A while back I was contacted by Alex Rawls of the 12 Songs of Christmas podcast who wanted to delve into the history behind FaLaLaLaLa.

It was a great conversation. Alex is passionate and knowledgeable about music, Christmas and otherwise, and it was a pleasure reminiscing with him.

Here’s some of what he had to say:

Starting in the mid-2000s, mp3 blogs were a way to share a musical passion and find the community that shares it. I wrote about two such mp3 bloggers who share their love of Louisiana music for 64 Parishes, and this week on the show I talk to Brad Ross-MacLeod, also known online as the King of Jingaling at FaLaLaLaLa.com

He has shared his love of Christmas music since 2004, for much of that time digitizing old Christmas albums that were never released on CD or in digital form. For the most part, he focused on albums that come with a heavy side of nostalgia, or those where the holiday marketplace led to such improbable projects as strings or vocal groups adapted for the season to the trappings of pop music.

12 Songs of Christmas Podcast

Thanks, Alex, for having me on.

Check out more of the podcast and subscribe at his website.

The King of Jingaling