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Volume 1. Number 36. Merry email to all!  
Made with metal. 

The Week That Was: Show Us the Way to the Next Whiskey Bar

Bourbon and Rye and Metallica and Drake. 

Monday, Dec. 16 - Whiskey extravaganza: Bud Verge, Mike Snider and Rob Gates join the boys to sip and pontificate on music-themed whiskey. First up, Drake's new spirit. DO NOT attempt to light on fire. 

Tuesday, Dec. 17 - Metallica — also know for their Enter Night beer — have a whiskey and the boys crack the seal for some sipping and learning about how the band's music helps create the spirit. No, really. 

Wednesday, Dec. 18 - Bob Dylan's Heaven's Door whiskey is our third and final taste this week and from the sound of it, the those spirits are starting to take effect. The verdict on the whiskey? As good as an iron gate. 

Thursday, Dec. 19 - It's back to beer in the basement, as Rob, Jim, Patrick, Bud and Mike talk about drinking songs. Say hello to James LeBlanc and The Winchesters.

Friday, Dec. 20 - By the end of long week drinking whiskey and beer, memories naturally become a little cloudy. So why not have another round? Or two?

"Best band of the decade?" No comment. 

On Deck: Best of the Decade!

The 2010s are almost in the books. Which music stood out?  

Monday, Dec. 23 - Our amazing listeners — lead by Mike Wagner — created a playlist with their favorite songs of the last decade. Patrick and Jim chipped in and all week we hit shuffle and talk about the songs that come up. 

Tuesday, Dec. 24 - More best of the decade shuffle and chat. Will Patrick get to talk about Vampire Weekend today? 

Wednesday, Dec. 25 - NO SHOW. HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!

Thursday, Dec. 26 - After all the presents have been opened, we've still got more best of the decade songs to unwrap. 

Friday, Dec. 27 - The last Best of the Decade show is in the books. Parquet Courts anyone? 

What We're Listening To:


Suburbs Pod Pet o' the Week! 

It's Shadow, looking deceptively calm, but as adorable as usual. Thanks for being our Pet o' the Week Shadow! You win a free week of jumping on the living room couch! 

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Suburbs Pod Guests On Tour, Dec. 20 - Jan 5 

What are you doing New Year's Eve? 

Jesse Dayton (episode 709)

Dec. 20 - Denver CO - Bluebird Theater
Dec. 21 - Denver CO - Larimer Lounge
Dec. 22 - Denver CO - Soiled Dove Underground

Dot Dash (episode 492)

Jan. 4 - Silver Spring MD - American Legion Post 41

Kid Brother (episode 713)

Dec. 21 - Leesburg VA - Tally Ho Theater

JD McPherson (episode 218)

Dec. 20 - Minneapolis MN - First Avenue
Dec. 22 - Nashville TN - Basement East

Maggie Rose (episode 703)

Dec. 21 - Bethesda MD - Bethesda Blues & Jazz (Christmas concert)

Tommy Stinson (episode 110)

Dec. 13 - Burdett NY - Barry Family Cellars

White Reaper (episode 399)

Dec. 20 - Indianapolis IN - Hi-Fi
Dec. 21 - Chicago IL - Metro

Last But Not Least: Friday New Releases!

Need a last minute gift? No problem. Just round up the gang and sprint down to Record Mart to grab one of these two releases and stuff those stockings, y'all. 

Mariah Carey - All I Want for Christmas is You (25th anniversary edition) (Columbia/Legacy)

This stone-cold holiday jam reached No. 1 on the pop chart this year, a quarter century after its release. This EP includes a live version, a couple of remixes and live version of another hit song, “Hero.” The gifts just keep on coming.

Various - Cats: Highlights from the Motion Picture Soundtrack (Polydor)

Taylor Swift, Jennifer Hudson, James Corden and others perform songs from the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical (now a major motion picture!). The soundtrack includes a new tune, “Beautiful Ghosts,” cowritten by Swift and Webber. But let’s be honest, none of it can possibly be as good as this:

A little something from Cats, Paul...
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“The light music of whisky falling into glasses made an agreeable interlude.”  — James Joyce, Dubliners 
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