CHRISTMAS MUSIC: Most Romantic
Let’s face it. There’s nothing like sitting on the couch as the snow falls outside your handsome log in Washington, cuddled up with your love one, drinking lovely hot cocoa, while the fireplace crackles, with wrapped gifts underneath the Christmas tree with blinking lights. What better way to add to the feelies than softly playing some romantic holiday tunes. I could post 50 plus songs here that I have as a part of my playlist, but here are just a few to get your playlist started, as you discover your own that touch your heart.
TOP RECORD STORES IN WASHINGTON
The days of national chain shops like The Warehouse, Licorice Pizza, and Tower Records are long gone. Ironically it’s the mom and pop record shops that have either survived the new way of buying online or listening via Spotify, or have suddenly sprung up due to the new interest in holding and owning physical vinyl. The closest record shop we found was in Ellensburg. We’ll visit this one here in a bit as we go in search of some of the great record stores in Washington.
HOTTEST CHRISTMAS GIFT: A Record Player?
Every year there’s a list of the hottest Christmas gifts from toys to the latest tech gadgets. And it didn’t surprise me seeing items like Marvel action figures and the Bluey Playhouse, to Google smart speakers/displays and iPads. But one product that I saw on quite a few lists this year, took me by surprise. Well, sorta surprising. Because now that I think about it, I could easily see this on several of my friend’s Christmas list. Heck, I wouldn’t mind unwrapping one of these on Christmas morning.
THE WENATCHEE VALLEY’S CHRISTMAS HIT MIX
Playing the Wenatchee Valley's Christmas Hit Mix so you can get into the mood as you work, go Christmas shopping, attend the holiday parties, prepare the meals, or just reminiscing of Christmases gone by with family and friends.
CHRISTMAS MUSIC: Wreck The Halls
Well, tis the season for radio stations to flip formats. From secular songs to sacred sounds. And every year these stations dust off the ol usual suspects from Bing Crosby’s, White Christmas to Mariah Carey’s, All I Want For Christmas Is You.
THANKSGIVING: A Singles Path Less Taken
This year, I’m not able to make it to Vegas (for Thanksgiving), for a lot of reasons. Let’s just say, forgive the pun, I have a lot on my plate. Plus there’s the lack of flights out of Pangborn Airport. So what’s there to do for a single guy who’s relatively new in town? I know. This sounds like a set up for a romantic Hallmark Christmas movie, right?
HEROES ON THE AVENUE
So when I moved to Wenatchee last year, it felt like home (minus the beach, of course) when I saw American flags being put up along Wenatchee Avenue in downtown for Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Veteran’s Day.
ARE THE SIMPSON’S PREDICTING THE FUTURE?
The Simpsons is the longest running TV show ever. Actually starting as simple shorts on the FOX sketch comedy series called, the Tracey Ullman Show in 1987. That’s 35 years. As I write this, that’s 735 episodes. So with some great writing, playing upon timely topics, poking fun at pop culture while being at the center of pop culture themselves, The Simpsons are bound to break a few futuristic crystal balls they’ve drawn up.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN: A Ghost in the Closet
As I tossed and turned, I looked directly into the darkness of the open closet. Suddenly, there was a slight glow of an elderly woman sitting on a rocking chair. My mind must have been playing tricks on me. But then I heard her voice softly ask, “Having a hard time sleeping again?”
HAPPY HALLOWEEN: A True Story of a Radio Broadcast That Scared the (Censored) Out of America
The radio announcer broke the frightening stillness of the airwaves. “Ladies and gentlemen, due to circumstances beyond our control, we are unable to continue the broadcast from Grovers Mill.”