Friday, December 21, 2012

Mind. Terrible thing. Waste. Yadda Yadda.

On a courtesy bus to go to just above the Bronx to film a TV show.

The production assistant is checking to make sure who's on the bus so far.  Apologizes in advance if he messes up any names. Which he does. Many times. Gets to my name.

"Jeff Snerry?"
"Do you mean Jeff Siperly?"
He then looks at list again and says "Jeff Spierly."
"It's Jeff Siperly and I'm here."
"I told you I was going to mess up names. Sorry about that. Mom told me to go to college. I should have listened." and laughs.

Um, reading (and sounding out letters)
was taught in elementary school.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

From my iPod - Christmas in the 2010s (so far)

Alphabeat - X-Mas (Let's Do It Again)

EuroPop goodness.

Not the greatest of voices but I think this is a really beautiful song.

Love this guy's voice!!!

Fred Schneider's (of the B-52s) band. Just a weird
and fun song. Weird video as well.

Mojochronic - Rudolph (You Don't Have To Put On The Red Light)

Best Christmas Mash-Up EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MchaelJacksonesque goodness.

Timeflies - Christmas Freestyle

Yes, please. Minus the f-word, of course.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

From my iPod - Christmas in the 2000s

Because I love Matchbox 20. Because I love New York City.
Because I love Christmas.

One of the best Christmas movies to come out in the last 10 years.
I watch it religiously. Also love When Christmas Comes To Town.

Horrible movie. Beautiful song.

Dutch Christmas treat. Gets me moving!

Great album. Definitely recommend.

Seriously, get this album.

I'll be back.. gonna light me a few candles. And get a bubble bath going.

Nice piece for a light show.

Love when my Dolly and the whores do this song
but I need this version in my life as well.

I like that this version is a little harder.

This woman knows how to sell a song and a feeling.

I have like 10 versions of this song. Her voice and the choir make it my #1 pick.

I cry every time I listen to this version. I like that.

DJ John - The Christmas Massacre of Charlie Brown

LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! The proper mood, indeed.

And I'm done for this post... I need to dance!

From my iPod - Christmas in the 70s, 80s and 90s

Maybe I just haven't looked/listened hard enough but kinda sad that aside from The Carpenters Christmas albums I really haven't felt a lot of Christmas songs from the 70s to the 90s. 
Lots of middle-of-the-road stuff.

That being said - these stick out on my iPod:

Bing Crosby for the most part bores me - puts me to sleep even.
That is unless he's being remixed. This, though, is bouncy.

Emmett Otter's Jug Band Christmas - one of my top 5 holiday shows. 
NEVER shown on TV it seems. I don't know why. Yet Pac Man Christmas still exists.

Best-Selling Christmas Album of 1971. 'Nuff said.

Big country music fan in the 1980s. I wore this cassette OUT.
Mostly rewinding to this and Christmas Everyday

Love Taylor's voice. That's why.

Darren Hayes - Last Christmas

Love Darren's voice. That's why.

Video tries too hard. I karaoke the hell out of this song
 - in my apartment. Alone.

Monday, December 17, 2012

From my iPod - Christmas in the 50s & 60s

Was able to recoup all (7,700+) songs I lost in November on our iMac. They were all still on my iPod. Alas, pictures that weren't posted on Facebook are all gone as well as my writing from the last year and a half or so. Holidays were coming up and it dawned on me I had NO Christmas songs on my iPod but instead in a folder on the computer.  Lost. Then I remembered I had a good deal of them on CDs I made for road trips thru the years. Whew. Talk about ups and downs. I'm a material person in the sense I like to hold onto certain things for memories and my writing. BUT I'm really a material person when it comes to music. Even if a song hasn't popped up on my iPod in 5 years I just like to know it's still there. Music is that important to me. 

Anyway, Christmastime so I thought I'd share a few of my favorite holiday songs of each decade. While I love me the classics - you know what they are - I'm only highlighting the odd/different stuff you don't hear on the radio or in department stores often. Of course there are some classics thrown in because I love them that much  :)

Here goes:

Phil Spector did no wrong with this album but THIS gets me moving.

Burt Bacharach - Just one of the few main reasons I wish I lived through the 60s

Ah, Free Design puts me in a very good place.
Listen to this and Bubbles. Where's my sun and fluffy clouds?

Moog? Tuba? Blaring horns? Jazz? Yes, please!

JJ Barnes - Snowflakes

This needs a Soul Train line dance.

Have A Merry Chess Christmas is a great album all-around
but Minnie Ripperton makes this song stand out big time.

These are my people! Plain and simple. GREAT medley.

Seriously, these are my people! Lady in pink, high-pitched lady, 
lady in green snapping, all the snappers. I watch this on a daily basis. Imperative.

C'mon. Being one of the biggest Peanuts fans out there I have to include this.