(the madrigal below) to "Bum-bum-bum-bum" (Bing Crosby). That's great. These songs really run the gamut. I love your description of American culture! (To go by some of the posts here at the DP, we might all be living on bologna and American cheese again pretty soon.) As to music, I thought this was a great read: FM - The Rise and Fall of Rock Radio, by Richard Neer, a former DJ at WNEW-FM in NY. http://www.amazon.com/FM-Rise-Fall-Rock-Radio/dp/0812992652
Of course, Jingle Bell Rock now put me in the mood to hear this, Brenda Lee's Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree
When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir