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Annual Christmas Animal Song Special

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keith-richard-run-rudolph-run2This morning, I once again set aside the usual “Talking Animals” format to present my Annual Christmas Animal Song special—that is, a show entirely devoted to Christmas-oriented animal tunes. Sure, as in the past, to pull off this conceit, I fashioned the program with a liberal sprinkling of “Rudolph” songs, from The Brian Setzer Orchestera’s peppy  offering, “Rockabilly Rudolph” to Keith Richards’ classic fiery kacey-musgraves-1479492505take on “Run Rudolph Run.” I also played some far less obvious nuggets and possible future classics, including Kacey Musgraves’ new rendition of “I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas,” and delightful fresh oddity “Snails Christmas (I Want A New Shell)” by The Snails. We extended another tradition when I took a brief break from playing the yuletide animal songs to read what I refer to as the Dorothy Strauss Christmas Poem. Happy Holidays to you and yours.

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John Doe, singer-songwriter-author-horseman

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John Doe—co-founder of punk band extraordinaire X, the singer-songwriter released a new solo album, “The Westerner,” and just published his first book, “Under The Big Black Sun: A Personal History of L.A. Punk”—starts our conversation addressing what horses mean to him: “They mean that I don’t think with the left side of my brain when I’m with them.” Read more…

Annual Christmas Animal Song Special

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This morning, I once again set aside the usual “Talking Animals” format to present my Annual Christmas Animal Song special—that is, a show entirely devoted to Christmas-oriented animal tunes. Read more…

Laurie Anderson, Artist-Musician-Filmmaker

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Laurie Anderson— the long-celebrated artist and musician, who recently made an acclaimed film, “Heart of a Dog”—discusses the genesis of the movie. She also addresses the scope of ideas, feelings and themes coursing through the movie: Read more…

Neko Case, singer-songwriter-animal guardian

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Neko Case—the singer-songwriter who has created a large, revered body of work, much of it laced with nature and animal themes—recalls how her lifelong kinship with animals began as a kid whose parents were infrequently present, so she spent a great deal of time with the household critters. Read more…