Weekly MP3s


Ella Fitzgerald - What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?

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Ella Fitzgerald - What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?
For the remainder of the month I'm going to share two MP3s a week. I'll post the files every Wednesday and Sunday and they'll all be holiday-themed.

During the summer of 1960, Ella Fitzgerald recorded Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas. This song appeared on that album, and seems appropriate at this time. Enjoy some holiday Ella.

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The Pretenders - 2000 Miles

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The Pretenders - 2000 Miles
For the remainder of the month I'm going to share two MP3s a week. I'll post the files every Wednesday and Sunday and they'll all be holiday-themed.

It's strange but my favourite songs at this time of year are melancholy Christmas songs. It's a happy time, but I just prefer melancholy songs in general, and Christmas songs are no exception. For my money, nothing says Christmas like Chrissie Hynde tailing off with "I can hear people singing, it must be Christmastime..."

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Crash Test Dummies - The First Noel

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Crash Test Dummies - The First Noel
For the remainder of the month I'm going to share two MP3s a week. I'll post the files every Wednesday and Sunday and they'll all be holiday-themed.

I thought I'd go to Winnipeg for this holiday MP3. This one appeared on the compilation A Lump of Coal and features Brad Roberts' standard baritone.

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Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Fifteen Feet Of Pure White Snow

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Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Fifteen Feet Of Pure White Snow
For the remainder of the month I'm going to share two MP3s a week. I'll post the files every Wednesday and Sunday and they'll all be holiday-themed.

I've always loved this Nick Cave tune, and today it seems rather appropriate. I don't know if we're getting fifteen feet, but I have officially declared it a snow day.

Enjoy the tune, and stay home if you can.

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The Pogues - Fairytale of New York

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The Pogues - Fairytale of New York
For the remainder of the month I'm going to share two MP3s a week. I'll post the files every Wednesday and Sunday and they'll all be holiday-themed.

You knew I was going to share this one. I share it every December as it's the tune I dig the most at this time of year. I thought I'd share it now so you have a couple of weeks to enjoy it.

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Tipitina's Foundation - O Holy Night

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Tipitina's Foundation - O Holy Night
For the remainder of the month I'm going to share two MP3s a week. I'll post the files every Wednesday and Sunday and they'll all be holiday-themed.

"Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" is long gone now, but there's one gift this show gave us that keeps on giving. Their Christmas show last year featured an awesome jazz rendition of "O Holy Night" by musicians from New Orleans. You've really got to hear this version which has become a holiday staple for me. Enjoy.

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Vince Guaraldi Trio - O Tannenbaum

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Vince Guaraldi Trio - O Tannenbaum
For the remainder of the month I'm going to share two MP3s a week. I'll post the files every Wednesday and Sunday and they'll all be holiday-themed.

My kids and I watched A Charlie Brown Christmas on Monday night and it still rocks. Sure, it's a little over the top with the morality message and it's a tad preachy for my liking, but it's still sweet and sentimental and ideal for this season. The soundtrack is perfect for holiday get togethers.

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Streetband - Toast

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Streetband - Toast
Remember this one? They used to play this on CFNY back in the day. That's none other than Paul Young on vocals.

The next three Weekly MP3s will be Christmas themed you lucky ducks.

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Rush - The Spirit of Radio

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Rush - The Spirit of Radio
Today I'm playing a song that was inspired by a little radio station that broadcast from a house in Brampton. CFNY was the spirit of radio, and that catchphrase inspired the name of this most excellent Rush song.

The spirit of radio years at CFNY started when David Marsden joined as program director in 1978 and lasted a decade until an ill-advised format change in 1988. Thankfully, this format change didn't last long and CFNY started playing alternative again in 1989. No, it wasn't as alternative as it was from '78 to '88, but it was still great music with a focus on cool Canadian bands like BNL, Sloan and Lowest of the Low and complementing that sound with the grungy goodness of Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden and other alternative rock monsters while continuing to play R.E.M., Smashing Pumpkins and Beck by the barrel full.

The spirit of radio may have changed in the late 80s, but it was my station throughout the 90s and it's still the best of the lot. This song is for CFNY... my station of choice.

The Spirit of Radio

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Odds - Eat My Brain

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Odds - Eat My Brain
Not only was this a fun single from Vancouver-based The Odds but the song's video featured a chase sequence starring members of The Pursuit of Happiness and Junkhouse. That's CanCon gold, my friends.

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