Tag Archive: New Year’s Eve

Me (Samson Davis), Don Pardo & some echo-voiced guy from Chicago

We talk about
Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Xmas, New Year’s Eve, computer-generated spam, #GreatMomentsInJournalism


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'2012 End of the World Xmas'...or 'A Bunch of People Who Experienced Miraculous Re-births'?

‘2012 End of the World Xmas’…or ‘A Bunch of People Who Experienced Miraculous Re-births’?




Hey folks! I’d really like to make a living doing something I love (it would even make these shows a ton better in the process).  It’s really easy to help…

If you like what I’m doing

1) …say so on the iTunes comments page for the show

2) ‘Like’ the portlandians facebook page!


3) Tell your friends to listen:
I’ve made it easy for you.  You can use the ‘share’ buttons for Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Reddit, etc…
Go to the bottom of this post.  If they’re not visible, click here.  They shall magically appear at the bottom of the post.  (You can also tell your friends ‘face to face’ like the old days…couldn’t hurt, right?).

4) You can also donate through PayPal by using the ‘donate’ button.  It’s on the homepage: (it’s a bright yellow button on the right & a little bit down)…



Also, you can buy my damn music:

temperature & pressure–’geology’


…and get things like this from @portlandians1 on Twitter:

“It’s weird DC changed the name of the Bullets to the Wizards because it was offensive…but they STILL have a team called the ‘Redskins’.”



Thanks for listening and looking…Luv you guys–Take care!!!




We found a suitcase in an old house of mine that was full of home recordings of a musician who lived there in the ’40s.

Here are some of my favorites, including a recording of a New Year’s party from December 31, 1945.



Lowry Dreger (& the Dreger Family)

We Talk About:

New Year’s Eve, found objects, home-made records, World War II, ‘After You’ve Gone’-Turner Layton/Henry Creamer, ‘Side by Side-Harry Wood, ‘Slippin around’-Floyd Tillman, ‘My Blue Heaven’-Walter Donaldson/George A. Whiting, ‘Blue Skies’-Irving Berlin, Auld Lang Syne