Welcome to England
Welcome to England
My husband used to think that the hymn said, “No hell! No hell! No hell!”
I’m not sure if she’s talking about her house or not. 😛 Because I’m talking about my house.
And the mountains in reply
Echo, echo, echo!
A nice fanvideo set to my favorite Tori Amos Christmas song. I have no idea what the movie is, though. Anyone know?
I’m pretty sure that being drunk at a Sufjan Steven’s Christmas concert would be pretty freaking awesome and go a long way toward giving almost anyone some Christmas cheer. It’s just that ridiculous. And it’s probably best to be buzzed while listening/watching, too. I dunno. I just like it.
I was listening to this album (Ornamentals) for the first time the other day and kept thinking this was a Madonna song from the 1990s or something. I was kinda tripped out to see it was by Lovespirals and not Madonna at all. My brain has a hard time accepting that. Listen and tell me if you hear 90s Madonna, too. Or am I insane? Wait…don’t answer that! 😉
When I was a kid, Silver Bells was my favorite song on my parents’ single Christmas LP. It was a mix of artists and long gone, so I no longer know who sang that version. I’ve never been able to locate it. Most versions of Silver Bells actually bother me because they aren’t the right one. But this version by Vandaveer is the closest to the old one I’ve ever found and it makes me happy.
My favorite version of this song ever. Shocking, I know.
One of those songs that’s probably only a Christmas song to me. I have a few like that. Like Cohen’s “Famous Blue Raincoat” and EBTG’s “Come On Home”.
Oh I wanna make something
So lovely for you
‘Cus I promised that’s what I’d do for you
With the bible I stole
I know you forgave my soul
Because such was my need on a chronic Christmas Eve
And I think we’re agreed that it should have been free
And you sang to me
They dress the wounds of my poor people
As though they’re nothing
Saying “peace, peace”
When there’s no peace
ETA: Apparently, I am not the only one who sees this as a Christmas song. “Christmas can serve as a hollow, ironic and painful reminder for many that beyond the season, the give and take of our society has often not served them with the justice of enough.
In this vein I love the song ‘Something Beautiful’ by Sinead O’Connor picking up the themes of Jeremiah at Christmas. Talk about one cantankerous prophet quoting another!”
This is one of the most heartbreaking and beautiful winter songs ever.
Is love alive?
“Over the years, I’ve discovered that a major key to reaching the varying levels of emotional intensity I hope to reach in a novel is to have a really strong soundtrack to listen to as I write. This was no different for Smoky Mountain Dreams.The following Spotify list has the eight most important songs I listened to when writing Smoky Mountain Dreams.”
Head on over to listen to the playlist if’n ya are curious!
Always love her bluesy way.
Perfect in power.
What we need is solar power.
Lovely love oh love divine.
c) this song always makes me crazy happy/nostalgic
Funtimes between musician friends.
Here’s a fun non-Christmas one by these same set of folks
A few years ago I posted a holiday song every day of December. I decided to try it again this year but might cop
out after a few days. We’ll see how it goes.