HV129- HanukkahChristmashup

Jesus and Mary with red paint, sculptural relief on a Jerusalem building, photo by Jake WargaHearing Voices from NPR®
129 HanukkahChristmashup: Season’s Greets and Beats
Host: Barrett Golding of Hearing Voices
Airs week of: 2011-12-21

“HanukkahChristmashup” (52:00 mp3):

Mixes and mashes and seasonal samples, and song stories:

“Christmas Eve In Afghanistan, Again” (2010 / 3:30) Quil Lawrence

NPR talks to troops in a U.S. military hospital at Bagram Air Base, outside of Kabul. Quil Lawrence interviewed Sergeant Wallace Trahan, Sergeant Aaron Kelly, Sergeant Zachary Scoskie, and Colonel Diane Huey. Mix: Jim Wildman. Music: W.G. Snuffy Walden “The First Noel” Windham Hill Holiday Guitar Collection.

“Please Be Patient” (2009 / 2:23) Feist
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“Christmas Greeting From Space” (1968 ) Astronaut Frank Borman

From the Apollo 8 capsule, December 24, 1968.

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“Oh come all ye faithful” (1978 / 2:19) Michigan Children’s Psychiatric Hospital

The Children of the University of Michigan Children’s Psychiatric Hospital perform some season’s classic on their album Christmas at C.P.H..

“Silent Night/A Christmas Card From a Hooker in Minneapolis” (1978 / 5:55) Tom Waits

Live performance on Auston City Limits, December, 1978. Another version:

“Yuletide Zeppelin” (2007 / 5:10) mojochronic

From the Christmashup collection A Very Bootie Christmas 2; originally on Santastic III in 3-D: both have free downloads. Mark Jeffery (mojochronic): MySpace | SoundCloud.

“White Christmas” (2001 / 3:21) Corporal Blossom

From another Christmashup collection: A Mutated Christmas.

“Holy Land Tour” (2009 / 13:27) Jake Warga

A personal tour through the Holy Land, looking at how the conflict started and what it’s like today between Jerusalem and Bethlehem… between birth and re-birth.

Holy Land Tour from Jake Warga

“Give the Jew Girl Toys” (2006 / 2:20) Sarah Silverman

Off her CD Jesus Is Magic.

“The T in Xmas” (2001 / 2:55) Barrett Golding

A Hanukkhristmashup tour of Bozeman, Montana: in a toy store, with Salvation Army bell ringers, Hebrew military history, the songs of the Sweet Adelaides, and “Amazing Grace” guitars by Blake Simpson.

“Candlelight” (2010 / 3:17) Maccabeats

Light ’em if you got ’em. It’s Hanukkah, and here’s why. Based on Mike Tompkins’ a cappella version of Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite”. Video by Uri Westrich:

“MetLife Xmas Message” (1923 / 2:48)

Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. President Haley Fisk’s 1923 Christmas Message to his employees, along with the MetLife Glee Club. MP3s at Music You (Possibly) Won’t Hear Anyplace Else.

Top photo © Jake Warga.

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Comment (1)

Jake Warga! get somebody to proof read your “Holy Land Tour” story. Yishmael does not mean what you said. Why do you ignore the fact that the check points and wall is there because Israel fears arab terrorists.

Comment added by josef on 12.25.11

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