As there is no escaping that is that time of the year, I decided to give EPISODE 47 a little bit of a “Jesus's Birthday” vibe, albeit, more of a “JC drinking eggnog, celebrating his birthday alone” kind of vibe, but still… deck the halls and all that stuff. I didn't go full Xmas like I did way back when I last did a Christmas special, instead there are only a couple 'real xmas' songs —and even those are not so christmassy that they'll evoke that stressful feeling of being in a crowded department store— and the rest of the songs are just songs that sort of fit the feeling of this time of year (like the Gorgeous Bully singing “I spent all my time, waiting in line for you”, which I guess kinda evokes that stressful feeling of being in a crowded department store).
So press play and enjoy and have a happy holidays / merry christmas / tip top end of this year that almost is a was.
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EPISODE 047 - TRACK LISTING w/ LINKS
(00:00:26) Landlady ft. Amelia Meath - Please Come Home For Christmas | (00:02:32) Gorgeous Bully - love song for someone else | (00:05:05) Man Meets Bear - Everything You Believe Is A Lie | (00:09:08) Danielle Fricke - Santa Baby | (00:13:13) TYPHOON - In Spite of Ourselves (John Prine cover) | (00:15:18) Tom Waits - Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis | (00:19:40) nadia reid - Just To Feel Alive | (00:23:27) Generationals - Black Lemon | (00:27:16) Lowpines - Call If You Need Me | (00:30:25) Damien Rice - Trusty And True | (00:37:13) Red Alder - Winterdress | (00:38:10) The White Album - The Line | (00:40:30) princess reason - something cold inside is warming | (00:42:48) Belle & Sebastian - Winter Wooskie | (00:45:27) Old Amica - Virginia | (00:46:41) Mi Mye - So Cool | (00:48:20) Cotton Jones - Man Climbs Out Of The Winter | (00:52:00) Kris Ellestad - Angel In The Snow - Elliott Smith (2012) | (00:54:33) Eef Barzelay - The See Of You | (00:57:20) Diamond Rugs - Christmas in a Chinese Restaurant
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Finally, please remember to remember the following: music makes all our lives a bit more bearable, but the continued making of that music requires all of us listeners to give a little love back. Whether that be by buying what we like, sharing a metaphorical pint, or even just the simple act of spreading the word / letting the artist know how much you dig it, basically, anything beyond silent appreciation goes a really long way.