Spaceship in the Desert
From the Phoenix office of A Rubber Door – the Random 10 Christmas edition:
- Winter Wonderland – Aimee Mann
- Santa Baby – Eartha Kitt
- Do They Know It’s Christmas – Barenaked Ladies
- There’s No Santa Claus – The Yobs
- Let It Snow – Dean Martin
- La Mari Morena – Septeto TrajeNuevo
- Hark! The Herald Angels Sing – Sufjan Stevens
- My Merry Christmas Song – Johnny Cash
- It Came Upon a Midnight Clear – Mahalia Jackson
- Christmas in Las Vegas – Los Straitjackets
Enjoying the plus 60 temps, but rainy skies here in Glendale, Arizona – home of the spaceship in the desert otherwise known as the University of Phoenix Stadium.
Hope everyone is having a Merry Christmas or if you don’t celebrate, this random holiday in December.
Driving down Fayette Street here in Conshy – I saw someone’s Christmas tree still up and lit in their apartment. January 17th is much too late for that. Anyway, it reminded me of a “Christmas” song from Holly Golightly called “Christmas Tree on Fire”, which I’m streaming below.
Hope it’s been watered ;)
I hope everyone had a safe and fun New Year’s Eve. I expect big things from all of you in the coming year.
Now back to nursing my hangover.
Happy Turkeyday to everyone. To celebrate – here’s a random ten of songs that are sort of Thanksgiving titled.
- Half Harvest – Michael Penn
- Slow Giving – Daniel Lanois
- Rainy Day Parade – Jill Sobule
- Perfect Indian – SinÃ©ad O’Connor
- Young Pilgrims – The Shins
- Rose Parade – Elliott Smith
- American Idiot – Green Day
- Hot Stuff – Donna Summer
- London’s Brilliant Parade – Elvis Costello
- American Girl – Tom Petty
Everyone have a Happy Thanksgiving – and remember – don’t eat and drive.
Happy 4th of July all:
- Metal Firecracker – Lucinda Williams
- Independence Day – Elliott Smith
- 4th Channel – The Delgados
- Holiday – Green Day
- Firecracker – Ryan Adams
- July Jones – The New Pornographers
- December 4th – DJ Danger Mouse
- Fourth World War – Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
- Sparkle – Afterhours
- Indoor Fireworks – Elvis Costello
A special place of honor for a song that didn’t come up – 4th of July by Aimee Mann. What an exquisite song regardless of when you hear it.
Randomly playing songs in iTunes from the 578 with “Love” in the title. A nice little idea from Suze
- The Way Young Lovers Do – Jeff Buckley – From the fabulous Live at Sin-e two disc set
- I Don’t Love You – My Chemical Romance
- Let There Be Love – Oasis
- Love Ridden – Fiona Apple
- Love Came Down at Christmas – Shawn Colvin
- Rule the World With Love – Barenaked Ladies
- Tender Love – Jill Sobule
- Love Me Do – The Beatles
- Because We Love You – Juliana Hatfield
- She Loves You – The Beatles
And Happy Valentine’s Day
One of the best Christmas gifts ever came from Kristen’s sister Jen – a framed, signed photo of CSI: Miami’s David Caruso, so this past New Year’s Eve – we gave it a place of honor.