Hey there! As evidence of me spending wasting a bit too much time on the internet, I’d like to share a few holiday tunes that I’ve stumbled across recently… Again, nothing mainstream here. There’s enough Mariah Carey and Buble and Bieber garbage on the radio and in the malls. You’ve got to dig a bit deeper for the good stuff. The stuff that falls between the cracks of the mainstream is so much more interesting, in my opinion.
The tail-end of 2014 has turned into a bit of a rough patch around here,as we are suffering from my Mom’s death in October. Getting myself into a good mood and keeping it there hasn’t exactly been easy, but I’m trying. With the holidays rapidly approaching, I find myself wondering if I’m going to find the holiday spirit at all this year. Mom was probably the main reason I love this time of the year so much, and her not being here is going to make things tough. But life goes on, and I’m going to try to persevere and not let myself get too down. Easier said than done, right?
Another new Holiday Mixcloud! Hopefully you’re not getting tired of these yet. This one is the 2011 Christmas CD Mix. ‘Christmasville USA’ gets its name from the title track by Jimmy Charles. It’s a collection of little-known holiday tracks from the 50’s and early 60’s… the dawn of rock n’ roll, imagined as a “Rockin’ Teen Dance Party.” Rock on!
Day 2 of “Operation Christmas CD Mix Upload”….. This year’s holiday CD was actually two discs of music. This mixcloud is the second disc, comprised of more “normal” holiday music from the last few years. This is music that you may actually want to play through more than once. I hope you give it a listen, and I hope you enjoy it!