Thursday, 22 Conclusion 2013
… for, lo, another holiday tradition is celebrated, as Your Humble Narrator has assembled a wonderful collection of awesome music for the season once more. Go on over to the link, right-click it, and save the mp3 – you’ll be glad you did!
Perhaps you might have have checked out our previous two offerings already, but this is going to be an ongoing project for as long as I can keep on finding more new holiday tuneage to put together.
So, here’s the gory details from this year’s Xmas Mega Mixx:
New Found Glory-Nothing For Christmas
Matt Wertz-Snow Globe
Brighten ft the Maine-Merry Christmas Baby
Clapton Crow All Stars-Merry Christmas Baby
Donny Hathaway-This Christmas
NOFX-Xmas Has Been X’ed
Train-Shake Up Christmas
Thorso All Stars-The Final Christmas Song
The Ramones-Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Anymore)
Weird Al Yankovic-Christmas At Ground Zero
Relient K-The 12 Days of Christmas
The Wombats-Is This Christmas?
Sufjan Stevens-Christmas In The Room
Kenny Vance and the Planotones-Mr. Santa
Dorothy Collins-Mr. Santa
Trey Songz and Flo Rida-Jingle Bells
Mayer Hawthorne-Christmas Time Is Here
Jonathan Coulton and John Roderick-Uncle John
You, Me, and Everyone We Know-We’ve Got Diggin’ Out To Do
The Rescues-Everything’s Gonna Be Better Next Year
Kristin Chenoweth-The Christmas Waltz
So now that’s over three hours of holiday music from the Funny Farm Ancient Recording Trove that I can almost guarantee that you won’t hear much of anywhere else.
There are a number of interesting quirks about this year’s selections. I found the original songs with the same names as the long time christmas classics first, and then back filled with one original (Mr. Santa) and one cover (Merry Christmas Baby). I find it quite buzzy that Riko and I both grabbed something from Sufjan Stevens – from completely different sources, I’m guessing – completely independently, this year. I also find it really funky that a lot of the artists in this year’s collection are from right around here in southeastern Michigan. And I really wanted to use the Zooey Deschanel / M. Ward (She and Him) version of The Christmas Waltz, but I really don’t like the ending on any recording of their version of the song that I can find on YouTube, and the Kristin Chenoweth version was one of the least lushly orchestrated versions I can find other than the She and Him one. I was actually hoping to find something from Nora Jones this year as well. But Zooey and F. have a whole album of christmas music to choose from and I’m sure I’ll run into something from Nora one of these years…