31 December 2016

Lightnin' Hopkins - Happy New Year

From the Texas blues guitarist,
this is the B-side to a 1953 single.

30 December 2016

Momus - Fuck This Year

The artist known as Momus shares his feelings about the past year.

25 December 2016

Wham! - Last Christmas

Love him or hate him, 
George Michael sold over 100 million albums.
He just died at the age of 53.

Dave Stewart - Christmas is for Lovers

Merry Christmas everyone.
Here's a nice one from Dave Stewart, the former Eurythmic,
who released a memoir this year.

24 December 2016

Jonathan Roy - Driving Home For Christmas

I missed last year, but usually post a version of this tune 
every Christmas Eve. 
Here is a new one from the son of NHL legend, Patrick Roy.

Color TV - This Christmas

Yea. I don't know.
Just enjoy the music.

22 December 2016

Lacuna Coil - Naughty Christmas

There aren't a lot of opportunities to post songs by
Italian goth metal bands. Enjoy this one from Lacuna Coil.

Office Romance - Twinkling Lights

"Our many different cultures notwithstanding, there's something about the holidays that makes the planet communal. Even nations that do not celebrate Christmas can't help but be caught up in the collective spirit of their neighbors, as twinkling lights dot the landscape and carols fill the air. It's an inspiring time of the year."
-Marlo Thomas

20 December 2016

John Lennon - Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

Yoko Ono has just put a bunch of John Lennon music
up on YouTube, including this Christmas classic.

"What have we done?"

The Gregory Brothers - Jingle Bells

"Christmas isn't a season, it's a feeling." -Edna Ferber

The Gregory Brothers make another happy song sad.

18 December 2016

17 December 2016

The Lonely Wild - Holidays

This has to be one of the greatest holiday party videos ever.
The Lonely Wild really capture the season's grievings.

16 December 2016

Smoky Knights - Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer

This is not a tune I ever expected to share here,
but I really like this version by Smoky Knights.
The darker sounding chorus is especially cool.

13 December 2016

Sparks - Christmas Without A Prayer

We posted an older Christmas song by Sparks three years ago.
This much newer one is from last year.

10 December 2016

Work Drugs - Never Gonna Be Alone On Christmas

Work Drugs is a pretty cool mellow band from Philadelphia.
Here is their contribution to the holiday season.

09 December 2016

08 December 2016

Sugar & Tiger - Noel Christmas

"Let's be naughty and save Santa the trip."
- Gary Allen

Christmas rock & roll from Paris.

07 December 2016

The Dollyrots - Because I'm Santa

The Dollyrots have released a few Christmas songs over the years.
This one is from 2012.

We showed you their Thanksgiving song last year.

06 December 2016

05 December 2016

Dragonette - Merry Xmas (Says Your Text Message)

Dragonette just released their fourth album.
This is their holiday tune from 2012.
Use headphones if you're at work.

04 December 2016

Astrocolor - Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

With a mellow electronic, ambient sound,
Astrocolor formed in Victoria, B.C. in 2015.
They plan on releasing a non-holiday album in 2017.

03 December 2016

Kelley Ryan - It's Not Christmas

Enjoy this one from Kelley Ryan.
Originally released 25 years ago today,

We showed you two more songs from this album
back in 2013.

19 November 2016

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - Ain't No Chimneys in the Projects

2016 continues to take its toll on musicians.
Fiery soul singer, Sharon Jones died yesterday.
This tune from 2009 has become a classic.

13 November 2016

Leon Russell - Christmas In Chicago

Songwriter, musician, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer,
This is the b-side to his 1972 Christmas single.

31 October 2016

Tom Jones & Cerys Matthews - Baby It's Cold Outside

The real creepiness of this song is on full display here.
Hope it's not too cold wherever you are enjoying Halloween.

22 April 2016

06 January 2016

Smoke Fairies - 3 Kings

Here is another of our annual Epiphany posts.
I'll bet you haven't heard this one today.

30 December 2015

Nat King Cole - Judy Garland - Happy New Year

Happy new year? No.
Nat King Cole recorded this one in 1958, but it was never released
until The Very Thought of You was reissued in 2007.

Judy Garland also recorded this one.

27 December 2015

MØ - New Year's Eve

MØ co-wrote one of my favorite songs in 2015,
Here is a great song released last year, just in time for New Year's Eve.

17 December 2015

Cindi Lauper - Hard Candy Christmas

Cindi Lauper just recorded a cover of this tune 
that Dolly Parton sang in
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.

Ms. Lauper released a Christmas album back in 1998.

12 December 2015

04 December 2015

Scott Weiland - Winter Wonderland

Former Stone Temple Pilots  frontman,
Scott Weiland, was found dead last night.
Here is a tune from what turns out to be his final solo album.

29 November 2015

Menace Beach - Holidays Are Heavy

Wow, I love this song.
My old ears have no idea what she is singing, but it sounds great.
Is this even a Christmas song?

25 November 2015

22 November 2015

01 August 2015

Lynn Anderson - Ding-A-Ling The Christmas Bell

I beg your pardon.
I never promised you a timely post. This story is a couple days old.
R.I.P. Lynn Anderson. This song is from her 1971 Christmas album.

28 June 2015

Chris Squire & Alan White - Run With the Fox

Sorry to report that founding member of Yes
This is a 1981 song he wrote and performed with Alan White.

15 May 2015