Chicago Sun-Times
Tuning in with Thomas Conner

This week on "Sound Opinions": The annual Christmas Spectacular

| 2 Comments | No TrackBacks

As a talent buyer for Jam Productions, Andy Cirzan is responsible for organizing hundreds of the best concerts in Chicago each year, but he has another talent, too: For 20 years, he has compiled a mind-blowing Christmas mix tape featuring some of the weirdest and most wonderful holiday songs you've never heard, unearthed via his year-long obsessions of scouring the dustiest, dirtiest, most obscure record bins across the United States.

This year, Cirzan celebrates this milestone anniversary by revisiting some of the best songs for his project's earliest days, when it existed only as a handful of cassettes distributed to friends. (He now presses a CD and makes it available as a free download at

The "Sound Opinions" Christmas Spectacular airs Friday night at 8 and Saturday morning at 11 on Chicago Public Radio, and it's available from the show's Web site as a podcast starting Monday.

No TrackBacks

TrackBack URL:


I can't wait. I hope the current disc will have some of the old stuff that I did not get like Rudolph Frowns, I think that's the title, with that cool synth line.


We, the unfortunate pod people, have to wait 'till freakin' Monday?!

Jill St. John's preserve us all....


Leave a comment

About this Entry

This page contains a single entry by Jim DeRogatis published on December 19, 2008 9:04 AM.

Chicago musicians to celebrate the Obama inauguration was the previous entry in this blog.

Attacking the Chicago Promoters Ordinance on video is the next entry in this blog.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.