Kicking it Xmas style

UPDATE: I fixed the bloody songs. Why can’t I ever post an MP3 right the first time?Damn it. Chag beat to it.

I’d been planning on posting some favorite Christmas tunes, and he goes and does a whole list. Now that I’ve gotten the hard drive sorted out, I can start mine. I swing different though. I’m going to post 2 songs each day between now and then. At least he didn’t hurt my list all that much.

First I gotta tell you, that the holiday period gets kinda bizarre for me. As a non christian, it galls me that I gotta deal with it. Yet, due to the cultural conditioning we all are subject to, I get all of the pavlovian responses. I want to get and give things, I want to spend time with my loved ones, I want a tree and lights (LOTS of lights!), I am both repulsed and attracted to the crazed level of consumption that occurs this time of year – more this year, because I work in the great temple of unneeded, overpriced, poorly made crap – the Mall.

Which tells you why this list is gonna be heavy on the parody side.
We’ll start with a classic from Bob Rivers – Wreck The Malls. I’d actually forgotten about this until it came up on shuffle at work after close the other night.

Wreck The Malls

Next is , as Chag said, one of the absolute best Christmas songs ever. Known mostly for songs other bands have covered (Mama, weer all crazzee now and C’mon, Feel the Noize), Slade is/was a fantastic band with amazing songwriting chops. Here’s “Merry Christmas, Everybody”.

Merry Christmas, Everybody

What are some of your favorites?

Having a Wonderful CrashMas

So I know things have been weak around here. I’ve been busy with the usual and the unusual. The usual, you can guess at. The unusual, well, I have a main line out that is blocked. What? You have no idea what I’m talking about? Oh. Well, there’s this big ass pipe that carries everything that goes down the drain away from the house to the sewer. That’s the main line. It’s clogged up with nasty stuff, as you might imagine. Been trying to deal with that. Not so successfully so far.

Also, just as I’m ramping up to do two websites (It’s a side line of mine – if you need my help, check out Kallisti Medias), my hard drive has gone south. I’m currently trying to pull stuff I hadn’t yet backed up, and it’s frustrating. With luck, and help from the Great Tech gods, I’ll be back up by tonite.

I would like to offer belated Congratulations to MoonSpun And Running Professor.
They’s gettin’ Hitched!

Coming soon to Tattooed Dad, I will be shareing some of my Fave Xmas tracks.
Also, a long winded rant on the state of consumption in America.
Working in a mall certainly opens your eyes to the fact that American society is thrashing about in the final stages of consumption. 9 year olds with $400 phones…