Archive for December, 2010
On this day in 2000 singer-songwriter, Kirsty MacColl was killed in a boating accident in Mexico. She and her sons were diving with a group in Cozumel, Mexico in a specific diving area that watercraft were restricted from entering. As the group was surfacing from a dive, a speeding powerboat entered the restricted area; MacColl was hit by the boat and killed instantly. In 1987 MacColl recorded the Christmas song “Fairytale of New York” with The Pogues. The song has frequently been voted the Number One Best Christmas Song of All Time in various television, radio and magazine related polls in Ireland and the UK. Today we have Fairytale Of New York by The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl.
Today we have the song Christmas In Vermont by Ed’s Redeeming Qualities. Happy Friday!
On this day in 1997 an episode of the children’s television series Pokémon titled, “Dennō Senshi Porygon,” aired in Japan. The episode induced seizures in hundreds of children. In total, six hundred and eighty-five viewers were taken to hospitals; two children remained hospitalized for more than two weeks. Due to this, the episode was only broadcast this one time and was banned worldwide. Today we have the song Come On Santa by The Raveonettes.
In 1971 The Partridge Family released an album of Christmas music titled A Partridge Family Christmas Card. It was the best selling Christmas record that year. Today we have the song Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree from the Partridge Family Christmas Card LP.
From 1953 to 1963 Kay Martin and Her Body Guards was a popular nightclub act performing in Las Vegas and Reno casinos. Their best known recording was the 1962 Christmas album I Know What He Wants For Christmas… but I don’t know how to wrap it! Today we have the song I Know What You Want For Christmas by Kay Martin and Her Body Guards.
Bunnygrunt is performing tonight in Maplewood, Missouri. For those of you unable to attend this show we have the Bunnygrunt song I’m Gonna Be Warm This Winter. Happy Friday.
Today we have the 1955 song Christmas Night In Harlem by Louis Armstrong with the Benny Carter Orchestra. Enjoy!