Musical Interlude: Sen Orrin Hatch sings 8 Days of Hanukkah

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December 9, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Politics, Popular Culture. Comments off.

Holiday Hits: (It’s Christmas) Baby Please Come Home..U2/Death Cab for Cutie/Darlene Love….

U2 “Baby Please Come Home”
A&M Records
Director: Joanou

Death Cab for Cutie courtesy of Nanalew:

and Darlene Love :0) :

December 22, 2008. Tags: , , , , , , . Doo Wop, Entertainment, Music, Popular Culture. 1 comment.

Holiday Hits from our Furry Friends: starring Bailey and Hula Cats…

Courtesy of  baileyandfriends, please spread this one around…

Hi folks. Thank you for all your warm comments and here are some answers to your questions: I shot this video on VHS-C in my backyard, near Ward, Colorado (8,700′ elevation) during a blizzard in the late 1990’s; a local weatherman said it was the most measureable snow (if memory serves, it was 54″ in 48 hours) from the least amount of moisture ever. Cheers to dogs, and to all those that love them! Please be well and Happy Holidays!!!

courtesy of UNTVdotCA

and for our feline friends a song from HULA CATS !! (courtesy of archfilm)

December 21, 2008. Tags: , , , , , , . Entertainment, Music, Popular Culture. Comments off.

Holiday Hits: Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow! – Dean Martin

Courtesy of PrincessFreja

December 19, 2008. Tags: , , , . Entertainment, Music, Popular Culture. Comments off.

Carol of the Trades…

From early days for the CNBC Fast Money crew. Wow it has been 2 years already!

I think the mix of Macke, Nadjarian, Adami, and Finerman with Dylan kicks axx and takes names..

Check them out on the Fast Money widget on our sidebar..

and on that note, Happy (and safe!!) Trading!!!

December 18, 2008. Tags: , , , , , , . Economy, Entertainment, Finance, Music, Popular Culture, Wall St. 1 comment.

Holiday Hits: White Christmas (1942 & 1954) Bing Crosby

1942 written by Irving Berlin specifically for the film, winner of  Oscar for Best Music, Original Song


December 16, 2008. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Entertainment, Film, Foreclosures, Housing, Music, Popular Culture. Comments off.

Holiday Hits: I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus – John Cougar (Mellencamp)


December 15, 2008. Tags: , . Entertainment, Music, Popular Culture. Comments off.

Holiday Hits: Nat King Cole – The Christmas Song

No one does this better than Nat King Cole..

Courtesy of ReyDLT1957:

“The Christmas Song” is a classic Christmas song, written in 1944 by vocalist Mel Tormé and Bob Wells. According to Tormé , the song was written during a blistering hot summer. In an effort to “stay cool by thinking cool,” the most-performed (according to BMI) Christmas song was born.

“I saw a spiral pad on his piano with four lines written in pencil,” Tormé recalled. “They started, `Chestnuts roasting … Jack Frost nipping … Yuletide carols … Folks dressed up like Eskimos.’ Bob (Wells, co-writer) didn’t think he was writing a song lyric. He said he thought if he could immerse himself in winter he could cool off. Forty minutes later that song was written. I wrote all the music and some of the lyrics.”

The Nat King Cole Trio first recorded the song early in 1946. At Cole’s behest (and over the objections of his label, Capitol Records), a second recording was made the same year utilizing a small string section, this version becoming a massive hit on both the pop and R&B charts. Cole re-recorded the song in 1953 and again in 1961, using the same arrangement with a full orchestra; the latter recording is generally regarded as definitive and continues to receive considerable radio airplay each holiday season, while Cole’s original 1946 recording was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1974. Mel Tormé himself eventually recorded his own versions in 1954 and again in 1965.

The song is typically subtitled with its opening line (“Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire”); in some cases, most notably with Cole’s recordings, the song’s closing line (“Merry Christmas to You”) is used as a subtitle instead…

December 13, 2008. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Entertainment, Jazz, Music, Popular Culture. 7 comments.

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