Christmas is Here – Part III (The bad bit)

It’s a sad day for everyone due to the news at the death of Sir Patrick Moore. Nevertheless, the blog must go on, and hopefully another free album will cheer you up! But I’m not sure it will. This time it’s the XO for the Holidays Volume V. I have to say, I’m not that impressed with it this year. Yes it’s still got the magical cheer and for those less into the christmas cheers some more depressing numbers, but I feel that the quality of alternative christmas songs is heading downhill. Could I be wrong? Perhaps it’s just that all christmas songs are eventually doomed, just because of their content? I know that there are plenty of good christmas songs out there, such as those from Mogwai, Eels and Frightened Rabbit. These, however, are very rare, and maybe that’s for the best.

We wouldn’t want too many good christmas songs now would we, that would be going against christmas itself! That’s what it’s all about isn’t it, bad songs, too much alcohol and happy people. Bah humbug.* Also you may have noticed the snow pouring down the page, I’m not sure if I like them, and think they’re just a bit annoying. I’m probably going to get rid of it, what do you think?

 

Electric Shepherd – Dovetail

 

*I’m not actually this moody about christmas, at the time, I do like the overly cheery songs and all the tackiness that comes with it!

The Saturday Selection

Well, here I am, sitting at my desk, a little bit bored. So I thought, why not give my readers a little selection of music to keep their weekend ticking along nicely.

So this is for you! To kick this (hopefully weekly) mix off I thought I’d put the first 5 songs that come up on my iTunes. A risky choice, I know, and I admit there’s a lot of random music in my collection, and I will be taking out the classical music, as I feel that’s not what anyone’s here for. Also, unfortunately due to the fact that big names could appear here quite easily I will only be putting up the tracks if they’re on Soundcloud, otherwise I’ll post a link to a YouTube video so you can still listen. Sorry! Here we go:

First up,

The Phantom Band – Walls

Eels – Nowadays

Seth Lakeman – The Ballad of Josie

British Sea Power – Please Stand Up

Eels – Rags to Rags

So there we have it, the first Saturday 5 to grace these pages. Not as bad as I was expecting, although unfortunate about there being two Eels tracks there, and the second Eels video, I almost didn’t recognise Mr. E, with his funky blonde hair and hardly no beard! I was shocked!