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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

kicking the bah humbuggery blues

given that the commercialization of christmas seemingly starts just after labor day these days, there is just too much time for the idea of a christmas mix to not become a tired, worn-out cliche. as such, i swore i would not partake in the festivities this year. bah. humbug.

however, given that this is my first holiday season with sand is overrated, i felt i would be remiss if i failed to post my one (one song doesn't make a mix...does it?) favorite christmas song, "winter wonderland." as best i can recall, the first album that i ever bought* was the first volume of a very special christmas. it was on cassette tape, and i must have been 10. when i was in second grade, i sang (quietly, so as not to actually be heard) in what i guess was the choir of my grade's holiday production. of some play. or something. (it was a long time ago!) but anyway, one of the songs that i had to memorize and sing (okay--mouth the words to) was "winter wonderland". so when i bought a very special christmas a couple years later, naturally this was one of the songs that i loved the most. (along with run-dmc's "christmas in hollis"--booya!...i don't think i can get away with that, can i)

anyway, "winter wonderland" has always been my favorite christmas song, and this version by eurythmics has always been my favorite version of it. i just the love the snaps and crackles, the synth-y 80's beats, and the purity of annie lennox's voice. it never fails to get me into the christmas spirit, something i sorely needed seeing as how christmas is less than two weeks away now.

eurythmics : "winter wonderland" mp3
from the compilation a very special christmas (a&m, 1987)

*with that asterisk, did you think i stole it? no, i didn't steal it, but technically, kick by inxs was the first cassette i ever bought. however, my brother and i bought that together and i happened to have the money at the store. he later assumed the tape for himself and forced me to take the money for it...bastard. ;-)

4 Comments:

Blogger bruce banner said...

hey tad, nice blog, like your selections, especially your last live radiohead post...i have a quick question...i need a file hosting service and saw that you use fileden...is it a good service? to you ever use up your bandwidth? i was thinking of doing the upgraded pay service, but wanted to see what you thought of it first...any feeback would be really appreciated...thanks!

December 14, 2006 at 11:46 AM  
Blogger tad said...

hi bruce,
i have been quite satisfied with fileden. it seems to be reliable, allows direct linking, and is very easy to upload/manage. the only issue is the bandwidth on the free accounts, which is 5gb/month. that sounds like a lot but you go through it pretty quick sometimes. i've gotten around it by just creating multiple accounts...shhhhhh ;-) hope that helps

December 14, 2006 at 9:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well this is a version of Winter Wonderland I have never heard. It was very cool and I hate Christmas music so that is indeed a compliment. :-P

December 14, 2006 at 9:55 PM  
Blogger bruce banner said...

thanks for your input tad, i think i'll probably go that route.
peace
bb

December 15, 2006 at 9:39 AM  

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