Archive for December 2018

The importance of traditions and the positive distractions of good traditions during the holiday season, especially when things aren't happy and merry. And some deeper messages in holiday TV specials

Episode and other assorted musings are always at Weapon of Self-Distraction 

Cheap Trick's Christmas album, Christmas Christmas is a blast, not your typical Christmas album, and is available at

Happy Christmas and Merry Holidays to all.

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Ezra Croft, artist and co-author of the super-cool book The Art of Being Bill is a guest. The book is the largest collection of Bill Murray fan art and Ezra tells about the inspiration behind it, the greatness of Murray and how the book all came together. Plus, its National Answer the Telephone Like Buddy the Elf Day (Tuesday, 12/18), the backlash behind the backlash around "Baby It's Cold Outside." And the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2019 class: Def Leppard, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, The Zombies, Roxy Music and Janet Jackson. And why its positively criminal that the great Todd Rundgren wasn't inducted years ago.

You can get The Art of Being Bill at And how cool is this book cover?

Find out more about #AnswerThePhoneLikeBuddyTheElfDay here. Go to Spotify, YouTube, iTunes or your favorite indie record store to listen to the greatness of Todd Rundgren. 



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Happy Hanukkah, why episode number 74 sucked, breakups can be a good thing, and the"Baby It's Cold Outside" backlash. Plus, Creed II and the most metal band breakup ever.

Visit the Weapon of Self-Distraction website for more ephemera and other distractions.

Holiday music Hanukkah Christmas heavy metal radio Creed II movies


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