This Saturday, December 25th, 2021, Grade "A" Fancy shakes up the airwaves, cocktail style.
In what we hoped wouldn’t become a holiday tradition, this year's Fool's Paradise holiday party on the mighty WFMU will be a remote affair. This time we weren’t banned from the studio for subversive behavior or destructive twisting, it is the social distancing requirements, honest. That’s what Rex told us anyway.
It's always an event when our host Rex celebrates the American Novelty Songbook in true Fool's Paradise style, spinning more zany holiday-themed novelty records than anyone might think is prudent, and all at 45 r.p.m. Grade "A" Fancy's own Chief Mixing Officer will once again unveil a brand new cup of hooch specially created to mark the occasion, mixed before your very ears! This feature we like to call "Bartender of the Airwaves" is truly a milestone in broadcasting history.
What will this year’s cocktail be? Tune on Saturday from 1 to 3pm ET when the name and recipe will be revealed. In the tri-state area, listen on the mighty WFMU 91.1 FM Jersey City and NYC, and 90.1 and 91.9 in the Hudson Valley. If you find yourself stranded somewhere in the Yukon, or behind a skyscraper, listen in real time at WFMU.org, via the miracle of the internet. If you insist on spending the day with family the show will be archived so you'll be able to enjoy the radio hi-jinx at your leisure for years to come.
What will you need to play the home game?
Here is your shopping list (check it twice):
Noilly Prat rouge vermouth – or a similar spicy and quinine-forward red vermouth
Absinthe – we used Vieux Pontarlier
Grapefruit – one
Egg – one
Bitter Truth Jerry Thomas Bitters