Going through my old blog posts I came across something I though was interesting. It was also something that I thought others may enjoy this Christmas season. It's a radio station promo record sent out by Warner Brothers in 1988. It has Christmas songs by some of their artists at the time, radio bumpers and song intros wishing people Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. On there is a track of Lou Reed wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday Season. Might be fun for fans of his still a little sad at his passing. (Also on there are GREAT Pee-Wee Herman radio promos!). Get is now. The link won't be up long… HERE
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Monday, December 09, 2013
"..It's not your typical merry Christmas song, but I hope you can appreciate it. When we get older things change and Christmas time can take on a whole bunch of different meanings when we experience life. It's knowing another year is coming and you will always have the choice to change your ways and improve yourself.. if you want to, that is."
Saturday, December 07, 2013
Almost every music lover knows The Band split up somewhere in the 70's and recorded an epic live album called The Last Waltz as a goodbye present to their fans. But did you know that, after The Last Waltz, they released another studio album to fulfill the group's obligations to Capitol Records? That album was called Islands, and this absolutely beautiful christmas song is on it. 'Christmas Must Be Tonight'. Enjoy.
Friday, December 06, 2013
Every year on December 5th, us Dutch celebrate Sinterklaas (the original Santa Clause). When Bruce Springsteen played in The Netherlands a couple of years ago in December, he paid homage to his Dutch roots and surprised everybody by playing a slightly altered version of 'Santa Clause Is Coming To Town'. So yesterday, it was that time of the year again, and Sinterklaas was indeed coming to town. Here's Bruce.
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Monday, December 02, 2013
Raw Rock Militia, it sounds pretty unsettling, but it's 'the official street team' of rockband Showbread. Missed it last year, but they've rounded up unknown (to me, at least) artists singing Christmas and seasonal songs for a 'name your price' downloadable compilation. Highly charmed by the soothing, husky voice of Megan Churney: