Bizarre Musical Traditions?

December 6, 2011 4:20 PM

Do you and your friends/family have any fun/strange/bizarre/WTF-worthy musical traditions that come up this time of year? You should share them with the group! Maybe we can glean a few from each other, and make them nation/world-wide...

E.G. This year, man vs sun and I are taking part in a new tradition (this is the second year, hopefully it keeps running) of our old improv group at the University of Oklahoma (New Improv! Century Ensemble, or N!CE)--taking a classic Christmas film, and showing it as a silent film, with an improvised underscore.

Last year, they did It's A Wonderful Life. This year, we're upping the ante with Die Hard. It should be a spectacular time.
posted by askmeaboutLOOM (7 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Well, I think we inaugurated a tradition this year, which is to form a band called CAPTAIN CHRISTMAS (which grew out of CAPTAIN CANADA -- the band we formed for Canada Day) to cover xmas songs for the local outdoor xmas festival. The setlist involves Pogues, Ramones, Slade and, um, Chris Rea and a few others. And YES WE ARE COVERING TSO'S CHRISTMAS CANON SO SHOOT US.

It's been a lot of fun. Our ramones-style run through of White Xmas with a Jumpin' Jack Flash break in the middle is one of the funnest things I've ever played. And it turns out I am unexpectedly good at the Shane McGowan part in Fairytale of New York.
posted by unSane at 7:51 PM on December 9, 2011

at least judging by the fact that my bandmates weep with laughter when I sing it
posted by unSane at 8:16 PM on December 9, 2011

That sounds like spectacular fun! Die Hard went pretty seamlessly last night. It was the longest performance of my life, doing a single, contiguous piece for 2+ hours, but it turned out quite well. maybe we'll post it here in chunks, or just the whole thing with a bitrate of, like, 12.
posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 1:38 PM on December 10, 2011

Every year, I plan on recording a version of Carol of the Bells, and every year I fail to do it. Six years running now, at least!
posted by malocchio at 7:01 PM on December 10, 2011

Did you catch this, malocchio?
posted by unSane at 4:43 AM on December 11, 2011

or this?
posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 5:10 AM on December 11, 2011

Nice! You guys did it so I didn't have to!
posted by malocchio at 2:45 PM on December 13, 2011

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