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Xmas Music Advent 2015 Day 16

Posted: Wednesday December 16 2015 @ 10:05am

Religious Order: Music

If I can be serious for a minute, let's all have a moment of silence in remembrance of Rowdy Roddy Piper.

Christmas Carolling with Roddy Piper

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Xmas Music Advent 2015 Day 15

Posted: Tuesday December 15 2015 @ 6:48am

Religious Order: Music

Every year, DJ Riko makes a long mix of Xmas mashups. This year, the featured song isn't really a mashup. It's more along the lines of a parody, putting Santa-specific lyrics over the Beastie Boys' Sabotage.

Sabotage Santa Claus (Listen All Y'all)

Note: I picked this mainly as an excuse to link to the video for Sabotage, which is one of my favorite music videos.

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Xmas Music Advent 2015 Day 14

Posted: Monday December 14 2015 @ 7:59pm

Religious Order: Music

I'm always a little amazed at the quality of the songs the South Park guys can create. The Mr. Hankey song is a favorite. The best section?

Here's a game I like to play
Stick me in your mouth and try to say
'Howdy ho ho yum yum yum
Christmas time has come'

Mr. Hankey the Christmas Poo

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Xmas Music Advent 2015 Day 13

Posted: Sunday December 13 2015 @ 5:46pm

Religious Order: Music

So, we went to see a performance of The Nutcracker yesterday. I have a few versions on the old hard drive, but none as weird as the one by Fred Waring and His Pennsylvanians. You see, they're a choral group, which is problematic regarding a piece with no choral elements.

Or is it problematic? Apparently not, if you're Fred Waring. If you're Waring, you just create lyrics and use them to carry the melody lines. The result is both odd and awesome.

Overture

Dance Of The Sugar Plums

Trepak

Dance Of The Toy Flutes

Waltz Of The Flowers

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Xmas Music Advent 2015 Day 12

Posted: Sunday December 13 2015 @ 5:27pm

Religious Order: Music

This song by Neurotron 606 was just sitting in my vast collection of tunes. I think I got it when someone foolishly asked to use one of my own songs on a CD. The CD had several other better songs, including this one. I think. I'm really not sure.

Anyway, it's a good song. I could imagine Doctor Manhattan singing a version of it.

I Cloned Myself For Christmas

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Xmas Music Advent 2015 Day 11

Posted: Friday December 11 2015 @ 2:45pm

Religious Order: Music

I'm not really the biggest fan of musical mash-ups. Sure, they're clever, but I wouldn't listen to a bunch for an extended period.

This one is no different, really. It's not something I'd listen to multiple times over the festive holiday season.

Sure is clever, though. It's the only means via which I'll listen to Last Christmas. Give it a play!


No Sleep Til Christmas (Beastie Boys vs Wham!)

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Xmas Music Advent 2015 Day 10

Posted: Thursday December 10 2015 @ 6:37pm

Religious Order: Music

Christopher Lee died earlier this year. The man was a legend. Here are just a few of his many roles in life:

Oh, and he also recorded symphonic metal, including some Xmas tunes!

Darkest Carols, Faithful Sing

Note: The video just has snippets of some of the songs. Go buy A Heavy Metal Christmas, A Heavy Metal Christmas Too, and Darkest Carols, Faithful Sing from Amazon!

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Xmas Music Advent 2015 Day 9

Posted: Wednesday December 09 2015 @ 1:23pm

Religious Order: Music

Let's shift direction. Instead of something weird, how about a normal song, sung extremely well?

I'm simply in love with Zee Avi's voice. It's the voice folks like Zooey Deschanel wish they had. This Christmas song was my introduction to her. Sweet song. Sweeter voice.

No Christmas For Me

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Xmas Music Advent 2015 Day 8

Posted: Wednesday December 09 2015 @ 1:22pm

Religious Order: Music

I love this dour Xmas song. I have no idea as to its origin, nor do I know why the sound quality is so crappy. Sure has a nice little harmony going in the chorus.

I Hope Santa Kicks Your Butt For Xmas

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Xmas Music Advent 2015 Day 7

Posted: Monday December 07 2015 @ 6:40am

Religious Order: Music

Fuck Christmas!

Seriously? No, not really. In truth, I love Xmas! Some people don't, though. Here are two totally different songs called Fuck Christmas.

First up is Fear, the infamous punk band. This is a live version. Get the studio version as a bonus track on The Record. But don't let this one song be the reason for picking up the full album. Pick up the full album because it's Fear in all its glory.

Fuck Christmas - Fear

Next is Monty Python's Eric Idle. He released this just a few years ago. More an excuse for the liberal use of fuck than anything else, it's a swell holiday song.

Fuck Christmas - Eric Idle

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