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Angie Pykonen was with me for our annual non-traditional holiday show.  Some of the song titles: "White Trash Christmas" – "I Saw Mommy Kissing Donald Trump" – "Somebody Stole My Santa Claus Suit" – "Flu Ride" – "Yellow Snow"….you get the picture.  And, of course, favorites by Roy Wood's Wizzard, Robert Earl Keen, and Darlene Love.  Peace and love to everyone from Angie & me.  

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HAPPY HOLIDUBS from The Echo Chamber! New for this “Natty Christmas in Dub” episode was Pomegranate Sounds, who’s Green, in case you didn’t know! We also got baked with Baked A La Ska, with two apiece in hours 1 and 4. Their minor-key “Jingle Dread” in sort of a “reggumbia” style was a real highlight. Usual suspects like Joe Gibbs, Jacob Miller, Michigan & Smiley, King Tubby, Scientist, etc. are practically everywhere you look, and healthy doses of Louie, Ella, Bing, Johnny Mercer, etc. are also to be found here… as well as Dec. 25th birthday-boy, big-band legend Pete Rugolo. In the second half, listen for bits and pieces of “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians” peppering the mix… and stay tuned next week for more holidub hi-jinks!

"Songs of Winter" special, celebrating Solstice, Christmas & Hanukkah with special guest Katie McMahon!

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I grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota in the 1960's & 1970's…….and my older sister always picked the music we listened to around Christmas. Today's playlist is a tribute to all the 45's(yes….45's on the record player) she played while Mama fixed the turkey, Daddy drank the good cheer and me and my other siblings danced, wrapped presents, snuck into the kitchen to taste the dressing(still raw, of course), and ate up all the Christmas candy. Happy Kwanzaa, Happy Hanukkah, Felize Navidad, Happy Solstice and have a Cool Yule……

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