Category Archives: Theater

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Timely Tunes (2021)”!

Hi, everyone!

It’s officially Daylight Savings Time!

… Although, depending on where you are, just how much daylight time we’re saving is up for debate…

But whatever the case, we’re going to use our hour to the fullest by jammin’ to a ton of…

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Back to School Beats (2021)”!

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This time of year, so many students are headed back to the classroom, whether in person, virtually, or in a hybrid model.

It’s tough to return to pretty much anything after a break, especially with how chaotic things are right now with all sorts of things being cancelled, rescheduled, converted to virtual, or just left up in the air until further notice.

So, to help everyone with the transition, let’s study up to prepare ourselves with a backpack full of…

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Birthday Beats (2021)”!

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It’s been a bit!

I’m still engaged in the “Battle of the Hard Drives,” working to extract my years’ worth of music and videos from hard drives I’d used to back up my computer before my most recent backup failed… which, of course, was while my computer was getting repaired.

But anyway, I decided to pull whatever I could find online and patch and stitch together a brand new prerecorded show this week because… tomorrow, June 26, is my birthday!

So, as a little “birthday present to myself,” this week’s theme is…

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“Jammin’ with Jamie”: Dean J. Griffiths Interview!

Hi, everyone!

January 23, 2021 would’ve been Dean J. Griffiths’ 50th birthday.

This week, we’re featuring another Jammin’ with Jamie interview, with…

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Friendship Follies (2020) (Part 1)”!

Hi, everyone!

Now that Valentine’s Day has come and gone, it’s time to shift the focus to a type of relationship that, in my opinion, is often overlooked in media.

Through the romance roller coaster, who’s there to cheer you on and cheer you up? When you’re struggling at work, with health, or with anything else in life, who’s there to offer a listening ear and a shoulder to cry on? And when you just feel like having some fun, who’s there to share in the laughter and fun?

It’s time for them to get their due with this week’s flock of fabulous…

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Leap Day Lyrics”!

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It is a rare and special day… Jammin’ with Jamie Day! And it’s also… Saturday!

… Oh, and it’s also Leap Day.

A Leap Day on a Jammin’ with Jamie day? Well, that calls for a list of…

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Sidesplitting Serenades (2020) (Part 1)”!

Hi, everyone!

This week, it’s time to put up a shield to protect us from all of Cupid’s arrows, hunker down, and chow down on our reserves of Halloween and Christmas candy, because we’re about to replace it with discount candy leftover from the dreaded… Valentine’s Day.

Yes, regardless of how you feel about the holiday… it’s unavoidable.

But whether you love Valentine’s Day with all your beating heart or loathe it with every burning fiber of your being, consider Jammin’ with Jamie your safe haven. We’re going to continue a grand and beloved… by me… Jammin’ with Jamie tradition… pun intended!

We have a whole chocolate box full of…

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Beginning Beats and Ending Ditties”!

Hi, everyone!

Happy New Year!

It’s a new year and a new decade! It’s a time of new beginnings, both formal and informal. However, it’s also a time of both formal and informal endings.

On the formal side, certain seasonal jobs have ended, certain legal or work-related matters have met their deadline, and the wall and desk calendars have reached their expiration dates.

On the informal side, well, is everything else. New Year’s resolutions, personal and professional goals, a renewed spirit, and so much more.

The ending of one chapter is often the beginning of another, but there’s still a through line of story, characters, and/or settings to tie them together.

So in this “in between” space, let’s end one year and begin another with a batch of…

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Dark Holiday Ditties (2019)”!

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Last week, we got into the spirit of the holiday season here on Jammin’ with Jamie!

But I understand: the holidays aren’t all constant strings of twinkling holiday lights, warm gatherings of loving families and friends, and 24/7 holiday cheer. There are things that annoy us, things that stress out and overwhelm us, and, of course, there are those grumps who will groan, growl, grunt, and grumble their way all the way through January 2.

So let’s get all those frustrations out! Once we vent, we can keep these songs in our back pockets for when things get strained this season. We’re diving deep into a den of…

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Christmas (and Holiday) Kickoff Choruses (2019)”!

Hi, everyone!

It… is… time. For Christmas/Chanukah/Kwanzaa/St. Nicholas Day/winter/many other holidays!

But I understand: while the snow gives some people a magical feeling, it leaves others cold. And while the holiday season is a joyous time for many, it can also be overwhelming, stressful, and even isolating.

But not to worry! Jammin’ with Jamie is here for you, and we’ve brought a sack full of…

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