Category Archives: Idina Menzel

“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “April Fools Follies (2022)”!

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Here on Jammin’ with Jamie, you know that hardly a holiday goes by that we don’t celebrate in song. With all of the scheduling and technical tomfoolery, you might think we skipped a pretty notable April holiday…

Ha! We fooled you! You’d be a fool not to jam with us to this week’s flock of…

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Marvelous Motivational Melodies (2022)”!

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We’ve all had times when we’ve decided to pursue a new goal, forge a new path, or just leave something that’s not making us happy, not helping us, or holding us back. Some people use New Year’s resolutions, the start of a new month, the start of a new season, their birthdays, or any other sort of momentous milestone as a symbolic “starting line” for turning the page.

But you don’t need any sort of special occasion to start writing a new chapter in our lives. But, if you need a jam session, you’re in luck, because we’re about to jam to a magnificent mix of…

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Sidesplitting Serenades (Part 2) (2022)”!

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We’re still in the throes of a beloved––– pun intended––– Jammin’ with Jamie tradition!

Put down some cushions to land on, because we’re going to keep falling head over heels for another slew of…

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Blizzard Beats (2022)”!

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Now that we’re all caught up on the Jammin’ with Jamie jam sessions that tech issues delayed and put out of order, we can forge ahead!

… And there might be a little more literal “forging” than usual, because depending on where you are, you might be covered in snow and ice!

This is the perfect time to bundle up and embrace the fun (yes, fun) that the weather can bring us this time of year with a bluster of…

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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “New Beginning Beats (2022)”!

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First of all, I know a couple of shows have been skipped. What happens is I write, record, and edit my shows, and send them to a database for remote shows. Then, someone at WNUR uploads them to the station’s software to play. There have been some errors recently in that second process, which has affected many shows, including our jam sessions. So, if you hear some songs and timely references that are out of date in the coming weeks, please enjoy the flashback!

This week, we have a rare occurrence: a Jammin’ with Jamie jam session on New Year’s Day!

So let’s start the New Year right (hint hint) by ringing it in with a batch of…

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

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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: “Leap Day Lyrics”!

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Donate to WNUR’s annual Phoneathon through March 2 and get some neat merchandise with this special link: https://catalyzer.northwestern.edu/amb/JamieLee!

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: “Beginning Beats and Ending Ditties”!

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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: “Christmas (and Holiday) Kickoff Choruses (2019)”!

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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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“Jammin’ with Jamie” Theme: “Spooky Supernatural Songs (2019)”!

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Last week’s Scooby-Doo jam session celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of “those meddling kids” and their dog got us into the spooky spirit! The Jammin’ with Jamie Halloween celebration has begun!

And speaking of “spirits”…

It’s time to lift our spirits… and lift some actual spirits! Grab your sage and magic wands, because it’s time to conjure up a jam session full of a concoction of…

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