The “Eggnog From a Drunk Tank (on Christmas Eve)” Spotify "I Hate Radio" Playlist
The “Eggnog From a Drunk Tank (on Christmas Eve)” Playlist
Every Tuesday (or Monday night) I put out a new curated playlist for your listening enjoyment. You can "Just Hit Play" or check out the song list below for Easter Eggs about the bands.
This week my playlist is all about wishing you a Merry Christmas or a Happy Holiday Season! I am so thankful and appreciative of my blog, twitter, Spotify, and Google+ followers, thank you all so much for the support. I dug deep in the memory banks for many of these songs, I hope you will enjoy the playlist and happy holidays!
"I Hate Radio" is the name of the podcast I am about to start and it is a play on "I Heart Radio" in opposition to music consolidation.
You can catch up on my complete list of The Best Albums of 2016 HERE.
Last week's playlist was my Best of 2016 “The Best of the Rest” playlist, you can listen to it HERE.
And, as always, Explore, Enjoy, and Share Music!
The Songs (with Easter Eggs)
Even if his songs tend toward twee, I do love the prolific Sufjan (especially the Michigan Album)
Bono and Boy George never sounded better IMHO
The Clash and Ramones are at the heart of my love for music and of this blog (I hope).
I went back and forth on this version or the Vandals version, I wanted a good mix of gender and styles, so I went with No Doubt.
Shoot me, I am a ska guy from way back. Bosstones aren't my favorite (that would be The Specials) but, it is a good tune.
Had to represent Detroit! Go get em' Jack and Meg!
7. Frosty the Snowman, Fiona Apple, The Hotel Cafe Presents Winter Songs (2008)
Fiona Apple can do very little wrong IMHO
Let's forget the second album happened, I still love this band's first album
Yup, Depeche Mode X-Mas
I have always really dug the knife (no pun intended)
11. It Doesn't Often Snow at Christmas, Pet Shop Boys, Pet Shop Boys Christmas (Parlophone, 2009)
I mean come on, I was in college in the 80's, I am a mark for the PSB's (shhh). And yes, this song does sound a bit like a Disney Parade song.
By far my favorite Christmas song of all-time. It takes some talent to start your song from inside a drunk tank and still make it seem beautiful and poignant. Sure, the language is a bit dodgy at times, but so is Shane...Kudos to Shane and Kristy for a truly amazing duet.
Wrapping It Up
The crazy names of the playlists were inspired by Captain Beefheart.
My blog motto is "Explore, Enjoy, and Share Music!" So please share!
What albums were new to you?
What was your favorite song on the playlist?
Let me know what you think, leave a comment!