordo week of 12/13/15

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This show was published 12/17/15

“Is there a time for tying ribbons/A time for Christmas trees/Is there a time for laying tables/When the night is set to freeze”

I opened with my annual reading of Jack Kerouac’s short story ‘Home At Christmas”

Coldplay “Christmas Lights”
Vaneese Thomas “Peace & Goodwill”
Buddy Guy “Home For Christmas”
Jamie Kent “Blue Christmas”
Mic The Prophet “O Tannenbaum”
Câlisse “Not A Holiday Song” – XO For the Holidays Volume 8 compilation
Loretta Hagen “As We Count (On New Year’s Eve)” – Mud and Stone CD
Susan Kane “New York Winter” – A Word Child CD
Laura Berman “Lift Off” – Everything In Between CD
Flagship Romance “Set You Free” – The Fudge Sessions EP
Matt Harlan “Riding With The Wind” – Raven Hotel CD
MJ Hibbett & The Validators “Roy Wood In The Blue Note”
Wizzard “I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday”
Bobby Stewart & The Contraires “Happy Holiday”
Stubborn Son “Snowed In” – XO For The Holidays Volume 8 compilation
The Slambovian Circus Of Dreams “Every Little Light”
Tony Halchak “Christmas For Cowboys”
Builder Of The House “There Is No Hourglass, Only Sand” – Hourglass EP
Soraia “Kids Are Alrite” – Less Than Zero EP

I shared Tweed Funk’s JD Optekar’s recipe for Cranberry Relish
CD FOCUS: A continuing series spotlighting top indie/emerging artists in great concept or compilation albums.

DARRYL HOLTER: Radio Songs: Woody Guthrie in Los Angeles 1937-39.
Sowing musical seeds before he was known as an activist as much as a poet, Woody made many recordings for his own radio show on KFVD Los Angeles. These
songs are interpreted musically by Daryl and several notable songwriters as guests.
From this final first airing of songs from this CD I spun “I Ain’t Got No Home” & “Talking Dust Bowl Blues”
Larry Saklad “Christmas On The Block”
Liz Longley “Feels Like Christmas To Me”
Trevor Lyon “Happy Holidays”
Switchback “Connemara Man” – American Roots & Celtic Soul: Live-Volume 1 CD
Lynn Hollyfield “Winter’s Gift” – In The Balance CD
Emily Zuzik Holmes & Scrote “This Season Makes Me Cry”
Vance Gilbert “Moonlight In Vermont” – Nearness Of You CD
John Hall “Quiet Place” – Love Doesn’t Ask CD
Kerry Patrick Clark “What I Want For Christmas” – Mom Hen Layin’ Some Christmas On You compilation
Steve Eulberg “God Rest You Merry Gentlemen” – Mom Hen Layin’ Some Christmas On You compilation
I recited part of Kerouac’s short essay “Not Long Ago Joy Abounded At Christmas”
Tom Waits “Alice” – Alice CD
Simon & Garfunkel “I Am A Rock” – Sounds Of Silence
The Pogues “Fairytale Of New York” – If I Should Fall From Grace With God
Passengers (U2 & Brian Eno) “Miss Sarajevo” – Original Soundtracks Volume 1
Jimi Hendrix “Merry Christmas & Happy New Year”

Closing music: DJ Flowerdove “Wind Chill”
Geoffrey Armes “After Dark” – Noor CD
Regina Spektor “My Dear Acquaintance (A Happy New Year)”

Running time: 271 minutes
Atmosphere: merry, bright
Recorded in stereo to 128kbps bitrate, reencoded to 96kbps, 44.1 Hz in mp3 format using Audacity software.

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