Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Coronavidad

 It's Christmas again, December is here, and hasn't it been a crummy year, but here's my annual holiday compilation "Coronavidad".  The title is a portmanteau on Corona+Navidad, from the pandemic that we've all been dealing with that still isn't enough to keep Christmas from coming.  

As far as a theme, I was thinking of this classic Corona holiday commercial with the socially distanced palm tree.   


  This playlist is also a tribute to all the musical giants we lost this year, with songs written by Adam Schlesinger (#1), John Prine (#6), Kenny Rogers (#18), and Hawai'i's own Willie K (song # 11), plus many others who didn't write or record any holiday songs.    

Here's the complete tracklist.

   CORONAVIDAD: Christmas 2020

  1. Keystone Acapella - I Want an Alien for Christmas
  2. Andrew Bird  - Christmas Is Coming
  3. The Bird And The Bee - You and I at Christmas Time
  4. Jenn Grant  - Downtown Christmas Eve
  5. Josh Rouse - Angels We Have Heard On High
  6. Emmy the Great + Lightspeed Champion - Christmas In Prison
  7. Alexia Bomtempo  - In The Hot Sun Of A Christmas Day
  8. Loudon Wainwright III  - Eight Nights A Week
  9. Tori Kelly - The Gift That Keeps On Giving
  10. Amy Hanaiali'i - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  11. Willie K - Jingle Bells Kani Kani Pele
  12. The O'Pears  - Jingle Jangle
  13. Ingrid Michaelson  - Looks Like A Cold, Cold Winter
  14. Sarah McLachlan  - Winter Wonderland
  15. Nellie McKay - Christmas Waltz
  16. Harry Shearer and Judith Owen - The Best Things
  17. Owl City  - Kiss Me Babe, It's Christmas Time
  18. Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton  - With Bells On
  19. Rhys Lewis  - This Time Of Year
  20. Coldplay - 2000 Miles
  21. She & Him  - The Man with the Bag
  22. Tracey Thorn  - Hard Candy Christmas
  23. Shantih Shantih - Christmas Day
  24. Yo La Tengo  - Eight Candles
  25. Bill Compton - 25th of the 12th
Click the photo to download or this link for the Spotify playlist.  


 






Monday, December 2, 2019

That Christmasy Feeling

My 2019 Holiday Mix, heavy on classic 60s/70s Ken Burns Country, is ready for download.
Also on Spotify.

THAT CHRISTMASY FEELING - CHRISTMAS 2019
01. That Christmasy Feeling (Johnny & Tommy Cash)
02. Must Be Christmas (Band of Merrymakers)
03. Country Christmas (Loretta Lynn)
04. They Shined Up Rudolph's Nose (David Mayfield Parade)
05. Christmas Time's A Comin' (Emmylou Harris)
06. Christmas Is Coming to Town (Laurel City Ramblers)
07. Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus (George Jones & Tammy Wynette)
08. Christmas In My Home Town (Charley Pride)
09. It's Christmas Time in Texas (Los Lobos)
10. Mediterranean X-Mas (Josh Rouse)
11. You Got a Bike (Kate Micucci)
12. Burnin' Mistletoe Holiday (Loveland Duren)
13. A Willie Nice Christmas [feat. Willie Nelson] (Kasey Musgraves)
14. Christmas Story (Nashville Bluegrass Band)
15. Home On Christmas Day (Buck Owens & Susan Raye)
16. Christmas Day at My House (Patty Loveless )
17. Rockin' Little Christmas (Carlene Carter)
18. May Ev'ry Day Be Christmas (Roseanne Cash)
19. Strangest Christmas Yet (Steve Martin & Steep Canyon Band)
20. The Pagans Had It Right (Devil in a Woodpile)
21. Christmas Stars (Whoa Melodic)
22. Ragged Winter Band (The Cleaners From Venus)
23. Waiting for Christmas (David Woodard)
24. Drink 'Til We Go Home (Lucy Spraggen)
25. One More Christmas Beer (Sonny Sweeney)
26. Wish You Well This Christmas (The Elftones)

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Happy Holiday Season!

Saturday, December 8, 2018

All I Want For Xmas

Here is my 2018 Holiday Playlist, one week late this year

ALL I WANT FOR XMAS - CHRISTMAS 2018
01. All I Want For Xmas (Just My Baby) (Pop Etc)
02. Brand New Christmas (Ronnie D'addario)
03. Wish List  ( Colin & Caroline)
04. All I Want for Christmas is You  ( The Dollyrots)
05. Every Single Christmas (JD McPherson)
06. Christmas Tears (The Hit Parade)
07. It's Almost Christmas Time (Karen Basset)
08. Christmas in Hollywood (Kat Meoz)
09. Hollywood Holiday (Dude York)
10. It's Christmastime (The Empty Hearts)
11. Christmas Time (Is My Favourite Time Of The Year) (Jeremy Neale)
12. Cross You Off My List (Lola Kirke)
13. Little Saint Nick (Best Coast)
14. All I Want For Christmas (Is To Be With You) (Lisa Prank & Seattle's Little Helpers)
15. New Christmas Hymn (The Minus 5)
16. Wake up Christmas (Lisa Mychols)
17. Oh Santa Claus!  (The Christmas Cards)
18. Coal in My Fishnet Stocking (Palmyra Delran)
19. Santa! Cross the Border! (Los Damn Ramblers)
20. Merry Christmas Time (Somerdale)
21. Helluva Christmas (The Tearaways)
22. Happy Christmas Song (Snow Coats)
23. I Want To Be Alone On Christmas (Testa Rosa)
24. Christmas Eve at Kroger (The Traveller)
25. All That I Want (The Weepies)
26. My Green Christmas Tree (The 60s Invasion)

(click the image to download)

Also available on Spotify

Friday, December 1, 2017

Holiday Hootenanny

It's that time again for my Holiday mix. This year's mix is called "Holiday Hootenanny"

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HOLIDAY HOOTENANNY - CHRISTMAS 2017
01. I Wouldn't Trade Christmas (The Sinatra Family)
02. You're A Gift (The Both)
03. Merry Christmas Darlings (Cheap Trick)
04. Christmas All Over Again (Darlene Love)
05. Everybody Loves Christmas (Eddie Money & Ronnie Spector)
06. Look Around You (It's Christmas Time) (Bobby Goldsboro)
07. Christmas Everyday (The Frights)
08. Mistress For Christmas (Halestorm)
09. Holiday Hootenanny (Paul & Paula)
10. Christmas Treat (Julian Casablancas)
11. Kids Come Back Again At Christmas (Sloan)
12. Good King Wenceslas (Lilys)
13. Let's Make Christmas Love (BMX Bandits)
14. Merry Christmas Time (Somerdale)
15. Never Gonna Be Alone on Christmas (Work Drugs)
16. My Christmas Card To You (The Partridge Family)
17. You Trashed My Christmas (The Primitives)
18. Cool Yule (The Rebel Pebbles)
19. The Sweetest Season (Deerheart)
20. Snow in Sun (Tracey Thorn)
21. Christmas Is My Time of Year (The Christmas Spirit)
22. Verhanukkah (Kisswhistle)
23. Christmas Spirit? (The Wailers)
24. Revolution Wonderland (The Weeklings)
25. Christmas Celebration (Weezer)
26. Xmas Time Again (Pointed Sticks)

Friday, April 28, 2017

The Book Of Love Has Music In It

Here's a download of our wedding playlist. I hope you enjoy it!
 

Wedding Playlist:The Book of Love Has Music In It 
At Last (Etta James) / Two Of Us (Aimee Mann & Michael Penn) At Long Last Love (Frank Sinatra) / I’m in The Mood For Love (Doris Day) The Book of Love (Tracey Thorn) / Can't Help Falling In Love (eels) Dream A Little Dream (Eddie Vedder) / Easy To Love (Patricia Barber) Follow You Follow Me (Emmerson Noguiera) / God Only Knows (She & Him) / Grow Old With Me (Postal Service)/ Ku-u-i-po & Hawaiian Wedding Song (Elvis Presley) / Here There And Everywhere (The Beatles) / I Love How You Love Me (Camera Obscura) I Only Have Eyes For You (Mighty Echoes) / I Saw The Light (Yo La Tengo) I'll Be Your Mirror (Ricethrower) / I'm In Love With A Girl (Anton Barbeau) I Love Her She Loves Me (NRBQ) / Let My Love Open the Door (Rogue Wave) It's Love (Chris Knox) / It's Only Natural (Lior & Emma Louise) Just Like Heaven (Elle Tu Four)/ Lovesong (Adele) My One And Only Love (The Four Freshmen) / Friday I’m In Love (Glo-Worm) Night And Day (Everything But The Girl) / Passionate Kisses (Lucinda Williams) Question (The Old 97's) / Rainbow Connections (Garfunkel & Oates) Somewhere Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World (Iz Kamakawiwo'Ole) Sweet Remedy (Maoli) / Thunder Road (Jim Boggia) Ukulele Girl (Coconut Radio) / Wouldn’t It Be Nice (Ukebox) We Belong Together (Los Lobos) / You Belong To Me (Patsy Cline) When I’m With You (Best Coast) / So Much In Love (The Tymes) You And Your Sister (This Mortal Coil)

Bonus Prelude Music: Selections by Vitamin String Quartet 
ABC (The Jackson Five) / Anything Anything (Dramarama) Birdhouse in Your Soul (TMBG) / Blister In The Sun (The Violent Femmes) Crazy Little Thing Called Love (Queen) / Cut Your Hair (Pavement) Don’t Fear The Reaper (Blue Oyster Cult) / Eight Days A Week (The Beatles) Fell In Love With a Girl (The White Stripes)/God Only Knows (The Beach Boys) Here Comes Your Man (Pixies) / I’ll Be Your Mirror (The Velvet Underground) Just Like Honey (The Jesus & Mary Chain) / Life On Mars? (David Bowie) Love Will Tear Us Apart (Joy Division) / Blue Monday (New Order) New Slang (The Shins) / Ooh La La (The Faces) Pretty In Pink (The Psychedelic Furs) / Ruby Tuesday (The Rolling Stones) Sunday Morning (The Velvet Underground) / These Days (Nico) There Is a Light That Never Goes Out (The Smiths) Thunder Road (Bruce Springsteen) 



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".

SHAKA KALIKIMAKA - CHRISTMAS 2016
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

2015: TWENTY FIFTEEN
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)