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December 26, 2007

So Long ’till the Zero Eight

Filed under: Uncategorized — thatguyfromla @ 1:22 am

So it seems that my trip to Northern Michigan will not only completely eradicate any communication I’ll have with the interweb, but it will also be responsible for me not returning until the night of the eve of the new year. Of course there’s some little get-together going on, so you may not be hearing from me until the new calenders have been pinned to the walls, but maybe if I bust some moves on the ole highway on the 31st I’ll be able to put together some sort of New Years post. Cheers. And have a very good week.

December 25, 2007

The 25 Days of Christmas: Part 24 (Eve Special)

Tomorrow is Christmas, and tonight is Christmas Eve. I hope you all have enjoyed the past 28 days, so I’m gonna throw together a bunch of new Christmas mp3s and give you the links to all the previous ones. Enjoy! (P.S. – It seems i’ve dipped into the actual 25th! Merry Christmas to all, and to all a goodnight).

CHRISTMAS MP3S OF THE DAY!!!!!!
-> My Morning Jacket- Xmas Time Is Here [mp3]
-> Bing Crosby- White Christmas [mp3]
-> Low- Just Like Christmas [mp3]
-> The Raveonettes- The Christmas Song [mp3]
-> The Killers- A Great Big Sled [mp3]
-> Fiona Apple- Frosty the Snowman [mp3]
-> Bing Crosby- Silent Night [mp3]
-> Sufjan Stevens- Away In A Manger [mp3]
-> Fred Waring & The Pennsylvanians- ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas [mp3]
-> Andy Williams- O Holy Night [mp3]

All Together Now
-> The Carpenters- The Christmas Song [mp3]
-> Sufjan Stevens- Put the Lights On the Tree [mp3]
-> Nat King Cole- Hark! The Herald Angels Sing [mp3]
-> Gene Autry- Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer [mp3]
-> Phantom Planet- Winter Wonderland [mp3]
-> Sufjan Stevens- Holy, Holy, Holy [mp3]
-> Vaughn Monroe- Let It Snow [mp3]
-> Fountains of Wayne- Valley Winter Song [mp3]
-> Vince Guaraldi Trio and the Cast of Charlie Brown- Christmas Time Is Here [mp3]
-> Elmo & Patsy- Grandma Got Runover By A Reindeer [mp3]
-> Iron & Wine- Sodom, South Georgia [mp3]
-> The Swimmers- The Christmas Sound [mp3]
-> Bobby Helms- Jingle Bell Rock [mp3]
-> Sufjan Stevens- Star of Wonder [mp3]
-> Vince Guaraldi Trio- O Tannenbaum [mp3]
-> Alvin & The Chipmunks- The Chipmunk Song [mp3]
-> Sufjan Stevens- That Was the Worst Christmas Ever [mp3]
-> Mark Mothersbaugh- Sparkplug Minuet [mp3]
-> The Walkmen- The Christmas Party [mp3]
-> Chet Atkins- Jolly Old St. Nicholas [mp3]
-> Johnny Mathis- The First Noel [mp3]
-> Jeff Grant- Christmas [mp3]
-> Ryan Adams- Hey Parker, It’s Christmas [mp3]
-> The Bird and The Bee- Carol of Bells [mp3]
-> The Polyphonic Spree- Carol of Bells (Tim’s About To Lose His Marble) [mp3]
-> Roger Whittaker- The 12 Days of Christmas [mp3]
-> Burl Ives- Christmas Can’t Be Far Away [mp3]

and that’s some good ole fun x-mas. Merry Christmas once again.

December 23, 2007

The 25 Days of Christmas: Part 23

Filed under: Christmas is Dank, Muzak, Oldness, Snowdrops, Winter Won — thatguyfromla @ 10:46 pm

2 more days…

CHRISTMAS MP3 OF THE DAY!
-> Burl Ives- Christmas Can’t Be Far Away [mp3]

December 22, 2007

The 25 Days of Christmas: Part 22

Wow, the days been hectic as 28 of my old high school friends will shuffle down my basement stairs in a few hours and cram into a roygbiv glowing room while showering in cheap light beer and sip sliding shots from an ice luge. Oh and everyone is required to be wearing a very cheerful Christmas sweater. It should be some fun. But here’s yr mp3.

CHRISTMAS MP3 OF THE DAY!
-> Roger Whittaker- The 12 Days of Christmas [mp3]

December 21, 2007

The 25 Days of Christmas: Part 20 / 21

Filed under: Christmas is Dank, kind of newness?, Muzak, Snowdrops, Winter Won — thatguyfromla @ 8:15 pm

Apologies again, decorating for my annual Christmas drink fest is in full drive and I’ve been busy busy busy.

CHRISTMAS MP3(S) OF THE DAY(S)!!
-> The Bird and The Bee- Carol of Bells [mp3]
-> The Polyphonic Spree- Carol of Bells (Tim’s About To Lose His Marbles) [mp3]

December 20, 2007

The 25 Days of Christmas: Part 19

Filed under: Christmas is Dank, kind of newness?, Muzak, Snowdrops, Winter Won — thatguyfromla @ 12:17 am

Wow, only 6 days left. There has been 22 Christmasy Christmas jingles thus far! so don’t forget them.

CHRISTMAS MP3 OF THE DAY!
-> Ryan Adams- Hey Parker, It’s Christmas [mp3]

December 18, 2007

The 25 Days of Christmas: Part 18

Filed under: Christmas is Dank, M. Bison, Muzak, Newness, Snowdrops, Winter Won — thatguyfromla @ 12:17 pm

In celebration of M. Bison recently releasing their EP, here’s Jeff Grant to put out some X-Mas vibes for everyone.

CHRISTMAS MP3 OF THE DAY!
-> Jeff Grant- Christmas [mp3]

December 17, 2007

the top 44 albums of 2 thousand 7 (36-33)

Filed under: Album Covers, Highly Recommended, Muzak, Newness, Stuff Inside the Body — thatguyfromla @ 1:38 pm

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Well, my plane has been delayed for an hour and forty minutes so I have some time to spare. I’ll give you part tres of my favorite 44 albums of the year (p.s. I know I’m moving slow with this but it’s all about the vibe).

pps. Sorry I didn’t include the *SONG OF THE ALBUM* feature in albums 40-37

patrick park: everyone’s in everyone
Patrick Park took my by great surprise this year. I had heard his “Life Is A Song” in the concluding episodes of one of my favorite television shows (The O.C naturally), and I was blown away by its beautiful simplicity. After identifying his album by my knowledge of that song, I was pulled into it’s acoustic aesthetics. I was amazed at how far he went on the album instead of being one of those artists who makes one good acoustic track. Don’t get me wrong, “Life Is A Song” is a wonderful song, but do not let it overpower the rest of the album. *SONG OF THE ALBUM*: “Life Is A Song”.

-> Patrick Park- Here We Are [mp3]
-> Patrick Park- Life Is A Song [mp3]

buy patrick park here.

band of horses: cease to begin
I talked about Band of Horses a lot when this album came out, because to me it was simply mindblowing. This is the only band I know that uses the album cover art as a precursory to the vibe the album will put out. It happened with Everything All the Time with the swamp / woods themed cover, and continued on Cease To Begin. But other than that little tidbit I find important, this album is wonderful. Take a listen or take twelve and it will never disappoint you. *SONG OF THE ALBUM*: “The General Specific”.

-> Band of Horses- The General Specific [mp3]
-> Band of Horses- Window Blues [mp3]

buy band of horses here

bishop allen: the broken string
If you were as big of a Bishop Allen fan as I was while the EP Project happened for a year, then you’ll agree that this should be more a salute to that than this album. This album is great, but it uses a lot of tracks from some of the 12 EPs. Plus, when you’re done with the songs you might have already known, you get a batch of new good ones! If I were combining both this album and the EPs, this would definitley be holding a higher place on my list because of how great that feat was, but this disc is wonderful by itself and should definitley be in your collection. *SONG OF THE ALBUM*: “Rain”.

-> Bishop Allen- Rain mp3
-> Bishop Allen- Chinatown Bus mp3

buy bishop allen here.

bright eyes: cassadaga
This was definitely a breath of fresh air when first hearing this album. It is clearly a departure and a sign of maturity for Bright Eyes, I mean don’t get me wrong, I love their previous records, it’s just I was glad to see them showing off their folk roots a little bit more, and for me, It suited them better. Conor Oberst again proves that he is one of modern music’s most creative songwriters and lyricist while putting out an album that’s just great to listen to. *SONG OF THE ALBUM*: “Classic Cars”.

-> Bright Eyes- Clairaudients (Kill Or Be Killed) [mp3
-> Bright Eyes- Classic Cars [mp3]
-> Bright Eyes- Cleanse Song [mp3]

buy bright eyes here.

top 44 albums of 2 thousand 7 part i (44-41)
top 44 albums of 2 thousand 7 part ii (40-37)

The 25 Days of Christmas: Part 17

Filed under: Christmas is Dank, Muzak, Winter Won — thatguyfromla @ 1:10 pm

CHRISTMAS MP3 OF THE DAY!
-> Johnny Mathis- The First Noel [mp3]

The 25 Days of Christmas: Parts 15 & 16

My apologies ladies and gentleman for missing yesterday’s post. Funny thing is I do have a lot to talk about, I’ve just been hounded by reuniting with friends from their various institutions. Here’s two for today and yesterday.

CHRISTMAS MP3 (S) OF THE DAY (S)!!
-> The Walkmen- The Christmas Party [mp3]
-> Chet Atkins- Jolly Old St. Nicholas [mp3]

December 14, 2007

Blogging from PCA / The 25 Days of Christmas: Part 14

Here I am, blogging from Port Columbus Airport, awaiting my 5:38 flight into Newark International, and with it being 3:31, I would say I have plenty of time to spare.

Excited, very, I am for taking a month break to enjoy Christmas and the start of 2008. For the past week and a half I slaved over more than 45 pages of final papers, and one grueling Japanese class exam. The easiest way I can express myself write now is to just say Thank God it’s done with. Now, back to business for the most part. All I can really put up right now is this new track from the upcoming album Real Emotional Trash from ex-Pavement muskateer, Stephen Malkmus and his band The Jicks. The track’s called “Baltimore”, and it is raw rock at Malkmus’ best. The guitar work stands out triumphantly and the track bellows with enough power and effectiveness to give anyone with the right mind to be excited about this new release.

-> Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks- Baltimore [mp3]

And for the holiday portion of this post, I am happy to say that I am flying into a fresh foot of snow that covered the northern east coast yesterday, and it seems absolutely serene for my case.

Not a very Christmas-y picture, and the song may raise some questions as well, but The Royal Tenenbaums always reminded me a bit of Christmas. From the snowflakes falling occasionally in scenes to the Charlie Brown motif; this song represents that for me.

CHRISTMAS MP3 OF THE DAY!
-> Mark Mothersbaugh- Sparkplug Minuet [mp3]

December 13, 2007

The 25 Days of Christmas: Part 13

Filed under: All Sufjan, Christmas is Dank, kind of newness?, Muzak, too sad to tag, Winter Won — thatguyfromla @ 3:44 am

There’s no way in hell I’ll have any time to do this tomorrow (with Finals papers being due on Friday), so I guess its a good thing I’ve been booking it all night, because technically, it’s the 13th. Woo hoo it’s fucking raining again, there’s the Christmas spirit. Because of the rain, it will be a sad Christmas song, brought to you by none other than Sufjan

CHRISTMAS MP3 OF THE DAY!
-> Sufjan Stevens- That Was the Worst Christmas Ever! [mp3]

(it still amazes me how Sufjan can make a song this sad so beautiful)

December 12, 2007

The 25 Days of Christmas: Part 12

Filed under: Christmas is Dank, Muzak, Newness, Oldness, Snowdrops, Winter Won — thatguyfromla @ 6:21 pm

Wow, believe it or not I’ve actually followed through this thing by doing more than half of what I assigned myself already. I impress myself sometimes.

CHRISTMAS MP3 OF THE DAY!
-> Alvin and the Chipmunks- The Chipmunk Song [mp3]

December 11, 2007

The 25 Days of Christmas: Part 11

Filed under: Charlie Brown, Christmas is Dank, Muzak, Oldness, Snowdrops, Stuff Inside the Body, Winter Won — thatguyfromla @ 11:50 am

Two finals down. Two papers to go. And it still rains…

CHRISTMAS MP3 OF THE DAY!
-> Vince Guaraldi Trio- O Tannenbaum [mp3]

December 10, 2007

The 25 Days of Christmas: Part 10

Here’s a little diddy that will change your entire perspective on this Wintery holiday.

CHRISTMAS MP3 OF THE DAY!
-> Sufjan Stevens- Star of Wonder [mp3]

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