Monday, December 22, 2008

Tinsel and Marzipan

The 22nd track on His ND Xmas is "Tinsel and Marzipan" by Pugwash
(and friends).

Pugwash is the nom du band of Irish songwriter Thomas Walsh, and I like almost everything I've heard by him/them, even though some of the songs might be too busy for some. Nearly every Pugwash song is layered with keyboards and percussion and Beach Boys harmonies, so there are a lot of things going on, but his ears are always in the right place, and the songs are all pretty and melodic.

I will probably have one song from their latest album Eleven Modern Antiquities on my 2008 best-of as well as this track on my Xmas mix. I like these songs because they're the sort of songs that I tend to like. What's so funny 'bout peace, harmony, and melody?

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