Sunday, December 21, 2008

DP Christmas Playlist

Well my friends, it's that time of year again - Christmas is only three days away! Yes, pretty soon the big guy in the red suit will be climbing down our chimneys and placing gifts under our pink, aluminum Christmas tree. Pretty soon our relatives, and maybe even you, will be chugging down egg nog and hot cocoa by the gallon. Pretty soon you'll be sitting in the living room, watching the yule log on channel 11, and wandering if there is any other music you could be listening to besides White Christmas sung by Bing Crosby, which you have heard an estimated 37 times in the past two years. Of course, the Cocteau Twins, Frank Sinatra, and Ella Fitzgerald are classics, but for years, you have secretly longed for something better. Anything with some beat, some guitar, or some synth. Anything mellow, techno, or just plain indie. Well, you go to your computer, and google Danish Poet Blog. You look at their latest post, and find a cool, hip, indie Christmas playlist that rocks your socks off! You quickly burn the tracks onto a CD and eject your used copy of Christmas Oldies: Vol. 4 (you know, the one with Nat King Cole?) replacing it with your still warm CD filled with fresh new tracks. You turn up the volume on your stereo to a woppin' 9.5 and mute the TV. After settling down with a warm mug of hot cocoa, just as Coldplay's cover of  Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, comes on, you come to the realization that Christmas can be indie, you just have to believe. 

So here's a small playlist I cooked up in order to wish you a merry indie Christmas. It includes the Raveonettes track everyone's been raving about and a beautiful cover of Winter Wonderland by Goldfrapp. The music video on the bottom is for the Micky P Kerr track, Credit Crunch Christmas, a comical, low-budget view on our tanked economy during this joyous time of year. 

Various Artists - DP Christmas Playlist

Track Listing:

1 Coldplay - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
2 Purse Snatchers - Christmas Lights
3 Sufjan Stevens - Sister Winter
4 Goldfrapp - Winter Wonderland
5 The Raveonettes - Come On Santa
6 Yeah Yeah Yeahs - All I Want For Christmas
7 Death Cab For Cutie - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)

Micky P Kerr - Credit Crunch Christmas

1 comment:

Lily Hydrangea said...

Thanks DP I am so psyched. I have not listened to ANY Christmas music this year. Thanks!