Archive for the 'Holiday' Category

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 […]

Friday, December 10th, 2010

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….

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Strut Record’s vintage funk and soul compilation, In The Christmas Groove, is a very worthy addition to any James Brown/Stax/Motown, soul-heavy, holiday collection. Released in ’09, the below track was a mainstay last season—on the deck from December 1st through New Year’s Eve. Time to tighten up and spin it again. MP3: Black On White […]

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

It’s the first of December. In addition to it being the first day in the last month of the year, it’s also when I allow myself to begin with the month-long Christmas song onslaught. For fans, Yo La Tengo’s annual run of Hanukkah shows in Hoboken has become the stuff of legend. So, in keeping […]