Friday, December 15, 2006


Sky Smeed stopped in to talk about his great new CD Mill River and the release party for it at Helsinki tonight. He brought along his pal, author Alex Olchowski, who talked about his new novel The Relevance of Men. Then Alex did a reading from the novel with musical accompaniment from Sky. Very, very cool.

The rest of the time I played selections from Spend Xmas With Eddie G, one of Eddie G's compilations of unspeakably strange and often disturbing holiday songs.

Morells, That Mellow Saxophone

Bill Robbin and the Blue Jays, White Christmas
Louis Prima and His New Orleans Gang, What Will Santa Claus Say?
Edward Dawson Conniffe, Bake the Johnny Cakes, Christmas Coming

Arthur "Guitar Boogie" Smith, Merry Christmas
Tashiro Midori, Jinguru-beru
Electric Jungle, Funky Funky Christmas

Brandon Hanlon and the Bat Men, Christmas Party
Warren Smith, Dear Santa
Sonny Boy Williamson, Christmas Morning Blues

Sky Smeed and Alex Olchowski interview and performance

Joe Loco Quintet, Winter Wonderland
The Kent Harlan Orchestra, Christmas Cha Cha Choo Choo Train
Reuben Anderson, Christmas Time Again

The Twistin' Kings, Christmas Twist
Fountains of Wayne, Man in the Santa Suit
The Sisterhood, The Rockin Disco Santa Claus

Big Bud, Snow Man Rock
Rev. JM Gates, Hell Will Be Your Santa Claus
White Stripes, Candy Cane Children

Mighty Sparrow, Postcard to Sparrow
Art Carney, Twas the Night Before Christmas
Bing Crosby, Happy Holidays (Beef Wellington Remix)