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Valentines Day. Tender Songs She Hasn’t Heard

These are lights down low with candles lit, fireplace roaring, tales of tenderness and heartache. What I like about this playlist is how it will engage her curiosity and her longing. James Yuill-This Sweet Love. […]


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New Year’s Resolutions: 2014

We do have jetpacks now, but they’re still not even close to being practical. We also have 3D printers which can produce blocky guns and even some vital organs. (I’ll get excited when a working […]



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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]


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.



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 […]



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