December 25, 2017

Modcast #399: Mr. Suave's Mod Tiki Christmas Extravaganza 2017

Another year, another Christmas modcast. The good tidings here are that at least this year we have a Christmas modcast! That's right I'm back with DJ Ken to bring you the yule you'll wish you could forget. And you just might if you keep up with us drink for drink for drink. And, being a tiki themed Christmas show you know there'll be more than just a smidgen of drinking happening. Hey without that it would hardly be a legally actionable office party. So, get your grass skirt hitched around and prepare to get lei'd for Christmas.

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Dukes Of Surf -- Aloha Christmas
King Kukelele -- Christmas Luau
Sparkle*jets U.K. -- christmas in june
Love Jones - Christmas Feels Like July
The Tiki Torches -- Quiet Christmas Village
Blue Hawaiins Enchanted Xmas
Here Comes Santa Claus in a Red Canoe -- The Surfers
Nina Kealiiwahamana & Boyce Rodrigues -- Spring Spends the Winter in Hawaii
Keely Smith -- Christmas Island
Martin Denny -- Exotic Night
Ixtahuele - White Christmas
Arthur Lyman - Mary's Boy Child
Esquivel -- The Christmas Song
Pink Martini - A Snowglobe Christmas

Check out a few of the ghosts of Christmas modcast past right here.

December 12, 2017

Modcast #398: Have Yourself a Mary Little Christmas

And now for something completely different. Well, okay, not completely different. The difference-maker this week is Mary Queen of Cosmos who is bringing her sleigh full of Christmas spirits to the modcast. She's delivering an audio essay augmented with all the holiday music you could want. It's a more a true podcast in the style of This American Life, but with the perfect seasonal accompaniment.

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Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin' -- Albert King
Black Christmas -- Rose Graham
Holiday Cheer -- The Martini's
Christmas Threw Up All Over You -- April Smith and the Great Picture Show
It's Cliched to Be Cynical at Christmas -- Half Man Half Biscuit
I Want a Present for Christmas -- J.B. Summers
Ain't No Chimneys in the Projects -- Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
My Favorite Things -- The Supremes
Christmas Gift -- Margie Joseph
Soul Santa -- Funk Machine
This Christmas -- Donny Hathaway
A Marshmallow World -- Darlene Love
Santa Claus -- The Sonics
Candy Cane Children -- The White Stripes
The Christmas Song -- The Raveonettes
Happy Xmas (War is Over) John Lennon and Yoko Ono
Fairytale of New York -- The Pogues (feat. Kirsty MacColl)
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day -- Pedro the Lion
That Was the Worst Chirstmas Ever! -- Sufjan Stevens
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) -- Darlene Love

Cranberry Gin Cocktail

1½ ounces Gin
¾ ounce rich simple syrup
½ ounce fresh lemon juice
Crushed ice
7 fresh cranberries, divided
Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting
1 mint sprig, for garnish

In a cocktail shaker, combine the gin, rich simple syrup, lemon juice and 2 to 3 pieces of crushed ice. Shake vigorously, then pour ½ ounce of the mixture in the bottom of a rocks glass. Add 4 of the cranberries to the glass and muddle well. Fill the glass with crushed ice and pour the remaining cocktail into the glass. Top with even more crushed ice then garnish with the remaining cranberries. Dust the cranberries with confectioners’ sugar, then garnish with a mint sprig and serve.

Christmas Modcasts Over The Years

Season greetings from the vaults. Here are a few of the past Christmas shows that I've dug out of retirement and reposted at Mixcloud for your listening pleasure. Please, please me by listening to them all. Check back occasionally as I'll be posting more as I uncover them.

Modcast #347: Christmas Extravaganza 2015
A damn good holiday show, if I do say so myself.
Listen on Mixcloud

Modcast #317: Mr. Suave's Christmas Office Party (2014)
DJ Ken from The Shingles joins me in queueing up a sleighfull of Christmas tracks.
Listen on Mixcloud

Modcast #287: Mr. Suave's 2nd Annual Christmas Modcast Invitational
Light the lights, trim the tree, shake up some holiday concoctions and here from mod bands, bloggers, DJs from around the world as they share their fave tracks.
Listen on Mixcloud

Modcast #316: Mr. Suave's 3rd Annual Christmas Modcast Invitational
Wherein I'm once again joined by the likes of Penny Lane, RAF, Paradise, Warren Peace, The Ice Cream Man and many more sharing their favorite seasonal sounds.
Listen on Mixcloud

Modcast #255: Mr. Suave's 2012 Christmas Extravaganza
Crazy, eclectic mix of tunes for the season including The Eels, She & Him, HB Radke, Eux Autres, Vince Guiraldi, Jigsaw Seen and lots more.
Listen on Mixcloud

Modcast #254: Mods' Christmas Faves
The first ever modcast invitational with The Bang, The Ice Cream Man, The School, Warren Peace and more.
Listen on Mixcloud

December 2, 2017

Modcast #397: Get Hip To The Beat

Welcome to Modcast number 397 and inching ever closer to 400 all the time. This episode is chock full of new music, so turn it up to 11 and get ready to rock.

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Liam Gallagher -- Greedy Soul (2017)
The Len Price 3 -- Sucking the Life Out of Me (2017)
Blondie -- My Monster (2017)
The New Pornographers -- Darling Shade (2017)
The Perms -- Lose Yourself (2017)
The Thorpedians -- On the Top of My Wall (2017)
Jonny Magus & The Bursting Bubbles -- Melody Delight (2017)
Mean Motor Scooter -- Wavespotting (2017)
Dirty Fences -- Teen Angel (2017)
Oh! Gunquit -- Walking The Streets (2017)
Bee Bee Sea -- D.I. Why Why Why (2017)
The Eddies -- Nuclear Boy (2016)
The Regrettes -- Fox on the Run (2017)
Robyn Gibson -- I Can't Reach You (2017)
Green Day -- Bouncing Off the Wall (2016)

Northern Soulshaker Cocktail

The Perms -- Lose Yourself