Sunday, December 18, 2011

Pat St. John - Facebook Friend of the Day

We were in my car on the way to visit my mother today at about 12:45 listening to Pat St. John on WCBS-FM.  He has an interesting feature called the collectible cut where he plays a rare version of a well known song.  He gave a very glowing tribute to Bob Dylan as he introduced today's cut.  In all my years of listening to radio, I have never heard a DJ give such a tribute to Bob.  I wish I could remember Pat's wording, but I had to concentrate on my driving.  He played Dylan reciting The Night Before Christmas which I never heard before.  As we pulled into the parking lot he played a cut from Dylan's Christmas in the Heart.

I do feel that Jewish entertainers should not sing Christmas songs since it is not our holiday.  Dylan did contribute his royalties from Christmas in the Heart to charity.

I admire Pat St. John's encyclopedic knowledge of the music and artists of classic rock.  He appears on WCBS-FM on Sunday from 11 AM - 3 PM and on SiriusXM on the 50s on 5, Deep Tracks, and BB King's Bluesville Channel.   He previously worked at WPLJ and WNEW-FM among other radio stations.  As you can see from the photo above I had the pleasure of meeting Pat and the Oldies Meet and Greet a few years ago.

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For his praise of Bob Dylan and his contributions to New York radio over the years, Pat has deserved to be my Facebook Friend of the Day.

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