December 10, 2009

Everything is White, Tonight (Revised Links... Let me know if they work)

I think I'll make a post of some contemporary songs by bands/artists I listen to regularly to build off of my first post.

I'll start with Xmas at the Zoo by the Flaming Lips. A throwback of sorts for them, as they've since made a Xmas movie, but I love it.

While listening, go get yourself one of these.

I'm absolutely nuts over Califone these days. Here's an older song of theirs called On the Steeple with the Shakes (X-mas Tigers). Congrats, too, on their film All My Friends Are Funeral Singers getting picked up by Sundance! Great album of the same name, too!

How about a double shot of Low? How about Blue Christmas and Little Drummer Boy? That's what I thought.

As JV previously mentioned, we are quite high on The Felice Brothers these days, brought on mostly by seeing them in Virginia, a mere 24 hours after seeing The Possum, where we got hammered drunk and saw a huge fight and ate a whole bag of Doritos in his driveway. Glad you cleaned up and showed up, Possum! Anyhow, here's Murder by Mistletoe, but The Felice Brothers. They refuse to let the murder ballad die, thank God.

I bet Bob Dylan and The Possum got drunk together once or twice, but not while he was recording O'Come All Ye Faithful (Adestes Fideles). You can't sing in Latin while hammered. I tried. At church once, at twelve years old.

Then there's the inimitable Will Oldham, under the Palace Songs moniker, singing Christmastime in the Mountains.

Speaking of Kentucky, How about My Morning Jacket, doing Xmas Time is Here Again?

In a couple weeks, I'll be Going Home for Christmas, though not with Nicolai Dunger.

That's all you get from me today. I think I'll come roaring back with some classics next. Please let me know if the links work.



Billy Blagg said...

Hey, great stuff as usal but all your links seem to be downloading 'Christmas in the Mountains'. Did Bob complain?

thehauntedtooth said...

Ugh. OK. I'll figure it out. Sorry. Not sure why this happened...

thehauntedtooth said...

Links revised. Please let me know that they work.