‘Tis the season for music.
Christmas Music — YES. [and, boy, do i love it.] But, other music as well.
People are gathering: celebrating their fondness for each other, celebrating their love, celebrating a cause, celebrating a hobby, celebrating smiles, celebrating family, celebrating giving, celebrating faith, celebrating someone, celebrating a community, celebrating. Celebrate good times… c’mon! [there’s always music.]
Well, except for on KHOL this morning. We had a problem with our signal and it was dead air for a bit this morning as well as most of yesterday. So no Morning Scramble this mornin’.
But last week? YES:
I have some very much new favorites on here. Some were played at the KHOL Mixer… which was a BLAST. So good to have so many music lovers in one room… especially those who are passionate about community radio. Awesome.
…I took my turn as DJ for a hot second of the night and lemme tell ya, it was so much fun! Unfortunately, I decided to wear a glorified potato sack that almost gave a peep show every time I bent over to play around with knobs and keys, but all in all, ’twas a super delightful experience. I didn’t do much, but it made me want to really learn to be a real-life DJ… Goal for twenty ‘leven? YEP.
Left without playing any this morning, I was so excited to find a Christmas CD from my father in my PO box. He is just the most thoughtful, most creative…
I LOVE it, Pops. Thank you thank you thank you!
I know that Christmas wouldn’t be complete without a holiday CD mix from my dad, but I always am surprised when it comes. It’s always so heart-warming and overwhelming with love… My cup runneth over.
He included a newspaper article on one of my family’s favorite groups, Albert & Gage. [also, very good friends of the family.] At the bottom of the article he scribbled…
“Request please Ms DJ, play ‘Christmas Everyday’ off the A&G Christmas CD. Thank you [heart] Daddy”
Of course. Thursday [on the Evening Scramble], I will play…
[p.s. that video is special because it’s at the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar in Austin… a holiday tradition for my fam… and i get to make it this year for A&G… yay!]
For other holiday music listening, I highly recommend the Sufjan Stevens (Holiday) Pandora station, which my incredible friend, Jared, shared with me.
I also very much recommend the Swingin’ Christmas station on there as well, because I’m pretty sure this is my favorite holiday song everrrrrr:
The part where the second guys goes, “I-yi-yi-yi’m dreaming of a whiiiiteeee… CHRISTmas!” Just can’t help but smile… so big!
And for your non-holiday music wantings, may I suggest:
[definitely definitely recommend it… play it… now… ugh, so good.]
[an older love… but a rekindled fling.]
[ummm… did you see the title? yeah, awesome.]
[fun and pretty.]
And then there’s a Lykke Li/Beck Remix… http://media.thefader.com/thefader/Lykke%20Li%20-%20Get%20Some%20(Beck%20Remix).mp3
Merry Holidays, Loves!
May all your favorite tunes turn up and help you soundtrack this wonderful time of year.