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Altrok Radio 026
by Sean Carolan

[The following is the song rundown for the show that airs Tuesday, December 16 at 2PM on WRSU-FM 88.7 in New Brunswick; you can listen to it as it airs by clicking here. If you'd like to get your hands on any of these records, you can help support Altrok by using this link to Fair warning: It'll pop up in a new window. By the way, if you happen to run a college radio station of your own, you're welcome to air this - let us know and we'll make the arrangements. -Ed.]


Altrok Radio's Christmas Pick Of The Week

Each Week, Jeff Raspe picks an outstanding track from a brand-new album. This week, the pick is:

  • Jesse Malin - Xmas

In The Grinder:

Altrok keeps a running list of new songs that get played every week on the show, until we've pretty much ground them into the dirt. Each week, two songs will leave the Grinder to make room for two new ones. It's shameless, but it's honest. The Grinder will return in January, after our year end specials and a short spate of repeats.


Segment 1:

  • El Vez - Feliz Navidad
  • Dandy Warhols - Little Drummer Boy
  • Squeeze - Christmas Day
  • Zoppo - Last Night I Spent Another LoFi Christmas
  • Easdale, John - Christmas Time Is Here
  • Folds, Ben - Bizarre Christmas Incident
  • Buzz Of Delight (Featuring Matthew Sweet) - Christmas - Buzz Of Delight

Segment 2:

  • Mighty Mighty Bosstones - Christmas Time
  • Bad Manners - Christmas Time Again
  • Coldplay - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  • Mono Puff - Careless Santa

Segment 3:

  • Reel Big Fish - Mele Kalikimaka
  • Stiff Little Fingers - White Christmas
  • Louis Armstrong with the Commanders - 'Zat You, Santa Claus
  • Fountains Of Wayne - The Man In The Santa Suit
  • Marcy Playground - Keegan's Christmas
  • Easdale, John - Jingle Bells-Jesus Christ
  • Ravenscroft, Thurl - You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch

Segment 4:

  • They Might Be Giants - Santa's Beard
  • Timbuk 3 - All I Want For Christmas
  • Man Or Astroman - Frosty The Snowman
  • Three Wise Men, The (aka XTC) - Thanks For Christmas - 7'' Single

Segment 5:

  • Malin, Jesse - Xmas (Christmas POTW)
  • Springsteen, Bruce - The Wish - Tracks (Disc 3)
  • Smithereens, The - Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  • Fountains Of Wayne - I Want An Alien For Christmas

Segment 6:

  • Dance Hall Crashers - I Did It For The Toys
  • Captain Sensible - One Christmas Catalogue
  • Throwing Muses - Santa Claus
  • Bright Eyes - Blue Christmas
  • Lewie, Jona - Stop The Cavalry
  • Sun 60 - Mary Xmess
  • Goons, The - I'm Walking Backwards For Christmas


©2003 Sean Carolan

All material ©2001-2014 Sean Carolan, except as noted.


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