Thursday, December 24, 2009


If you are of a certain age, and from Buffalo, this will absolutely thrill you.

The Joey Reynolds Show, WKBW-AM, Monday February 25, 1965.

Enjoy, and have a very happy holiday.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Saturday, December 19, 2009


Mr. Pizzarelli is one great dude. We were told we had 15 minutes, and he stayed for 45. And he was all over the X-Mas in Hell thing. And can he ever play that gee-tar. Thanks again to Ted Potrikus for coming over to guest host and for bringing the Pappy Van Winkle! Thanks to Gina Hyams for setting up the interview and for the photo above. And thanks a million to John Pizzarelli for stopping by.

Next week on Christmas Day I'll be replaying either 2007's Jingle Bells Marathon or 2008's Funky X-Mas show.

You can download the show here.

Unknown: Trumpet X-Mas

Bullwinkle J. Moose: X-Mas Safe Driving Message (Thanx Chandler Travis!)
Joseph Spence: Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Unknown: X-Mas Generic Drugstore Ad
Root Boy Slim and the Sex Change Band: X-Mas at K-Mart
Binky Griptite: Stoned Soul Christmas

Willie Dixon: Christmas Message
Unknown: Hallelujah Chorus Fail
Dan Blocker: Deck the Halls
Commander Cody: Daddy's Drinkin' Up Our Christmas
Dirty Boys: All I Want for Christmas

Science Friction Orchestra: Joy To the Woild (thanx Marc Black!)
Reverend JM Gates: Did You Spend Christmas in Jail?
Erving I Swann III: Fruit the World Merry Christmas

John Pizzarelli hangs out!!!

John Pizzarelli: I Got Rhythm (live)

Walter Brennan: The Three Letters

John Pizzarelli: Route 66 (live)

Unknown: A Leonard Cohen Christmas

John Pizzarelli: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (live)

Rick Blackson: Helicopter Santa Claus
Mel Blanc: The Christmas Hat You Gave Me is Too Big

Friday, December 11, 2009

12.11.09 X-Mas From Hell '09 Part 1

Truly unspeakable. We're getting bad at this. Thanks to Michael Aarons for hanging in and posting vids on FB. Next week: classic Spatto ugly X-mas. Beyond the pale. Way the hell beyond the pale. W/S/G John Pizzarelli!!!

You can download this show here.

Unknown: Trumpet Christmas

Chuck Negron: Joy to the World
X-Mas Project: Stille Nacht
Iggy Pop: White Christmas

Unknown: Messiah
Pee Wee Herman: Christmas Medley
Ernie Schill: Truckstop Christmas
Leonard: Santa Claus Santa Claus Santa Claus
Unknown: Sketchy Santa O' Holy Night

Society Threat: It's Christmas Oh Yes It Is
Cheekyboy: Let Me Clear My Throat on Christmas
Buzz Jefferson: A Lonely Christmas Without Elvis Presley

Cousins Choir: Keep Christ in Christmas
Homer & Jethro: Baby It's Cold Outside (w/ June Carter and Chet Atkins)
Red Holton & Children's Choir: Santa's Saint

Martin Mull: Santa Doesn't Cop Out On Dope
Manual Romain: Christmas Time Seems Years and Years Away
Tommy Tutone: Jenny / 6375809 or whatever Christmas WTF?

Rob Halford: Oh Come Oh Come Emmanuel
Betty Garrett: Yuletide Park Avenue

Rick Blackson: Helicopter Santa Claus

Friday, December 04, 2009

12.05.09 w/s/g ANSON OLDS

We had Anson Olds and Nathaniel Bossi doing some fabulous flat picking and yodeling. Freakin' YODELING.

Morells: That Mellow Saxophone

Kinks: Muswell Hillbilly
Mr. Pleasant

Kinks: She's Got Everything
I Go To Sleep
Set Me Free

Detroit Cobras: Brainwashed (Kinks cover)
Animated Egg: Sock it My Way (fr
Cantor Joseph Rosenblatt: El Mole Rachmim (Fur Titanik) (fr People Take Warning! Murder Ballads and Disaster Songs 1913-1938)

Kanui and Lula: Tomi Tomi
Eydie Gorme: What Did I Have
Los Straitjackets: Smells Like Teen Spirit

Anson Olds interview and performance

Sufjan Stevens: The Man of Metropolis Steals Our Hearts