Holiday Songs with a 90’s Twist

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I’ve had enough of dogs barking “Jingle Bells”, as well…

  1. What are You Doing New Year’s Eve – Mary Margaret O’Hara
  2. Frosty the Snow Man – Fiona Apple
  3. Santa Baby – Everclear
  4. Everything’s Going to Be Cool this Christmas – Eels
  5. Christmas Time – Smashing Pumpkins
  6. A Change At Christmas – The Flaming Lips

“Lodger” – David Bowie

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Usually, I start out with an introduction of the artist, but hopefully, you have a vague idea of who David Bowie is. If you don’t, I’ll just tell you he’s a god.

This was produced during Bowie’s experimental Berlin period, and bookends quite nicely with “Low”. It’s pretty underrated compared to his other albums, but some pretty amazing things happen here.

Born in slumber less than peace,
Struggle with a child ,
whose screaming, dreaming,
Drowned by the props all steely sunshine

Sick of you, sick of me
Lust for the free life
Quashed and maimed
Like a valuable loved one
Left unnamed

 

Time flies when you are having fun
Break his heart, break her heart
He used to be my boss and now he is a puppet dancer
I am a D.J., and I’ve got believers

Sad Down South

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  1. Outlaw Shit – Waylon Jennings
  2. I Hung My Head – Johnny Cash
  3. To Love Somebody – Lindi Ortega
  4. Wild Horses – The Flying Burrito Bros
  5. Weightless Again – The Handsome Family
  6. Pineola – Lucinda Williams
  7. Death of Me – Headwater
  8. My Head My Heart My Gut – Fish & Bird

“AIM” – MIA

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You have to constantly redefine who you are.

-M.I.A.

M.I.A. is a woman who crosses borders and concepts. The last album she released, “AIM”, is her most mature and interesting work.

Freedom, ‘I’dom, ‘Me’dom
Where’s your ‘We’dom?
This world needs a brand new ‘Re’dom
We’dom – the key
We’dom the key’dom to life!

Translation: Don’t focus on your life (I’dom, Me’dom) as if it exists in a microcosm. Instead, you should extend your concern to the surrounding people (We’dom). What benefits the entire group uplifts the individual as well.

Don’t you wanna
Tell me if you’re gonna
Put down your armor
Promise no more drama
Throw my hands
Say this is people power
Throw up my finger and I’m taking on the Tower

(Alright, she released this song as a single, and it isn’t on the album. The video is excellent, and the song is a good representation of the songs you’ll find on “AIM”.)