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Christmas Carolz IV

Well, it’s Christmastime again, and with Christmas comes my annual playlist of X-Mas choons. 4 years in a row! Check out the previous three:

2010

2009

2008

Hopefully this list will remind you of some old favorites, introduce you to some new ones and provide some mirth and cheer this holiday season. Thank you, and enjoy.

Matte Badde – “Black Friday Medley: The Christmas Song/White Christmas”

Cocteau Twins – “Frosty The Snowman”

Weezer – “Christmas Celebration”

The Killers – “Joseph, Better You Than Me”

The Pogues & Kirsty McColl – “Fairytale Of New York”

Belle & Sebastian – “Are You Coming Over For Christmas?”

Kate Bush – “December Will Be Magic Again”

Ramones – “Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight)”

Gruff Rhys – “Post Apocalypse Christmas”

Erasure – “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”

Flaming Lips & The Plastic Ono Band – “Atlas Eets Christmas”

Morning Musume, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy & Pluto – “Morning Musume Christmas Medley 2000”

See you back here this time next year for Christmas Carolz V!

G.

Christmas Carolz III

Alright Sound of the Noising Machine readers, it’s that time of year again. Christmas Carolz time!!! Here’s my third installment of some holiday songs I like, some new, some old, some covers, some originals. And “Merry Christmas (Don’t Forget To Write)” by my band, Golden Veins! Here are the previous entries:

Christmas Carolz I

Christmas Carolz II

On with the show…

Golden Veins – “Merry Christmas (Don’t Forget To Write)”

Matt Goode – “Last Christmas”

T. Rex – “Christmas Bop”

Ride – “Like A Snowflake”


Weezer – “The Christmas Song”

Ryan Adams – “Hey Parker, It’s Christmas”

Cocteau Twins – “Winter Wonderland”

David Bowie & Bing Crosby – “Little Drummer Boy/Peace On Earth”

The Killers – “Don’t Shoot Me Santa”

Coldplay – “Christmas Lights”

The Walkmen – “Christmas Party”

Morning Musume – “Silent Night”


Please enjoy those, and enjoy these 12 Yuletide jointz below, one for each day of X-Mas. Merry Christmas, and I’ll see you back here this time next year for Christmas Carolz IV!!!

– Greg

Golden Veins Christmas Single – FREE DOWNLOAD!!!

In the giving spirit of the holiday season, Golden Veins presents “Merry Christmas (Don’t Forget To Write)”; a comic/melancholic ode to Christmas alone and on the cheap, complete with synths and fa la las. A free song for all, regardless if you’ve been bad or good.

Here’s Ryan C. Meier from Golden Veins with some insight into the song’s creation:

Back in the winter of ’04, I was teaching English in Japan. It was at that time I realized just how ingrained Christmas is in US society and all the little details that make Christmas time feel like Christmas time. There was no four-day weekend at the end of November, no hustle and bustle in department stores, and no constant barrage of holiday songs playing over the loudspeakers in grocery stores. And frankly, the decorations that were up in public seemed kind of awkward and empty. I even had to work until 10 pm on Christmas Eve!

So for that month of December, I found myself feeling quite strange, as I knew Christmas was approaching, yet feeling no different from, say, the month of March. This song was the result of that month and I actually wrote and recorded it on my handy 8-track with the intent of sending it to my friends and family back home, but for whatever reason, never quite completed it.

Please enjoy this free download gift from us to you, and keep checking in for more Singles Club info!
– Greg

CHRISTMAS CAROLZ II

Last year, I provided a selection of Yuletide numbers to help make anyone’s Christmas better/less suicidal. Here’s my playlist for Christmas 2009…please enjoy and drive safe!!!!!

Jimmy Fallon, Horatio Sanz, Julian Casablancas & The Roots – “I Wish It Was Christmas Today”

The Killers – “A Big Red Sled”

Paul McCartney – “Wonderful Christmastime”

Weezer – “Hark The Herald Angels Sing”

Pet Shop Boys – “It Doesn’t Often Snow At Christmas”

The Flaming Lips – “Silent Night”/”Lord, Can You Hear Me?”

Fountains Of Wayne – “The Man In The Santa Suit”

Band Aid 20 – “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”

The California Raisins – “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer”

Morning Musume – “Christmas Medley”

G.

CHRISTMAS CAROLZ

Well, it’s just about a week until Christmas. Excited yet? No? Oops. I put together this collection of Christmas songs/videos that hopefully will get you into the spirit of things. Merry Christmas and check it:

Asobi Seksu – “Merry Christmas (I Don’t Wan’t To Fight Tonight)” (Ramones Cover)

Oasis – “Merry X-Mas Everybody” (Slade Cover)

The Beatles – “Christmas Time Is Here Again”

Weezer – “O Holy Night”

Joel & The Bots – “Patrick Swayze Christmas”

Mike & The Bots – “Merry Christmas…If That’s Ok”

Manic Street Preachers – “The Ghost of Christmas”

Wham! – “Last Christmas”

Belle & Sebastian – “O Come, O Come Emmaneul”

The Flaming Lips – “Christmas At The Zoo”

Morning Musume – “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer”

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A Very California Raisins’ Christmas

As a kid one of my favorite things about Christmas was the Christmas TV specials. Yes, the presents and the family gatherings were nice, but, for some reason, I loved the TV specials. “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” “Frosty the Snowman,” “A Chipmunk Christmas,” “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” and so on were always eagerly anticipated. However, the one I remember enjoying most was “Will Vinton’s Claymation Christmas Celebration” (aka The California Raisins’ Christmas Special). I only saw it once and loved it. From time to time, it would pop into my head and would wonder about it, but I probably hadn’t thought about it in the last five years or so. Then earlier this week, I stumbled across a clip of the show. After watching the clip, I clicking on more of the clips until I watched the entire episode.

When finished, I was surprised at how I still enjoyed the episode. Sure, the claymation is spotty at times, there are some cheesy moments (the “We Three Kings” skit and ), and the music is dated, yet I still found it entertaining. I was most impressed with lack of airtime the California Raisins got. If you were alive during the mid to late 80’s, then I need not remind you how huge the California Raisins were. Despite this, they were relegated to sing “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” and that’s it. And, in retrospect, that’s fine as it’s now my least favorite part (though as a kid, I was one of the millions who had a ton of Raisins crap).

Anyway, the dinosaurs hosts, Herb and Rex, are awesome, the bells from the “Carol of the Bells” are goofy, and the penguins and walruses are great. So just watch it already.

part 1

part 2

part 3

 

Ryan

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