Hunker down for the cold weight of winter in Brooklyn, and remember why you keep coming back:
- Ninjasonik show on Tellie's birthday.
- Basement oil wrestling in Harlem. . . as a fundraiser.
- Secret last-minute Japanther + The Death Set + Cerebral Ballzy show in Bushwick.
- Roving parade of costumed characters invades the bar scene in Williamsburg, for the hell of it.
This one didn't make it on to the Xmas Mix '09, but it is kind of holiday-themed in the lyrics.
• The So So Glos - 99 Degrees (Ninjasonik Remix)
A band's place at last.
Keeping up the annual tradition, I'm offering up a new Xmas music mix for 2009. The sixth year in a row, but still holding strong (I think). The Yeah Yeah Yeahs win for best holiday song on this one. If you want any of the previous five years let me know and I will upload them.
XMAS MIX '09:
All I Want For Christmas - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Merry Christmas (I Don't Wanna Fight) - Asobi Seksu
Winter Wonderland - Cap'n Jazz
Oh Joseph - Burning Hank
Come On Santa - The Raveonettes
O Holy Night - Benji Cossa
Santa Clause - The Sonics
Christmas In Prison - Emmy The Great & Lightspeed Champion
I Wish It Was Christmas Today - Julian Casablancas
Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis - Neko Case
It's Christmas But Not For You - TIAC
Christmas Eve, Driving Home - Frontier Ruckus
Run Away With Me - Jens Lekman
Christmas Is For Losers - Mike Nicolai
Ain't No Chimneys - Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Oh Hanukah, Oh Hanukah - Sinai Mountain Boys
Last Christmas - Swearing at Motorists
Crazy Cool Christmas - Kermit Ruffins
Hanukkah - The Mountain Goats
X-Mas Eve (She Got up and Left Me) - Rancid
Xmas Eve - The Damnwells
I even got a couple Hanukkah songs in there this year. . .
• XMAS MIX '09 - Download .zip file here
As requested I uploaded all the other mixes from past years. Get your yuletide overload here:
• XMAS MIX '08
• XMAS MIX '07
• XMAS MIX '06
• XMAS MIX '05
• XMAS MIX '04
Nothing fancy for now. I took some time off for Turkey Day.
Also, I'm going to try and put together the 6th installment of my annual Xmas mix to share. But after five previous years I'm pretty tapped out when it comes to good, non-traditional holiday songs. So if you have any ideas or suggestions, please send them my way.
It's like Rage Against The Machine with an organ. And that's not a bad thing.
• The Dead Weather - Bone House
A band's place at last.