December Challenge?

December 4, 2011 11:23 PM

Is it holiday music? What's the haps?
posted by Karlos the Jackal (7 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Sorry, I thoughtlessly used up my quota of music posts on the cheap thrills thing so wasn't able to post it. YES it's Holiday music. I'll post it tomorrow.

I really like TWF's spin on it -- I'm playing in a Christmas band this weekend at an outdoor festival and xmas music brings out absolutely the worst in songwriters. We are covering, for example, Jimmy Eat World's cover of LAST CHRISTMAS and BNL's cover of DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS. Both utter shit, but expected. So let's to the shit-polishing, water into wine thing.
posted by unSane at 8:30 PM on December 5, 2011

I keep thinking I should cover Ave Maria as a poprock thing and then I keep remembering that I only really know like the first sixteen bars of either of the ones I like.
posted by cortex at 8:22 AM on December 7, 2011

Mine might be the biggest cliche of them all, Pachalbel's Canon in D. It's already been murdered by TSO so I can't do that much harm.
posted by unSane at 10:05 AM on December 7, 2011

It's de facto holiday music because TSO turned it into the Christmas Canon and it's now sung throughout the land by choirs at Christmas. What can I tell you?
posted by unSane at 12:02 PM on December 7, 2011

Oh, god. Thanks, unSane, for giving me yet another reason to hate TSO. Fuck them. Fuck them so much.
posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 3:13 PM on December 7, 2011

Oh, and not for ruining a good song, but for making an already painful piece worse. The only person I've ever known to do anything good with Canon in D is Eno.
posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 3:16 PM on December 7, 2011

Wow, yeah, that was a serious bag of crap right there.
posted by cortex at 3:53 PM on December 7, 2011

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