The holidays season is upon us and with the joy and anticipation it inspires it also seems to encourage a fevered pitch as well as a hectic push and press. Sometimes an exhale, a pause amidst the hustle and bustle is a great elixir. For me, music helps provide that pause, a moment (or two) to reflect, as well as provide a satisfying exhale. Doesn't matter the groove or the mood of the tune(s), per se. It's personal, as it should be, and I say, find whatever works! This week I will roll out some fresh, new holiday and non-holiday music, as well as some deeper tracks from previously featured albums. The music landscape will be broad, the tone varied, and the mood, well, whatever you want to make it.

Lend an open ear and listen live on Tuesday at 9AM, if you can. As always, if you miss the live Alloy show this week you can always catch the all-music, 24/7 “Alloy” station. Want more "Alloy" on your mobile device? Listen to "Alloy: A Mixture of Music and Conversation," the premier episode of Alloy's new podcast featuring bassist, composer, and recording artist, Chris Lightcap.

Thanks for listening!