Yeah, it's the theme song for Holidays 2020.
Someone asked me recently what I thought was the worst Christmas song... [more inside]
Here is an unused overture for "Legends Of The Magi, A Christmas Rock Opera" - six songs done in collaboration with eight musicians (bass, cello, violin, keys, vocals). [more inside]
This year I wrote a Christmas song that I'm rather fond of for my wife, who I'm also rather fond of. [more inside]
This is a song that I deeply regret, but it's been going around in my head for weeks now so I have to get it out. I originally thought that it would sound good as a thrash version, but this seems quite nice. Please feel free to add an instrumental and send me a copy :)
A cast-off 30-second demo of a Christmas tune you might recognize. [more inside]
Seems to come earlier every year [more inside]
Bro-country Christmas wishes to you and yours. Apologies for the paucity of pickup trucks and SoCo.
And as the three wise men approached Betlehem, [more inside]
Cover of the Beach Boys song. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everybody. [more inside]
It turns out that once you start making honkcore tracks, it's hard to stop. [more inside]
those boxes they lead lives you don't know about. [more inside]
My version of a popular holiday favorite. [more inside]
A Johnny Mercer joint, including one of my favourite rhymes ever: isthmus/Christmas. Merry Christmas. [more inside]
If synthesizers were around, would Peter Illich Tchaikowsky have used one? [more inside]
My Christmas card to you all.
Arrangement of Angel's Hymn, No. 5t in the Shenandoah Harmony. First verse by Isaac Watts 1706, Second verse by Thomas Kelly, 1802. Original composition by Orlando Gibbons, 1623. [more inside]
One of my favorite Christmas carols. It starts out with some weird singing, but the guitar solo comes in around 0:50, and the whole thing opens up around 1:20. Worth the wait... [more inside]
It's almost December, so it's time for this classic holiday song, originally by the Pogues with Kirsty MacColl! [more inside]
This is about the least effort you could put into wishing a merry f'n Christmas. Now with sleighbells. Of course.
Sometimes I just can't stop myself.
Merry Christmas, everybody.
Merry Christmas, everybody.
Merry Christmas! Here's an arrangement of Bennington, No. 408t in the Shenandoah Harmony (www.shenandoahharmony.com). Poetry by Isaac Watts 1706, original shape note arrangement by Billings, 1770. [more inside]
Kringle steals the singer's girlfriend and takes her to Berlin in his sleigh. Hardly a nice thing to do, especially around the holidays. [more inside]
Three days into December; it has got to be time for some Christmas songs! Four years ago I wrote this song, with lyrics in Swedish, to communicate my Christmas melancholy to my family. Two years later I was still sad, but now in English, and on camera... [more inside]
Yay pop-punk. Prequel to Chrismas and July, which I posted a few days ago. Part of a weird little vein of story song I've been working with lately. [more inside]
Vaguely medieval and dirge-like. [more inside]
Despite my lack of religion and the fact that this song has been done to death, I thought I'd give it a shot.
German, anonymous, probably 1500s. Still learning to harmonise using GarageBand. [more inside]
My take on the McCartney Christmas tune. [more inside]
I made this a few years ago, a remix of Hark, the Angels Sing. It's completely cheeseball — but some of my friends actually LIKE it, so I guess maybe it's good?
I made my children to sing on another Christmas song. In three-part harmony. Merry Christmas, everybody.
Impromptu version of the holiday classic. This closed out the night for the Smoke Benders' last gig of 2011. Video here.
Standard epic/apocalyptic hip-hop end-of-the-world Millimeters of Mercury take on a standard Christmas melody.
My friend John has a Victorian-style punchcard music box. We put the punched strip for a well-known Christmas carol in upside down, and this is what we got. [more inside]
mashy mashed sound collage featuring our cat the big delicious on solo cat voice. [more inside]
We tried to write a jazzy, quiet version. This is what happened instead. Cheers!
The stations of the cross won't play my single. [more inside]
A cover of a holiday classic. This is my first real multi-track project. [more inside]
Every year, I do some sort of travesty of a Christmas song for my music webcomic. This year, I decided to get crazy and do an in-character recording of it as the band in the strip. So the Awesome Boys are proud to present "(I'm Dreaming of a) White Russian." (the parens in the song title make it extra-Alternative).
one of my least favourite carols, but still... [more inside]
My son's singing debut just in time for Xmas.
Arnaud wasn't just about the techno noise. He was an enormous fan of Laurie Andersen's Oh, Superman and had assembled a vocoder himself by taking apart the family's old tube TV. His mother Olga, who was not an educated woman, could not write without speaking aloud, and so one day when he heard her writing a letter, he snuck a microphone under the rickety table, fed it to his home-made recorder, and began to play along... [more inside]
My take on creating a song based on the hilarious "For Grigori, I sold goat" -- A Christmas Mystery letter.
So there was this awesome ask.MeFi post, "For Grigori I sold goat" -- A Christmas Mystery. [more inside]
Every year I like to do at least one Holiday tune for myself, family & friends. [more inside]
An arrangement for solo electric guitar.
A Post-Christmas song for you, featuring autoharp, marimba, and some other things. Thanks to orthogonality for helping with the name! [more inside]
A Christmas themed song I wrote, about pressuring Santa Claus to buy me a gun. [more inside]