Archive | December, 2014

HINT FOR THIS SATURDAY NIGHT’S THEME (1.3.15)

31 Dec

I’m starting the new year off right – with a literary metaphor.

HINT: 

If this week’s Turntable For One were a Dickens novel, which one would it be?

 

Turntable For One   Jazz Vocals and Live Radio

Saturday Night    10:00 PM  (E.S.T. or GMT+5)

WMNR Fine Arts Radio and streaming on wmnr.org

Talking about starting the year off right, you can always listen to a Turntable For One podcast on PRX, The Public Radio Exchange.  Just click the link below. 

http://www.prx.org/series/33284-turntable-for-one

PLAYLIST FOR “2014: THE YEAR IN REVIEW” (12.27.14)

27 Dec

Hoping to end the year on a high note (pun intended), I played some of my favorite songs from some of the favorite weekly themes from 2014. Let’s hope the new year is a better one. I’ll try to do my part. 

Theme  /  SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • Oldies But Goodies  /  YOU’D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO  /  Freda Payne  /“Come Back To Me Love”
  • Country/Jazz Crossovers  /  HOUSE OF GOLD  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “The Kenny Rankin Albums”
  • Christmas  /  GOD REST YE MERRY GENTLEMEN  /  Postmodern Jukebox  /  “A Very Postmodern Christmas”
  • Summer Road Trips  /  GARY, INDIANA  /  Janet Planet  /  “Of Thee I Sing”
  • Music To Be Thankful For  /  ‘ROUND MIDNIGHT  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Live Performance)
  • Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda  /  IF I HAD YOU  /  Nnenna Freelon  /  “Live”
  • Losing Propositions  /  RULES OF THE ROAD  /  Nat King Cole  /  “The Billy May Sessions”
  • Winter Olympics-Freestyle Skiing  /  PICK YOURSELF UP  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Molly Ringwald  /  “Except Sometimes”
  • Campaign Night 2014  /  CALL ME IRRESPONSIBLE  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Nothing But The Best”
  • Me & My Schadenfreude  /  AFTER YOU’VE GONE/TOO GONE TOO LONG  /  Christine Ebersol  /  “Strings Attached”
  • Phobias – Cherophobia  /  SOMETHING SO RIGHT  /  Paul Simon  /  “Negotiations & Love Songs”
  • Commencement Addresses  /  I HOPE YOU DANCE  /  Deborah Lippmann  /  “Nightingale”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

 A new year is beginning but that doesn’t have to mean that you have to forget everything about the past – for instance archived Turntable For One shows. You can listen to a Turntable For One podcast on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange, any time you want and probably without a single threat from a certain foreign leader. Just click the link below. 

http://www.prx.org/series/33284-turntable-for-one

HINT FOR THIS SATURDAY NIGHT’S THEME (12.27.14)

24 Dec

HINT: 

This week will be the annual Turntable For One Year In Review – plus I’ll explain why the show wasn’t on last Saturday night. Was it because criticism reached critical mass? Was it because of the threats of a certain North Korean leader to hack my personal emails? Was it just an early Christmas gift to you? Find out this week!

Turntable For One   Jazz Vocals and Live Radio

Saturday Nights   10:00 PM  (E.S.T.)

WMNR Fine Arts Radio and streaming on wmnr.org

 

 

 

 

 

HINT FOR THIS SATURDAY NIGHT’S THEME. (12.20.14)

17 Dec

HINT:

This week’s show is called “A Very Turntable For One Christmas.” So how much of a hint do you need?

 

Turntable For One   Jazz Vocals and Live Radio

Saturday Nights   10:00 PM. (E.S.T)

WMNR Fine Arts Radio and WMNR.org

 

And don’t forget that a Turntable For One podcast is always waiting for you to drop by for a good time on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange. Just click the link below.

http://www.prx.org/series/33284-turntable-for-one

 

PLAYLIST FOR “THE OFFICE CHRISTMAS PARTY” (12.13.14)

13 Dec

Because I was the absolute only one at this Office Christmas Party, there was no sucking up to the boss, no meaningless chit-chat with people you wouldn’t save if they were drowning, and yet, unexplainably, a fight still broke out.

Be sure to scroll down and cast your vote for the Ugliest Sweater. I’ll reveal (or is that revile?) the winner on next week’s show.  

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  Album or CD Title

  • MY FAVORITE THINGS  /  Tony Bennett  /  “Snowfall”
  • LET IT SNOW  /  Helen Merrill  /  “Christmas Song Book
  • SNOWFALL/WINTER WEATHER  /  Connie Evingson  /  “The Secret Of Christmas”                      
  • WHITE CHRISTMAS  /  Kenny Rankin  /  “A Christmas Album”
  • HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY LITTLE CHRISTMAS  /  Renee Fleming/Gregory Porter  /  “Christmas In New York”      
  • SNOW DAY  /  Chaise Lounge  /  “A Very Chaise Lounge Christmas”
  • CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE  /  Dianne Reeves  /  “Christmas Time Is Here”
  • MELE KALIKIMAKA  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “Holiday For Swing”
  • A CHILD IS BORN  /  The Real Group  /  “Unreal”
  • JINGLE BELLS  /  Count Basie  /  “A Jazz Christmas”
  • JINGLE BELLS  /  Duke Ellington  /  “Jingle Bell Jam”
  • IT’S LOVE, IT’S CHRISTMAS  /  Karrin Allyson  /  “Yuletide Hideaway”
  • I’LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS  /  Nancy LaMott  /  “Just In Time For Christmas”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (THEME MUSIC)  /  Cody Owen Stine

The party doesn’t really have to stop here. You can listen to a Turntable For One podcast on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange while you fantasize about all the things you should and should not have said at your own office party. Click the link below. 

http://www.prx.org/series/33284-turntable-for-one

 

UGLY SWEATER CONTEST!!

13 Dec

What would the holiday season be without some snarky and unwarranted criticism? I knew you’d agree. So vote now for your favorite ugly sweater.  Leave a comment on the blog with your vote or send me an email at turntable@wmnr.org. I’ll announce the winner (if that’s the correct term) on the show next Saturday night.  

 

UGLY SWEATER #1

UGLY SWEATER #1

UGLY SWEATER #2

UGLY SWEATER #2

UGLY SWEATER #3

UGLY SWEATER #3

UGLY SWEATER #4

UGLY SWEATER #4

 

 

 

 

 

 

HINT FOR THIS SATURDAY NIGHT’S THEME (12.13.14)

10 Dec

HINT:  

What do you call it when a bunch of people who work together but may not know each other that well and probably don’t really like each other all that much get together just before Christmas and everyone drinks and everyone’s loud, and things get out of hand and people say things and do things in the heat of the moment that they regret for a whole year until it’s time to do it again?

I know that sounds like every Turntable For One show, but this week I have something else in mind, something special and just for the holidays.

TURNTABLE FOR ONE    Jazz Vocals and Live Radio 

Saturday Nights   10:00 PM  (E.S.T.)  (GMT-5)

WMNR Fine Arts Radio and streaming live on wmnr.org

Need a lift? (Afraid to call UBER?) Why not try a Turntable For One podcast on PRX, the Public Radio Exchange. 100% safe for children and pets or your money back. Click the link below. 

http://www.prx.org/series/33284-turntable-for-one