Archive for the 'Holiday' Category

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 […]

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

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 […]

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

One of my favorite Okkervil River songs, I always save “Listening To Otis Redding At Home During Christmas” for December, as Will Sheff so perfectly captures the emotional undercurrent of the season. Melancholic? Yes. Smart? Indeed. MP3: Okkervil River :: Listening To Otis Redding At Home During Christmas ——————— + Download Okkervil River via eMusic’s […]

Saturday, December 19th, 2009

(Sevens, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, pays tribute to the art of the individual song.) Some of the best holiday songs are the ones that don’t focus on the religious or spiritual nature of the season, but rather on the emotional resonance of a time of year that is centered around the idea of […]

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

MP3: Neko Case :: Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis (Tom Waits) —————— + Download Neko Case via eMusic’s 25 free MP3 no risk trial offer ———————————————————————————————————————————————

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

It’s the second week of December. The egg nog is spiked. Our Christmas tree has been purchased, trimmed and decorated, and it has actually been (kinda) seasonally chilly here in L.A. the past few days. Having said that, I think the holiday-related posts can officially begin, and I can tell you there is no better […]

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

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 […]

Friday, December 12th, 2008

As far as we’re concerned, blog-wise, Big Rock Candy Mountain is the place to be during the month of December. For four years now, every December, the site steadily offers up obscure quality Christmas nuggets you won’t hear at the mall or Starbucks. The following is a medley of tracks I gathered from the last […]