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CHRISTMAS COMES BUT ONCE A DAY

Memories and inspiring meditations on Christmas in the Deep South. An appreciation of the goodwill and joy that the IDEA of Christmas brings to most people, be they Christian, Jew, Muslim, believer or non-believer. Author Jim Reed believes that Christmas-like holidays are celebrated in most cultures in one form or other, just because people need a few hours each year to suspend all unpleasantness and dwell upon the wonderful things that the world can offer. His words encourage us to open ourselves up to the peace and hope that these holidays can bring.

Listen to selections from this delightful book:

Title & dedication - Disc 1:23
Christmas Comes But Once A Day4:23
Ben Franklin/Snug Adrift1:35
The One True Santa2:32
If Only In My Dreams2:59
Jangling2:57
Santa Me2:37
Seasonings3:02
Annoying Annoyance5:05
Malled By Christmas2:050
A Christmas Jigsaw Puzzle Life3:11
Magic/Teasdale5:09
Purity2:45
Uncle Adron And The Model A Dancing Mooncatcher4:27
Plastic Jesus2:08
Dreaded Night Holy Moly Night3:09
The Littlest Christmas Angel2:14
Butterfly Christmas Gift:35
Ex-Grinch Tells All1:04
Christmas Eve Time Traveller3:25
Title - Disc 2:07
Dumpty2:29
Christmas Thanksgiving3:01
May Christmas3:42
Happy New Whatever2:51
Lots Of Luck2:20
Was It As Good For You?1:16
Falling Needles:43
Frozen Christmas2:03
Bellyaching2:49
Promises Promises2:21
Life Is An Open Book3:09
Mister Reed's Neighborhood4:24
Resolution Resolve Reconsidered2:08
The Snow Man Who Wouldn't Melt1:43
Joy By Default1:56
Do Go On2:06
Christmas In Chicago2:13
Bama Snow2:29
Christmas Pumpkin:57
Twas The Month Before Christmas [ written by Margaret Reed ]5:38
The Last Christmas Tree [ written and told by Liz Reed ]2:26
Did I Ever Tell You?2:31

LIVING IN THE LIVING PAST

Jim Reed and Geoff Langdon discuss Birmingham Cool on WYDE radio!
Saturday, May 25, 2002
1 Hour

DAD'S TWEED COAT includes some fifty entries from author Jim Reed's lifetime Red Clay Diaries, a book-in-progress that anyone can participate in.

Reed speaks frequently on the subject, "How to Become Your Own Book." After reading DAD'S TWEED COAT, that's exactly what you'll want to do.


Enjoy the following selections from this collection:

Introduction4:14
Preface / Wearing Your Memories3:55
Little Big Old Lady / Relative Relativity6:59
Twenty First Century Universal Collecting Procedure3:23
Looking Ahead To The Past2:52
Robert Altman / Seren-Damn-Dipity3:07
Going Going2:15
Basket Case for a Gentleman2:31
Brother Bryan in the Park2:25
Bertrand Russell / The Write Right Rite2:01
Teleportation1:52
The last Grocery Store3:11
Hotter Than ... Here!3:30
The Earth Overhead1:10
Carl Sandburg / Juice of the Gods2:01
Junker Junkie2:30
Glass Rainbow2:18
All That Jesus1:33
Invisible Birthday1:31
A Breed Gone Dry3:49
Purple and Pink3:17

NOT ENOUGH SLEEP: INSOMNIA TALES (I Can't Stop My Brain)
A night in the life of Jim Reed by Jim Reed.

Listen to the following selections from this 2-CD collection:

Preface:40
Tombstone Mist2:04
Memorandum4:31
Sidewalk Heaven2:33
Full of Unfulfillment2:47
Wishy Vs Washy2:19
In Your Face2:29
Dreaded Dresden1:34
The Man Past Due2:48
Dervish1:55
Happy Chains2:36
Smoke Chains1:19
Pretty Breeze2:32
And May I Say This About That2:09
Black Bag1:59
The Man Who Lives in the Post Office2:58
Lining Up for the Lines2:55
Interstices1:39
This Guy and This Car2:22
SASE2:31
Broth Without Bread2:41
Someday They Will Come for Me2:31
Can't Stop My Brain #1 1:48
Can't Stop My Brain #2 2:05
Can't Stop My Brain #3 2:33
Can't Stop My Brain #4 1:40
Rollercoastering1:46
Lemmings4:04
Watchstop #11:46
Watchstop #21:25
Cold As Hell4:06
Dreams #13:15
Manifold2:01
Phone Heaven, PLaza 8-29322:58
Phone Hell #12:52
Phone Hell #21:03
Phone Hell #31:05
Phone Hell #40:30
Phone Hell #5: Cellular Grits1:51
Scraping Together Some Sleep3:16
Bogue: Us Dining3:15
Imaginary Reality2:50
Pink Body Bag2:16
Orgy2:29
Dead Man Walking2:09

HAPPY NEW YEAR BIRMINGHAM

Jim Reed and Geoff Langdon discuss New Year's wishes for Birmingham 2003 on WYDE radio! Saturday, December 28, 2002 >>> Hour 1 | Hour 2

Hear Greg Bass touring the Museum of Fond Memories at Reed Books, on June 1, 2006, as aired on WBHM FM.

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