ringing in the new year the right way

I realize this probably only applies to about one in a thousand of my readers, but I wanted to let you know that one of my favorite online radio stations, Radio Dismuke, has a special lineup planned for New Year’s Eve. If you don’t already have plans, and if you enjoy listening to pre-WWII jazz, check it out. I caught some of last year’s show and it was incredible. The live broadcast will run from 10:00 PM to 3:00 AM EST. (The entire program will be rebroadcast on New Year’s day between 1:00 PM and 6:00 PM EST.)

Also, while we’re on the subject of damned good music, the best local radio show we’ve got here in southeast Michigan, Arwulf’s “Sunday Best,” will be live tomorrow morning between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM EST on WEMU, 89.1 FM. Those of you not in the area can listen online… Seriously, it’s brilliant radio.

The band pictured here is one of cornet-player Joe “King” Oliver’s. If you’d like to hear some real “Hot Jazz,” just click here and prepare to have your mind blown by the “King.” You won’t be sorry.

There’s no better way to start the new year, in my opinion, than with these folks. No offense to Dick Clark, but Miley Cyrus and the rest of the lineup at this year’s “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” aren’t talented enough to wipe the sweat from King Oliver’s balls. (Sorry if that sounds crude. The truth sometimes is.)

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  1. John on Forest
    Posted December 30, 2007 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

    My family has been invited over to friends home in Chelsea, so we won’t be going this year; but, don’t forget about the New Year’s Jubilee in Ypsilanti. There are some awesome entertainers lined up this year.

  2. anonymous tipster
    Posted December 30, 2007 at 5:59 pm | Permalink

    Arwulf’s brother is a well known character actor in Hollywood.


  3. Posted December 31, 2007 at 7:00 am | Permalink

    I have XM satellite radio, which I think does an awesome job (especially with the Bob Dylan Theme Time Radio Hour), but I really can’t even listen to their jazz channels because of WEMU’s absolute excellence in that area. The Sunday Best program is terrific, but really every day of the week they bring it. WEMU’s knowledge and taste in jazz is world-class.

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