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Instrumental Invasion, 12/21/22: Christmas December 22, 2022

Posted by Mike C. in Airchecks, Audio, Christmas, Film, Internet, Jazz, Media, Music, New Age, Personal, Radio.
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The December 21 Instrumental Invasion on WCWP was the third annual Christmas special. All segments were recorded on November 16, the eve of my 41st birthday, making this the first show recorded in one day since November 2 (September 19). Pickups were recorded on Thanksgiving, November 24.

This show’s playlist was the second of three between I made November 7 and 9. It was created November 7th and 8th, annotated on the 9th and 11th, and the talk break script was drafted on the 14th and 15th.

Principal recording was a pain in the sleigh bells. I struggled with every segment’s second and third talk break. It was a Christmas miracle when I reached the end. I used up the entire 58-second surplus accrued in the first hour. That meant I had to tightly edit the second hour talk breaks, run short liners, and start some songs as beds, including the last song.

Click here to download this week’s scoped aircheck or listen below:

Not included in the scope was a new community calendar I voiced and produced on Saturday (as I was getting over the flu):

The music bed is Vivaldi‘s “Winter – Concerto In F Minor, RV 297 Op.8, No.4, II. Largo” performed by violinist Gil Shaham and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. I received Shaham’s Four Seasons CD (with CD-ROM bonus material) for Hanukkah in 1995 after falling in love with excerpts throughout the year during local forecasts on The Weather Channel. I played “Winter I (Allegro non molto)” on my second Wednesday show ever, April 8, 2020.

And here is hip harpist Deborah Henson-Conant’s website, referenced after playing “We Three Kings of Orient Are.”

Merry Christmas.

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