Monday, December 23, 2002
OK, IT'S OFFICIALLY CHRISTMAS: Some people are satisfied merely hearing Vince Guaraldi. That's fine (it's great jazz, after all). But over dinner Saturday night, we listened to Leon Redbone's Christmas Island CD, and on our weekend travels, we heard Buck Owens sing "Santa Looked a Lot Like Daddy" and the late great Charles Brown perform "Please Come Home for Christmas" (not on the same radio station, sadly, but I'll take what I can get). Between now and Wednesday, I'll spin "No More Pretty Presents" by the incomparably swinging Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers (they'll be in Vegas Jan. 9!), and, of course, Chuck Berry's classic "Run Rudolph Run." Hope Santa's good to everybody.