Accidental Christmas Tunes To Come: Transmission 253, 2015 December 22

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ghostsofchristmaspast.jpgI have nothing to say about this particular program--except that maybe I expected a bit more from a tune called "We Met Bernard Sumner at a Christmas Party Last Night," that one has a bit of a "We Didn't Start the Fire" thing going* --so I will just drop a couple of thoughts here, or maybe "musings," if they don't rise to the level of thoughts.

I never owned any iteration of The Ghosts of Christmas Past until a day or two before this program. I knew that Crepuscule had released the 73rd different edition of this collection this fall, but I opted for the original record, mostly because I preferred the cover art. I'm sure the cd is perfectly good, but I am a jerk like this a lot of the time. I need THE WHOLE PACKAGE to be just right, or I will have "issues." It got me thinking whether aesthetics and curation are just fascism for people who are squeamish about actual violence.

Also, perhaps a bit of mental clarity is beginning to kick in on account of some changes of habit, but this was the year I decided I really wasn't into Christmas music per se. Every song I heard, unless it was attributed as "traditional," struck me as a crass novelty, which they really are. I am slow enough to have realized this just now. (By the way, people really WENT IN HARD on "Wonderful Christmas Time" by Paul McCartney this year, as though it just dawned on us all that maybe it's not so good. But I will tell you that there is no universe in which that is a worse song than The Beach Boys' "Little Saint Nick.") Anyway, I have always associated certain non-observant recordings with December, or Christmas time, if you prefer. We'll get to those, but that's for next time.

"Always Christmas, and Never Winter."

*it does have a good beat, and you can dance to it.

BOMBAST playlist, 2015 December 22, 2100-2300:

  1. "Cathedral Bloody Lady" | Eric Feremans | The Antwerp Killer | Finders Keepers
  2. "Prayer for a Cheaper Christmas" | Swinging Buildings | Chantons Noël - Ghosts Of Christmas Past | Les Disques du Crepuscule | "Physical Evidence"
  3. "Downhearted Holidays" | Voiski | Breaths Written Outside Gloom | Delsin
  4. "Baby I Love You So" | Jacob Miller | Classic Rockers | Island Jamaica
  5. "Death Sentences" | Black Wing | ...Is Doomed | The Flenser
  6. "Weinachtrap" | Tuxedomoon | Chantons Noël - Ghosts Of Christmas Past | Les Disques du Crepuscule | "Physical Evidence"
  7. "Distance" | Ziro | Lionheart | Crazylegs
  8. "Afghan Farmer Driving Cattle" | The Mothmen | Pay Attention! | On-U Sound
  9. "Christiana" | Paul Haig | Chantons Noël - Ghosts Of Christmas Past | Les Disques du Crepuscule | "Physical Evidence"
  10. "Nefelibata" | Mario Hammer | L'esprit de L'escalier | Traum
  11. "Devils Dub Plate" | The Upsetters | Mr. Perry I Presume | Pressure Sounds
  12. "Genetic Engineering" | Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark | Dazzle Ships (Live at the Museum of Liverpool) | White Noise
  13. "Gros Sabots" | The Flabbergast | No. 1 | Circus Company
  14. "Feinherb" | Wurden & Pfeiffer | Pop Ambient 2016 | Kompakt
  15. "Cream or Christians" | Michael Nyman | Chantons Noël - Ghosts Of Christmas Past | Les Disques du Crepuscule | "Physical Evidence"
  16. "We Met Bernard Sumner at a Christmas Party Last Night" | Marsheaux | Ghosts of Christmas Past (Remake) | Les Disques du Crepuscule
  17. "Ahmadiya" | Martyn | Falling for You | Ostgut Ton
  18. "Honolulu 25 Dicembre 1990" | Magazzini Criminali | Chantons Noël - Ghosts Of Christmas Past | Les Disques du Crepuscule | "Physical Evidence"
  19. "Afraid of the Dark" | Gentleman's Dub Club | The Big Smoke | Easy Star
  20. "Tokyo Twilight" | The Names | Chantons Noël - Ghosts Of Christmas Past | Les Disques du Crepuscule | "Physical Evidence"
  21. "Tamiditin" | Tinariwen | Live in Paris | Wedge
  22. "Lointaine AC" | The Young Gods | not on album | Soundcloud self-release
  23. "Hot Club of Christ" | Aztec Camera | Chantons Noël - Ghosts Of Christmas Past | Les Disques du Crepuscule | "Physical Evidence"
  24. "Megalith" | Akkord | Obelisk | Houndstooth
  25. "Peep Show International" | Simon Topping | Chantons Noël - Ghosts Of Christmas Past | Les Disques du Crepuscule | "Physical Evidence"
  26. "Tw33tz" | Phon.o | Tw33tz / Oscillate | 50Weapons
  27. "Renes" | Lloyd Cole | 1D (Electronics 2012-2014) | Bureau B
  28. "Tuntuna rebajada" | Romperayo | Romperayo | Discrepant
  29. "One Christmas for Your Thoughts" | The Durutti Column | Chantons Noël - Ghosts Of Christmas Past | Les Disques du Crepuscule | "Physical Evidence"

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