Back to Homepage

Monday, December 6, 2010

James Brown - Santa Claus Go Straight To The Ghetto

Hey boys and women, I disappeared for a couple days.  I, Spike D. Eggnog, drank a whole bunch of my namesake on Friday, smoked some nutmeg, and fell asleep for THREE DAYS!  It felt like four, but I'm all good now.  I got an IV and everything.

Anyway, I got this song here by this cool cat named James Brown.  He's so friggin' cool that he tells Santa what to do and he gets away with it!  Sometimes I wish Santa was just James Brown in that red suit.  He'd be the greatest ever, except he'd probably make too much noise.  Yeeeaaaah! 

Download it over at Too Much Happiness with bonus picture of Mr. T

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Sufjan Stevens - O Come O Come Emmanuel

Thank you C-Money for the heads up on this little gem...

Sufjan Stevens seems like the kind of guy that wears a lot of wool.  He's a Winter Man.  A man of many ice storms.  And here he has presented us with a Fuzzy-Sweater rendition of "O Come O Come Emmanuel."  What do I mean?  It's well worn, it's an old item, but it's familiar and warm.  The song is about the anticipation of Jesus, which is why it should be sung with hope as opposed to joy.  'Rejoice' is sung without enthusiasm, it's sung wistfully.  The recorder brings the song back to its 15th century roots without making it too stuffy for the listener.  Sufjan nails it better than most.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Ingrid Lucia - Christmas In New Orleans

New Orleans is my kind of city.  Greasy, spicy, dirty (the good kind) food is available for the common man.  The cadence of the entire city rocks and marches to blues, jazz, zydeco, and funk.  I'd love to see those wrought iron balconies strung up in Christmas lights as I sip a chicory coffee and munch on a beignet.  A light flurry would make the city even more magical than it already is.  Even without winter precipitation, Nawlins is a town that brings out the best in musicians.  Ingrid Lucia and her backing band swing us down to New Orleans for a quick Christmas stroll.  New Orleans music and Christmas music combined really makes my day.  Don't forget to support the artists that make these tracks available.  Pick up a track or two.  Take it away, Ingrid!