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Jazz Transfusion Playlist Dec, 22,2013 Seasonal Sounds Pt.2

song-artist Christmas Medley-Maynard Ferguson Feliz Navidad-New York Latin Jazz All Stars Jingles, The Christmas Cat-Freddie Cole Chipmunk Christmas-John Scofield Five Pound Box Of Money-Pearl Bailey Santa Claus Is Coming To Town-Duke Pearson Christmas Time Is […]

WXRT–12/29/2013

Iggy Pop: Wear no shirt, tight pants, and a long blonde wig. Subtle eyeliner and obscene gestures are a plus.  (Photo by Simone Joyner/Getty Images)

Merry Christmas From Iggy Pop

Just what exactly is going here in this Christmas greeting from Iggy Pop?  I don’t think there’s really an answer to that question.  If someone were to describe this short clip as “Lynchian,” they wouldn’t […]

WXRT–12/24/2013

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Pee-wee’s Playhouse ‘Special’ Christmas Special [Watch]

Was this on anybody’s Christmas list? Pee-wee just announced out of nowhere that his 1988 “Pee-wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special” is now free to to stream thru mid-January. With guests from Oprah Winfrey to K.D. Lang […]

12/24/2013

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Christmas Insomnia

With the big day just a night away, counting sheep or even sugar plum fairies might not be enough. The great Martin Short fretting over great expectations in this holiday classic from SCTV, one of […]

WXRT–12/24/2013

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The Anesthetic Holiday Spectacular Playlist! [Playlist & Free Download]

Here it is, ladies and gents. The podcast of the second week/rebroadcast of the 22nd Annual Local Anesthetic Holiday Spectacular. Only difference from the first week was the addition of a couple of bits; one […]

12/23/2013

CTA Holiday train at Damen stop, circa 2005

From Otis Redding To Nick Lowe — 14 FREE Christmas Songs For You [Download]

Shake off a little tradition and shake down this new playlist.

12/23/2013

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The XX Covers Wham’s “Last Christmas” [Listen]

Indie-pop sensation, The XX, has gone pop. Well, sorta. The London based band has released a cover of Wham!’s “Last Christmas” as a free download through SoundCloud. (DL link has since been removed, but the […]

WXRT–12/23/2013

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Christmas Video

The holiday season is fertile ground for visual drama. Families and friends gather, often for the first time in months, and everybody is supposed to be having fun. Often not everyone gets the holiday memo […]

WXRT–12/23/2013

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My Best Christmas Presents Ever

Our family always exchanged gifts on Christmas Eve, after going out to eat at a restaurant. Christmas Day was reserved for church and dinner with the relatives. I don’t remember every present, but I loved […]

WXRT–12/20/2013

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