Category Archives: If/Then

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “In the Moment Melodies”!

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On Jammin’ with Jamie, we often look to and motivate ourselves for the future. However, if one “lives in the future” 100% of the time, that gets exhausting, difficult, and even frustrating, as not everything works out the way you hope. And even when things do work out exactly as you hope, thinking ahead to the next “thing” will rob you of any enjoyment of what you’ve already earned and accomplished.

I’m here to entertain and inject some fun into your weekend, but I’m also here to help. So let’s enjoy our jammin’ time together with a mix of…

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

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This week is a landmark Jammin’ with Jamie!

OMG (Oh My Goulash)!

Yes! We’ll be giving away two tickets to Rachel Bloom’s concert on September 21 at the Chicago Theatre, as part of her “What Am I Going to Do with My Life Now?” tour!

Yes, I’m serious, and don’t call me… oh wait, you didn’t.

By total and complete coincidence, our theme coincides perfectly with Rachel Bloom’s concert tour’s title! (I’m not even kidding: I’ve had this theme planned for a while.)

Art imitates life, imitates art, snake eats tail, equals MC squared, singularity… My brain hurts…

No question about it, we’re going to be jammin’ to…

(Begins vocal warm-ups)

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Time Tunes”!

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You know I like to play songs that are timely… and this week, I’m doing it literally! So synchronize your watches, because it’s time for…

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Motivational Melodies (2019)”!

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Remember those New Year’s Resolutions you made? Or maybe the ones you made last year? Yeah, whatever happened to those?

Maybe you’re still chipping away at yours, in which case, congratulations! Or maybe you’ve fallen away from working towards your goal.

You longtime loyal Jammin’ with Jamie Jammers know this well, but for those of you who are new, here’s a little something about me: I’m pretty big on motivating you all to go for your dreams and do your best. And I work as hard and as often as I can to do the same in my own life.

But I know as well as anyone that it can be very difficult to get and stay motivated and to have confidence in yourself, your abilities, and that your efforts can and will pay off in some way. Sure, you can give yourself pep talks all you want, but you can start to wonder if you’re just being delusional.

But don’t despair! It’s all about taking one step at a time. And it’s much easier to take those steps if you’re feeling good. So, whether you’re trying to trick yourself into taking a chance or just wanting to laugh a little more as you confidently stride onward and upward, join us as we jam to a mix of…

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Hello Harmonies”!

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Last week, we said, “Goodbye,” to the “old year” with a series of songs saying, “Sayonara,” to habits, relationships, hometowns, old ideas, and more: some sentimental, and some hilarious.

This week, we’ll turn to the flip side of that and jam to a heaping helping of…

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

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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…

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Marvelous Motivational Melodies”!

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It’s about the time of year when a lot of people start giving up on their New Year’s resolutions. Whether they’re voluntarily throwing in the towel, “taking a break,” or just completely forgot that they even made a resolution, by the end of January, many people find themselves disillusioned that the New Year isn’t bringing them all that they’d hoped.

But here’s the big secret: positive change and growth don’t just happen because you changed your calendar. Goals don’t achieve themselves. You have to make them happen.

As I’ve said many times before on Jammin’ with Jamie, one way to get and stay motivated is to get a great song in your head. Whether it’s just to distract you until you’ve started and you’re on a roll, or to keep you going after you’ve made that first step, having a song to make you smile and push harder can be indispensable.

But where can you find such songs? I’m glad you asked! And even if you didn’t, here’s the answer: just jam with us on this week’s Jammin’ with Jamie, where we’ll be presenting a mix of…

And you don’t even have to leave your house!

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Bonus Business Beats”!

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We had so many requests during last week’s Jammin’ with Jamie jam session, I decided to extend the theme for another week!

Now that all of us have successfully filed out income taxes (hopefully), we can all really let loose and jam to…

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Songs of Friendship: Redux!”

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Thank you again to all of you to stayed with us so patiently as we worked through unexpected technical difficulties last week.

To make up for lost time, I decided to not only carry over the songs we had to skip over last week for the sake of time, but also the whole theme, giving us…

Let’s do this! … Again!

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Songs of Friendship!”

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Oftentimes, it can seem like there’s just too much emphasis on romantic relationships.

So, after our annual Jammin’ with Jamie Valentine’s Day shows, I like to turn the attention to something that I don’t think gets celebrated nearly enough…

Then let’s celebrate!