Archive for the 'Holiday' Category

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

From 1963 to 1969 the Beatles issued limited edition Christmas fan-club singles on 7 inch flexi-discs. All very relaxed and off the cuff, it’s interesting to note how the cover art changed, along with the music, as the sixties rolled along. Download and details after the jump….

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

The Walkmen have long employed mood and atmosphere into their sound as if they were a sixth member; as such they deftly capture the bittersweet, slightly inebriated, tone of “the holidays.” The below track is their own take on the festivities, courtesy of 2004’s Christmas Party ep. MP3: The Walkmen :: Christmas Party _____________________________________________________________________________________

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

It’s the 14th of December. The egg nog is spiked, the Christmas tree is trimmed and Jim Henson’s 1977 holiday epic, Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas, is streaming on Netflix. If you grew up in the 80s this really needs no further explanation. Here is the unsanctioned soundtrack. Welcome to Frogtown Hollow. + After the jump: Download […]

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Damien Jurado takes on Vince Guaraldi’s yuletide classic, “Christmas Time Is Here.” Culled from 90% of your social circle’s favorite Christmas album, it’s a brave choice met with spirited results.  Jurado’s next full-length, Maraqopa — a collaboration with Richard Swift — is due out in February.  (via) MP3: Damien Jurado :: Christmas Time Is Here […]

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

If you have a window near, go ahead and look outside. Chances are, there are some Christmas lights up somewhere within view. In the coming weeks, you’ll probably frantically brave mall crowds and horrific parking lot jams for last-minute gifts, wondering why it is that you avoid the mall for an entire year only to […]

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

It’s December 1st. Josh T. Pearson, the man responsible for Last of The Country Gentleman – one of the strongest and starkest folk albums of the year – has shared with us his take on the traditional “O Holy Night.” Pearson’s rendition, much like his own music, finds the dark troubadour stretching out (just over […]

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

From 1963 to 1969 the Beatles issued limited edition Christmas fan-club singles on 7 inch flexi-discs. All very relaxed and off the cuff, it’s interesting to note how the cover art changed, along with the music, as the sixties rolled along. Download and details after the jump….

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

ALICE MAY BROCK, born in Brooklyn, New York, on February 28, 1941. A Pisces … Grew from a difficult child to a juvenile delinquent to a regular (irregular) person … Spent a few years in high school …. reform school … fancy school …. Moved to the Lower East Side, then to the green greener […]

Monday, December 20th, 2010

If you have a window near, go ahead and look outside. Chances are, there are some Christmas lights up somewhere within view. In the coming week, you’ll probably frantically brave mall crowds and horrific parking lot jams for last-minute gifts, wondering why it is that you avoid the mall for an entire year only to […]