14 December 2005

topomodesto

01 The Hidden Cameras – Golden Streams
02 The Raveonettes – The Christmas Song
03 My Morning Jacket – Xmas Curtain
04 Vince Guaraldi Trio – Christmas Time Is Here
05 Darlene Love – White Christmas
06 Feist – Mushaboom
07 Johnny Smith – Moonlight In Vermont
08 The Flaming Lips – A Change At Christmas
09 Nick Drake – Fly
10 Mason Jennings – The Light (part II)
11 Vince Guaraldi Trio – Skating
12 The Walkmen – Christmas Party
13 Tsunami – Could Have Been Christmas
14 Johnny Smith – Where Or When
15 Badly Drawn Boy – Donna And Blitzen
16 Mellowdrone – Again [Faith Evans cover]
17 Vince Guaraldi Trio – The Christmas Song
18 Low – Just Like Christmas
19 Christian Kleine – Bitter Things
20 Sufjan Stevens – The Transfiguration
21 Charlemagne – Your Scars
22 Iron & Wine + Calexico – All Tomorrow’s Parties [VU]
 

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freed

01 The Hidden Cameras – Golden Streams
02 Snowden – Christmas Time is Here
03 Bark Psychosis – 400 Winters
04 Smog – I Feel Like the Mother of the World
05 Nada Surf – Blonde on Blonde
06 Snow Patrol – When I Get Home for Christmas
07 Havergal – Drowned Men
08 Robert Lippok – Readymades
09 Nobody & The Mystic Chords – Walk In The After Light
10 The Ravonettes – Christmas Song
11 Giant Drag – God Only Knows
12 B. Fleischman – Composure
13 Casino Versus Japan – Wasted Snow Home
14 The Meeting Places – On Our Own
15 Cass McCombs – I Went to the Hospital
16 Ehroehed – Goodwill
17 Yo La Tengo – Rock N Roll Santa
18 The Walkmen – Christmas Party
19 The Hidden Cameras- Breath On It
 

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jlc

01 Mark Mothersbaugh – Snowflake Music
02 Stryper – Reason For the Season
03 The Locust – Pulling the Christmas Pig By the Wrong Pair of Ears
04 Sleepytime Trio – Jesus Extract
05 The Extra Blenns – Going to Marrakesh
06 Modest Mouse – Wild Packs of Family Dogs
07 Guided By Voices – Game of Pricks
08 The Microphones – I Want to Be Cold
09 Julie Doiron – Snowfalls in Novemeber
10 The Softies – Winter Pageant
11 The Gris Gris – Winter Weather
12 Seam – Tuff Luck
13 Sonic Youth – Providence
14 The Spinto Band – Oh Mandy
15 Men’s Recovery Project – New Year’s Party in a Sweltering Apartment
16 OK Go – This Will Be Our Year
 

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anne

01 The Animals – We Gotta Get Out of This Place
02 The La’s – Daledrum
03 Magnetic Fields – Desert Island
04 The Fall – Couldn’t Get Ahead
05 Harry Nilsson – Everybody’s Talkin’
06 eoFdm – Whorehoppin’ (Shit, Goddamn)
07 Blur – Jets
08 Moldy Peaches – Who’s Got the Crack
09 T.Rex – Jeepster
10 Libertines – The Good Old Days
11 Manic Street Preachers – Out of Time
12 Clap Your Hands Say Yeah – Upon This Tidal Wave of Young Blood
 

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it is smashmouth who has inspired who has inspired me this time around. i was just flipping through the channels, after watching thom mayne on charlie rose, and stopped on jay leno, just in time to see smashmouth launch into a gut-wrenching, bile-inducing, scratch-my-eyes-out-of-my-head terrible christmas song. choking back the upchuck in my throat, all i could think of is everything that could have been on television at that moment that would have been better than this buffoon. the first thing that came to mind of course is hearsay. so for this special holiday edition, i ask you, no i beg you, to please provide a healthy diversion to the incredible drivel that will be trickling into our ears over the next 22 days and then some. only limits are, no smashmouth, and no springsteen singing i wish you a merry christmas, or any other christmas crap i’ll hear braving the crowds to christmas shop- a good reason to shop online. carve out some time to donate some christmas like carols (they dont have to be about xmas, but just evoke the holidays in some way, however oblique), to our collective cause, hearsay 05: holidaze.

freed