Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The First Day of Christmas

Welcome to Day 1 of my Twelve Days of Christmas. There will be no partridges or pear trees given away today. Instead, I have some local Christmas music to give away. In fact, it's arguably the definitive collection of local Christmas tunes. I, of course, am referring to the Electric Ornaments compilation released on Idol Records back in 2000.

Here are just five of the reasons why you should own the CD:

  1. Chomsky's take on the Charlie Brown Christmas classic "Christmas Time is Here" turns the tune from a sappy sentimental song into a fun pop classic that never fails to bring some Christmas cheer into my heart.

  2. "I'll Be Home for Christmas" is the vocal highlight of the CD, with Kim Bonner (Kim Pendleton at the time) pouring her heart into every note, delivering her trademark soulful, impassioned vocal stylings.

  3. If you're needing a little humor thrown into your holiday mix, hear what happens to Deathray Davies on Christmas day due to their naughty behavior. I'm not going to tell you the song title; that'd spoil the surprise.
  4. While McCartney's "A Wonderful Christmas Time" is a rather cheesy overplayed holiday tune, it feels a lot more fun when done by [DARYL].

  5. Are you just tired of cheerful holiday tunes? There's a Pleasant Grove song on here, and heaven knows they don't know how to do cheerful.

Oh, there's also Viva Maxitone covering a song made popular from a cartoon based on a Dr. Seuss story.

The song is You're a Mean One, Mr. ______

The first two people to fill in the blank and send an email to ghostofblindlemon@gmail.com with the correct answer each win a CD.

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