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Multi-Colored Christmas Lights

Posted in Guitar riffs with tags , , , on December 3, 2009 by stevenreedkelly

Nothing puts me in the holiday spirit like PBR and scarves... and hi-fives.

I love Christmas songs.  I fall into the category of people who start to listen to holiday music shortly after Labor Day – I know its annoying.

A couple years ago, I set out to write a Christmas song.  For the longest time I had like 90% of it done, I could just never settle on an ending.  I lost all motivation after the holiday season of 2007.  Then yesterday, I remembered that I still had the Garageband file on my computer and I decided to finish the jam.

So… Here’s a holiday tune that I call “Multi-Colored Chistmas Lights”.

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Bob Dylan is losing his mind… and I’m reaping all the benefits

Posted in Recommendations with tags , , , , on November 19, 2009 by stevenreedkelly

About a month ago, Columbia Records released a Christmas album by Bob Dylan.  Nothing really notable about that, I agree.  Well my roommate Jon took a listen to the album, only to find one of his favorite holiday tunes, “Must Be Santa”, redone by the folk legend.

The song itself is pretty silly, but hearing Bob’s nasally timbre all over this track really makes it “a win” according to my roommate.  For the month of October, before we had even discussed Halloween costumes, Jon was singing “Must Be Santa” daily.

Here’s the best part: Columbia records actually chose this song from the album as the “single” (Do they have singles from holiday albums?  Why not.) and they decided to shoot a video for it!  Fortunately for everyone, the video is as zany as the song itself.  Bob Dylan appears to be wearing some sort of wig and dancing around like a magical Christmas pied piper – clearly he’s lost a few marbles.  Mariah Carey, you better watch your ass – Dylan’s taking this modern holiday classic straight to the top of the charts!