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Some brief commentary by me, five seasonal songs, and one satiric imitation Broadway "big production number." All take a comic but critical view of American hypocrisies, religiosity, commercialism, class warfare, and other Christmastime traditions. See "Notes" for playlist.
"New World Notes" is produced under the auspices (Latin for "nihil obstat") of WWUH-FM, a community service of that beacon of light in darkest Connecticut, the University of Hartford.
Hugh Blumenfeld, "Long-Haired Radical Socialist Jew"
Simon and Garfunkel, "Silent Night / Six O'Clock News"
Anne Feeney, "Brave New Christmas"
David Rovics, "Pirate Santa"
Stan Freberg, "Green Chri$tma$"
Tom Lehrer, "A Christmas Carol"
For written commentary, photos & other graphics, videos, great links, and an archive of past installments, please see this show's Web site: http://newworldnotes.blogspot.com. Permanent link to the entry for this installment: http://newworldnotes.blogspot.com/2012/12/comic-satire-for-christmas.html .
SERIES OVERVIEW -- Political and social commentary in a variety of genres. Exploring the gap between what we want ... and what they're trying to make us settle for. "Date recorded," below, = date of first scheduled broadcast.
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