Saturday, December 4, 2010

ChrisV82mas Day 4

"You'll probably get sweaters, underwear and socks, but what you'd really like for Christmas is a nice hard cock." And that's how Pansy Division's "Homo Christmas" begins. What else do you need?

Friday, December 3, 2010

ChrisV82mas Day 3

The Sonics released a Christmas album in 1966 which featured songs by them (see one posted yesterday), the Wailers and the Galaxies, all garage rock bands out of Seattle in the mid-60s. This one by the Wailers, "Christmas Spirit," kind of has a Bob Dylan feel to it, which works.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

ChrisV82mas Day 2

The Sonics' "Don't Believe In Christmas" may be the perfect holiday song. The music itself is impressive, a blue structure with a driving rhythm section and classic organ music. Add to that non-traditional lyrics that pierce the veil of Christmas without getting too malicious or spiritual, and you have a fine tune that can be enjoyed by all.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

ChrisV82mas Day 1

Let's start it off right, "Please Daddy (Don't Get Drunk This Christmas)" by John Denver, a classic melody by a classic country songsmith. It's a tune that's supposed to be sad, but it's played upbeat, yet still a perfect counterpoint to all the holiday schmaltz we normally hear. Denver played it with sincerity, but I can't help but chuckle when I give it a spin.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Drumline: What a Feeling!

On a whim, I decided to see if I could find any videos of marching bands playing the Irene Cara song "Flashdance (What a Feeling)."

Everything about this video is absurd.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

ChrisV82mas: A Prequel

Every day beginning on December 1st and running through December 25th, I will be posting one video of a song about Christmas. These are all non-traditional, i.e. things you will not hear on the radio, satellite or otherwise. As such, I've skipped some good ones by the Ramones and Run DMC just because there's a fair chance you will hear these driving in your car or see them on VH1. Not often, but enough. Plus, people already know those.

So, stay tuned, enjoy the holiday season (whatever you celebrate), and I hope the stores you shop in aren't cranking out the syrup from the speakers.