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December 26th

December 26, 2017

I find it sad that Christmas season now wraps up at midnight Christmas Day. I suppose it happens this way because it starts in October and everyone had simply had enough.

I’ve mentioned this before but since there are new people reading this blog, my first professional radio gig was with WSQR in Sycamore, IL. The way we worked Christmas music was
one song per hour in the first week of december
2 per hour in the second week
3 per in week three
and then all Christmas music the week prior.
Then, from the 26th through the 31st, we’d taper off.
A nice easy transition back to normal.
So I’ll continue to post through the end of the year.

Also, I know some people get the post-Christmas blues. On the day after Christmas I tend to favor music that has more of a melancholy approach.
I’ve featured such happy tunes as
My Troubles from Andrew Greer
Don’t Wanna Let Christmas Go from Gabe Dixon (Dixon plays piano in Paul McCartney’s band)
All I Ever Get For Christmas is Blue from Over The Rhine
And Farewell Jingle Bells from Dave Brubeck

I’ll continue the parade with two similarly upbeat numbers (note the sarcasm)
Cold White Christmas from Casiotone For The Painfully Alone and Holiday from Angel Snow.

Casiotone For The Painfully Alone is the name of a solo-music project/band formed by musician Owen Ashworth. He released five records over 13 years and then retired the project and started another, similar project call Advance Base. Ashworth’s music has a similar feel to that of Sufjan Stevens but perhaps a bit less produced.


Her name is Angel Snow and the song is Holiday. Searching for her gives even Google¬†fits. She is a singer/songwriter from Nashville who actually released a Christmas EP this year. It’s mostly covers of old standards with one original. Holiday is from her first album, Fortune Tellers. It’s a song about a bad relationship and the holidays. What more could you want in a depressing song.


Casiotone For The Painfully Alone – Cold White Christmas

Angel Snow – Holiday

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