On behalf of myself, I’d like to wish you a very Merry Christmas!
It’s been a heck of a ride here at Perfect Porridge these past six years, and I have to say 2010 has been one of the best so far. Not only did I welcome yet another little person into my beloved family on the home front this year, my day job and side gig writing on this here music blog have just been exploding.
My panel on music blogs at SXSW this year was a major career milestone and allowed me to develop a deeper relationship with (and understanding of) . . . → Read More: Merry Christmas from Perfect Porridge!
A parrot singing “Bodies” by . . . → Read More: An early Christmas present for you
NYC duo 11 Acorn Lane is celebrating the season in its own swingingly inimitable style by offering up some free holiday tracks.
Here’s my favorite one:
MP3: 11 Acorn Lane – “Deck The Halls”
Get the rest here for the price of your soul… I mean, e-mail address:
More eggnog n’ brandy-worthy holiday tracks . . . → Read More: Holiday MP3 Playlist: Part 10
Check out this track from Loch & Key’s Sean Hoffman (ex-Bedroom Walls and American Music Club) and Leyla Akdogan…
MP3: Loch & Key – “Christmas Time is Here”
If you dig, recommend checking out Loch & Key debut, Jupiter’s Guide For Submariners.
More eggnog n’ brandy-worthy holiday tracks . . . → Read More: Holiday MP3 Playlist: Part 9
Holiday MP3 Playlist: Part 8
Fresh out of New York’s Purchase College, punkster quartet Wyldlife are developing a following for their near-perfect imitation of Hives/Ramones-style power punk with their new EP, The Nicotine.
The boys cut this Christmas single to try to get your attention…
MP3: Wyldlife – “Rumple Minze”
It’s not exactly da Vinci-inspired, but every holiday mix needs some punk, right?
More eggnog n’ brandy-worthy holiday tracks . . . → Read More: Holiday MP3 Playlist: Part 8
Holiday MP3 Playlist: Part 6
Columbus, Ohio’s Way Yes recorded this tropical dub cover of 10cc’s “Dreadlock Holiday” just in time for pulling together that playlist for the trek to Great Grandma’s…
MP3: Way Yes – “Dreadlock Holiday”
Get more tracks from Dude Locker’s holiday mix here.
More eggnog n’ brandy-worthy holiday tracks . . . → Read More: Holiday MP3 Playlist: Part 6
Holiday MP3 Playlist: Part 5
Dublin’s Indiecater Records just released their third festive compilation, aptly titled An Indiecater Christmas 2010.
Here’s a taste:
MP3: Boca Chica – “Not on Christmas Eve”
1) Dolfish – I’m Proud Of You Joanna
2) Natalie Prass – No Better Time
3) Paisley and Charlie – Snow Blitz
4) The Very Most – Christmas In July Comes Earlier Each Year
5) Kate and After – Snow Angel
6) Boca Chica – Not On Christmas Eve
7) Alli Millstein – White White Christmas
8 ) Adam and Darcie – River
9) Standard Fare – A Flicker Of Snow
10) The Gorgeous Colours – Hurry Up Children Santa’s Coming
11) Royal Forest – Sweat Shoppe . . . → Read More: Holiday MP3 Playlist: Part 5
The PR folks tell me Prince Charles called The Puppini Sisters’ ’40s-style harmony and jazz “splendid.” And that got me thinking, I’m not sure Prince Charles is really an authority on good music.
But then again, maybe royalty has some kind of sixth sense about this or some kind of inbred gene that makes them super musical. By that time the track had finished downloading, and I could make up my own mind. Because we live in the U.S.A., and that’s how we roll, Brits!
MP3: The Puppini Sisters – “Santa Baby”
More eggnog n’ brandy-worthy holiday tracks . . . → Read More: Holiday MP3 Playlist: Part 4
Fujiya & Miyagi Premiere YoYo Video
Ventriloquizzing is set for release on the January 25th 2011 via . . . → Read More: Fujiya & Miyagi Premiere YoYo Video