Saturday, December 27, 2008

Well, ole Sanity can feel the pain of this song. I guess it must have been that last sneezy, sniffly three year-old. Whatever. I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas day and will enjoy the rest of the season. When my turntable gets out of the shop, I'll get to adding more goodies for your aural stockings. May we all be blessed with a wonderful 2009. Sending good wishes for you all.

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Comments are even better than milk and cookies as far as I am concerned.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Don't Take Your Vinyl To Town, Son

Imagine a mid-life crisis and the thought of selling all your household possessions and getting in your car and taking off for parts unknown. Back in 1991, that's exactly what Mrs. Clause and I did. All the vinyl I'd collected since 1964 went with the wind. Since that time, we settled back down and began our accumulation all over again. Sadly, I can no longer live the life of a crate-digger with my arthritis and other medical difficulties. End of story.
The tracks on this compilation are from mix tapes I made during the eighties and 1990 before the big purge. I've replaced some of them and still search for others. If anyone out there knows where I can get a copy of the Christmas album that the New Orleans Coca-Cola Bottling Company put out in the early eighties, please let me know. I bought one from Record Ron down in the Big Easy a couple of decades ago and would love to replace it.
With that out of the way, I present to you "Lost Christmas Songs" for your listening enjoyment. Link and password are in comments. Enjoy!

Monday, December 15, 2008

A Long Time Ago In A Galaxy Far, Far Away

And now, for something completely different. Cover illustrations by EMSH for Galaxy Magazine from 1953 to 1960. All feature his great six-limbed Santa Claus.

What, Christmas?

Today I am sharing one disc from my five-disc box set of the collected work of Irving Berlin, "White Christmas: A Song For The Ages." This disc features the song performed by blues, gospel, jazz, reggae, and rhythm & blues performers. I call it "Soulful White Christmas." I hope that you enjoy it. Ripped at 320K for your listening enjoyment. Covers included for your visual needs.

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Wednesday, December 10, 2008

'Zat You, Santa Claus?

Mix number two is from 1996 and is a collection of songs about Sanity, er...Santa. What better subject at Christmas? I know, but this one is for all the secular Santas out there. We'll get to the reason for the season later. Ripped at 320K for your listening pleasure with covers included. The LP cover is from the incredible collection of Mr. Ernie (not Bert). I photoshopped my photoshopped comic cover onto it because it makes it looks much cooler. Thanks, Ernie. Hope you enjoy. Thanks.

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Instrumentally Yours

My first mix I'll be sharing with you this year is from 1995. The title is "Sprauncy Christmas Jingles." Sprauncy is a term I discovered in the description of a track on one of those KPM Music Library lps and I thought it fit the mood of this collection, even if I don't know what it means. I hope you'll enjoy it as much I have over the years. Ripped at 320K for your listening pleasure.

Links and password are in the comments. Please leave a comment of your own if you have the time. Thanks.

Edit: For some reason, Rapidshare did not save these files to my premium account, so I am re-uploading them now. I'll have the new links up asap. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Sanity Lives

Here it is almost two weeks into December and I'm just making my first post! Where does the time go? I guess I should have read the Insanity Clause! I am going to do something a little different this year. I am going through my old Christmas mixes which I sent out to friends and relations over the years and am going to upload some of them for your downloading and listening pleasure. The first one will be up shortly. Thanks for stopping by.