Posts from December 2015

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Merry Christmas Eve Eve 2015

Merry Christmas Eve Eve from me and Totoro!

King of the forest? King of my shirt!

King of the forest? King of my shirt!

And, of course, Mary Christmas Eve Eve from Paul & Storm, the only musicians to my knowledge who have written a song about Christmas Eve Eve:

Categories: Christmas, Music, Pictures.

Thursday, 3 December 2015

“Of the Month” December 2015

Link of the Month:
Amazon Wishlist
My Amazon Wish List!

That’s right! You think in this, the most wonderful time of the year, that I’d waste my one-and-only link of the month on something selfless? EFF THAT! I want you to click on this link and buy crap for me! Crass commercialism EFF-TEE-DUBYA, baby! Mwa-ha-ha-haaaaaaaa!

Album of the Month:
TPXMAS
Cut Down the World’s Last Tree: A Trevor Peach Christmas

Trevor Peach, the world’s most depressed musician, made a Christmas album many years ago, but it was only just finally released online earlier this year! Hooray! It is mostly original songs, like “For Christmas,” which is about how Trevor’s only Christmas wish is not to have Christmas. It includes the lyrics:
Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells,
Jingle go away.

Trevor Peach also does a cover of the classic “I Saw Three Ships,” though of course he modifies the lyrics a little bit:
I saw three ships come sailing in
On Christmas day, on Christmas Day,
I saw three ships come sailing in
On Christmas day in the morning.
They ran into a pier and sank,
And all were drowned, and all were drowned.
It seems a cruel and bitter fate,
But their lives were worse than their deaths were.

It’s glorious stuff.

Christmas Special of the Month:
tvx
Molly Lewis’s “Thanksgiving vs Christmas”

Seattle’s own nerdy chanteuse Molly Lewis invented a Christmas/Thanksgiving special last year and (with the help of gobs of other awesome musicians and funny folk) performed it live. This is the audio recording of that show. It’s kind of a throwback to those weird old radio variety show specials, with random people and musical acts coming in and out and doing their schtick. The songs are of a humorous bent, and many are only tenuously related to the theme of the special, especially the Vix & Tony song “Song that is definitely just about Doctor Who and not about Christmas at all.”

Categories: Of the Month.