Saturday, December 16, 2017

Comic Satire for Christmas

New World Notes #511, 27:15 (December 19)
Broadcast quality MP3 (38 MB)
Decent quality MP3 (13 MB)

Stan Freberg

Some brief commentary by me, five satiric songs, and an imitation Broadway "big production number." All take a comic but critical view of American hypocrisies, religiosity, commercialism, militarism, class warfare, and other Christmastime traditions.

  • Hugh Blumenfeld, Long-Haired Radical Socialist Jew
  • Simon and Garfunkel, Silent Night / Six O'Clock News
  • Anne Feeney, Brave New Christmas
  • Roy Zimmerman, Buy War Toys for Christmas
  • Stan Freberg, Green Chri$tma$
  • Tom Lehrer, A Christmas Carol
Note: MP3 files downloaded from the liinks, above, are identified as NWN  #355.

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