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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

-> Sufjan Stevens- That Was the Worst Christmas Ever! [mp3]

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


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.

-> Sufjan Stevens- Star of Wonder [mp3]

December 3, 2007

Finals / The 25 Days of Christmas: Part 3

Well it seems college isn’t all I’d ever hoped it to be, because of the word final

-> Bluto’s Prep Talk (From Animal House) [mp3]

As snowflakes blissfully and sporadically leap from the platinum sky above, characters of a paranoid filled utopia shuffle around frantically in the biting cold to slide into their more permanent residence of the holiday season, the library. For me it’s like having an event every day, an all day specially planned event that is worth 20% of my final grade and has to be completed by 4 P.M. of the following day. Because of this wonderful time of year, my schedule allows barely any time for blogging, so here is an apology in advance for any lack of material for the next week and a half. I will still be posting my jolly ole Christmas tunes everyday, but a post with some actual density to it may be a rare find in this long stretch of semester numero uno. So sit back, relax, gaze at the mesmerizing mini-snowflakes that drift like fluent dancers (If you’re currently somewhere in the Midwest or Northeast), and possibly pull an all nighter for a Stylistic Analysis of Eternal Sunshine, I don’t know. Whatever you’re into. Just enjoy the Holiday songs for the next little while.

-> Sufjan Stevens- Holy, Holy, Holy [mp3]

October 29, 2007

Where Do I Begin? Oh, That’s Right.

Holy moly, where do I begin? [I think I have an idea] It’s been a hectic last two weeks, filled with weekend get-a-ways, papers on Modernist writers, and even a dash of catch-up napping. So much has been going on and I really don’t know where to start other than what I will end this post with. There has been a shower of new bands just flooding my iPod headphones and they need to be heard. But business is business. So let’s get down to it with what’s important now. The new Sufjan Stevens track.

So fresh off the new Bob Dylan bio-pic’s (that has me shaking with excitement) soundtrack is a new Sufjan track, and he does not disappoint… like he never does. When Sufjan’s voice first trudges in I feel like everything is wonderful that surrounds me, like hope is a possible option for anything in the entire world. The electric guitar is so unusual with Sufjan’s style that it makes it all the more better and the happy bouncy chorus and the intense horn orchestral climaxes contribute to a top notch track for the Michigan native. I promise you, you will be listening to this track non stop from the moment it first hits your ear drums. So be prepared to rock out to this and the rest of the stellar compilation, as it hits stores tomorrow.

Disc 1
“All Along the Watchtower,” – Eddie Vedder and the Million Dollar Bashers
“I’m Not There,” Sonic Youth
“Goin’ To Acapulco,” Jim James and Calexico
“Tombstone Blues,” Richie Havens
“Ballad of a Thin Man,” Stephen Malkmus and the Million Dollar Bashers
“Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again,” Cat Power
“Pressing On,” John Doe
“Fourth Time Around,” Yo La Tengo
“Dark Eyes,” Iron & Wine and Calexico
“Highway 61 Revisited,” Karen O and the Million Dollar Bashers
“One More Cup of Coffee,” Roger McGuinn and Calexico
“The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll,” Mason Jennings
“Billy,” Los Lobos
“Simple Twist of Fate,” Jeff Tweedy
“The Man in the Long Black Coat,” Mark Lanegan
“SeƱor (Tales of Yankee Power),” Willie Nelson and Calexico

Disc 2

“As I Went Out One Morning,” Mira Billotte
“Can’t Leave Her Behind,” Stephen Malkmus and Lee Ranaldo
“Ring Them Bells,” Sufjan Stevens
“Just Like a Woman,” Charlotte Gainsbourg and Calexico
“Mama You’ve Been on My Mind” / “A Fraction of Last Thoughts on Woody Guthrie,” Jack Johnson
“I Wanna Be Your Lover,” Yo La Tengo
“You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere,” Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova
“Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?,” The Hold Steady
“Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues,” Ramblin’ Jack Elliot
“Wicked Messenger,” The Black Keys
“Cold Irons Bound,” Tom Verlaine and the Million Dollar Bashers
“The Times They Are a-Changin’,” Mason Jennings
“Maggie’s Farm,” Stephen Malkmus and the Million Dollar Bashers
“When the Ship Comes In,” Marcus Carl Franklin
“Moonshiner,” Bob Forrest
“I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine,” John Doe
“Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door,” Antony & the Johnsons
“I’m Not There,” Bob Dylan

->Sufjan Stevens- Ring Them Bells [mp3] (**DH** Highly Recommended)

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