Posts tagged ‘holiday countdown’

December 25, 2011

Guitareste Holiday Countdown! Nanci Griffith On Grafton Street

Merry Christmas!!!!!!!  This song is so pretty.  But I don’t think Nanci Griffith has ever written anything that’s not exquisite.  Enjoy it.  (I’m done with presents and stuffing my face.  We’re relaxing and watching The Wrath of Khan, and enjoying Ricardo Montalban’s lovely accent, while our dog stinks up the place with his turkey farts.  Heaven, really. :))

December 24, 2011

Guitareste Holiday Countdown! Joan Jett Takes On Little Drummer Boy!

Merry Christmas Eve and Happy fifth day of Hanukkah!!!!


Honestly?  I’m feeling a little Bah-humbug.  My S.O. has a bad cold, my dog is unhappy about sleeping away from home, my guitar is several hundred miles away…  But I am going to shrug it off!  We are generally healthy, happy, and employed, so who cares if December is one of the more stressful, consumerist, and drunken months of the year, right?  Right?

You know what does not make me feel Bah Humbug?  Joan Jett.  In fact, listening to this tune makes me want to learn the Little Drummer Boy.  This video is just one of those stills of an album cover, but the song is worth it.  Enjoy.

December 23, 2011

Guitareste Holiday Countdown! Tracy Chapman’s O Holy Night

This is a really beautiful version of the tune from the queen of sad singing.

December 22, 2011

Guitareste Holiday Countdown! The Pretenders – 2000 Miles

I’m from Ohio, and me and the S.O. were planning on eating at Chrissie Hynde’s restaurant during our holiday visit.  But it closed this past spring – boo!  Maybe I should haunt the streets of Akron looking for Hynde anyway…

December 21, 2011

Guitareste Holiday Countdown! Dolly Parton – I’d Like To Spend Christmas With Santa

I really love Dolly Parton more than most people this side of the Ohio River should.  But there you go.  I love the woman.  And this Christmas video is one of the most adorable things you’re gonna see outside of puppies wearing santa caps.

Plus, check out her nails!  How in the hell is she playing with those crazy things?  It looks like a nylon string guitar, but still!  And why is only that one kid looking sad?  And who is the creepy guy in the photo album?

December 20, 2011

Guitareste Holiday Countdown Day 2! Evil Beaver’s Blue Christmas

In another life I was a radio DJ. We had a format at that station, and during Christmas we were encouraged to play holiday tunes. Evil Beaver’s Smells Like Christmas Spirit was my go-to disc.

Unfortunately, the only track I was able to find playable on the internet was Blue Christmas, which you’ll see below available from the Youtubes. It’s a great song, but there are a lot of other good ones on the album I’m sad I can’t share on here. Anyway, Evil Beaver’s site is here, and copies of Still Smells Like Christmas Spirit are still available via Amazon.

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