December 22, 2012

Jay Varner's Merrymaking Mix: 2012

In the mood for holiday mixes? Check us out over at Talus,Or Scree. We love 77 Santas but we can only do it one month out of the year. At Talus, Or Scree, we’re around all year.

The 2012 Merrymaking Mixes are up! Click here to check them out. We were featured in this Financial Times article about alternative Christmas music.

You can also subscribe to our podcast on iTunes. Our latest episode is all about holiday music.

November 04, 2012

2012 Has Started!

That's right folks. The first mix has already gone live. Here's a little taste of the artwork! To find more like it over the next two months, make sure you check-out our new home at Talus, or Scree.

December 18, 2011

Jay Varner's Holiday Mix 2011

Did we need another holiday mix? No. However, that never deters us from going totally overboard! Our final holiday mix of 2011 is now available at Talus, Or Scree (that's our new home; if you haven't visited yet, we're there all year round!). A little background here: this is the holiday mix Jay will give a select group of family and friends. Now, given that it’s December 18, he will most likely never actually get this in the mail. I mean, let’s be honest about it. Still, his heart is in the right place and he certainly has the best of intentions. If you downloaded the earlier mixes, there might be a few repeats here but most of the songs are making their debut on 77 Santas. If you download all five mixes, you’ve got over six and a half hours of music. That should get you to your destinations this week and then some. We hope you’ve enjoyed these mixes and already look forward to 77 Santas’ 2012 season!

Head on over to the new 77 Santas to check it out.

December 10, 2011

2011 Holiday Mixes Are Up!

Head over to Talus, Or Scree to download and enjoy all four mixes with 112 songs (and maybe a few hidden tracks?). That's five and a half hours of holiday music!

October 19, 2011

We're moving! Come with us!

Faithful readers! You know how we usually only post here two months out of the year, at best? Well, we plan to continue with our love of Christmas songs mostly obscure and sometimes not, but we can't lie dormant during the other 10 or so months of the year!

So, a little announcement: PC and JV have crossed over to an all-podcast all the time format. We hope you will find a new slew of our obsessions to enjoy, in addition to Christmas music, at our new podcast, Talus, Or Scree.

We are about 8 episodes in and it's going quite well! We're having a blast! Go take a look at the new site and give a listen to the podcast. We will still offer bundles of songs during the holiday season, albeit in podcast form and through the new website. Keep your eyes and ears open, bookmark the new page, Like us on Facebook, and spread the word, please!

Ok. Onward to the next adventure! Please come along!


December 17, 2010

Gee Whiz, It's Christmas Break!

Loyal Underlings,

I officially finish my semester today. It's been a long one. I'm tired, I'm cold, I'm haunted by Krampus, but I'm going to do my best to drop musical wonder in this last week.

So, here goes:

I was shopping for JV's Xmas present yesterday, and I found myself a most wonderful treat: Christmas with The Louvin Brothers. I will post from this often, as they are one of my favorites:

The Louvin Brothers:

The Friendly Beasts

Good Christian Men Rejoice

And I'll keep the country flavor going with The Texas Troubador, Ernest Tubb. Ernest Tubb was originally cast to play Krampus in an epic movie starring Orson Welles called Get Off My Wife, Krampus! but the funding was pulled at the last minute. Also, both Tubb and Welles had gout at the same time, which was a first in Hollywood. Until The Expendables. Hey-O!

Ernest Tubb:

White Christmas

Merry Texas Christmas, You All!!

For JV, who loves "Ain't Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman)", I offer:

Joe Tex:

I'll Make Every Day Christmas (For My Woman)

Man, that Joe Tex sure loves (parenthetical phrases).

And from the same hallowed Stax/Atlantic ground:

Carla Thomas:

Gee Whiz, It's Christmas

That's all for now. May Krampus haunt us all.