Options Irene Trudel: Playlist from December 22, 2008 Options

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Options December 22, 2008: Christmassy-thingy!

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Artist Track Album Label
The Pentangle  The Snows   Options Solomon's Seal  Reprise 
Jean Ritchie  Wintergrace   Options The Most Dulcimer  Greenhays 
Tibetan Bells  White Light   Options VA: The Greater Antilles Sampler  Antilles 
St. George's Canzona  Entry of The Minstrels and Waits / Festivities in the Tavern   Options To Drive the Cold Winter Away  Vanguard/CRD Records 
Olivier Messaien  La Nativitedu Siegneur IX: Dieu parmi nous   Options Olivier Messaien: The Mystical Colors of Christ  Gloria Dei Artes 
Artisokka  Icicle   Options Sea Bed  Azuiejo Records 
Rita Ford's Music Boxes  Ihr Kinderlein Kommet   Options A Music Box Christmas  Columbia 
John Tavener  Song of the Angel   Options Eternity's Sunrise  Harmonia Mundi 
Steeleye Span  Gaudete   Options    
Sequentia  Resonemus hoc natali (II)   Options Shining Light  Harmonia Mundi 
Sequentia  Ad infantum triumphantum   Options Shining Light  Harmonia Mundi 
The Roches  Star of Wonder   Options We Three Kings  MCA Records 
Bobby McFerrin  23rd Psalm   Options Medicine Music  EMI 
Moss  These Things Take TIme   Options Moss   
Scott Walker  Boy Child   Options Scott 4  Fontana 
The Kitchen Cynics  If I Found a Heart in Me   Options    
New Grange  Greensleeves   Options VA: A Winter's Eve  Compass Records 
David Tate  Harmony   Options The Solitude of Here   
Nightnoise  The Sussex Carol   Options VA: A Winter's Solstice V  Windham Hill 
Gregg Miner  Bring a Torch Jeanette, Isabella   Options VA: Christmas Past: Holiday Harp Guitar Classics  Miner Music 
John Fahey  Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming   Options Christmas Guitar, Vol. 1  Varrick/Rounder 
Kate & Anna McGarrigle  Wise Men   Options The McGarrigle Christmas Hour  Nonesuch 
John Potter  Care-charming sleep   Options Care-charming sleep  ECM New Music Series 
Kelly Pace, Aaron Brown, Joe Green, Paul Hayes and Matthew Johnson  Holy Babe   Options VA: Where Will You Be Christmas Day?  Dust to Digital 
Odetta  Virgin Mary Had One Son   Options Christmas Spirituals  Vanguard 
Pamela Wyn Shannon  Cold Blows the Wind   Options Courting Autumn   
Bennett  In the Bleak Midwinter   Options VA: Christmas Past: Holiday Harp Guitar Classics  Miner Music 
Kirsten Stevens  His Eye Is On The Sparrow   Options Walks of Faith   
Vince Guaraldi Trio  Christmas Time Is Here (Inst.)   Options A Charlie Brown Christmas  Fantasy 

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Listener comments!

  3:29pm Sarah Palin:

I'm liking the Tibetan Bells. You Betcha!
  3:29pm John McCain:

i thought we got rid of you..!!
  3:30pm Sean Daily:

This here comment's the first comment after Sarah Palin's comment. Yah. You betcha.

Woo hoo!
  3:31pm tombom:

i'm afraid it isn't :(
  3:33pm GP:

S A R A H, SARAH, Sarah, sarah, sa.......
  3:33pm Dead Corporate Eyes:

I'm tired of cold feet.
  3:34pm paulthepostman:

Ah, how these jolly morris-men melodies doth sooth my heavy brow.
  3:36pm annie:

are we buffering?? am i the only one with no tunes? PTP; have you ever been opart of a troupe?
  3:36pm paulthepostman:

GP - nice Sarah typography.
  3:36pm Sarah Palin:

did you read that my future in-law got popped for hillbilly heroin? Sure.

  3:42pm paulthepostman:

Irene, it was worth the wait!
  3:45pm GP:

Good tidings to thee Paul the Postman.

Sarah, Oh Jesus. Ya'll need some other form of entertainment up there.
  3:45pm paulthepostman:

is that apart or a part annie?!
  3:46pm annie:

only if you are the fool are you apart. otherwise you are a part
  3:49pm Ken:

I liked the Greater Antilles Sampler. That is where I first heard Nick Drake and Fripp/Eno back in 1980
  3:50pm annie:

sarah she could use a break, maybe she ran out of laudanum.
  3:52pm Irene:

Same here! In the town of Morristown, NJ we had one small record shop-- Greymat Music. If they didn't stock it I didn't hear about it. I didn't have a lot of resources like magazines at hand (And the internet was just a gleam in someone's eye). The store buyer had good taste-- I found out about Pearls Before Swine, and a lot of Brit-Folk from them.
  3:56pm Shannon:

Oh I love this - what's playing now. I hope this is Artisokka...
  4:01pm paulthepostman:

ANNIE, YES, ha, morris men, sorry ...no but I cut a fine swath cavorting from the beer tent betwixt tent pegs and sober folks with a fine head of froth swaying precariously in a pint of fine ale being careful to draw the attention of the fine morris men ladys as I do so. Even if I say so myself.
  4:10pm annie:

great days, those, eh PTP?
  4:13pm paulthepostman:

The best annie.
  4:14pm Thomas Truax:

Hi Irene,
Enjoying the show on line here in London, England. Perfect antidote to holiday insanity on Camden streets. It's night time here. Happy holidays to you!!
  4:15pm paulthepostman:

Those bones swashing around in the bowls of the Titanic are spoooooky, Irene
  4:16pm annie:

  4:26pm paulthepostman:

WHY does table football night have to fall on the first day of each week at about this time?
Always a pleasure to be on your musical wavelength however brief Irene.
Everyone, do something {special} this magical time of year, even if it just a small thing.
  4:28pm annie:

PTP, have fun this week...enjoy your kids
  4:30pm paulthepostman:

Having kids is like knowing then what I know now!
And you too Annie.
  4:31pm annie:

i will see what the day brings. mine is in calif.. he will call, to be sure
  4:40pm annie:

great selections irene
  5:07pm dagwood:

Hey Irene. Beautiful sounds for a cold winters eve. Sounds cliche (but so true).
  5:11pm jo:

Hi Irene,
I'm enjoying your festive show--
  5:14pm tom:

Your show always a Joy !!! taking me to another place..and I with you there NewYear's Eve (smiles)
  5:15pm terry:

that last set just embodied the winter solstice--more please..
  5:18pm annie:

trying to find amahl on the net.... only snippets.. irene? got anything to feed us for the menotti fix?
  5:35pm Parq:

Lovin' this, Irene. I was out until 5, so I will have to reach back to the archives, but this last hour is glorious.
  5:37pm annie:

parq, it's been wonderful....
  5:55pm annie:

irene, thanks so much for the great music.. peace to you this week..
  5:56pm Irene:

Thanks Annie. Peace to you (and everyone else listening)!
  5:58pm Parq:

"Charlie Brown, you're the only person I know who could take a wonderful station like WFMU and turn it into a problem." I love how the dialog in that show is obviously spliced together from separate takes of a few words each.
  5:59pm annie:

where did you hear that parq?
  6:00pm Shannon:

Peace to you too, I! Thanks for the Christmas wishes and always-excellent tunes. *hugs*
  6:03pm Parq:

Annie, are you still reading? Just listen to the thing. The edits - physical cuts in analog tape - are obvious.
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