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Sangre de Santa

December 6, 2008 11:45 PM

Everyone dreams of a white Christmas, but nobody does anything about it.

Thanks to Meg Cotner for the harpsichord. Thanks to Clark Ashton Smith for the word "ichor."


posted by doubtfulpalace (4 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

This is genius. Totally great.

Is that actual harpsichord? Cool!

This is my favorite broken Christmas song so far.
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 3:22 AM on December 7, 2008


Great stuff! It's the perfect length for a carol, too.
posted by self at 11:07 AM on December 7, 2008


Yes, real harpsichord, recorded in Meg's living room, which fronted on a busy street, hence the traffic noise in the background, which fortunately goes with the last line of the song.

(Scott Miller on teenage home recording:

"What if your mom turns on the vacuum cleaner while you're doing your best take?"
"You have to think of some reason why there should be a vacuum cleaner on the record.")
posted by doubtfulpalace at 11:57 AM on December 7, 2008


ichor ichor all day!
posted by jessamyn at 6:51 PM on December 10, 2008


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