Winter Solstice Celebration.




Winter Solstice Celebration.

Originally uploaded by DJSuperCub.

Earl and I took a moment for ourselves this holiday season and celebrated the Winter Solstice with a feast. Winter is officially upon us and the days are at their shortest, though now they’ll start getting a little longer as each day goes by.

We took a moment to remember those that have passed before us and those that are still with us. We also thanked the Universe for all that has been bestowed upon us at this most joyful time and throughout the wheel of the year.

“Here I am on this night, Yule, Midwinter, the winter solstice, the nativity of the Sun, the time of the longest night. I am here to understand life, death, and rebirth, and to give reverence to those who have endured each.”

Happy Yule to all.

Everybody Dance.

Even though it’s the holiday weekend, there are those that may have had it up to their eggnog in Christmas music on the radio. Regardless of the season, there’s always time to get up and boogie.

Here, enjoy one of my favorite dance tracks of all time, Loveland featuring Rachel MacFarlane with “Don’t Make Me Wait”. A big hit in Europe back in 1995, I tried really hard to get this going in the states by playing it to death on the radio and encouraging my fellow program directors to do the same. It did best in the clubs.

Those with really good ears will notice that it’s a “Stock, Aiken & Waterman-like” production in that it was mixed by Dave Ford and has the same back up singers as earlier SAW hits. Also, Paul Waterman (son of Pete Waterman) is a member of Loveland. I find the video rather bland, but I still love this song. If you hear me spinning at a club, you know you’re going to hear this track sometime during the night.

Long Winter’s Nap.

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