Monday, January 16, 2006

MUSIC: The OlderMusicGeek Christmas Samplers' Track List

This is just a list of the songs on some Christmas cd's I burned for some friends, but liked them so much I made copies for myself. I tried to put stuff on them that isn't heard that often on the holidays. - OlderMusicGeek

The OlderMusicGeek Alternative Christmas Sampler - 2005
We Wish You a Merry Christmas (Dance Party Christmas Mix) - ?
Last Christmas (techno version) - ?
Hark! - Torch Song (the band William Orbit started with)
Punk Rock Christmas - The Ravers
Santa Has a Mullet - Nerf Herder
Santa Claus - They Might Be Giants
Every Christmas Card I Write - They Might Be Giants
Shouldn't Have Given a Gun For Christmas - Wall of Voodoo
Merry Christmas (I Don't Wanna Fight Tonight) - The Ramones
Merry Xmas Blues- The Celibate Rifles
Do They Know It's Christmas? (Feed the World) - Far featuring Chino Moreno
Christmas Comes Only Once a Year - MxPx
Hooray for Santa Claus - Sloppy Seconds
Cold and All Alone - MxPx
Daddy Drank Our Xmas Money - TVTV$
There Ain't No Sanity Clause - The Damned
Christmas Celebration - Weezer
Fairytale of New York - No Use For a Name
"Merry Christmas" - Face To Face
Step Into Christmas - The Business
Santa Claus Is Thumbing to Town - Relient K
We Wish You a Merry Christmas - Relient K
The 12 Days of Christmas - Relient K
Angels We Have Heard on High - Relient K
Deck the Halls - Relient K
Favorite Things - Me First and The Gimmes Gimmes
Silent Night - The Dickies
White Christmas - Tina Sugandh

The OlderMusicGeek Less Alternative, More Traditional Christmas Sampler - 2005
Joy to the World - Christmas Grass
Home for the Holidays - The dB's
Christmas from the Family - Robert Earl Keen
That's What Christmas Means to Me - Stevie Wonder
Jingle Bells - Wilson Pickett
Little St Nick - The Muppets (Doctor Teeth and The Electric Mayhem)
We Three Kings - The Roches
Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree - The Refreshments
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Bright Eyes
I'm Getting Nothin' For Christmas - Smash Mouth and Rose O'Donnell
Frosty the Snowman - The Charms
Don't Believe in Christmas - The Sonics
Santa Claus - They Might Be Giants
Christmas Wrapping - The Waitresses
Cool Yule - Rebel Pebbles
Christmas Time Again- Bad Manners
Super Sunny Christmas - Redd Kross
Everything's Going to Be Cool This Christmas - The Eels
It's Christmas - Bouquet of Veal
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - Cher
Rosie Christmas - Donna Summer
techno christmas medley - ?
Jingle Bells (techno version) - ?
Feliz Navidad - The Three Tenors
The Christians and the Pagans (live) - Dar Williams

The OlderMusicGeek Even More Traditional Christmas Sampler - 2005
Deck the Halls - Philadelphia Brass Ensemble
Deck the Halls - Robert Show Chorale
O Holy Night - Mario Lanza
Jingle Bells - Barbershop Christmas
Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree - The Partridge Family
Little Drummer Boy - Lou Rowls
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - The Dave Williamson Big Band and Singers
Jingle Bells - Jimmy Buffett
We Are Santa's Elves - from the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer soundtrack
Snow - Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen
Good King Wenscelas - Glenn Miller Orchestra
Sleigh Ride - Ella Fitzgerald
Santa Baby - The French Impressionists
Baby, It's Cold Outside - Tom Jones and Cerys from Catatonia
Zat You Santy Claus? - Louis Armstrong
Jingle Bells - Brian Setzer
Blue Christmas - Fats Domino
White Christmas - The Drifters
Little St Nick - The Beach Boys
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeers - The Temptations
Jingle Bells - Smokey Robinson and The Miracles
Frosty the Snowman - Jackson 5
Santa Claus is Coming to Town - B2K
The Christmas Song - The Raveonettes
Christmas All Over Again - Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers
Christmas Time - The dB's
Joy to the World - The Butties
We Wish You a Merry Christmas - Sesame Street cast

MUSIC: An Overview of The OlderMusicGeek Christmas Collections CD's

These are just mp3/MPEG/data cd's of all my Christmas music. I made these to make sure I don't lose any. But I found myself putting them on my cd player on random play and listening to them.

And since they each have 150-225 songs on them, I'm not going to list what is on each cd. But I will give a description of what is in each category.

This just basically Christmas tunes by alternative music artist. I did throw in some tunes by punk artist if their rendition of a Christmas song wasn't very "punky". I also threw in some stuff that didn't seem to fit any other category.

This is a collection of Christmas tunes the Beatles did in their solo careers plus some Christmas songs done in a Beatle-esque style.

Like it says, Christmas tunes done in the big band or swing style. Glenn Miller Orchestra's two cd's, Louis Armstrong's Christmas Through the Years and Ella Fitzgerald's Swinging Christmas along with various tunes including some neo-swing acts are all here.

Just a whole lot of Christmas tunes by Bing Crosby. He has so many, I had to give him his own category!

Christmas tunes done by brass bands! What's Christmas without some?

Actually, this doesn't have any typical classical music. It's traditional and modern Christmas music done with choirs, orchestras or whatever.

Humorous songs and stand-up and spoken word bits about Christmas.

Christmas tunes done with a twang, including bluegrass stuff.

Basically dance music about Christmas. Some are techno/trance versions of traditional Christmas tune and others are like Donna Summer's "Rosie Christmas" and Cher's version of "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)".

Christmas radio shows.

Instrumental versions of Christmas tunes done with guitars in various genres, though mostly by rock guitarists. Most of this is taken from the Merry Axe-mas cd's.

These are just cheesy and hackney versions of Christmas tunes by the likes of Barry Manilow, Lou Rowls and Barbara Streisand.

Christmas tunes with a latin beat and some done calypso and reggae style.

Christmas short stories and books on cd's.

Just various Christmas tunes done in various genres done live.

Christmas tunes done by Motown artists

Stuff from the Sesame Street Christmas cd, the John Denver and Muppets cd and The Muppet Christmas Carol.

Just comedy bits and songs that featured excessive use of words I don't need by my daughter hearing repeatedly. My favorite on here is "Homo Christmas" by Pansy Division and "I Got a Boner for Christmas" by Nerf Herder.

Christmas tunes that are bit unusual like "All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth" and Toolbox Christmas.

Rock and roll Christmas tunes from the '50's and '60's, including Phil Spector's A Christmas Gift for You.

Surprise! Surprise! Christmas tunes done in the punk style.

This mostly a catch-all for African-American Christmas music plus Christmas blues tunes.

Chrismas tunes from rock and pop artists from the '70's to today. I guess pretty soon I'll have to admit my age and make a Xmas '70's and '80's category.

Just what it says.

My favorite Christmas tunes by Mannheim Steamroller.

Christmas tunes done by the Three Tenors, separately or with other people. Doesn't have any classical tunes though, just traditional and modern Christmas tunes.

These are just the type of Christmas tunes that were played around my house by my mom when I was a kid. Mostly swing artists, but ones I didn't feel like putting with my Christmas Swing - people like Dean Martin, Burl Ives, and Tony Bennett.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

MUSIC: A Fun Quiz If You Know Who The Damned Are

Well, here's a fun little quiz if you ever heard of the band, The Damned. If you haven't, shame on you and go check out Machine Gun Ettiquette! Thanks to my kid brother, Harmonica23 and his web site for introducing me to the quiz.

Said Captain! Said wot? Said Captain! Said wotcha want?

I suppose I am most like Captain Sensible, except that I can't play guitar and I'm only a decent dresser. Admittedly though, for some reason, a number of people think I'm nice. And my daughter apparently has told more than one friend that my farts can clear a room!

Which Damned member are you?
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This is a fairly good sampling of some of the music I listen to. It's missing a few genres I like - such as cajun. I'll work on that later. But it does contain most of my favorite artists. I tried to steer away from the better known songs to give you a better idea of what kind of music the artists play, but I was limited by the songs the website - Project Playlist - had available. But if you want to get an idea of what I listen to, just hit the play or arrow button. - OlderMusicGeek

The internet station that does the best of playing my music is Last.fm. Here's my station if you're interested.

This website, OlderMusicGeek Radio on Pandora.com, does a fairly decent job of playing what I like, although they do occasionally play stuff I don't care for, but overall they're pretty good.