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 13, 2021: Highlights of 2020

By all accounts, 2020 was kind of a crap year. I’m not going to tell you why, there are too many things to list and hey, if you don’t know, more power to you, I guess. I’m not sure I want to know what you’re smoking.

All the same, even a bad year can have good things happen, so in this show, we’re going to take a look at some of the great jazz, swing, and blues tracks that were released despite all the other shit happening in … you guessed it, 2020.

Any tracks or albums released in 2020 that I missed? Let me know in the comments. Thanks and enjoy!


January 13, 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 —

December 30, 2020: After You’ve Gone

Dear 2020,

After you’ve gone, I won’t miss you at all.

Sincerely,

Me.

Just a couple days left! In the meantime, here is two hours of great music to swing out 2020 and swing in 2021.

Enjoy!


December 30, 2020 Playlist —

January 8, 2020: Winter Quarter Swing

It’s the first show of winter quarter. Let’s get things started on the right foot!

Spinitron Playlist