Friends, the holiday season is now upon and what better way to celebrate than with our 11th annual Christmas Music Special. It’s easy to get bored and tired of the same Christmas songs year in and year out, which why we’ve have our noses to the grindstone working hard to dig up some rare gems you won’t hear anywhere else.
On this year’s program, we turn to the world of video games for the first-time ever for some new seasonal favorites from Nights into Dreams, Super Mario 3D World, Blue Stinger, Sonic 3D Blast, Mario Kart 8, and Parasite Eve: The 3rd Birthday. Yes, you read that right, music from a Parasite Eve game has found its way onto one of our Christmas specials. From the new, modern art form of video games, we pivot and dabble in the art form of classic comedy from the National Lampoon. After starting life as a successful comedy publication, the National Lampoon branched out and began a syndicated radio show in the 1970’s. During its brief run, the National Lampoon Radio Hour gave us two Christmas specials, which we’ll share some of the best clips from. Cold winter weather got you down? Don’t frown, because we’ll be giving you warm vibes with a few reggae holiday songs from Yellowman. Rounding out this year’s program, we turn the show into a drag queen Christmas, because yes, that’s totally a thing. If you’ve watched any of RuPaul’s Drag Race, you’re likely already familiar with names such as Jackie Beat, Jinkx Monsoon, and Bob the Drag Queen. But did you know a number of contestants from past seasons of Drag Race have come together to form the Christmas Queens? And they have released a few, highly entertaining Christmas albums? Don’t worry, we’ll fill you in on all that you’ve been missing.
As always, we encourage you to follow the iTunes links below to purchase these songs for yourself and add them to your collection. We hope you this show as much as we’ve enjoyed putting it together, and we wish all of you out there a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.
Halloween season is upon us once again, which means that we here at The Arcade are back with our annual Halloween Music Special. When it comes to this time of year, you always hear Thriller, Monster Mash, and the Ghostbusters theme being played everywhere you go. Sure, they’re appropriate for the season and all, but sometimes, people are just lazy and fall back to those without a second thought. Thankfully, we here at The Arcade are anything but lazy and have once again compiled a setlist of music you won’t hear anywhere else this Halloween.
Our original plan was to record and deliver a new show for you this week, but, that will not be happening now. Unfortunately, life has reared its head, (as it sometimes does), and prevented us from recording this week. As it happens, Dennis found himself busy with family engagements for the better part of the week and Mike has been preparing to head out on a lengthy road trip.
With that being said, we will be back with a new episode for you next week… should the fates and life allow.