Off in the Christmas Cosmos
December 24, 2005 1:24 PM   Subscribe

Off in the Christmas Cosmos. Concert promoter Andy Cirzan spends a lot of his free time scouring record stores, thrift shops and flea markets for odd and obscure Christmas music. You used to have to be an industry insider to get a copy of his annual compilation, but now there's a download courtesy of Sound Opinions (the world's only rock 'n roll talk show). If the barrage of Christmas standards has left you with the holiday blahs, let the Free Design, Lord Beginner, and the polka of Don Cornell get you back in the mood. If that's not enough, get more (including Mr. Cirzan explaining what the heck you're listening too) on the SoundOpinions podcast.
posted by hydrophonic (10 comments total)
BTW, the compilation is only available until midnight Dec. 26, but the 12.14.05 podcast should be up as long as Sound Opinions is on the air.
posted by hydrophonic at 1:24 PM on December 24, 2005

Er, make that the 12.24.05 podcast.
posted by hydrophonic at 1:25 PM on December 24, 2005

Like the lady sings in the song (side 1, 5:00) : "Christmas is Getting Mighty Close."
posted by StickyCarpet at 2:25 PM on December 24, 2005

"odd and obscure" is hipster slang for "suck-ass"
posted by mr_crash_davis at 2:29 PM on December 24, 2005

loves it
posted by CynicalKnight at 3:02 PM on December 24, 2005

my podcast's breath smells like web 2.0.

can they cite any backup for "world's only"?
posted by quonsar at 3:26 PM on December 24, 2005

thank you hydro, i'm spamming this in my favorite MMO at the moment
posted by daHIFI at 4:43 PM on December 24, 2005

Brilliant. . . this is the perfect antidote to the 10 000 covers of regular xmas songs that drive me cranky at this time of the year.

Gotta say that the Free Design track (side 2, #6) is stereolaberiffic. I'm also diggin the New York Percussion trio track.


Excellent post!
posted by isopraxis at 8:11 PM on December 24, 2005

> can they cite any backup for "world's only"?

That would be hard to do, but it would be easy for you to disprove it if you know of at least one other "rock 'n roll talk show" (whatever that is).
posted by pracowity at 8:15 AM on December 25, 2005

That Lord Beginner song is also on Dick Spottswood's Where Will You Be This Christmas compilation from Dust-to-Digital records.
posted by OmieWise at 10:37 AM on December 27, 2005

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