Monthly Archives: December 2012

Today

Today I found out that I can’t support my family because some asshole behind a desk somewhere doesn’t believe they’re my family because I don’t have a goddamn time machine and one year ago I was not psychic enough to … Continue reading

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Christmas Songs Bonus day 27: Carol of the Birds

This was originally meant to be day 22, but I had some trouble so I made it a bonus. This one I’d never heard before; it was a request by an Aussie friend. Wikipedia doesn’t know anything about it either, … Continue reading

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Christmas Songs Bonus day 26: Oogie Boogie’s Song

Because I promised a friend šŸ˜‰ Check back tomorrow for a second bonus as well. Nightmare Before Christmas is one of my favorite films from childhood. I can’t really tell why; every time I watch it, I thrill. I love … Continue reading

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Christmas Songs day 25: Joy To The World

The light has returned; the Son is born, and joy can be felt once more. I remember Ā going to midnight mass at church once or twice. This was the song that would be played just after midnight, when it was … Continue reading

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Christmas Songs day 24: Oh Come Oh come Emmanuel

It’s Christmas eve; I’d like to take a moment to deal with a more somber,Ā solemnĀ carol. This “carol” is about waiting in the long dark night for the promise of a morning that seems so far away; it’s an advent song, … Continue reading

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Christmas Songs day 23: What Would Santa Claus Say vs Rockin Around The Christmas Tree

What Will Santa Claus Say (When He Finds Everybody Swingin’) was a Swing classic by Louis Prima; IĀ couldn’tĀ find an exact year, but he was big in the 1930’s. You probably know Louis Prima from his more popular film appearance: The … Continue reading

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Christmas Songs day 22: God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen

This song, a last-minute substitution since I had trouble finding the song I had planned for today, was published in 1833 (so it would actually be known to my steampunk character! Fancy that). It’s done in the minor mode, according … Continue reading

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