Thursday, October 02, 2014

The Connection's Christmas Gift for You

More? Here.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Mark Kozelek

We interrupt our hiatus for this special bulletin: Mark Kozelek (he of Red House Painters, Sun Kil Moon) just shared another track of his upcoming Christmas album. Go HERE. Read more about the album HERE. You might remember his version of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, shared last year. Go HERE.

Blast from the past, Mark singing White Christmas (an original track, not a cover):

Mark singing Little Drummer Boy:

Friday, December 27, 2013

See You Next Year!

Justin Lacy says it best when he sings:
"Wind up the lights
Undress the tree
Surround all the bulbs
in paper-towel sheets
Pack me some collards
Keep you black-eyed peas
I’ll drive up and visit
When cash is low in four weeks
Not for Martin Luther King,
I am coming back on Groundhog Day"

Happy 2014, thanks for your visits, comments and music. We're back in November!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013


A blog by Oscar Smit on the site of  music magazine GONZO (Circus) about the movie 'Jingle Bell Rocks!' and this years Christmas music with a mix of recent not so easy Xmas tunes,  from the likes of People Like Us, Kloot Per W, !!!, Bright Eyes. Look and listen here.
'Jingle Bells Rock' director Mitchell Kezin with Flaming Lips singer Wayne Coyne

Bronzed Christmas

Here's my Christmas mix, songs with a Californian/Carribean flavour, perfect for your Christmas bbq or after an intense bronzing session at the beach. Surf's up, Santa!
Go HERE to listen to the mix on Spotify or Deezer.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Dengue Fever

Probably the bestest Little Drummer Boy cover in YEARS, this Cambodian funk take by Dengue Fever:

Dr Rubberfunk

Volume 3 of Dr Rubberfunk's Christmas mix is ON! GO HERE

Golau Glau

Twas the night before the night before Christmas, and all of a sudden a very beautiful EP by Golau Glau appeared;

Burger Records Christmas Mix

78 tracks, over 3 hours of alternative Christmas music. Go tell it to everyone:

Duo Nachtschade

Mariah Carey, inna Dutch waltz-y way

Rectum Raiders

Look, it says we present you the weird and the odd christmas songs in our header, right? Right.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Calico the band

One of the many highlights on Stubby's Christmas mix, this great rocking track:

Check out the video. And this demo-video.

Lots of Love

Gotta love Lots of Love:

Anneke van Giersbergen

Holland's sweetest singer Anneke van Giersbergen wishes you a merry little Christmas:

Plastic Billionaires

Where Dylan Thomas, Augustus Pablo and Wham! meet, you ask? Here below:

Eli "Santa" Reed

Check out Eli "Paperboy" Reed: Don't forget to party hard for Xmas!

The Blues Are Still Blue Christmas Compilation 2013

For the ninth year on a row The Blues Are Still Blue Presents:

The 2013 Christmas Compilation (download here)

001 Allo Darlin' - Will You Please Spend New Years Eve With Me
002 The Staves - Winter Trees
003 Emiliana Torrini – Snow
004 Jim White - Christmas Day
005 Rufus Wainwright — What Are You Doing New Year's Eve
006 Tin Bird Choir - Christmas at the Wawa
007 Wilco - Jesus, Etc.
008 Camera Obscura - New Year's Resolution
009 Laura Veirs - Finster Saw The Angels
010 Summer Camp - Last Christmas
011 Tangarine - I Like Christmas (But I Can't Stand The Cold)
012 Ben Keith (Feat. Neil Young and Pegi Young) - Les Trois Cloches
013 The New Mendicants - A Very Sorry Christmas
014 First Aid Kit - New Year's Eve
015 Kate Nash - I Hate You This Christmas
016 Rodriguez – Cause
017 This Frontier Needs Heroes - Lonely Kind Of Christmas
018 Meiko - Maybe Next Year (X-mas song)
019 Paddy Roberts - Merry X-Mas You Suckers (And A Happy New Year)

Saturday, December 21, 2013


The website 22tracks has 22 tracks in every sort of music you can imagine, chosen by connaisseurs. During the week of Christmas they have 22 Xmas tracks chosen by Christmascollector Oscar Smit. This Xmas channel  probably only works for people in The Netherlands.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Burning Leaves

I am very much in love with Indie Mae's voice. This is a cover of a traditional seasonal song:

Dead or a Christmas Pudding

Dutch producers Dropkick re-worked the Dead or Alive classic You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) inna Christmas stylee:

(Via Lie in the Sound)