It's back! Again! A full day of wonderful, weird, and WTF music. Things start out great with some of the very best of 2019, we move into some great 'Mats music, spin some requests and suggestions, some of the recently released, exciting list of performers appearing at the Static Roots Festival 2020, and some female secret weapons. These marathons are best used as an outlet for weird stuff that I don't normally get to play on air, so we rocked out to some loud rock 'n' roll, had a bunch of whiskey (songs), listened to some namedropper songs, got into some hip-hop, some soul, and got into the time machine and revisited some really old guilty pleasures. 12 hours of fun and great music!
Today's show is full of great, classic Christmas songs that definitely do not suck. We also threw in a few non-holiday requests just for fun. From us here at Tell the Band to Go Home, we wish all of our listeners, supporters, and friends, a very Merry Christmas (if that's your thing.) Even if it's not, we hope you find fun and fellowship with family and/or friends, as well as some great music, this time of year and always!
We probably won't be on next Sunday, but tune in Friday, December 27, 11 am to 11 pm for another Epic Mudge Marathon on UMFM! It's bound to get weird, but we plan on having a bunch of fun doing it.
Boy oh boy, is Christmas ever sneaking up on us fast! Time to sneak in a couple of festive tunes before we do an all-out blitz next week. We do have some new and newly discovered music today as well as a trip to Polar Town with the Times Change(d) crew, a couple of belated requests, and a few healing songs for our good friend Laura who's resting up her new bionic knee!
Pre-recorded today with some nifty odds & ends, including extended tributes to Merle Haggard & Tom Waits, some nifty new music, cool tips stolen from Big D, and one final reminder to check out Corin Raymond's Winnipeg CD release show tonight!
There are some exciting events coming up over the next week, and the two biggest are happening at The West End Cultural Centre, and Scott Nolan has a hand in both of them! Next Sunday our pal Corin Raymond heads back to town and he's assembled an amazing band to help bring his latest, Winnipeg made album to life. Also, Scott Nolan and Glenn Buhr are gearing up for a big show called Manitoba Skylines and they dropped by to talk all about their collaboration and the very unique evening they've got planned for lucky attendees on Thursday. All that and still time for some requests and new music!
Today, a sad farewell to one of the biggest influences on my musical development and one of the greatest live performers I've seen, the great John Mann of Spirit of the West. He lost his battle with Alzheimer's this week, but his spirit will live on through the great music that he made. We heard a lot of it on this episode, but there's so much more we couldn't get to. We also heard some great requests, talked about some exciting upcoming shows and spun some great new tunes.