Author Archives: Jamie Lee

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Sidesplitting Serenades (2018)”!

Hi, everyone!

It’s time for one of Jammin’ with Jamie’s grand and beloved traditions! … If I love it, it counts as “beloved,” okay?

A certain divisive holiday is barreling down the calendar towards us… Valentine’s Day. Some people love it, some people loathe it, but either way, you can’t escape it. Regardless of your feelings for this holiday about, uh, feelings… you’ll love this week’s Jammin’ with Jamie, which is chock full of…

Continue reading

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Comeback Choruses”!

Hi, everyone!

It’s true! After a sudden and longer-than-anticipated hiatus, “I’m ba-ack!” Jammin’ with Jamie is returning to 89.3 WNUR FM on Satuday, February 3!

Without any further ado, let’s dive right into our first theme since our break! I can’t think of a much better way to celebrate a comeback with a cavalcade of…

Continue reading

“Jammin’ with Jamie” on 89.3 WNUR FM!

Hello, all of you out there in Radio Land (and Internet Land)!

If I’ve linked you to this post, it means Jammin’ with Jamie will be on the air this Saturday morning at 7 am ET/6 CT on 89.3 WNUR FM! Tune in and jam with us over the air on 89.3 FM, or stream us live anywhere in the world at wnur.org.

Live tweet with us using #JamminWithJamie, and tag me @JackalopeJamie. I record every show, so if you like what you hear, let me know, and I’ll gladly send you that week’s jam session!

Jammin’ with Jamie spotlights music from film, TV, and stage, all under a different theme every week. By jammin’ with us, you’ll discover new favorites, remember old ones, and, before you know it, sing, dance, and laugh along with us for a fun jam session!

We also welcome the occasional guest star to our jam sessions. Those shows are very special, and they also get posted on my YouTube channel!

So start your weekend off right with the most fun hour of radio you’ll hear all week!

Jam with us on Jammin’ with Jamie, this Saturday morning at 7 am ET/6 CT on 89.3 WNUR FM!

Thank you for reading, listening, and “jammin’,”
Jamie Lee

Thoughts On: “The Man Who Invented Christmas”

Hi, everyone!

Whew, what a year I’ve been having! But more on that in a post I’ll put up just before the new year…

Anyway, without further ado, last Sunday, December 17, I saw a film that inspired me to pen another installment in my series on holiday/Christmas/winter movies and specials.

What film was so special that it woke me out of my writing reverie (in terms of this blog, anyway)?

The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)!

I do not own any of the following images or videos!

Here’s the trailer:

No, Mr. Dickens, I wasn’t trying to read over your shoulder! Don’t mind me!

The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)
Plot: Charles Dickens, after a rush of inspiration, tussles with writer’s block, deadlines, and personal struggles as he strives to crack his latest work… A Christmas Carol.

There have been nigh countless adaptations of A Christmas Carol, from film, to TV, to stage––– from verbatim, to musical, to modernized, to gender-flipped––– from live action, to animation, to The Muppets! If you like A Christmas Carol at all, you have your favorite version or versions. You have your favorite ghost, your favorite scenes, your favorite lines… this story touches the hearts and souls of so many. Some may say such nearly-universal appeal cheapens it: I say, it enriches it. How special to be able to take a singular story about one person’s extremely personal journey and make it accessible and even relatable to so many.

Full disclosure: I’ve loved A Christmas Carol and so many of its adaptations for as long as I can remember. In fact, my very first acting role was as The Ghost of Christmas Present (my favorite ghost in the story)! Even though I was twelve at the time, I still remember so many of my lines, and would love to be involved in another adaptation of the tale someday.

Since The Man Who Invented Christmas is still in theaters as of this writing, and I do highly recommend it, I’ll do my best to avoid any spoilers of surprise moments. However, everyone has different definitions of what counts as a “spoiler,” so I shall still include my traditional warning…

Spoilers lurk beyond this point!

Continue reading

“Jammin’ with Jamie” on Hiatus Until September

Hi, everyone!

WNUR is undergoing renovations, so Jammin’ with Jamie will be taking a break until September. Check back here to find out when we’ll be jammin’ again!

Thank you, Jammers, for your patience as WNUR continues to improve your listening (and jammin’) experience. I hope you consider jammin’ with us when we resume jammin’ Saturdays at 7 am ET/6 am CT on 89.3 WNUR FM! If you want to hear it in the meantime, let me know: I record every show and will happily send it to you! For more information about Jammin’ with Jamie, go here!

Thank you for reading, listening, and “jammin’,”
Jamie Lee

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Sizzling Summer Songs”!

Hi, everyone!

In one of our many grand Jammin’ with Jamie traditions, break out your sunscreen, sunglasses, and short sleeves, because now that the heat and humidity are up, we’re going to again salute this sunny season with some…

Let’s heat things up!

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Job Jams”!

Hi, everyone!

We’re celebrating the 4th of July on Jammin’ with Jamie, though in a different way than you might expect.

Since we jammed to politically-adjacent pieces recently, we’re going tackle this jam session from a different angle. We’re going to turn our focus to a subject that gets a lot of political attention from every side of the proverbial aisle.

So spruce up your resume and brush up on your interview skills, because we’re going to be jammin’ to some…

You’re hired!

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Location Lyrics”!

Hi, everyone!

At this time of year, many of us travel, whether for day trips or full-blown vacations.

It’s time for the next leg of our Jammin’ with Jamie road trip that we started last week!

We’re already packed, so let’s set off!

Set your destination…

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Travel Tunes (2017)”!

Hi, everyone!

At this time of year, many of us travel, whether for day trips or full-blown vacations.

We’ve done this a couple times before, which means we have some “frequent Jammer miles” on this Jammin’ with Jamie theme. This will be the first part of a two-part jam session, so make sure you stay with us next week, too!

No need to pack anything: just bring your singing voice and your senses of humor and adventure as we head out toward the horizon with a trunk full of trailblazing…

Let’s head out!

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Rise Up Refrains”!

Hi, everyone!

Here at Jammin’ with Jamie, we jam to a lot of songs celebrating people (and other individuals) who take a stand. So I’ve decided to gather a whole group of them to create a powerful demonstration of…

What do we want?!