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Options December 15, 2008: Live from the MALL: a WFMU christmas special

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Artist Track Approx. start time
holiday loop    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Alvin and The Chipmunks  christmas time   Options 0:09:56 (Pop‑up)
charles brown  merry christmas baby   Options 0:10:20 (Pop‑up)
Kay Star  everybody is waitin for the man wid da bag   Options 0:11:13 (Pop‑up)
julie london  warm december   Options 0:14:34 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
loop   0:15:50 (Pop‑up)
yelloman  tis the season   Options 0:27:27 (Pop‑up)
johnny clarke  I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus   Options 0:28:03 (Pop‑up)
The Ethiopians  ding dong bells   Options 0:31:00 (Pop‑up)
themarquees  christmas in the congo   Options 0:33:39 (Pop‑up)
  hawaiin christmas 12 days!   0:45:21 (Pop‑up)
freddi mcgregger  felzi navida   Options 0:53:18 (Pop‑up)
Ernest Tubb  blue christmas tree   Options 1:06:37 (Pop‑up)
the waitresses  Christmas Wrapping   Options 1:08:22 (Pop‑up)
karen mantler  i love christmas   Options 1:12:24 (Pop‑up)
CAN  Little Star of Bethlehem   Options 1:16:47 (Pop‑up)
Bob Dorough & Friends  blue Xmas   Options 1:24:39 (Pop‑up)
August Darnell  Christmas on Riverside Drive   Options 1:27:49 (Pop‑up)
the sonics  Don't Believe In Christmas   Options 1:32:35 (Pop‑up)
Pearl Bailey  5 pound box o money   Options 1:44:02 (Pop‑up)
santa claus santa claus  louie jordon   Options 1:45:42 (Pop‑up)
santa claus blues  armstrong, bechet, hunter   Options 1:49:19 (Pop‑up)
Barry Gordon  Zoomah, the Santa Claus From Mars   Options 1:51:26 (Pop‑up)
Ernest Tubb  whose gonna be your santa this year   Options 1:59:52 (Pop‑up)
tex ritter  is there a santa claus   Options 2:01:51 (Pop‑up)
eddy arnold  im your private santa claus   Options 2:04:36 (Pop‑up)
charo  donde est santa   Options 2:06:17 (Pop‑up)
augi rios  donde est santa   Options 2:08:50 (Pop‑up)
AKIM & the Teddy Vann Production Company  santa claus is a black man   Options 2:20:06 (Pop‑up)
Louis Jordan  'Zat You, Santa Claus?   Options 2:22:01 (Pop‑up)
barry richards  baby sittin santa   Options 2:24:15 (Pop‑up)
james brown  soulful christmas   Options 2:25:30 (Pop‑up)
Gary Walker  Santa's Got a Brand New Bag   Options 2:28:26 (Pop‑up)
wayne newton  jingle bells   Options 2:31:26 (Pop‑up)
louis prima  what will santa say   Options 2:44:14 (Pop‑up)
john denver  please daddy (don't be drunk this chritmas)   Options 2:45:10 (Pop‑up)
clyde lashley  santa came home drunk   Options 2:48:29 (Pop‑up)
alan jackson  please daddy (don't be drunk this christmas)   Options 2:52:00 (Pop‑up)
clarence carter  back door santa   Options 3:00:36 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

  9:07am Irene:

Congratulations! You made it to the mall! Have fun with the holiday shoppers.
  9:09am stranger:

  9:10am tombom:

i always wonder if anybody buys stuff like the chipmunks unironically
  9:11am detroitdave:

Mornin Ben! is this a live pic from today?
  9:12am bw:

indeed! live pic and live show!!
  9:19am jeff m:

voices sound right on now
  9:19am Aaron:

Can you use alternate bed music? because that holiday loop is just annoying, even without the barking dogs!
  9:23am cb:

Wow! bw in a mall. It's the 7th sign!
  9:26am kent goldings:

love the bed music! good luck with the remote!
  9:26am tombom:

annoying music is half the fun of christmas, especially while shopping
  9:26am a fan:

you guys are so cute
  9:30am doron:

where the cinnebuns at?
  9:31am Parq:

What could be more apropos The Mall than a cheesy Christmas record repeated incessantly? Loop on, kids.
  9:32am tengel:

Vivid Christmas memory: I was quite young, just beginning to feel comfortable walking on my own. My family had just sat down for some Christmas dessert when we all heard someone ho-ho-hoing and ringing a really big bell outside. So everyone runs to the back door and there is a guy dressed as Santa climbing over people's backyard fences. Naturally, us kids freaked out. Our parents told us years later that it was our next door neighbor's brother who had a few too many drinks.
  9:33am bw:

cinnebun for everyone! merry christmas Doron!
  9:36am Andy:

Knock a reindeer to the floor!
  9:40am BillyJam:

hey Benjiman & Liz, sounding good!
  9:56am bw:

one stop shopping!!
  9:59am ~L:

Wow! They let you guys in the MALL! That mall lady sounded so NEW JERSEY!!! with a hint of Fran Drescher. You almost make me want to go to the mall...
  10:01am detroitdave:

Hey Liz, since your in the mall and you don't go on for a while and I need some things. I need a bare bones dancing hula girl with the mount-o-matic base, couple packs of Polaroid film, red stockings (you pick the material) and a bottle of champaign? That will get my list started. Thanks
  10:04am lil buddy:

your show is puttin me in one heckuva festive mood!

Play a 5 Pound Box of Money!
  10:06am kent goldings:

liz, while you're at it, can you get detroitdave a grammar textbook and a dictionary?
  10:09am dc pat:

kent: watch it, that's Ike's territory.
  10:09am Ken:

That was freakin surreal walkin through the mall looking for you guys.. I almost got run over by a Mall zamboni.
  10:11am kent goldings:

i don't see ike around here this am... grammar gotta REPRESENT
  10:12am detroitdave:

Not on THIS board it doesn't!
  10:13am detroitdave:

(figured the double neg would get him)
  10:15am dc pat:

just start sticking apostrophe's in everywhere.
  10:15am kent goldings:

him who?
nice one, detroitdave! it occured to me perhaps you needed a bottle of champaign, illinois... my apologies.
  10:16am bw:

what is the hot toy people???
  10:18am dc pat:

bw and Liz B--do either of you have Blue Xmas by Miles Davis? Some wild guy sings it. I heard it once and have never been able to find it.
  10:20am m:

oh man, forget the holidays, let's just throw on the rest of monster movie
  10:20am Irene:

Bob Dorough is actually the singer on that one. I might play it later this afternoon if they don't have it.
  10:21am doug:

really thought this CAN track was g-love
  10:21am dc pat:

here's a reference to that davis tune:
  10:23am bw:

its cued up for next tune!
  10:25am Doug in DC:

pat, I gotta find that. "It's a time when the greedy give a dime to the needy."
  10:25am detroitdave:

Ben, got any Johnny Mathis? Always heard that at mom's house at Christmas.
  10:27am dc pat:

DAMN! You guys are GOOD! Thanks!
  10:27am dc pat:

They have it for download on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00138F3AK/ref=dm_sp_alb
  10:32am gumby:

Hey thanks for Riverside Drive Christmas, I dig this one.
  10:33am GP:

Did the person who took that photo run off with your camera after the shot was taken?
  10:34am dc pat:

  10:34am Ken:

Dropouts happening....not too bad though. You might think about connecting the booster equipment..
  10:35am dc pat:

man, 32k feed is breakin' up today. Anybody else having a problem?
  10:36am Ike:

Hey Kent, thanks for filling in for me while I was stuck on NJ Transit. Heh.

DC Pat, no champagne for you.
  10:36am Ken:

It's the wireless feed from the mall that is breaking up, not the streams.
  10:37am jjohn:

yup dropouts here. thanks for the waitresses!
  10:37am ~L:

What floor are you on? Where would I find you? What store are you next to? Help, I have mallaphobia!
  10:37am Ken:

Liz and Benjamen - breakups getting worse... connect the booster gear if you can.
  10:39am Ken:

They are on the ground floor in the mall, just outside Macy's, near Kohls, at the base of the elevator. You have good reason to be afraid of malls... I suffer from Mall Anxiety which is why I couldn't hang around when I visited them..
  10:39am bw:

we just moved - should be ok now now
  10:45am kat:

Amy Allison, "Garden State Mall," si vous plait!
  10:45am Doug in DC:

Swingin' Them Jingle Bells: http://tinyurl.com/hohofingho
  10:45am Parq:

"Five Pound Box of Money" was one of my late father's favorite Yultide gag lines. 'Scuse the unironic sentiment, but thanks so much for bringing a nostalgic smile to my tired old face.
  10:47am jason:

apparently there are 640 bills to the pound, in case you were wondering
  10:48am jeff m:

no unironic comments allowed, for God sakes it's Christmas
  10:51am dc pat:

good work jason, I was wondering. So, you really need more of a 50 or 500 pound box of money.
  10:51am Parq:

Yah, well I know I'm breaking format. Sorry. Jason, my stock retort to the old man was that it was a box of pennies.
  10:53am amar:

that picture is the hotness
  10:53am dc pat:

hey speakin of santa and mars, anybody see the Flaming Lips movie Christmas on Mars?
  10:55am Zorg:

Bow down to receive your holiday gift allotment from Zoomah your Martian overlord.
  10:56am Sean Daily:

Nor even close to first commetn! Woo hoo!
  10:56am kat:

"Walk on the Mild Side," Big Daddy Graham!
  10:57am detroitdave:

Sounds like were gonna need a picture update from the mall
  11:00am jeff m:


this is a classic Santa / Mars film. Sort of like the Plan 9 of Christmas movies.
  11:03am bw:

trent's photo stream
  11:07am dave:

  11:11am dc pat:

ok, got Santa Conquers the Martians on netflix list. Thanks jeff
  11:16am jeff m:

hehe, you might regret that
  11:20am dc pat:

are you kidding? I live for that kind of crap.
  11:23am Parq:

Pat, you won't regret it. I am old enough to remember seeing TV commercials for the original theatrical release of "Conquors", and I can assure you that it is a quality product.
  11:24am happy listener:

I'm getting dropouts in the stream, is it the remote broadcast?
  11:25am Ken:

Yes, it's the crappy wireless reception at the mall that is causing all of the dropouts.
  11:25am jeff m:

yeah that one was particularly bad
  11:26am happy listener:

aside from that, broadcasting from the mall is a great idea
  11:27am happy listener:

where's the pic of ol' bard Nick?
  11:29am cb:

Santa Claus is a black man? What's next, a black president?
  11:31am Ike:

I saw "Conquers" on MST3K years ago, and I was disappointed. It was not even a tenth as entertainingly awful as most of the MST3K catastrophes. Too self-aware, for one thing.
  11:33am dc pat:

HEY cut it out Ike! I'm looking forward to it.
  11:36am jeff m:

i only meant you might regret it as a joke. It's definitely worth taking it a look at. You can even sometimes buy it in drug and grocery stores for like 2$. It's definitely a "special" film.
  11:37am dave:

  11:39am jeff m:

who knew they still made rubber chickens :)
  11:39am Aaron:

Hey just a playlist correction, Zat Yoi Santa Claus was sung by Louis Armstrong not Jordan
  11:41am stingy d:

p doody
  11:51am cb:

Excellent drunken Christmas medley.
  11:52am stingy d:

hi i am listening and the stream cuts out and stuff, is that gonna happen on the arhcive?
  11:53am gumby:

Are we gonna get some "Daddies drinkin' up our Christmas"
  11:53am dc pat:

this daddy's gonna git drunk!
  11:55am cb:

just don't make mama cry!
  11:56am happy listener:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tront/3110822314/ - awesome remote setup, guys! geeky gear-envy to the max!
  11:57am dc pat:

it's more than likely, being at her parent's house, that if I DON'T drink, mama's gonna cry because of my mood...
  11:58am dave:

  11:59am ?:

I forgot to say, what was up with playing that frackin' cliched and brutally ear-bleedingly awful Chipmunks bull-Schlitz at 9:05? I was on the Newark Light Rail so I couldn't comment in real time but I was like, "Aw, HELL NO!" I had to switch it off immediately -- did you at least start abusing it a few minutes in? PLEASE tell me you did a mash-up or switched over to the altered "real voices" version. Anyway I'm glad it got better after that, with no more cliches.

Oh and if I see any carolers, I'm smacking them with a dead fish. Merry freakin' Xmas!
  12:00pm Ike:

Oops, that was me. As if you couldn't tell.
  12:02pm dc pat:

jeeZUS lighten up Ike. It's not like they used bad grammar or something...
  12:05pm Ike:

That's as light as I get! But I should also say that I loved "Back Door Santa." At least for the title.
  5:44pm kiddo:

christmas benjamen! red shirts green tie short hair -__-
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