Dec 242011

Sounds of the Hall in roughly 33 1/3 minutes!

This week’s edition of Saturday Night Shut-In features the behind-the-scenes gift-wrapping skills of Mr. Moderator on Christmas Eve. Early on there’s the world podcast premiere of Townsman Hrrundivbakshi‘s brand-spanking-new Christmas classic, “I Want.” Then. about 20 minutes in he launches the Hall’s first-ever live-broadcast Mystery Date. Play along throughout the week! Then, help director Ron Howard cast the remaining actors in a planned live-action Charlie Brown film, starring Paul Giamatti as a grown-up Charlie and Edward Norton Jr. as his loyal friend Linus.

[audio:|titles=RTH Saturday Night Shut-In, episode 59]

[Note: The Rock Town Hall feed will enable you to easily download Saturday Night Shut-In episodes to your digital music player. In fact, you can even set your iTunes to search for an automatic download of each week’s podcast.]


  6 Responses to “Rock Town Hall’s Saturday Night Shut-In: Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a First-Ever Live-Broadcast Mystery Date!”

  1. Self-pince nez: of course I meant to say “Christopher Plummer.” I was thinking ahead…

  2. ladymisskirroyale

    Gosh, I was thinking that you played the Sound of Music track because you decided you would be joining Happiness Stan and me when we attend the Sound of Music Sing Along.

    My grandfather was a musicologist from Vienna and he and my grandmother knew the Von Trapps. Suffice it to say, they were not at all like their movie personifications.

  3. I was thinking of you two while that song played. I still can’t judge whether that movie is any good (ie, not having seen more than 5 minutes of it at a time before recoiling and changing the channel), but that song has its merits.

    Congrats, by the way, for your all-but-spot-on guess of the identity of the Mystery Date.

  4. ladymisskirroyale

    You should really watch it once, all the way through, for the cultural references. One viewing was the most Mr. Royale could stomach. It’s overly long and has plenty of historical inaccuracies, but the music is (for the musical-theater sort) wonderful. Besides, won’t your son be playing some of the tunes in his jazz band?

  5. ladymisskirroyale

    Oh, and I neglected to share my enjoyment of HVB’s new song. Rather Teenage Fannies, yes? Thanks, HVB!

  6. misterioso

    Mod, it’s as puke-inducing as its reputation would suggest, if not more so. The only good thing that can be said about it is that Coltrane turned “My Favorite Things” into something truly glorious.

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