Interviews used in the episode:
For details of the matters discussed in the interviews, please see the show notes for each programme.
Music used in the episode:
The music used in this episode is taken from 12 Minutes of Christmas by JJ Jones: "That Christmas Song" and "Mary's Boy Child". The album, which I highly recommend for its perfect combination of the Absurd and Sublime (and which is far too inexpensive) can be purchased at CDBaby: http://cdbaby.com/cd/jonesjj
From the CD description:
"Loving parodies of your favorite Xmas classics crooned over music recorded in Hawaii in 1949 by the brilliant Arthur Lyman orchestra
1 - White Xmas
Embarrassment or brilliance? You be the judge! Amidst the very exotic record collection of my dear friend Captain Nemo in Munich, I stumbled on a delightful Christmas album recorded in Hawaii in 1949: "Mele Kalikimaka" by Arthur Lyman. Surprisingly, the lush arrangements left plenty of room for vocals, so I seized the opportunity to apply a loving irony to a few of my favorite Christmas classics – indeed, just enough for 12 Minutes of Christmas." - JJ Jones
"JJ Jones began performing very publicly as the lead singer of the Berlin-based kitsch-pop-ensemble known as Fuzzy Love. From there he dabbled in avant-garde electronica, slummed with the revival of Germany's beloved underground band Der Plan, and crooned with the fabulous Miss Claudia from Denmark, not to mention singing as a member of a Serbian Orthodox church choir. He currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee (Music City USA) where he sings these Christmas songs inside a Human Snow Globe."
The music in this episode is copyright © John Richard Jones, all rights reserved, and is used here with kind permission.