Friday, December 23, 2016
"Oy To The World": Your Annual Non-Traditional Holiday Mix
With a little over a week to go in the year of our devil, 2016, one must wonder just what the hell else could go wrong? The possibilities are endless. You could be a world class optimist and still admit that this year was the pits. Even my good friend BBJ seemed to be a bit down and he's never been one to take shit. But he did empathize with me.
"I know how you felt last year when you quit the Weekend Mixes. It's a lot of work. I've got about 500 downloads and about 10 comments and/or thank yous."
You think you've got it bad, BBJ? My best, old ex-friend "the troll," anonymously suggested I put a bullet in my head if I thought 2016 was so bad. Jeez! I feel just like George Bailey.
But I digress.
BBJ is taking a well-deserved breather from his stellar work. Thanks for stepping up. I hope your retirement is brief. Don't let the Woodsters get you down. I've decided to give it another go with this non-traditional, mostly hopeful collection of tunes that just might work for Christmas, if you've got an open mind and a patient family.
Merry Christmas to all you fine people. Thanks for all the support. Health and happiness, one thousand times over to all of you. You too, troll. You need it as much as I do. Who are you kidding?
Every Kinda People- Robert Palmer
Put The Message In The Box- World Party
North Star- Robert Fripp/Daryl Hall
Up On The Roof- Laura Nyro
The Little Drummer Boy- The Fab Four
Sunset & The Mockingbird- Duke Ellington
Life Is Beautiful- Ryan Adams
Heroes & Villains- Geraint Watkins
Do You Hear What I Hear?- Spiraling
Lovely- Maurice Brown
Low Expectations- The Rails
Got To Be Some Changes Made- The Staple Singers
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear- The Fab Four
Everyday is Christmas- SWAG
Peace In Our Time- Elvis Costello
All Things Must Pass- George Harrison
Old Fashioned Christmas- Duke Pearson
Heroes- David Bowie
American Tune- Allen Toussaint
No More Sad Refrains- Sandy Denny