soundtrack this.

‘Tis the season for music.

Christmas Music — YES.  [and, boy, do i love it.]  But, other music as well.

People are gathering: celebrating their fondness for each other, celebrating their love, celebrating a cause, celebrating a hobby, celebrating smiles, celebrating family, celebrating giving, celebrating faith, celebrating someone, celebrating a community, celebrating.  Celebrate good times… c’mon!  [there’s always music.]

Well, except for on KHOL this morning.  We had a problem with our signal and it was dead air for a bit this morning as well as most of yesterday.  So no Morning Scramble this mornin’.

But last week?  YES:


I have some very much new favorites on here.  Some were played at the KHOL Mixer… which was a BLAST.  So good to have so many music lovers in one room… especially those who are passionate about community radio.  Awesome.


…I took my turn as DJ for a hot second of the night and lemme tell ya, it was so much fun!  Unfortunately, I decided to wear a glorified potato sack that almost gave a peep show every time I bent over to play around with knobs and keys, but all in all, ’twas a super delightful experience.  I didn’t do much, but it made me want to really learn to be a real-life DJ… Goal for twenty ‘leven?  YEP.

Anywho, MUSIC.

Left without playing any this morning, I was so excited to find a Christmas CD from my father in my PO box.  He is just the most thoughtful, most creative…

note the texas license plate in the background... oh, texas love.

I LOVE it, Pops.  Thank you thank you thank you!

I know that Christmas wouldn’t be complete without a holiday CD mix from my dad, but I always am surprised when it comes.  It’s always so heart-warming and overwhelming with love… My cup runneth over.

He included a newspaper article on one of my family’s favorite groups, Albert & Gage.  [also, very good friends of the family.]  At the bottom of the article he scribbled…

“Request please Ms DJ, play ‘Christmas Everyday’ off the A&G Christmas CD.  Thank you [heart] Daddy”

Of course.  Thursday [on the Evening Scramble], I will play…

[p.s. that video is special because it’s at the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar in Austin… a holiday tradition for my fam… and i get to make it this year for A&G… yay!]

For other holiday music listening, I highly recommend the Sufjan Stevens (Holiday) Pandora station, which my incredible friend, Jared, shared with me.

I also very much recommend the Swingin’ Christmas station on there as well, because I’m pretty sure this is my favorite holiday song everrrrrr:

The part where the second guys goes, “I-yi-yi-yi’m dreaming of a whiiiiteeee… CHRISTmas!”  Just can’t help but smile… so big!

And for your non-holiday music wantings, may I suggest:

[definitely definitely recommend it… play it… now… ugh, so good.]


[an older love… but a rekindled fling.]




[ummm… did you see the title?  yeah, awesome.]


[fun and pretty.]


And then there’s a Lykke Li/Beck Remix…


Merry Holidays, Loves!

May all your favorite tunes turn up and help you soundtrack this wonderful time of year.

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