Sunday, December 7, 2008

Sleigh bells ring, ears are bleeding

Corporate Christmas time means, among other things, repetition of the same holiday oriented pop songs over and over again. Walk into any department store, supermarket, or pizza parlor, and your ears will be tickled by the crooning of the long dead and the shrieking of the currently popular. Some radio stations go so far as to convert to a 24 hour Christmas tunes format, churning out the same Bing Crosby and Nat King Cole staples, along with vapid pop diva spins on religious ditties. To quote Stephen Colbert,
Hey! It’s another Christmas song
Yay! Another oft’ returning
Royalty earning Christmas song
I’ve got plenty more so go buy a modem
Log on to iTunes and pay to download ‘em
Pay! For another Christmas song
As Brenda Lee's royalty checks fly in this month, I thought I'd try and share some lesser known winter wonders. To kick things off, the Punk Rock Advent Calendar has a new track available for listen or download every day from now until Jesus slides out of his mother's tight birthing hole.


Gorilla Bananas said...

So Colbert wants people to sing to him for free, like a massa in the plantation listening to the slaves? He needs to get haunted like Scrooge.

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Jai said...

I guess MySpace is good for something good after all. Punk Rock Advent Calendar can't handle the traffic from your hairy blogsack:

ChrisV82 said...

GB: I guess it's more like he wants to get in on the bandwagon. Inspired by capitalism, the reason for the season.

SC: Stevie Nicks has that effect on a lot of people.

Jai: Well, MySpace is there...but at what cost? At what cost to all of us?