Pick of the Day: A Vinyl Cafe Christmas

Since April or so the esteemed editors of prairie dog and Planet S (Stephen Whitworth and Chris Kirkland respectively) have been doing a regular guest-spot on CBC Radio on Friday afternoons between 4-4:30 p.m. where they brief listeners on stuff they think is worth checking that weekend in Regina/Saskatoon. It was that gig, in fact, that semi-inspired me to start this pick-of-the-day thing in late September.

If you've never heard Steve and Chris in action, here's some rare video footage of one of their studio appearances (YouTube). With my pick today, I'm technically featuring a colleague of theirs -- although not really, because they don't actually work for CBC --Stuart McLean, host of the venerable CBC Radio program A Vinyl Cafe. He's at the Conexus Arts Centre tonight at 7:30 p.m. for his annual Christmas show. Featured musical guests this year are Matt Anderson and Jill Barber. I saw the latter last November at a Regina Folk Festival-sponsored gig. So to get you in the spirit, here's Jill's video for "Oh My My" off her 2008 album Chances (YouTube)

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