And A Very, Merry Christmas (And Post-Christmas) From ATN To You!

Sonic Youth for Christmas? We wish!

If we

had our way, we'd have filled the Sonic Lodge with our favorite musicians

for Christmas. Pavement and Guided By Voices hangin' with Veruca Salt and

Catherine. Beck, the Dust Brothers, Brad Wood and Ben Lee getting

the fire going, while Sonic Youth, DJ Shadow, Vic Chesnutt,

Cracker and Everclear jammed down in the basement. Out on the

balcony, Pearl Jam, Neil Young, Lou Reed, Mike Watt, the

Smashing Pumpkins and the Elephant Six gang sharing road

and recording studio tales, while in the kitchen, Chris

Isaak, Portishead, Weezer, Paula Frazer, Van Gogh's Daughter, Dr.

Dre, and the Memphis Goons cooking up some gumbo. Upstairs,

somewhere, Rancid and Joey Ramone and the Offspring

getting' into trouble. But enough of that. The ATN staff wish you

a very merry Christmas. We hope at least some of

your dreams came true. ATN took Christmas off. Not only that,

we're taking today (Dec. 26th) off too. But we'll be backatcha with the

news on Friday, Dec. 27th. Later.