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Archives for: December 2021

31 December 2021

Happy New Year As we leave 2021 behind, what are your hopes and dreams for 2022?


27 December 2021

How was your Christmas?

24 December 2021

Leaping Christmas buffalos Batman. My wife had to go into work this morning to interview 3 potential new employees. It's Christmas eve but they really need staff preferably before the new year.

XMAS music 2 hours of wintery sometimes sad sometimes happy but always affecting music.
Christmas eve. Are you feeling it?

23 December 2021

Christmases past I posted covers of Joni Mitchell's River. Here is the first official video for the song released today. Lovely b&w watercolour animation with a hint of colour at the end. Joni Mitchell - River
fun tweets I saw today Maybe we can make this a group activity.. I'll share one today to start withRead more...
XMAS music Suzie Ungerleider aka Oh Susanna & Michael Johnston - After the Holidays.Read more...

22 December 2021

XMAS music mee mee mee mee. The Muppets - Ringing of the Bells

21 December 2021

XMAS music Baby you got some big bulbs. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - Big Bulbs

20 December 2021

Listen to me, butterfly, there’s only so much wine you can drink in one life, but it will never be enough to save you from the bottom of your glass

XMAS music
'Keep, keep in mind all this time that I’ve spent here alone
I know you’re a good man but it was a bad plan from the get-go'

Elliot Maginot - The Ballad of Mrs. Claus

19 December 2021

Ghost of Christmas Specials past. 4 Christmas specials from the past.Read more...
XMAS music Santa works hard y'all so come new years eve he just wants to relax. Jane's Party - Santa's Getting Lit Read more...

18 December 2021

XMAS music Moscow Apartment - Just Like Christmas. A teen Canadian folk independent duo Moscow Apartment cover the 1999 Low song with less grumpiness and more wistfulness. Read more...

17 December 2021

XMAS music You've heard Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy but not like this. PIQSIQ - Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy. PIQSIQ, pronounced pilk silk, are sisters adapting Inuit-style throat singing to what feels right to them in the 21st century.Read more...

16 December 2021

XMAS music The Blues From 1925 Bessie Smith - At The Christmas Ball Got to love the lyrics, 'If your partner don't act fair, don't worry there's some more over there'.
Another Finnish carol. Varpunen Jouluaamuna

15 December 2021

XMAS music Where the cookies and milk could be seen... Lustful Christmas.
Cyndi Lauper - Minnie And Santa
Clarence Carter - Back Door Santa
Lady Gaga Ft. Space Cowboy - Christmas Tree
Beatnik's Wish There are no words.
Yuletide Throwdown Christmas remix from Fab 5 Freddy and Blondie
Sylvian joululaulu A beautiful Finnish carol.

14 December 2021

XMAS music You spin me right round Christmas. From 1990 Pete Burns and Dead Or Alive - Blue Christmas (no relation to the Elvis one.) and the 2000 dance pop remix.

13 December 2021

Santa Claus for President. Because everything's political these days. At least he's running a nonpartisan campaign.
XMAS music 1 song 3 languages. Koolulam One Day - Matisyahu.

"Koolulam is a social-musical initiative, meant to bring together people from any and all walks of life. Our Idea is to simply stop everything for a few hours and just sing - together. "Read more...

12 December 2021

XMAS music "it's kinda funny how forever turns into Christmas cards" Tenille Townes - Christmas Cards. A song about how life and people move on. Website.
My cat's secret life? So my buddy Ginger is generally here in my yard from about 5:30 P.M. to 6:00 A.M. He has maintained this schedule for many years.Read more...

11 December 2021

XMAS music Not music today but Patton Oswalt talking about maybe the most awful manipulative Christmas song ever. 2001's Christmas Shoes by New Song. NSFW.

10 December 2021

XMAS music The Monkees - MTV Christmas Medley '86 Stay for Santa at the end. RIP Mike.
Frank & Dean and Christmas. Frank Sinatra and his children and Dean Martin and Dean's wife and their many many children present festive holiday songs. It's interesting to see which of the children have show biz charisma and which don't. (Also, I suspect that Frank & Dean were, well, somewhat lubricated during filming.)

09 December 2021

XMAS music Ellen Doty - Glad You're Here
I don't know much about this except it is a new holiday song with a hidden link and it's great. From Ellen Doty & TAYLR. I don't know much about them either so:Read more...

08 December 2021

XMAS music Another contribution from Japan.
Shonen Knife - Space Christmas and Shonen Knife - Sweet Christmas just because Shonen Knife is the coolest band ever.
Buy here.

07 December 2021

You. You OK? So we are coming up on two years of pandemic life. How are you these days?
XMAS music Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence!

Ryuichi Sakamoto - Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence!

There are many versions of this, from the soundtrack to the movie, the rereleased soundtrack, and live with various other players but I like this unaccompanied piano played by Sakamoto the best. Read more...

06 December 2021

XMAS music And another full album for you. Mother & Child (A Christmas Celebration Of Motherhood)

In 1995 someone at IRS records put together a Christmas album to try to hit the soccer moms of America right in the feels. They picked a group of performers from the mainstream pop, R&B, country, and religious charts and themed it around motherhood and Christmas.Read more...

05 December 2021

XMAS music Today a full album of old and new songs for Christmas from Molly Johnson, It's A Snow Globe World. A Pop jazz holiday.

Molly Johnson formerly of Alta Moda, and The Infidels used to host Blue Mondays at the Cameron House in Toronto back when we were much younger. Read more...

04 December 2021

XMAS music Another 80s song and it's another not so happy one. Prince - Another Lonely Christmas. This is the only time he played it live, December 26 1984 in St. Paul. Here is the story.

03 December 2021

XMAS music Blondie and Fab 5 Freddy's Yuletide Throwdown (Cut Chemist Remix) Pure early 80s sound with a more modern sensibility. I really like this mix.
BONUS holiday music Foo Fighter Dave Grohl and producer Greg Kurstin celebrate with The Hanukkah Sessions. Covers of Manilow, Amy Winehouse, Beastie Boys, Drake, Peaches, The Knack, Lisa Loeb, the Ramones and more.

02 December 2021

XMAS music Mariah Carey always shows up at Christmas and we're not gonna take it any more.
Eddie Mekka (aka Carmine 'the Big Ragoo' Ragusa') has passed away.

*raises Shotz beer*

01 December 2021

XMAS music Christmas isn't always happy for everyone and here is a darkwave celebration of that. It's Not a Happy Christmas (Radio Edit) from Read more...