Episode 26: Christmas iLand

Show Notes:
Recorded Wednesday, December 13 2006 (10:00 PM - 11:00 PM), at the Zodiac Racquet Club in Southgate MI
    “Mickey, Schmoe, and Mike learn the true meaning of Christmas Island, as they present their all-singing all-dancing holiday special. Guests include Debby Boone, Donny and Marie, Charo, and Rosey Grier.

    I forgot to mention performances by Lola Falana and Joey Heatherton.
    There’s a bit more background noise this week.  Our room was commandeered by a group of women right before we arrived.  Somehow they did not recognize it as our recording studio and just thought it was some non-smoking room.  Scott promised to attend, but family illnesses got in the way.  And I did find my CD of Christmas Island soon after the show.
    And now, onto the show notes:
    Not that it needs any more publicity, but in the interest of completeness this is the Taylor Hicks story to which Schmoe refers (via Buffett News).  Here’s Amazon’s link to Tennessee Christmas, Amy Grant’s own link to A Christmas Album (again: highly recommended), and Mike’s approved Amazon link to his favorite Mitch Miller album.  (By the way, I know Amy Grant is married to Vince Gill.  Gary Chapman was her husband from 1982 to 1999 during which time A Christmas Album was recorded.)  There were nine volumes in the Goodyear series of Christmas music compilations, 1961 through 1969, released through Columbia Records.  My personal favorite is Volume Five, 1965.  My old maxim was the only Christmas CDs you need are Amy’s A Christmas Album and Mannheim Steamroller’s Christmas.  Sadly, I’m so sick of every Mannheim Steamroller CD sounding the same that I can no longer endorse my own words.
    You can learn more about Billy Idol’s Happy Holidays album here; and about the Who’s the Boss? there song here.  Schmoe found a link where the Andrews Sisters sing “Christmas Island”.
    Brian Wilson’s recording of “South American” is off his Imagination CD, released June 16 1998; and we saw Jimmy and him perform it in Cincinnati on July 25 1998.
   The ukulele on “Mele Kalikimaka” was played by Peter Mayer.  The “-buca” drink I was trying to think of was Sambuca.  And the reason I cite Harry Potter podcasts as the worst has nothing at all to do with the books themselves.  It’s just that almost everyone on PotterCast and MuggleCast annoys the crap out of me.
    Much the same reason I don’t listen to ours either.
    And speaking of goodwill to men: Happy Holidays everybody!

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Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 12/15 at 02:27 AM
  1. You forgot Jeff Dunham with Walter and Peanut and other zany puppet friends as well as the video Christmas Card by Barbara Mandrell from Nashville.

    Posted by Schmoe on 12/18  at  11:21 AM
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