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Let’s get Christmassy with… Radiohead

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December 14th, 2010 at 7:00 am

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Let’s get Christmassy with… Mariah Carey

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In my opinion, this is the most recent great Christmas song we’ve been treated to. Frankly, it’s shocking how crappy Christmas songs have been since this one came out. I mean, how many do you remember? Sure there have been covers of tried-and-tested great songs, but nothing new. The sixties, seventies, and eighties were chock-a-block with decent and good Christmas songs, but, maybe that’s just me as a British person talking. During my childhood, it seemed that bands would make some sort of effort when it came to Christmas, but with every passing year of TV karaoke shows hijacking the concept of the Christmas Number One, where’s the incentive to do something good? What we end up with is rival hijacks by pranksters who think it’s “fun” to have Rage Against The Bloody Machine as a Christmas number one. Yes, very clever, children… But, what we’re left with is little in the way of original Christmas songs that will go on to become classics. But, they can’t steal Christmas entirely. We’ve still got Mariah. And she looks smokin’ hot as a Phil Spector-ish girl in this video.

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December 13th, 2010 at 7:00 am

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Let’s get Christmassy with… Hall and Oates

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December 12th, 2010 at 7:00 am

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Let’s get Christmassy with… Gene Autry

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December 11th, 2010 at 7:00 am

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Let’s get Christmassy with… Kylie and Shakira

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It’s the “Santa, Baby”-off of the southern hemisphere.

Gulp… is it getting hot in here? I need a glass of water… Oh, but hold on… I think I’ll need a bucket of water…

Yep. Swoon.

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December 10th, 2010 at 7:00 am

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Let’s get Christmassy with… Frank Sidebottom

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December 9th, 2010 at 7:00 am

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Let’s get Christmassy with… John Fahey

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December 8th, 2010 at 7:00 am

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Let’s get Christmassy with… the Beach Boys

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YouTube description says: Animated Christmas light display using over 30,000 LED and 400 strobe lights. Music is broadcasted over short range FM so viewers don’t need to leave the vehicle to hear the music. Yeah yeah, whatevs…

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December 7th, 2010 at 7:00 am

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Another interview with me me me

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Here’s another interview I did re. my exhibition at Centro, this time with Nylon TV, the online video thing of Nylon Magazine.

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December 6th, 2010 at 4:38 pm

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Let’s get Christmassy with… Johnny Mathis

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When I was a kid, we always had BBC Radio 2 on in the kitchen, at least until the BBC started up Radio Lincolnshire. Johnny Mathis seemed to be on the radio all the time. I had no appreciation for him at the time, cos he wasn’t sing about kings of the wild frontiers or dogs eating dogs or standing and delivering. But now… oh my, what a fantastic voice he’s got, eh?

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December 6th, 2010 at 7:00 am

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Let’s get Christmassy with… Bruce Springsteen

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When I was 15, my parents bought me his 5LP live box set for Christmas. I was very happy with that present. The YouTube page for this clip says this is from 1978, recorded in Passaic, New Jersey.

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December 5th, 2010 at 7:00 am

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Let’s get Christmassy with… Rufus Wainwright

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December 4th, 2010 at 7:00 am

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Let’s get Christmassy with… Karen Carpenter

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December 3rd, 2010 at 7:00 am

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Let’s get Christmassy with… the Vince Guaraldi Trio

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Reminds me very very much of one of my favourite Christmases, in 2008, in Bellingham, Washington with my friends Lisa and Cameron, plenty of rum and cokes, and lots and lots snow on the ground.

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December 2nd, 2010 at 7:00 am

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Right, let’s get Christmassy… with Jona Lewie

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December 1st, 2010 at 9:10 pm

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Mike Oldfield

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I remember watching this clip of Mike Oldfield in the studio recording a version of the “Blue Peter” signature tune on the show when I was nine-years-old and being very impressed that one person could pretty much make a song all on his own.

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November 30th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

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Customer

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Ignore the moronic title that someone has given this YouTube clip, cos it’s not from the eighties. (There is a massive ranty blog post to be written about YouTube. I will get around to it one day when I’m feeling cunty enough to do it justice.)

Anyway, the above clip will either mean something to you, or it will not mean something to you. If it doesn’t mean anything to you, do yourself a favour: click here and watch part one of episode one, and then keep on clicking ’til you’ve watched the whole series.

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November 29th, 2010 at 7:19 pm

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