Radio Show: Music Legend Judy Collins On Christmas & Creativity

This week on The Randy Report radio show:

Grammy Award winner Judy Collins chats with Randy about her latest collection of Christmas songs Christmas with Judy Collins, and along the way this singer/songwriter/artist/author shares insight into her own approach for cultivating creativity on a regular basis.

Collins continues a full touring schedule, performing over 100 live concerts a year. Plus, this past September saw her release a new studio album of duets – Strangers Again – with superstars like Michael McDonald, Willie Nelson, Jackson Browne, Jimmy Buffett and Don McLean.

Along with songs from the album, Judy shares her favorite holiday traditions. Tune in to hear this warm and wonderful legend settle down for a holiday chat.

Postmodern Jukebox Covers Wham!’s “Last Christmas” Andrew Sisters Style

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox are ringing in the holidays with an Andrews Sisters-style cover of “Last Christmas,” the 1984 pop hit from English duo Wham! The video features vocalists Sara Niemietz, Cristina Gatti, Ariana Savalas and tap dancer Melinda Sullivan.

Fans can pick up Postmodern Jukebox’s 2014 holiday album, A Very Postmodern Christmas at iTunes (note: the album does not include “Last Christmas”).

Sean Hayes Gets (Gives?) A Holiday Rush With “Jingle Bells” Lip-Sync

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"Jingle Bells" (S&S) – Lip-Sync VideoWhat a rush.Posted by Sean Hayes on Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Steve Grand Serves Up Serious Holiday Romance – “All I Want For Christmas Is You”

Okay, so hunky out singer/songwriter Steve Grand understands a little bit what we folk think would be a fun Christmas Eve.

Sixteen thousand views in an hour.

He gets us. He really gets us.

Check this romantical video version of “All I Want For Christmas Is You” – and how about his hunky, beary merry Christmas bf?

The gorgeous guy with the beard/Associate Producer/Creative Assistance: Trevor LaPaglia – Instagram: OhhhTrev

From Steve:

Last Thursday, I decided it was time I do something holiday oriented for you guys. Two days later, this song was recorded and the video was shot, all thanks to the very talented group of people I pulled together (John, Trevor, and song producer Nicholas)

I really owe a special ‘Thank You’ to both John Lavin (director) and Trevor LaPaglia (the ‘boyfriend’) for both going well above and beyond the call of duty. We shot this in a day with almost no planning on a single day’s notice. I didn’t know when I asked him to do it, but Trevor is a talented director himself, so in addition to doing a beautiful job in front of the camera, he was there as an extra eye on the technical and creative end behind the camera. They both deserve way more than I could afford to pay them (understatement of the year), so they are truly stand-up guys for doing this, in addition to being incredibly creative and skilled.

Christmas Music: Cyndi Lauper Covers “Hard Candy Christmas”

Music icon Cyndi Lauper adds to her vast history of memorable holiday classics with her new cover of “Hard Candy Christmas.”

This is officially my favorite thing today.

Famously recorded by Dolly Parton and written by Carol Hall, the song originated in the play and film The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas.

Says Lauper about the recording: “It’s very hopeful,” Lauper says of her choice. “As you look around New York City, there’s a lot of people really not doing that well. I just thought that it was one of those songs that can give you strength. Somehow even if you freakin’ put up a candy cane and one little Christmas light, it can make you feel better. It’s such a wonderful song.”

The track will be available at all digital download and streaming outlets this Friday, December 11.