White Christmas

December 16, 2017

“White Christmas,” written by Irving Berlin in 1942, recorded by The Drifters in 1954. Clyde McPhatter and bass singer Bill Pinkney trade leads.

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Santa’s Coming for Us

December 15, 2017

“Santa’s Coming for Us,” written by Sia Furler and Greg Kurstin, performed by Sia, who is joined by J.B. Smoove, Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell, Henry Winkler, Susan Lucci, Sophia Lillis, Wyatt Oleff & Caleb McLaughlin in this heartwarming holiday video, directed by Marc Klasfeld.

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Christmas Wrapping

December 14, 2017

“Christmas Wrapping” by The Waitresses, first released in 1981. Vocalist: Patty Donahue (1956  — 1996). Writer: Chris Butler. The title is a play on Kurtis Blow’s “Christmas Rappin’,” as is the spoken delivery. There are versions by The Spice Girls and the cast of the TV show Glee.

More:

“Scrooge Writes a Christmas Song: The ‘Christmas Wrapping’ Story,” Carl Wiser, Songfacts

“NE Ohio Band The Waitresses Score a Christmas Favorite,”IdeaStream.org

“The Roots of Indie: The Waitresses,” James Stafford, Diffuser.fm

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Everyday Is Christmas

December 14, 2017

“Everyday Is Christmas,” written by Sia Furler and Greg Kurstin. performed by Sia.

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Don’t Let the FCC Break the Internet!

December 14, 2017

Don't Let the FCC Break the Internet!

Today, Thursday, December 14th, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote to replace current rules enforcing net neutrality. Who thinks that’s a good idea? The gatekeepers who will become toll collectors: Comcast, Verizon and AT&T. Who thinks that’s awful? The guys who built the Internet and the people and companies who actually use it. Even the FCC’s own chief technology officer thinks it’s a bad thing.

What can you do? Answers here.

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Snowflake

December 13, 2017

“Snowflake,” written by Sia Furler and Greg Kurstin, performed by Sia.

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Please Come Home For Christmas

December 13, 2017

“Please Come Home For Christmas,” written by  Charles Brown.and Gene Redd, performed by New Jersey’s Jon Bon Jovi (John Francis Bongiovi, Jr.) and his band, Bon Jovi.

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Don’t Let the FCC Break the Internet!

December 13, 2017

This Thursday, December 14th, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will vote to replace current rules enforcing net neutrality. Who thinks that’s a good idea? The gatekeepers who will become toll collectors: Comcast, Verizon and AT&T. Who thinks that’s awful? The guys who built the Internet and the people and companies who actually use it.

What can you do? Answers here.

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Alabama Shakeup!

December 13, 2017

Shakeup: Alabama has a senator who’s a Democrat. Doug Jones beat Roy Moore for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III. Predictably, Roy Moore refuses to concede until God tells him he lost (he’ll settle for Miss Alabama Teen).

Video: “Alabama Shake,” written by James McClung, recorded by Gene Summers & the Tom Toms, 1964.

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A Soulful Hanukkah In Brooklyn

December 12, 2017

Brooklyn’s Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings cook the sizzling latkes out of Hanukkah, all 8 days of it, in this video by illustrator Rich Terrana. The tune is on the Holiday Soul Party. The band recorded a live version of “8 Days” at the NPR studio in DC .

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