afanasieff.jpg If you’re not yet addicted to the NYTPopcast,” you are not wasting enough time on your computer!

Listening to newspaper music reporters/reviewers talk on the radio would be painful if we weren’t already inured to good stories told awkwardly.

One shining exception is Jeff Leeds, a local journo and friend of FBLA, who has a voice made for radio (or for small children’s nightmares, your call). This week, he talks about the odd love consumers seem to have to Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas is You, a song that has somehow, in the last 13 years, become a Christmas standard.

Most newspaper reporters groan anytime they’re asked to do anything other than write, but Leeds tells FBLA the podcasts are fun to do.

“It lets me do what I want to do more of, which is interview people on the creative side of the business,” the music writer tells us. If his Q&A with Carey’s producer Walter Afanasieff is any indication, we want him to do more of these, too.

*Photo stolen from Songwriter Universe.