October 11, 2007

A Quick One

The annual Christmas inventory is coming along nicely. I’m discovering that I have more holiday songs that I ever imagined. But of course, that is good news for you lovers of Christmas tunes. We’re kicking it off November 1 this year. Be here. Be ready to download. Be ready for Santa. 77 of them in fact.

Until then, I’m still compiling my tracks, taking a little respite before the main action starts—much Santa in this picture.

But, here’s a quick, non-holiday related post.

Hold On Tight – Electric Light Orchestra
I couldn’t get it out of my head after seeing the commercial.

Whispers (Gettin’ Louder) – Jackie Wilson
Sad story: he suffered a massive heart attack while performing in New Jersey, collapsing head-first onto the stage. He was comatose for the next eight years until he died. What a voice.

Everybody Knows – O.V. Wright
Southern soul at its best.

My Baby Loves a Bunch of Authors – Moxy Fruvous
Name-checks about every author you could imagine, including just-announced Nobel Price winner Doris Lessing. Yeah, I’m a nerd.

Slug Line – John Hiatt
Commercialism and main-stream music labels ripped apart. “First we sterilize it/ Then we merchandise it.”


Anonymous said...

One more day! I'm using your november 1 kickoff as an excuse to listen to holiday music for two months! last year i wasted time on xmas internet radio for good tracks. with your help, i intend to be the best dj santa i can this year.

Anonymous said...

I am dying for my Christmas fix.