PFU CHRISTMAS COLLECTION PART 4: FAMILY RESCUE VERSION

This is a mix designed to allow you to listen to decent Christmas music without your family giving you trouble. It’s very handy, trust me.

PFU #011 – Family Christmas Music Emergency Mix [for 2009]

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TRACK LIST:

  1. Johnny Cash – Not Cool to Kill on Christmas
  2. Toni Stante – Donde Esta Santa Claus
  3. Huey ‘Piano’ Smith & The Clowns – All I Want For Christmas
  4. Squirrel Nut Zippers – My Evergreen
  5. Toots & the Maytals – Christmas Feeling Ska
  6. People Like Us – Everyday
  7. New Pornographers – Joseph, Who Understood
  8. Jackie Gleason – Christmas In Paris
  9. The Wailers – She’s Coming Home
  10. Josh Rouse – Christmas with Jesus
  11. Kay Martin & Her Body Guards – My Santa Daddy
  12. Nina Simone – Chilly Winds Don’t Blow
  13. Jimmy Butler – Trim Your Tree
  14. The Bird And The Bee – Carol of the Bells
  15. Teenage Fanclub – Christmas Eve
  16. The Staple Singers – Who Took The Merry Out Of Christmas
  17. Erlend Øye – Last Christmas
  18. Eddie Cochran with The Holly Twins – I Want Elvis For Christmas
  19. Yo La Tengo – Winter A-Go-Go
  20. James Brown – Sweet Little Baby Boy [Parts 1 & 2]
  21. Henry Mancini – Snowfall
  22. Bob Dylan – Winterlude
  23. Ramsey Lewis Trio – Egg Nog
  24. Vaughn Monroe – Let It Snow,  Let It Snow, Let It Snow
  25. Danièle et Michèle – J’ai vu maman embrasser le père Noël
  26. Lighnin’ Hopkins – Happy New Year
  27. Johnny Cash – Here Was A Man

THE PFU CHRISTMAS COLLECTION: PT. 1 [2007]

Hello out there kiddos. In the lead up to this year’s Christmas mix I thought I would dig all of the previous mixes up and re-post them for all those who haven’t heard them. Some mixes are made for those who can enjoy some blue humor and wildly untraditional music, and other are designed to be played for the entire family (if anything just to avoid hearing our parents Michael Buble cd’s). Also, in the spirit of December fun I have included a couple Christmas “Stories” as well.

These mixes are made every year in an attempt to keep holiday music from being too dull or trite, but while still trying to maintain the Christmas aesthetic or “spirit”. Each year’s mixes have had their own particular feeling, but they have all still fit quite well into my season. I hope they are useful throughout your holidays, and I hope you find some happy surprises while listening.

Christmas is a raging cultural animal and most working American musicians have made their own interpretation of this time of year, be it religious, funny, heartbreaking, offensive, bizarre, or just amazing. Sorting through thousands of variations on the same root theme each year has become an annual sociological roller coaster that always leaves me feeling fulfilled and my December activites are better for it. I hope you feel the same. Enjoy the music & Happy Holidays.

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PFU #00: CHRISTMAS 2007

2007 TRACKLIST:

  1. NORAD – Santa Promotional Spot
  2. Sufjan Stevens – Hey Guys! It’s Christmas Time!
  3. Ike & Tina Turner – Merry Christmas Baby
  4. Bey Ireland – All I Want For Christmas is A Go-Go Girl
  5. Jack Scott – There’s Trouble Brewin’
  6. Run DMC/Clarence Carter – Christmas In Hollis/Back Door Santa (Mix by DJ Riko)
  7. Smokey Robinson and The Miracles – Let It Snow!
  8. The White Stripes – Candy Cane Children
  9. Unknown – Christmas Tumor
  10. Elvis Presley – Santa Bring My Baby Back To Me
  11. Clyde Lasley & The Cadillac Baby Specials – Santa Came Home Drunk
  12. Johnny Cash – It’s Not Cool To Kill On Christmas
  13. Wild Billy Childish & The Musicians of The British Empire – Pete Townsend’s Christmas
  14. Marvin Gaye – Purple Snowflakes
  15. Pizzicato Five – Snowflakes
  16. Luna – Egg Nog
  17. Kay Martin & Her Bodyguards – Up Your Chimney
  18. The Raveonettes – The Christmas Song
  19. Proxy – Sugarplum Jeans
  20. Vince Guaraldi Trio – Skating
  21. The Manhattans – Alone On New Year’s Eve
  22. Loretta Lynn – I Won’t Decorate Your Christmas Tree
  23. Carla Thomas – Gee Whiz, It’s Christmas
  24. The Maytals – Happy Christmas
  25. The Rolling Stones – Winter
  26. Starflyer 59 – I’ll Be Home For Christmas

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CHRISTMAS STORY:

William S. Burroughs & Kurt Cobain – The Priest They Called  Him (A Junkie’s Christmas)

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Take Back The Living Room: A Holiday Music Rx From Production For Use.

Happy Holidays Everyone. Just in the nick of time this year’s PFU holiday mixes are ready. I have been one out and about in the seasonal atmosphere and have been hearing Christmas music constantly, naturally. What I’ve been shocked to discover is that I really hate most of it. I would say that 80 – 90% of the common radio play holiday music makes me angry. This is particularly ironic since that’s the opposite of its supposed goal and since I own so much holiday music from all sorts of varying styles and time periods. A lot of it is by artists that generally everybody knows…but I never hear much of it. Therefore if my mixes (or at least one of them) are kind of dark this year, my frustration with “popular” holiday music should explain why.

I’m doing something different this year that will hopefully make the mixes a bit handier to everyone. There are 2 versions. One is the actual holiday mix that seemed to make sense this year (PFU #10), but it has quite a few songs that might make it unusable, say, at your grandmother’s house. I’m partial to the first because it has songs that fit many different emotional states, which is generally many people’s condition around the holidays.

But, since not everyone likes to accessorize all emotions (or can’t) there is a second alternate/supplement mix (PFU #011) is that has a far more accessible track list. That way if you only want good, clean holiday songs then you have that option, and if you like both then mixes then you can use the “clean version” when hanging around the family, etc. It’s designed to be an alternative to what other sort of dreadful crap that may be lurking on Christmas radio or dusty parental CD cabinets during your holiday. I hope that everyone gets some enjoyment out of them in one way or another. Enjoy your holidays.

PFU #010 – Holiday Mix 2009 [The Very Slightly Dirty Version]

USE: Enjoying your Holidays with Holiday Music That is Suited To Fit A Holiday Sized Range of Emotions.

  1. Neil Hamburger – Cranberry Sauce
  2. The Mistreaters – Santa Stole My Baby
  3. Fat Daddy – Fat Daddy
  4. Twice As Much & Vashti – The Coldest Night of the Year
  5. James Brown – Hey America
  6. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – All I Want For Christmas
  7. Dean & Britta – He’s Coming Home
  8. The Phi Mu Washboard Band – Chilly Winds
  9. Elvis Presley – Santa Claus Is Back In Town
  10. Dr. Octagon – Moosebumps
  11. Holly Golightly – Christmas Tree’s On Fire
  12. The Shangri-Las – Good Taste Tip #3: Gift Receiving
  13. George Harrison – Ding Dong, Ding Dong
  14. Nina Simone – I Am Blessed
  15. The Halo Benders – Snowfall
  16. Dion McGregor [Sleep Talker] – Snowflakes
  17. Dick Dale – Hava Nagila
  18. Pebbles & Bam Bam – Snowflakes
  19. Floyd Dixon – Empty Stockings
  20. Galaxie 500 – Listen, The Snow Is Falling
  21. The Davis Sisters – Christmas Boogie
  22. Fleet Foxes – White Winter Hymnal
  23. The Harlem Children’s Chorus – Black Christmas
  24. Merle Haggard – If We Make It Through December
  25. Archers of Loaf – Assassination On X-Mas Eve
  26. Mae West – My New Year’s Resolutions
  27. Pharoah Sanders – Prince of Peace

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PFU MIX #011 – Holiday Mix 2009 [Family Suitable Version]

USE: To Feel Warm and Fuzzy For The Holidays and To Ward Off Other Holiday Music That Many Dread More Than Bankruptcy.

  1. Johnny Cash – Not Cool to Kill on Christmas
  2. Toni Stante – Donde Esta Santa Claus
  3. Huey ‘Piano’ Smith & The Clowns – All I Want For Christmas
  4. Squirrel Nut Zippers – My Evergreen
  5. Toots & the Maytals – Christmas Feeling Ska
  6. People Like Us – Everyday
  7. New Pornographers – Joseph, Who Understood
  8. Jackie Gleason – Christmas In Paris
  9. The Wailers – She’s Coming Home
  10. Josh Rouse – Christmas with Jesus
  11. Kay Martin & Her Body Guards – My Santa Daddy
  12. Nina Simone – Chilly Winds Don’t Blow
  13. Jimmy Butler – Trim Your Tree
  14. The Bird And The Bee – Carol of the Bells
  15. Teenage Fanclub – Christmas Eve
  16. The Staple Singers – Who Took The Merry Out Of Christmas
  17. Erlend Øye – Last Christmas
  18. Eddie Cochran with The Holly Twins – I Want Elvis For Christmas
  19. Yo La Tengo – Winter A-Go-Go
  20. James Brown – Sweet Little Baby Boy [Parts 1 & 2]
  21. Henry Mancini – Snowfall
  22. Bob Dylan – Winterlude
  23. Ramsey Lewis Trio – Egg Nog
  24. Vaughn Monroe – Let It Snow,  Let It Snow, Let It Snow
  25. Danièle et Michèle – J’ai vu maman embrasser le père Noël
  26. Lighnin’ Hopkins – Happy New Year
  27. Johnny Cash – Here Was A Man

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Welcome. This is my Music Blog. Since the prestigious Internet is so saturated with these things I had to select a concept that I thought was fitting considering what I have to offer. I wanted more than random 1-4 track leaks and I’m not suited to handle a dangerously hyper-focused (and wonderful) dorkout blog so I picked something that fit comfortably in the middle.

The aim of this blog is to give you a mix at least once every week. A small collection of songs with a central purpose, but not just a theme. I’ve found that 24 songs about water or visible panty lines don’t really have much of a practical use. The topic usually gets pretty tired by song 10 or 11, particularly without some sort of commentary. The mixes here will be soundtracks suited to real life situations so that when in those situations they (hopefully) will be a top notch companion. Each mix will fit onto a regular blank CD and occasionally will have printable artwork and track listings.

I’m starting with Christmas because I’m a Christmas freak and I thought there should be more mixes out there for people who probably hate most Christmas music. This is essentially a soft opening of the blog to work out any kinks, take suggestions on the format, and gear up for the first polished Production for Use mix in January. I’m including last year’s Christmas mix just to have some good kickoff swag. Download them both. I’ve added two Christmas stories this year. Enjoy the holiday music, please give me feedback or questions, and enjoy the end of 2008.

***ALL MIXES & STORIES HAVE BEEN REPOSTED WITH FRESH LINKS***

NOTE: I’m not trying to just give away songs. If ANY band does not want their work available through this blog, PLEASE tell me and I will repost the mix without it. Upon request I will provide ways to purchase any of the albums that these songs originally appear.  If you like these artists, buy their albums, and more importantly: Go to Their Shows and Buy Their Merchandise.

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PRODUCTION FOR USE MIX: #00/#000

USE: Enjoying the Holidays without enduring Mannheim Steamroller.

2008 TRACKLIST:

  1. Steve Carell – The Countdown
  2. The Soul Saints Orchestra – Santa’s Got A Bag Of Soul
  3. Wild Billy Childish & The Musicians of the British Empire – Mistletoe
  4. Jacques Dutronc – La Fille Du Pere Noel
  5. Caribou – The Snow Capes
  6. Lightnin’ Hopkins – Santa
  7. The Fireflies – X-Mas Song
  8. Kay Martin & Her Bodygaurds – I Want A Casting Couch For Christmas
  9. Reuben Anderson – Christmas Time Again
  10. The Soulful Strings – Merry Christmas Baby
  11. Diplo – When Eggnog Goes Bad
  12. Mahalia Jackson – Christmas Comes To Us All Once A Year
  13. Ringo Starr – C’mon Christmas
  14. John Coltrane – Greensleeves
  15. Donny Burns – Cool Yule
  16. Daniele et Michele – L’hiver
  17. Margo Guryan – I Don’t Intend To Spend Christmas Without You
  18. Hot Lava – X-Mass Wii
  19. Chuck Berry – Merry Christmas Baby
  20. The Purse Snatchers – Christmas Lights
  21. Jackie Gleason & His Orchestra – It’s Christmas Time All Over The World
  22. Ernest Tubb – Happy Texas Christmas You All!
  23. The Walkmen – New Year’s Eve
  24. The Black On White Affair – Auld Lang Syne
  25. Donovan – New Year’s Resolutions

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CHRISTMAS STORY:

David Sedaris – Six to Eight Black Men

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2007 TRACKLIST:

  1. NORAD – Santa Promotional Spot
  2. Sufjan Stevens – Hey Guys! It’s Christmas Time!
  3. Ike & Tina Turner – Merry Christmas Baby
  4. Bey Ireland – All I Want For Christmas is A Go-Go Girl
  5. Jack Scott – There’s Trouble Brewin’
  6. Run DMC/Clarence Carter – Christmas In Hollis/Back Door Santa (Mix by DJ Riko)
  7. Smokey Robinson and The Miracles – Let It Snow!
  8. The White Stripes – Candy Cane Children
  9. Unknown – Christmas Tumor
  10. Elvis Presley – Santa Bring My Baby Back To Me
  11. Clyde Lasley & The Cadillac Baby Specials – Santa Came Home Drunk
  12. Johnny Cash – It’s Not Cool To Kill On Christmas
  13. Wild Billy Childish & The Musicians of The British Empire – Pete Townsend’s Christmas
  14. Marvin Gaye – Purple Snowflakes
  15. Pizzicato Five – Snowflakes
  16. Luna – Egg Nog
  17. Kay Martin & Her Bodyguards – Up Your Chimney
  18. The Raveonettes – The Christmas Song
  19. Proxy – Sugarplum Jeans
  20. Vince Guaraldi Trio – Skating
  21. The Manhattans – Alone On New Year’s Eve
  22. Loretta Lynn – I Won’t Decorate Your Christmas Tree
  23. Carla Thomas – Gee Whiz, It’s Christmas
  24. The Maytals – Happy Christmas
  25. The Rolling Stones – Winter
  26. Starflyer 59 – I’ll Be Home For Christmas

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CHRISTMAS STORY:

William S. Burroughs & Kurt Cobain – The Priest They Called  Him (A Junkie’s Christmas)

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