This is a quick cover of a friend's Christmas song that I always admired. JB (the writer) also contributed background vocals. This is NSFW but in a cheerful way I think.
A Christmas song written by me and sung by Tay Zonday. [more inside]
Just a little carol we recorded for our holiday card. roll truck roll on dulcimer, firemonkey on trumpet and horn. [more inside]
Short, with improvised and awkwards chunks, various mistakes, and a outro that flirts with crashlanding. Peace.
From the "Island of Misfit Toys" scene in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. What was wrong with the doll? [more inside]
Cover of The Waitresses classic recorded for Christmas 2006 and featuring my daughters Jennifer and Stephanie on vocals. Their English accents make it sound like a Bananarama outtake. I will shortly be uploading something that will almost certainly qualify for the "Naughty" podcast even if it doesn't make the cut.....
I like to do Christmas music every year to add to my Christmas cards. [more inside]
This is one of my favorite bits of not just holiday music but music in general, but it's not something I usually hear people rock out to. This is my attempt to help change that. [more inside]
I'm ashamed but this one wrote itself. [more inside]
Paul Sjolund's choral arrangement, simplified down to 2 voices and a guitar. Merry Christmas!
It's Christmas... and some of me knows some of Christmas sounds like some of this. [more inside]
In honor of the big guy's birthday, a song about one possibility for his holiness's return. When Revelation comes/You won't find me hitting no big kettle drums...
A poem put to music. This is a revised version of a previous post. Now more Holiday-ish and on the right night. Merry Christmas Ho Ho Ho, Ho Ho Ho, Ho Ho Ho, Ho Ho Ho beach boys meet the doors meet the beatles meet Somethingjoechristmas
Tomas Luis de Victoria's version of O Magnum Mysterium was my favorite Christmas song back in the days of high school choir. Here is my own lo-fi rendition. [more inside]
Just a little something my wife and I made for our Christmas card. roll truck roll on dulcimer, roll truck roll's wife on pennywhistle and tambourine, the rain on rain sounds.
Hollywood is famous for its annual Christmas Parade, which inspired the song "Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)", which Gene Autrey wrote after playing Santa in the parade and hearing children call out to him. I decided to write my own song about the event, as experienced by slightly older children -- the homeless teens who used to (and probably still do) squat in abandoned buildings and under bridges in Hollywood. Ah, memories. [more inside]
This is as close to the original melody as I could get while in a minor key. Imagine being on a holiday getaway where everything goes terribly because of the weather.
Ya. Kind of a Norman Bates take on it.
Eve from Wall-E sings the Christmas standard.
Hes Got a F ing Red Nose
A cover of the "I'll be watching you" of Christmas songs, recorded with my dear friend okclementine. [more inside]
The original broken Christmas carol. [more inside]
Whats Christmas without Jinglebell Rock? [more inside]
Everyone dreams of a white Christmas, but nobody does anything about it. [more inside]
Did I mention I was A Nut for Christmas? [more inside]
Was bored tonite so I got the words to this poem and starting playing with them. This is what came of tonites boredom. Happy Christmas. Im still going to work on this so Ill repost the remake polish on christmas eve.
I asked my brother what christmas song hed like me to do and he replied Blue Christmas. This one is for Him.
Compare and contrast. Rebecca Marculescu rocks the vox.
Did someone say "minor-key Jingle Bells"? [more inside]
Where I live is not the best or the worst place. Ypsilanti Mi Here we seem to have a abundance of Crack heads. But for some strange reason they all disappear when it gets cold out. This is their Christmas Carol. They Dont Know that you can still buy crack when its cold?
Just another SomethingJoeChristmas tune.....Happy to report Ill be recording some fresh stuff soon. Happy Christmas. Watch out for the Fat Man. This has a slap happy rythem. [more inside]
Just a little Spirit
Kris Kringle! No! Do not give him coal! [more inside]
Im like a kid in a candy store for christmas and everything christmas So I cant wait anymore I must transform into SomethingjoeChristmas Early... [more inside]
Im a nut for Christmas music and the whole holiday season and spirit. [more inside]
A song for the season. Slightly disturbing. [more inside]
Sailor Martin, a pierced and tattooed Sailor Puppet, finds himself in St. Paul, Minnesota, on Christmas eve, and heads out to the bars. [more inside]
This is the first thing I've recorded in awhile. It's a song about Christmas that I wrote for Surfjam Stevens. I recorded it in my bedroom with a little help from my friends. [more inside]
Carol of the Bells, on violin (plucked), recorder, sieve&fork, and a can of kitty snacks (with the cat on unsolicited vocals on that track). I did this late last night in a hurry as a last minute Christmas greeting for friends, so it's a bit messy here and there.
Another Christmas nugget from the Sovereign Brass. Just as in Sweet Chiming Bells and Deck the Halls, I played the tuba and arranged the music.
Another Christmas nugget (see also this post) from Sovereign Brass. Like the other tune, I arranged the music and played tuba.
A great arrangement of a classic tune by the Sovereign Brass, an all-brass quintet, which was an impromptu thing between my friends and I to spread some Christmas cheer and create a few new arrangements of some old chestnuts.
A Christmas drinking song by Sailor Martin, a pierced and tattooed sailor puppet, who apparently believes that Yule is a celebration of liquor and vice. The original recording is Cecil Macklin "Too Much Mustard," recorded by Charles Prince's Band in February of 1913. Lyrics and Sailor Martin's singing voice by yours truly. The singing was recorded on a Kodak z730 digital camera set to record digital video. The soundtrack was then removed and converted to an AIFF using Quicktime Pro, and then added to the original instrumental tracks using Garage Band.
Running with the unofficial Christmas Comes Early themea one-off from 2004, perfect for a mythical antichristmas album.
It's getting to be time to put together the Christmas mix tapes! This was recorded by a band I was in in 1991. Our new guitar player, Michael Cox, brought us the song so he sings lead. I'm one of the girl background singers (heard best toward the end) and might be playing a tiny bit of guitar (I don't remember for sure), and I know I played some jingle bells near the end of the track (What Christmas song doesn't have bells?). It's a goofy singalong sort of holiday tune. I like it a lot. I wish I had a better quality copy, though. We recorded this song along with another batch of demos, in time to get airplay on KNDD's local music Christmas show that year... then promptly broke up before even completing all the tracks as a band, though I went in to the studio later to finish. C'est la vie.
A remix of PinkStainlessTail's classic holiday anthem Jingle Bell Rock. I had such high hopes for this when I started, intending it to be even more annoying than original, but I kind of lost the will to live partway through doing it. Consider it then to be permanently incomplete.