12 years ago, we teamed up with our good friend Eben Clukey to make the WBLM Christmas song benefitting the Good Shepherd Food Bank. We're proud to say that to our surprise, it has become a Blimpville Holiday Classic.

It's the story written by Eben Clukey of when Santa's sleigh unexpectedly breaks down and the Blimp comes to the rescue as a fill-in on Christmas Eve.  "Each and every one of us can make a difference...even f-ed up stoner DJs."

Eben is the fella who’s also responsible for other BLM favs like “Mr. Man” and “Frickin’ Freezin”. He’s a very funny man, talented songwriter, and superb musician.

The WBLM Band and Eben recorded “The Blimp That Saved Christmas” at The Studio in Portland with the great Jim Begley producing. That’s me the Gu and Dom taking turns on lead vocals. I played a little Hammond B3 and synth bells. Dom played guitar and 'tambo' too.

The Players:

Jim Begley-producer/engineer

Eben Clukey-narration, piano, backing vocals

We also salute these fantastic former members of the Blimp crew for their immeasurable talent shared on this recording:

Charlie Gaylord-lead guitar

Holly Nunan-backing vocals, tambourine

Johnny Venom-bass

Check out the making of “The Blimp That Saved Christmas” shot by Liquid Creative Media below and make sure request it this holiday season on WBLM.

If you liked watching this video, please consider making a donation to help feed our hungry neighbors in Maine to The Good Shepherd Food Bank on this Giving Tuesday 2020.

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