In honor of the holiday, revisit Brian's 2021 deep dive into the ridiculously saccharine (and culturally tone-def) endeavor known forever as Band Aid. Here are the stupid-ass lyrics: It's Christmas time, there's no need to be afraidAt Christmas time, we let in light and we banish shade And in our world of plenty we can [...]
Brian breaks down the jaw-dropping story of one determined journalist with his back against the wall and the outlandish piece of advice he took that helped birth an entire genre and industry. SHOW NOTES: Songs used in this episode: Perry Como - "There is No Christmas Like a Home Christmas" and Kurtis Blow - "Christmas [...]
In this 2020 holiday episode, Brian and Murdock explore the historical intersection of rock music and the Yuletide through entries from the Boss, the Beatles, Beach Boys and ACDC and then count down their personal Top Five Rock n Roll Christmas Lists. SHOW NOTES: The Top 5 Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/66176IN7O7zw3qqCEFimOm ASCAP list of most-performed Xmas songs: [...]
Brian breaks down the inspiration, determination and dumb luck that led Bob Geldof and Midge Urie to create one of the most successful and lyrically tone-def holiday anthems of all time while also answering the age old query - "Do they know it is Christmastime at all?" (Spoiler: Yes. Yes, they do.) Guest co-host: Phil [...]
A Ken Burns-inspired story starter serves to point out the different upbringings of Brian and Mark when the subject turns to the ways they used to celebrate holidays.