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Christmas One More Time, V

The Hunt For New (Christmas) Music:

The Fifth Playlist in the Christmas One More Time Series. It’s  Christmas Music you probably haven’t heard before. It’s  Christmas music you can dance to. Playing loud is recommended.

no  title artist
1  Happy Holidays(Beef Wellington Mix) Bing Crosby
2 Run Rudolph Run Sheryl Crow
3 I Believe in Father Christmas Cortex Cure
4 Blue Christmas Willie Nelson
5  Early On One Christmas Morn Bruce Cockburn
6  White Christmas Raul Malo
7 Jesus Is Just Alright The Doobie Brothers
8 Mistletoe Colbie Caillet
9 Please Come Home For Christmas Cee Lo Green
10  World Christmas R. Kelly
11 This Christmas (Hang up the Mistletoe) Paul Carrack
12 Merry Christmas Baby Mariah Carey
13 Christmas (Baby Please Come) Space Gang
14 Sunshine Christmas Billy Paul Williams
15 Winter Wonderland James Taylor w/Chris Botti
16 Snowfall Ahmad Jamal Trio
17  The Christmas Song Catherine Feeny
18 How to Pray Hotel Costes
19 The Way We Celebrate New Year's Eve Michael Franks
20  Wonderful Christmas Time Straight No Chaser w/Paul McCartney

You can listen to the entire playlist through the courtesy of our friends at Spotify. Just click this link:COMT V and you will be able to stream the Christmas playlist via Spotify’s excellent web player. Special note: when you click the link, you will be taken to Spotify’s web player. There, you’ll have a couple of choices: sign in if you currently have a Spotify account; signup for a free Spotify account (you’ll be glad you did) or take advantage of their $.99 special for three months of Spotify premium, which has a few extra features the free version doesn’t have –wider selection and no commercials. Either way, you should check it out if you like music.  Enjoy…and Happy Holidays. Special thanks to DJ Tschugge for compiling the list, along with the team at the Media Bunker.

 


The Nightshift: World News 13 December 2018

Press Clippings

The Nightshift publishes direct links to the world’s greatest English language newspapers to facilitate research and encourage understanding of the world’s events of the day.

The links are below.

You are strongly encouraged to visit the sites below for news, perspective, and information that is not readily available via mainstream American media.

Also, please note that new sites and links are added on a regular basis.

We’ve added the link to the NOAA to enable readers to track hurricanes, winter storms,  and other weather events. With the dangerous winter storms now in play, it’s a good place to check out.  The Front Page Links

The Times (London

Financial Times (UK)

The Irish Times (Dublin, Ireland)

The Wall Street Journal (European edition)

Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)

New York Times (New York)

The Boston Globe (Boston)

The Guardian

The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles)

Daily News Egypt (Cairo)

South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

The Moscow Times (Moscow)

Italian Newspapers in English

Le Figaro (Paris)

Bloomberg.com (New York)

The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)

The Japanese Times (Tokyo)

The Local (Oslo)

The Local (Italy)

Sputnik (Moscow)

The Buenas Aires Herald (Buenas Aires)

The Sidney Morning Herald (Sidney)

Deadline Hollywood (Hollywood)

FiveThirtyEight (New York City)

Politico (Washington, DC)

Lawfareblog (Washington, DC)

Wired (San Francisco, CA)

The Weather Channel

CNN News Text Site

Ars Technica  

Agence France-Presse

McClatchy DC Bureau

Xinua

UPI

Oil Prices Dot Com

Air Force Times

Straits Times (Singapore)

NOAA/National Hurricane Center (Miami)

The Fine Print. The Nightshift is a continually evolving experiment in news communications and is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. It’s rapid iteration within a surprisingly wide bandwidth. Thanks for reading. Now–catch up on the world .


Christmas One More Time, IV

The Hunt for New Music: 

Another Christmas playlist composed of new songs you probably haven’t heard before combined with some old favorites re-done by new artists. All in all, a very good list and yes, there is music you can dance to. Enjoy the music and the season.

Happy Holidays.

no song artist
1 Blue Decorations BB King
2 Island Christmas Michael Franks
3 Baby It's Cold Outside   James Taylor & Natalie Cole
4 Someday at Christmas Jack Johnson
5 What Christmas Means to Me Paul Young
6 Jesus etc Wilco
7 River Sarah McLachan
8 Christmas Time is Here Tony Bennett
9 Winter Paradise Destiny's Child
10 Santa Looked A Lot Like Daddy Brad Paisley
11 Winter Song Sarah Bareilles Ingrid Michaelson
12 Let it Snow Let it Snow Let it Snow Michael Buble'
13 My Hallelujah Song Julianna Hough
14 Gettin' in the Mood (For Christmas) Brian Setzer Orchestra

 

You can enjoy the entire playlist through the courtesy of our friends at Spotify. Just click this link: COMT IV and you will be able to stream the Christmas playlist via Spotify’s excellent web player. Special note: when you click the link, you will be taken to Spotify’s web player. There, you’ll have a couple of choices: sign in if you currently have a Spotify account; signup for a free Spotify account (you’ll be glad you did) or take advantage of their $.99 special for three months of Spotify premium, which has a few extra features the free version doesn’t have –wider selection and no commercials. Either way, you should check it out if you like music.  Enjoy…and Happy Holidays. Special thanks to DJ Tschugge for compiling the list, along with the team at the Media Bunker.


The Nightshift: World News 12 December 2018

Press Clippings

The Nightshift publishes direct links to the world’s greatest English language newspapers to facilitate research and encourage understanding of the world’s events of the day.

The links are below.

You are strongly encouraged to visit the sites below for news, perspective, and information that is not readily available via mainstream American media. Also, please note that new sites and links are added on a regular basis.

We’ve added the link to the NOAA to enable readers to track hurricanes, winter storms,  and other weather events. With the dangerous winter storms now in play, it’s a good place to check out.   

The Front Page Links

The Times (London

Financial Times (UK)

The Irish Times (Dublin, Ireland)

The Wall Street Journal (European edition)

Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)

New York Times (New York)

The Boston Globe (Boston)

The Guardian

The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles)

Daily News Egypt (Cairo)

South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

The Moscow Times (Moscow)

Italian Newspapers in English

Le Figaro (Paris)

Bloomberg.com (New York)

The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)

The Japanese Times (Tokyo)

The Local (Oslo)

The Local (Italy)

Sputnik (Moscow)

The Buenas Aires Herald (Buenas Aires)

The Sidney Morning Herald (Sidney)

Deadline Hollywood (Hollywood)

FiveThirtyEight (New York City)

Politico (Washington, DC)

Lawfareblog (Washington, DC)

Wired (San Francisco, CA)

The Weather Channel

CNN News Text Site

Ars Technica  

Agence France-Presse

McClatchy DC Bureau

Xinua

UPI

Oil Prices Dot Com

Air Force Times

Straits Times (Singapore)

NOAA/National Hurricane Center (Miami)

The Fine Print. The Nightshift is a continually evolving experiment in news communications and is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. It’s rapid iteration within a surprisingly wide bandwidth. Thanks for reading. Now–catch up on the world .


Christmas One More Time, III

The Hunt for new (Christmas) Music. Featuring Christmas music you probably haven’t heard before, along with some old favorites. Playing loud is recommended.

no title artist
1 I Bought You A Plastic Star Michael Franks
2 The Christmas Song (Holiday Remix) Christine Aguilera
3 Jingle Bells The Singing Dogs
4 Learn to be Still Don Henley
5 Christmas Everyday Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
6 Driving Home for Christmas Billy Mathis
7 Christmas Must Be Tonight Hall & Oates
8 Last Christmas (single version) Ashley Tisdale
9 Rocking Around the Christmas Tree Toby Keith
10 A Sailor's Christmas Jimmy Buffett
11 Presents for Christmas Solomon Burke
12 Children Go Where I Send You Hall & Oates
13 Hallelujah Chorus London Philharmonic Orchestra
14 I'm In Love Isley Brothers

You can enjoy the entire playlist through the courtesy of our friends at Spotify. Just click this link: COMT III and you will be able to stream the Christmas playlist via Spotify’s excellent web player. Special note: when you click the link, you will be taken to Spotify’s web player. There, you’ll have a couple of choices: sign in if you currently have a Spotify account; signup for a free Spotify account (you’ll be glad you did) or take advantage of their $.99 special for three months of Spotify premium, which has a few extra features the free version doesn’t have –wider selection and no commercials. Either way, you should check it out if you like music.  Enjoy…and Happy Holidays. Special thanks to DJ Tschugge for compiling the list, along with the team at the Media Bunker. 


The Nightshift: World News 11 December 2018

Press Clippings

The Nightshift publishes direct links to the world’s greatest English language newspapers to facilitate research and encourage understanding of the world’s events of the day.

The links are below.

You are strongly encouraged to visit the sites below for news, perspective, and information that is not readily available via mainstream American media. Also, please note that new sites and links are added on a regular basis.

We’ve added the link to the NOAA to enable readers to track hurricanes, winter storms,  and other weather events. With the dangerous winter storms now in play, it’s a good place to check out.    The Front Page Links

The Times (London

Financial Times (UK)

The Irish Times (Dublin, Ireland)

The Wall Street Journal (European edition)

Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)

New York Times (New York)

The Boston Globe (Boston)

The Guardian

The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles)

Daily News Egypt (Cairo)

South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

The Moscow Times (Moscow)

Italian Newspapers in English

Le Figaro (Paris)

Bloomberg.com (New York)

The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)

The Japanese Times (Tokyo)

The Local (Oslo)

The Local (Italy)

Sputnik (Moscow)

The Buenas Aires Herald (Buenas Aires)

The Sidney Morning Herald (Sidney)

Deadline Hollywood (Hollywood)

FiveThirtyEight (New York City)

Politico (Washington, DC)

Lawfareblog (Washington, DC)

Wired (San Francisco, CA)

The Weather Channel

CNN News Text Site

Ars Technica  

Agence France-Presse

McClatchy DC Bureau

Xinua

UPI

Oil Prices Dot Com

Air Force Times

Straits Times (Singapore)

NOAA/National Hurricane Center (Miami)

The Fine Print. The Nightshift is a continually evolving experiment in news communications and is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. It’s rapid iteration within a surprisingly wide bandwidth. Thanks for reading. Now–catch up on the world .


The Nightshift: World News 10 December 2018

Press Clippings

The Nightshift publishes direct links to the world’s greatest English language newspapers to facilitate research and encourage understanding of the world’s events of the day. The links are below. You are strongly encouraged to visit the sites below for news, perspective, and information that is not readily available via mainstream American media. Also, please note that new sites and links are added on a regular basis. We’ve added the link to the NOAA to enable readers to track hurricanes, winter storms,  and other weather events. With the dangerous winter storms now in play, it’s a good place to check out.    The Front Page Links

The Times (London

Financial Times (UK)

The Irish Times (Dublin, Ireland)

The Wall Street Journal (European edition)

Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)

New York Times (New York)

The Boston Globe (Boston)

The Guardian

The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles)

Daily News Egypt (Cairo)

South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

The Moscow Times (Moscow)

Italian Newspapers in English

Le Figaro (Paris)

Bloomberg.com (New York)

The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)

The Japanese Times (Tokyo)

The Local (Oslo)

The Local (Italy)

Sputnik (Moscow)

The Buenas Aires Herald (Buenas Aires)

The Sidney Morning Herald (Sidney)

Deadline Hollywood (Hollywood)

FiveThirtyEight (New York City)

Politico (Washington, DC)

Lawfareblog (Washington, DC)

Wired (San Francisco, CA)

The Weather Channel

CNN News Text Site

Ars Technica  

Agence France-Presse

McClatchy DC Bureau

Xinua

UPI

Oil Prices Dot Com

Air Force Times

Straits Times (Singapore)

NOAA/National Hurricane Center (Miami)

The Fine Print. The Nightshift is a continually evolving experiment in news communications and is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. It’s rapid iteration within a surprisingly wide bandwidth. Thanks for reading. Now–catch up on the world .


The Nightshift: World News 9 December 2018

Press Clippings

The Nightshift publishes direct links to the world’s greatest English language newspapers to facilitate research and encourage understanding of the world’s events of the day.

The links are below.

You are strongly encouraged to visit the sites below for news, perspective, and information that is not readily available via mainstream American media.

Also, please note that new sites and links are added on a regular basis.

We’ve added the link to the NOAA to enable readers to track hurricanes, winter storms,  and other weather events. With the dangerous winter storms now in play, it’s a good place to check out.    The Front Page Links

The Times (London

Financial Times (UK)

The Irish Times (Dublin, Ireland)

The Wall Street Journal (European edition)

Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)

New York Times (New York)

The Boston Globe (Boston)

The Guardian

The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles)

Daily News Egypt (Cairo)

South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

The Moscow Times (Moscow)

Italian Newspapers in English

Le Figaro (Paris)

Bloomberg.com (New York)

The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)

The Japanese Times (Tokyo)

The Local (Oslo)

The Local (Italy)

Sputnik (Moscow)

The Buenas Aires Herald (Buenas Aires)

The Sidney Morning Herald (Sidney)

Deadline Hollywood (Hollywood)

FiveThirtyEight (New York City)

Politico (Washington, DC)

Lawfareblog (Washington, DC)

Wired (San Francisco, CA)

The Weather Channel

CNN News Text Site

Ars Technica  

Agence France-Presse

McClatchy DC Bureau

Xinua

UPI

Oil Prices Dot Com

Air Force Times

Straits Times (Singapore)

NOAA/National Hurricane Center (Miami)

The Fine Print. The Nightshift is a continually evolving experiment in news communications and is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. It’s rapid iteration within a surprisingly wide bandwidth. Thanks for reading. Now–catch up on the world .


The Nightshift: World News 8 December 2018

Press Clippings

The Nightshift publishes direct links to the world’s greatest English language newspapers to facilitate research and encourage understanding of the world’s events of the day.

The links are below.

You are strongly encouraged to visit the sites below for news, perspective, and information that is not readily available via mainstream American media.

Also, please note that new sites and links are added on a regular basis.

We’ve added the link to the NOAA to enable readers to track hurricanes, winter storms,  and other weather events. With the dangerous winter storms now in play, it’s a good place to check out.    The Front Page Links

The Times (London

Financial Times (UK)

The Irish Times (Dublin, Ireland)

The Wall Street Journal (European edition)

Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)

New York Times (New York)

The Boston Globe (Boston)

The Guardian

The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles)

Daily News Egypt (Cairo)

South China Morning Post (Hong Kong)

The Moscow Times (Moscow)

Italian Newspapers in English

Le Figaro (Paris)

Bloomberg.com (New York)

The Jerusalem Post (Jerusalem)

The Japanese Times (Tokyo)

The Local (Oslo)

The Local (Italy)

Sputnik (Moscow)

The Buenas Aires Herald (Buenas Aires)

The Sidney Morning Herald (Sidney)

Deadline Hollywood (Hollywood)

FiveThirtyEight (New York City)

Politico (Washington, DC)

Lawfareblog (Washington, DC)

Wired (San Francisco, CA)

The Weather Channel

CNN News Text Site

Ars Technica  

Agence France-Presse

McClatchy DC Bureau

Xinua

UPI

Oil Prices Dot Com

Air Force Times

Straits Times (Singapore)

NOAA/National Hurricane Center (Miami)

The Fine Print. The Nightshift is a continually evolving experiment in news communications and is a production of Perception Engineering and The Media Bunker. It’s rapid iteration within a surprisingly wide bandwidth. Thanks for reading. Now–catch up on the world .


Baby, It’s Sweater Weather Outside (Re-setting Christmas Classics for the Modern Era)

Paying Attention:
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A radio station in Cleveland,Ohio has completely lost both their nerve and the holiday spirit.

WDOK (FM 102.1) has pulled all versions of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” from their holiday playlist because of a complaint from a single listener–although the station said, in a namby-pamby press release–that the move was the result of a “decision by our listeners”. The station cited a poll as the basis for the decision but–in a namby-pamby move–didn’t give the results of the poll.

On Facebook, another source said the station’s site noted that “92% of the listeners favored the song” and only “8% were for removing it from the playlist. ” The station’s program director pulled it anyway, showing true namby-pamby spirit.

The usual suspects also chipped in with over-reaction to the song, saying “it’s not something I want to promote” in commenting on the lyrics of a song first published in the 1940s and played during every Christmas season since.  We have seen this problem before, when someone applies standards (not necessarily advanced) of one century to cultural icons and practices of the past.

It’s always a disaster. Different time periods. Different standards.

Wait until they start going after all those early suggestive paintings, like Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus” or Goya’s “The Nude Maja”. Oh boy…….

Here are the lyrics:

“I really can’t stay (Baby it’s cold outside)
I gotta go away (Baby it’s cold outside)
This evening has been (Been hoping that you’d dropped in)
So very nice (I’ll hold your hands they’re just like ice)
My mother will start to worry (Beautiful what’s your hurry?)
My father will be pacing the floor (Listen to the fireplace roar)
So really I’d better scurry (Beautiful please don’t hurry)
Well maybe just a half a drink more (I’ll put some records on while I pour)
The neighbors might think (Baby it’s bad out there)
Say what’s in this drink? (No cabs to be had out there)
I wish I knew how (Your eyes are like starlight now)
To break this spell (I’ll take your hat, your hair looks swell) (Why thank you)
I ought to say no, no, no sir (Mind if move in closer?)
At least I’m gonna say that I tried (What’s the sense of hurtin’ my pride?)
I really can’t stay (Baby don’t hold out)
Baby it’s cold outside
Ah, you’re very pushy you know?
I like to think of it as opportunistic
I simply must go (Baby it’s cold outside)
The answer is no (But baby it’s cold outside)
The welcome has been (How lucky that you dropped in)
So nice and warm (Look out the window at that storm)
My sister will be suspicious (Gosh your lips look delicious!)
My brother will be there at the door (Waves upon a tropical shore)
My maiden aunt’s mind is vicious (Gosh your lips are delicious!)
Well maybe just a cigarette more (Never such a blizzard before) (And I don’t even smoke)
I’ve got to get home (Baby you’ll freeze out there)
Say lend me a coat? (It’s up to your knees out there!)
You’ve really been grand, (I feel when I touch your hand)
But don’t you see? (How can you do this thing to me?)
There’s bound to be talk tomorrow (Think of my life long sorrow!)
At least there will be plenty implied (If you caught pneumonia and died!)
I really can’t stay (Get over that old out)
Baby it’s cold
Baby it’s cold outside
Okay fine, just another drink then
That took a lot of convincing!” 
–Songwriter, Frank Loesser, Lyrics (C) Kobalt Music Publishing Company

 

The people who thought “Baby It’s Cold Outside” is not proper ought to take a few minutes to listen to some rap lyrics if they’re looking for verbal targets. Good luck with that crusade……those are guys are going to tell the too-easily-offended to beat it–although in much more colorful language.

There will not be a poll.

The solution to this particular type of my-taste-is-better-than-your taste/ my-perception-sees-sexual connotations-where-there-are none situation is dead simple: if you don’t like the song or it’s lyrics, turn it off or change the channel and don’t listen.

Freedom of speech covers the right to play the song and also the right to not have to listen to it. Just because some see evil in every lyric or photo doesn’t mean that others do.

No one needs a press release or a quote from the self-appointed PC police. Just turn the song off on your radio and keep it to yourself.

As for the rest of us?

Baby it’s cold outside.

We’re turning it up.

 

 

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