Monthly Archives: December 2014

Merry Frelling Kringle

Humpday, 28 Conclusion 2014

I am very happy to announce the completion of this year’s foray into the realm of Xmas cheer: the 2014 Xmas MegaMixx:

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones-This Time of Year
Booker T and the MGs-Jingle Bells
The Brian Setzer Orchestra-Hey Santa!
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy-Zat You, Santa Claus?
Reckless Sleepers-Every Day Will Be Like a Holiday
Darlene Love and the David Letterman Band-Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) supermix
Holly Conlan-I’ll Be Home For Christmas
Jose Feliciano-Feliz Navidad
One-Eyed Jacks-Merry Little Christmas To You Too
Lenka-All My Bells Are Ringing
The Cat and The Fiddle-Hep Cats Holiday
Timbuk3-All I Want For Christmas
The Plastic Ono Band-Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs-All I want For Christmas
Mariah Carey and The Roots-All I Want For Christmas
The Jooles-Feels Like Christmas
Willie Nelson and Stephen Colbert-Little Dealer Boy
Band of Merrymakers-Must Be Christmas
Slow Club-Christmas TV
Wye Oak-Christmas Will Be Just Another Lonely Day
The Nadas-Here Comes Christmas

Also, for good measure, here’s some links to the remixed and remastered Xmas MegaMixxes of years gone by:

2013 Xmas MegaMixx

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
JD McPherson-Twinkle
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

2011 Xmas MegaMixx

Ella Fitzgerald – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Weezer – We Wish You A Merry Christmas
Perry Como – Home For The Holidays
Devo – Merry Something To You
Barenaked Ladies – Hanukkah Oh Hanukkah
Liz Phair – Winter Wonderland
Jane Siberry – Hockey (censored version)
Mary J. Blige – Christmas In The City
Tom Robinson – Truce
Honky Tonk Confidential – Christmas Prison
Billy Paul Williams Orchestra – Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
No Doubt – Oi To The World
Santa’s Got a Brand New Bag (intro) – Gary Walker
Linus & Lucy – Vince Guaraldi Trio
Louis Armstrong – Christmas In New Orleans
Shelly Adams – Snow, Snow, and Mistletoe
Louis Prima – What Will Santa Claus Say?
Blue Mountain Boys – Santabilly Boogie
Billy Ray – Christmas Mambo
Stompin Tom Connors – Merry Christmas Everybody
Lenny & Squiggy – The Jolliest Fat Man
Xmas Jug Band – S A N T A
Lionel Hampton – Boogie Woogie Santa Claus
Surrogate – Rockin Around The Christmas Tree
Dance Hall Crashers – I Did It For The Toys
Swingle Sisters – Xmas Medley

2010 Xmas MegaMixx

Snoop Dogg-Xmas Into
Robert Earl Keen-Merry Christmas From the Family
Cyndi Lauper-Feels Like Christmas
Eels-Everything’s Gonna Be Cool This Christmas
Grandaddy-Alan Parsons In A Winter Wonderland
Kooky Barnes-Yulesville
Paul Simon-Getting Ready For Christmas Day
Dread Zeppelin-All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth
The Kinks -Father Christmas
Guster-Donde Esta Santa Claus
The Fall-Jingle Bell Rock
Bob Dylan-Must Be Santa
XTC-Thanks For Christmas
Kate Bush-December Will Be Magic Again
Yellowman-We Wish You A Reggae Christmas
Ingo Star Cruiser-Just Like Christmas
Jet-Back Door Santa
Louis Cate-Mistletoin’
Waitresses-Christmas Rapping danse mixx
Bob & Doug McKenzie-The Twelve Days Of Christmas
Les Paul featuring Kathy Parrott-Santa Baby
Electric Jungle-Funky Funky Christmas
Hawk Nelson-The Chipmunk Song

Update: I have updated the 2011 Mega Mixx track list based on some corrections long overdue. I have also had to password protect the directory containing the mp3s due to hacktastic hackers wanting to frell with my freely available holiday cheer. So youse can email me and ask for the user name and password to get to the tunes.

Ho Ho Ho

Saturday, 18 Conclusion 2014

It’s that time of year again – DJ Riko has released his annual Merry Mixmas set for 2014. As always there is lots of christmas music that I can pretty much guarantee you probably haven’t been hearing on the all-christmas, all-the-time radio stations that you are already sick of.

On a related note, there are the beginnings of the 2014 MegaMixx formulating in my brainpan . I think that sometime in next year’s MegaMixx I will finally be using more than one song from any given artist*. Also too alternate versions of the same song might be getting into the mix at some point in the future. Because at this point I am almost feeling straight-jacketed by the self-imposed rules I started this project out with in 2010 about using only one version of any given holiday song and using only one song from any given artist.

I also have remastered, remixed, and redone all of my previous mixes using vastly improved source material, quality-wise. I consider it to be roughly analogous to using recordings from AM radio and recording them on cassette and then re-recording things using Music recorded from FM radio and recording them with a PC. I will be posting links to them soon…

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have some funky christmas music to finish listening to. I have already been inspired by this years’ mix to find a half dozen new (to me) christmas albums – and I still have at least fifteen minutes to go…

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* – and, of course, stretching this rule to include unique artist configurations and unique versions of a song** as their own entity instead of crossing off lots of good musicians all at once…

** – as an example, I have already done a couple of interpretations of a couple of christmas songs that I consider to be unique enough to be different songs.