December 2022

RETOLD – Do They Know It’s Christmas?!


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 [...]

RETOLD – Do They Know It’s Christmas?!2022-12-23T05:26:59+00:00

Episode 125 – Christmas vs hip hop history


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 [...]

Episode 125 – Christmas vs hip hop history2022-12-21T05:44:13+00:00

December 2021

RETOLD – Rock N Roll vs the Christmas Season


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: ASCAP list of most-performed Xmas songs: [...]

RETOLD – Rock N Roll vs the Christmas Season2021-12-25T05:14:43+00:00

Episode 72 – Band Aid vs Christmas


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 [...]

Episode 72 – Band Aid vs Christmas2021-12-22T06:08:08+00:00

September 2019

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