January 20, 2021: A Few of My Favorite Things

Happy Inauguration Day! I find myself filled with hope and optimism, almost despite myself given the past four years. I recognize that there are no magic bullets — politics in our country has a long way to go before I’d call the system ‘healthy,’ but I’m hoping this is a step in the right direction.

As for the event itself, Amanda Gorman was AMAZING.

In any case, this week’s show highlights things that make me happy.

Things like musicals (Guys & Dolls, My Fair Lady) and Harry Connick Jr. and Emily Cole and YouTube videos for Baby Can Dance and God Moves On The Water and swing music out of France and Israel and Turkey and all the other fabulous places where, as bad as things might get, people remember to swing!

So here are a few things that make me happy, and I hope they make you happy too!


January 20, 2021 Playlist —

January 6, 2021: Last Ones Out, Turn off the Lights

A couple holiday tunes in here, or maybe just holiday-adjacent, but mostly just some nice swing, jazz, and blues. Perhaps more of the second two than usual (though the barriers are a bit blurry) – I really like that Badger Cam, though, which is definitely (probably) proper jazz.

Anyway, hope 2021 is treating you well so far, and that you enjoy the tunes!


January 6, 2021 Playlist —

October 14, 2020: Power Outage Blues

We had some high winds and power outage issues the last few days, which made it really hard to get a show recorded. So even though this says it came out on October 14, I actually posted it on October 15. Yes, I’m a big fat liar.

Trying something new this week, which is to post an image file of the entire playlist. Let me know what you think!


October 14 2020 Playlist –

Playlist for show on October 14 2020

March 11, 2020: Celebrating Women’s History Month in Swing and Blues

March is Women’s History Month and Out of the Library is celebrating with some favorite and influential women in jazz, swing, and blues.

Spinitron Playlist

February 12, 2020: Whole Lotta Love

We’re closing in on Valentine’s day and hey, whether or not it’s a holiday one enjoys celebrating, it’s an excuse to dive in to some of jazz and swing’s great love songs.

Spinitron Playlist