December 24, 2015

Modcast #347: Christmas Extravaganza 2015

It's time again for me to imbibe too much and serve up an eclectic mix of holiday tunes. I'm joined as usual for this merry mess by Ken who manages to keep this thing from going totally to the isle of misfit modcasts. Merry Crimble and all that.

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Vince Guaraldi Trio - Surfin' Snoopy (1965)
Aztec Camera - Walk Out To Winter (1983 - 7 Inch Version)
Donny Hathaway - This Christmas (1971)
Betty Lloyd - Snowflakes (1969)
Elin Ruth & The Beat From Palookaville - Christmas Is Sooner Than You Think (2015)
Gaspard Royant - Christmas Is Back in town (2015)
Helen Love & Friends - The Townhall (2015)
Chuck Brodsky - On Christmas I Got Nothing (1998)
Darlene Love - Christmas Time For The Jews (2005)
Martin Newell & Andy Partridge - Christmas In Suburbia (1993)
Genuine Fakes - Do You Want To Build A Snowman (2015)
Beach Boys - Melekalikimaka (1998)
Chris & Peter Allen - Ten Below (1968)
Gram Rabbit - California Christmas (2015)
Connection - Rock-N-Roll Christmas (2014)
Thee Headcoatees - Santa Claus (1992)
Love Me Nots - Santa Bring My Baby Back To Me (2015)
Critics - She Feels Like Christmas Day (1991)
Public Access TV - here come the bells (2015)
Albert Finney - I Hate People ("Scrooge" 1970)
Saturday's Children - Deck Five (1966)
Band - Christmas Must Be Tonight (1977)

SNL Funhouse - Christmastime for the Jews from Bix Pix Entertainment, Inc. on Vimeo.





December 12, 2015

Modcast #346: 4th Annual Christmas Modcast Invitational


This is the 4th Annual Christmas Modcast Invitational. As I do each year I've sent out a decree to mod bands, DJs, bloggers, and podcasters that they present themselves for holiday inspection. Got a group of folks this year with some really great songs, a few classics, a couple of real gems. Inspector 12 says they passed with flying colors.

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2014: Modcast #316: 3rd Annual Christmas Modcast Invitational
Sadly 2013 has departed to the trash heap of podcasting history.
2012: Modcast #254: Mods' Christmas Faves

This year's guests:
Patrick Foisey from Parka Avenue Blog
Don Roland from The Inciters
Warren Peace from Maximum Rhythm & Booze Podcast
Wayne Lundqvist Ford from Ice Cream Man Power Pop & More Blog
Chris, Brad, John & Josh from RAF
Kurtis Powers from The Face Radio
Penny Lane from Punks in Parkas Radio Show
Action Dave from The Action Jets
Mary Queen of Cosmos: Check out Rick Goldschmidt history of Rankin & Bass.
Mary's annual holiday cocktail:
The English Rose
•2 ounces gin
•1 ounce dry vermouth
•1 ounce apricot brandy
•1/2 ounce lemon juice
•1 teaspoon grenadine
•Maraschino cherry for garnish

Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with the maraschino cherry.

Richard Cheese - Christmas in Las Vegas





December 7, 2015

Modcast #345: The Big Booze Show


Here it is, the last thing we really needed for a modcast, a complete show of alcohol related songs. But, what's done is done. And now it's probably even a bit overdone.

As promised the recipe for what I'm drinking this week:
Coconut Kahlua Latte
2 oz. Kahlua
2 tbsp cream of coconut
1 double tall latte (2 shots espresso 3/4 cup steamed milk)
2 tbsp. of white sugar
pinch of cinnamon


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The Gymslips -- Drink Problem (1983)
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy -- Gimme That Wine (2012)
Voodoo Organist -- Whiskey River (2011)
Love Jones -- Alcohol and Little Pills (2010)
Dinah Washington -- Me and My Gin (1958)
Lou Rawls -- Scotch and Soda (1963)
The Fonxinaires feat. Brandy Butler -- Gin and Tonic (2009)
Bang Girl Group Revue -- Drink In Hand (2010)
UB40 -- Red Red Wine (1983)
Dr. Feelgood -- Milk and Alcohol (1978)
The Who -- Whiskey Man (1966)
The Forty-Fives -- Drinkin' with No. 3 (2000)
Dirty Pretty Things -- Gin and Milk (2006)
Rain Parade -- Cheap Wine (1985)


Nick & Nora Charles' best alcohol moments from The Thin Man series



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