Thursday, December 1, 2016

Shaka Kalikimaka

Here is this year's holiday compilation.  After moving to Hawai'i this Summer, I decided to assemble a more island-themed mix, with just one version of "Mele Kalikimaka".

01. Aloha Christmas (The Dukes of Surf)
02. Christmas Island Medley (Aloha Delire)
03. Christmas On Big Island (The Blue Hawaiians)
04. The Merriest Hawaiian Christmas (The Brothers Cazimero)
05. Christmas In The Sand (Colbie Caillat )
06. Christmas In The Sun (Shake Some Action!)
07. Christmas Luau (Dario Russo)
08. O Come All Ye Faithful (Los Straitjackets)
09. Christmas Day  (I Wish I Was Surfing) (Emmy the Great & Tim Wheeler)
10. Christmas Wish (Friends of the Diddlers)
11. On A Christmas Morning (Grand Old Uke Of York)
12. Holiday Hula (Sistah Robi Kahakalua)
13. Shaka Kalikimaka (Imua)
14. Winter Wonderland (Jim "Kimo" West)
15. Linus and Lucy (Kalei Gamiao)
16. Kani Na Pele(Jingle Bells) (Kapoho)
17. Christmas Bells (Willie K)
18. Christmas Lu'au (Makaha Sons)
19. Aloha Kalikimaka (Maui Jam)
20. Kana Kaloka(Here Comes Santa Claus) (Na Leo)
21. Mele Kalikimaka On Christmas Day (Pandanus Club)
22. Love Is A Christmas Rose (Piney Gir)
23. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (Seven Missing Santas)
24. Mele Kalikimaka (She & Him)
25. Santa's Hula (Hilo Hattie)
26. Here Comes Santa In A Red Canoe (Surfers)
27. Surfer Santa Claus (Ukulele Jim)
28. Surfin' Santa (Victoria Vox)
29. Deck The Halls (With Boughs of Longboards) (Rick Springfield)
30. Hark! the Christmas Angels Surf (Kludo White)

(click the Shaka to download)

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Twenty Fifteen

Happy Belated New Year! Here are 24 tunes from the year just past

01. Allie (Belle And Sebastian)
02. Book of Too Late Changes (Cotton Mather)
03. Chasing Clouds (Caddy)
04. Debbie Downer (Courtney Barnett)
05. End Of The World (The Flamin' Groovies)
06. Fast Moving Clouds (Sarah Bethe Nelson)
07. Feeling OK (Best Coast)
08. Hold Down The Fort (The Minus 5)
09. I Can't Help You (The Chills)
10. Just Say Go (Reno Bo)
11. Let Your Hair Fall Down (The Bye Bye Blackbirds)
12. Lucky In Every Way (Pugwash)
13. Midsommar (The Corner Laughers)
14. Now I Know I'll Never Get Over You (The Zombies)
15. Out Of My Mind (Tommy Keene)
16. Philomena (The Decemberists)
17. Queens Tornado (Regular Einstein)
18. Rainbow Tunnel (Alison Faith Levy)
19. Restless Year (Ezra Furman)
20. Seven Days a Week (Nick Piunti)
21. She Writes a Symphony (The Lilac Time)
22. Times Square (Destroyer)
23. When I'm with You (The London Souls)
24. Where Does the Time Go? (Chris Stamey)

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Psychedelic Santa: Christmas 2015

That time of year again. My 2015 Holiday Compilation "Psychedelic Santa" is now ready for downloading and listening.  Click the image to do the first thing.

01. The Grip Weeds - Welcome Christmas
02. Buzz Zeemer - Psychedelic Santa
03. Chipper - Groovy Christmas
04. Dallon Weekes - Sickly Sweet Holidays
05. Electric Prunes - A 67 Christmas
06. Chris Farren - Christmas Guitar
07. Glamourpuss - It's Only Christmas
08. Skip Haynes & Aliotta Haynes Jeremiah - Christmas On LSD
09. Her - Psychedelic Christmas
10. The Green Pajamas - I Wish That It Was Christmas
11. Jackie De Shannon - Do You Know How Christmas Trees Are Grown
12. Kylie Minogue - Christmas Isn't Christmas 'Til You Get Here
13. Alison Faith Levy & Karla Kane  - All I Want for Chanukah is a Ukulele
14. Misty's Big Adventure - Have Yourself a Psychedelic Christmas
15. The National - Christmas Magic [Bob's Buskers]
16. The Olms - Christmas Thyme
17. The Bellamy Brothers - Old Hippie Christmas
18. Zach Gill - Party Hard
19. Squirrel Nut Zippers - Santa Claus Is Smoking Reefer
20. Rotary Connection - Christmas Love
21. The Smoke Fairies - Bad Good
22. The Smoking Trees - The Psychedelic Lights of Christmas
23. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings - Big Bulbs
24. Triangle Park - Christmas Lights
25. Faye and The Scrooges - X M A S
26. Untamed Youth - Santa's Gonna Shut 'Em Down
27. The Vestibules - Christmas on Acid
28. The Waistcoats - (I Wish You Could Be More) Like Santa Claus
29. GFOTY - Christmas Day
30. Andy Partridge - Psychedelic Christmas

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Twenty Fourteen

Happy New Year! Here are 23 tunes from the year just past..

01. Afterglow (Marble Party)
02. Between The Suburbs (School Of Language)
03. Cristina (Teleman)
04. Dizzy Heights (Neil Finn)
05. Everything Comes Together (The Paul & John)
06. Full Moon (Woods)
07. Get What You Give (The Men)
08. How Can You Really (Foxygen)
09. I Hope This Whole Thing Didn't Frighten You (The Hold Steady)
10. About the Weekend (The Jellybricks)
11. Let There Be Reverb (The Jigsaw Seen)
12. Misty's Beside Herself (Sloan)
13. New York Kiss (Spoon)
14. Oh Please (Marshall Holland)
15. Pay for It (The Both)
16. Prove Yourself (The Bobbleheads)
17. Ready For Death (Doug Gillard)
18. Shouting Match (The New Mendicants)
19. Spinning On the Record (Army Navy)
20. Talking Backwards (Real Estate)
21. Until The Sun Explodes (The Pains of Being Pure at Heart)
22. Wave Hello (Three Minute Tease)
23. You Tell Me Where (The New Pornographers)

Monday, December 1, 2014

Wreck The Halls

My 2014 Holiday Mix "Wreck The Halls" (named after one of my favorite holiday libations) is now ready for downloading and streaming. Merry Holiday Season!

(click the label to download these 29 songs)
01. Here We Come a Wassailing - Marah
02. Christmas Time (Is Here Again) - Elephant Stone
03. Christmas Time Again - The Connection
04. Down By The Pharmacy - Young Fresh Fellows
05. Here We Are (On Christmas Day) - The Elftones
06. All I Want for Christmas (Is a Punk Rock Skunk) - Farmer Jason
07. Santa Make Me Good - The Grip Weeds
08. Christmas All The Time - The Green Pajamas
09. Wake Up - The Hipwaders
10. I Can't Wait - Richard X. Heyman
11. Open Up The Box Pandora - The Jigsaw Seen
12. Tinsel in the Rubbish Bin - King County Queens
13. Christmas Without You - Lannie Flowers
14. Merry Christmas to Me - Mike Barnett
15. (What's a Better Present) At Christmas Time - The Mockers
16. A Very Sorry Christmas - The New Mendicants
17. One Christmas At a Time - Jonathan Coulton & John Roderick
18. Every Day's A Holiday - Piney Gir
19. Aquaclaus - Bob Rivers
20. Deck the Halls - Relient K
21. Wear A Smile At Christmas - Paul Revere and The Raiders
22. Rock 'n' Roll Santa Claus - Suddenly, Tammy!
23. Terrible Presents - Faye and the Scrooges
24. No Lou This Xmas - Tom Dyer
25. Last White Christmas (Cream vs Glee) - Voicedude
26. Merry Christmas (I'm in Love With You) - Wyatt Funderburk
27. Island of Misfit Toys - The Misfits
28. Toymageddon - Yo La Tengo (feat. Ira Glass and Eugene Mirman)
29. Joy To the World (We Still Have Beer) - Christmas With Beer

Also available for streaming at spotify and rdio to give these artists their Cyber Monday micro-payments.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Twenty Thirteen

Happy Arbitrary Demarcation Point, everyone.
 Here are 25 of my favorite songs from the past 365 days.

01. All In Light - The Bye Bye Blackbirds
02. Better Than Nothing - Lisa Mychols
03. A City Out Of Reach - The Resonars
04. City Swan - Neko Case
05. Don't Swallow the Cap - The National
06. Ever True - Telekinesis
07. Family Drugs - Agony Aunts
08. Godzilla Girl - The Real Numbers
09. Happening To You - The American Professionals
10. I Don't Have a Heart - The Wrong Words
11. Life Replacement Service - Statuesque
12. Money Man - The House Of Love
13. Northern California Girls - Camper Van Beethoven
14. Nothing Hurts Like This - Andrea Perry
15. On A Balcony - Okkervil River
16. Pretty Time Bomb - Sam Phillips
17. Stare at the Sun - Eleanor Friedberger
18. This Lonely Morning - Best Coast
19. Travelogue - Anny Celsi
20. Untame - Dan Miraldi
21. Vanishing Blues - The Moore Brothers
22. Waiting for Something to Happen - Veronica Falls
23. Wine in a Tea Cup - Anna Hillburg
24. The Words Don't Work - The Orange Peels
25. You n Me n XTC - Chris Stamey

Click the cover photo to download.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Everything's Gonna Be Better Next Year

My 2013 holiday mix is now (as of 30 minutes ago) ready for downloading (via dropbox) or streaming (via Spotify or Rdio).

 It's called "Everything's Gonna Be Better Next Year" after this song by the Rescues.  A lot of crummy things happened in 2013, but everything's gonna be better in 2014.  Here's the tracklist.

01. Rock N Roll Christmas (The Connection)
02. Christmastime Again (Brandon Wilde)
03. A 55 Telecaster Under My Tree (Carlene Carter & John Jurgenson)
04. Gettin' Drunk for Christmas (Rich McCulley)
05. Chris Hillman Christmas (The Britannicas)
06. On a Day Like Christmas (Cliff Hillis)
07. The Holly & the Ivy (Wayfarer)
08. It's Christmas (Coconut Records)
09. Once a Year (Justin Kline)
10. Agnostic Christmas (Liar's Club)
11. Maybe Next Xmas (Matt Piucci)
12. The North Pole Express (Nick Lowe)
13. North St. Grande (Stackridge)
14. Grey Holiday (The Orange Peels)
15. Out Of Season (Bill Lloyd)
16. Christmas in the Pines (Anny Celsi)
17. Christmas Snow (Greg Pope)
18. Christmas Wish (She & Him)
19. Regina Caeli (Three O Clock)
20. Christmas Girl (Boston Spaceships)
21  Christmas For The Free (The Zombies)
22. This Will Be Our Year (Susanna Hoffs)
23. Undecimber (Agony Aunts)
24. Christmas With You (Victoria Vox)
25. Christians and Pagans (Dar Williams)
26. 2600 (Jonathan Coulton & John Roderick)
27. Everything's Gonna Be Better Next Year (The Rescues)