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by DJ Bird from D.C. al Coda at 9:59 PM on 12·19·2012

Roy Hargrove – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Jimmy McGriff Quartet – Silver Bells
A Jazz Nativity – We Three Kings
Papa Don Vappie’s New Orleans Jazz Band – Please Come Home For Christmas
Giant Chestnuts – Elizabeth Lohninger Band
Straight No Chaser – 12 Days of Christmas
Dexter Gordon – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Collective Soul – Blue Christmas
Elton John – Step Into Christmas
Bel Canto – Agnus Dei
Henry Rollins – Twas the Night Before Christmas
fun. – Sleigh Ride
Andrew Bird – Auld Lang Syne
Sonic Youth – Santa Doesnt Cop Out on Dope
Jackson 5 – Up On the Housetop
The Temptations – Oh Holy Night
James Brown – Sex Machine – Super Bad
Marvin Gaye – How Sweet it Is
The Isley Brothers – Got To have You Back – Between the Sheets
Meat Beat Manifesto (Tower of Power) – What Is Hip? (T.O.P.R.M.X)
Jackson 5 (z-trip remix) – I Want You Back
Bootsy’s Rubber Band – Female Trouble’s (The National Anthem)
Funkadelic – Who Says a Funk Band Can’t Play Rock?!
L.M.Hilton – Zach, The Mormon Engineer
The Chieftans w/ Bon Iver – Down in the Willow Garden
Count Basie – Jingle Bells
Jazz Vespers – What Child is This?
Jim Hall – O Tannenbaum
Roy Hargrove – Jingle Bell Rock
The Funk Brothers – Winter Wonderland
The Temptations – Little Drummer Boy
The Supremes – Oh Little Town of Bethlehem
Chet Baker – Winter Wonderland
Marvin Gaye – Purple Snowflakes
Marcus Roberts – Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
Bing Crosby and David Bowie – The Little Drummer Boy

by The Southern Belle from Pearl Jams at 6:58 PM on 12·19·2012

Hope you all enjoyed this three hour block of beautiful tunes, by Bud Holly and yours truly. Have a wonderful winter break everyone! We’ll miss you all dearly. Until next time…

Raffi – Opening
The Black Keys – Keep Me
Amy Winehouse – You know I’m no good

Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Rockers To Swallow
Emerson, Lake, And Palmer – Karn Evil 9 First Impression Part 2
Tame Impala – Why Won’t You Make Up Your Mind?
Dead Kennedys – California Uber ALles
Nirvana – In Bloom
Presidents of the USA – Man
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Ten Thousand Hours
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Can’t Hold Us
Four Seasons – Big Girls Don’t Cry
Sex Pistols – Pretty Vacant
Madonna – Music
No Doubt – Push and Shove

Blondie – Rip Her to Shreds
Bouncing Souls – Ole
Led Zeppelin – Dazed and Confused
Hot Steel & Cool Ukelele – Makin’ Wicky Wacky Down In Waikiki

Little Green Cars – The John Wayne
Modest Mouse – Dashboard
Donovan – Catch the Wind

Arctic Monkeys – Brianstorm
Arctc Monkeys – Balaclava
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Date With a Knight
The Clash – White Riot
Adele – Someone Like You (Milk and Cookies)
Madonna – Ray of Light
No Doubt – Trapped in a Box
Pete Seeger – Little Boxes
Phil Ochs – Talking Birmingham Jam
The Shins – Wonderful Christmas Time
The Pogues – Turkish Song of the Damned
Laura Marling – The Beast

The Dead Milkmen – The Girl with the Strong Arm
Simon and Garfunkle – The Boxer
Tripping Daisy – I Got a Girl

by The White Russian from The Brooklyn Special at 11:52 AM on 12·19·2012

Radio Moscow – 250 Miles
The Black Keys – Tighten Up
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Scar Tissue
John Frusciante – The Will To Death
Caravan Place – Dragons
Nick Drake – Day Is Done
Alexi Murdoch – All My Days
Blitzen Trapper – Black River Killer
Avett Brothers – Ten Thousand Words
Gogol Bordello – Trans-Continental Hustle
Golem – Train Across Ukraine!
Russkaja – Kompania
Red Elvises – Cosmonaut Petrov
Peter Nalitch – Guita
Kino – Wake Up
Kino – My Friends
Mashina Vremini – My Friend Plays The Blues Better Than Anyone Else
Lube – Combat
DDT – Alive
Quest Pistols – Your So Pretty
Leningrad – Roads
SARS – Ustaje Brate
Sector Gaza – Vodka

by Matt Greenberg from Time Sink at 3:54 AM on 12·19·2012

Ode to Joy – Jingle Cats
Silent Night – Jingle Cats
The Long Good Friday – Francis Monkman
Ironic – Alanis Morissette
Stayin’ Alive – The Bee Gees
Jedi Rocks – John Williams
Aaron’s Party (Come Get It) – Aaron Carter
Living in the Sunlight, Loving in the Moonlight – Tiny Tim
In Da Club (Instrumental) – 50 Cent
Where The Sidewalk Ends – Shel Silverstein
The Circle of Life – Carmen Twillie
Photograph – Nickelback
Such Great Heights – Confide
My Heart Will Go On – Matt Mulholland
Danger Zone – Kenny Loggins
Go Go Power Rangers – The Power Rangers Orchestra
Jamaican Bobsled Chant – Worl-A-Girl

Kamikaze Karaoke
Matt: I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston
Kid Charlemagne: Wannabe – The Spice Girls
DJ Landshark: Respect – Aretha Franklin

Fifty Nifty United States – Guster
Homina Homina – Terry Scott Taylor and the Neverhood All Clay Band
Sk8r Boi – Avril Lavigne
Theme from Jurassic Park – John Williams
Theme from Mortal Kombat – The Immortals
Run’s House – Run D.M.C.
Hot Diggity (Dog Ziggity Boom) – Perry Como
Scatland’s World – Scatman John
Everybody Have Fun Tonight – Wang Chung
YMCA – The Village People
Your Horiscope For Today – Weird Al Yankovic
I Touch Myself – Scala and Kolacny Brothers
Poker Face (Just What I Needed) – Party Ben
Stacy’s Mom – Fountains of Wayne
Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley
Sports! – Tim and Eric
Tik Tok – Ke$ha
Rock Lobster – The B-52s
Spleen / Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds – William Shatner
Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye
Fairytale of New York – The Pogues
A Little Respect – Erasure
The Final Countdown – Europe
The Fire Burns Forever – Hammerfall
Barbie Girl – Aqua
Will 2K – Will Smith
Winter Wrap Up – My Little Pony

by Chris Kocher from The Signal at 3:33 AM on 12·19·2012

[From 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday]
It was cool looking back at some of the tunes that I loved this year. Hope you enjoyed, too.

I launched the show with “Your Headphones” by Silverclub – my favorite new band from 2012. From there, I tried to group by themes.

“Hopeless Wanderer” – Mumford & Sons
“Hero” – Willie Nelson
“Golden Rule” – Lukas Nelson & The Promise of the Real
“Lazarus” – Ray Wylie Hubbard
“Spin a Yarn” – K.C. Clifford
“Another Free Woman Gets to Walk Away” – Blackie & The Rodeo Kings with Sara Watkins
“No Money Down” – Davey O.
“Working on a Building” – The Burns Sisters
“Earthquake Hurricane Flood” – Hardin Burns
“Peace in My Heart” – Burns & Kristy
“Three-Fingered Jack” – Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer
“Dadgummit” – Ronny Cox (with Radoslav Lorkovic and Karen Mal)
“Victor and Naomi” – Dick & Judy Hyman
“In Your Mercy” – Malcolm Holcombe
“Back Home Again” – The Oak Ridge Boys

“Hey Nah” – Rachael Sage
“The Ballad of Fred Noonan” – Antje Duvekot
“Leaving, For the Last Time” – Sylvie Lewis
“A Kiss to Build a Dream On” – Amber Rubarth
“Only an Ocean” – The Universal Thump
“Easy as Breathing” – Zarni de Wet
“Falling Higher” – (Mary) Jennings
“Lennon & McCartney” – Dala
“She Loves You” – AG (a.k.a. Adrianne Gonzalez)
“Without My Sunshine” – Alexandra & The Starlight Band

“Little Juke Joint” – Michael Burks
“Bossman Blues” – Carolyn Kelly Blues Band
“Make Room for Me” – Chris Smither

“Robot Spiders” – Dr. Pants
“Hot Mess” – Shoes
“Bruises” – Train
“Open Up the Box, Pandora” – The Jigsaw Seen
“Not Guilty” – Yes Sir Boss
“A Politician and a Gangster” – Coroner for the Police
“Tea” – Jim Noir
“Jennifer (Sits Alone)” – The Moons
“Chalk Lines” – Lo-Fi Resistance
“We Take Care of Our Own” – Bruce Springsteen

If there are any I missed from 2012, we’ll revisit the topic next time around.

Since Tuesday is Christmas, next week’s show will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday (the 26th). I’ll talk in studio with local country singer/songwriter Frank Vieira about his music and his time on the Pittsburgh music scene. Tune in then.

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