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Archive for December, 2009

War

Posted by shanoah on December 28, 2009

That is generally one of my traditional Christmas songs, actually. Trouble was, I’d already played most of them last year.

So, the war is over? Let’s see what Bob Marley says about that. This is his song, War, which is based on a translation of a speech Haile Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia, made to the United Nations in 1963. The Rastifari religion, in fact, was founded entirely around Haile Selassie.

This is also the song that Sinéad O’Connor did a cover of with modified lyrics, when she ripped the pope’s picture up on television.

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12-26-09 John Lennon – Happy Christmas (War is Over)

Posted by Sean on December 26, 2009

Yes, Shanoah. So this was Christmas.

Lyrics here. Courtesy of bgarens.

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Beneath This Blue Sky

Posted by shanoah on December 26, 2009

Well, that’s it for Christmas.

Just as a general reminder that I like Japanese rpg game music, I thought you might enjoy this piece. It’s from Atelier Viorate, and is titled Beneath This Blue Sky. If the game title sounds familiar, it’s the game Gust did right before Atelier Iris 1. Unfortunately, they haven’t localized anything before that point for English, so we don’t get to play it (Except for people who speak Japanese, anyways).

OTOH, that might be for the best, given what happened with Ar tonilico 2. Very good game; lousy localization. Wonder if they’ll get Ar tonilico 3 right? Of course, I’ve already heard that you’ll gain power levels in it by having your (attractive female) characters strip, so I don’t know what that game’ll be like anyways…

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12-25-09 Nat King Cole via Paul Rayment – The Christmas Song

Posted by Sean on December 25, 2009

Well, Shanoah, I know exactly what I want to post today. I’ve been saving this one for a while. Parents may want to watch this before they consider substituting their kids’ first-round draft pick gifts for socks.

Song by Nat King Cole and animation by Paul Rayment (site here). And if you think you’ve seen his animation on this blog before… perhaps you have.

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Christmas Day

Posted by shanoah on December 25, 2009

Here we are, Christmas Eve has passed, and we’re on to Christmas Day. And hell if I can really think of anything Christmassy I want to post. If I think of anything, I’ll put it up. In the meantime, here are some singing sheep[1]:

[1] Or should I say ‘Baaa humbug‘?

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12-24-09 Christmas Eve, or “You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out, Kid”

Posted by Sean on December 24, 2009

It’s Christmas eve, which means all the good little Christian boys and girls are eagerly awaiting Santa Claus, and the all the good little non-Christian boys and girls are eagerly awaiting getting squat this year. Many of the good little non-Christian boys and girls are also poor and going to go to hell when they die, I hear.

But, hey, that’s what you get for worshipping the wrong god, kids.

Speaking of Santa Claus… unless I miss my guess, TNT is going to be having their “24 Hours of A Christmas Story” marathon tomorrow. Now, I like A Christmas Story. However, 24 hours of anything can you sick of it real fast.

And that’s a shame, because A Christmas Story is possibly the best anti-Christmas movie made until Bad Santa. Parts of it are very sweet, but other parts…

Well, just check out Ralphie’s magical visit to Santa.

Courtesy of CQblogger.

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12-21-09 Joyous Winter Solstice

Posted by Sean on December 21, 2009

Nothing fancy this year. I just want to wish you and yours a Joyous Winter Solstice. Let’s hope the New Year is a better one.

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Killing In the Name Of…

Posted by shanoah on December 21, 2009

The Vatican, on behalf of Pope Benedict XVI, made a statement trying to establish and safeguard the name, image and any symbols of the Pope as being expressly for official use of the Holy See unless otherwise authorized.

Yay, trademarks. So they want to prevent us from using the name Pope Benedict XVI unless authorized, or this symbol:

Emblem of the Papacy

So, no saying Pope Benedict XVI here. We’ll have to be careful not to say Pope Benedict XVI accidentally.

Hmmm… Catchy name, isn’t it? Pope Benedict XVI Pope Benedict XVI... Pope Benedict XVI

In any case, there’s apparently this tradition that whoever wins the show “The X Factor” also gets the top of the music charts for the UK for Christmas. And there was a grassroots campaign this year to overseat that, and make a Rage Against the Machine song the top of the charts.

And it worked. So here is a remixed version of the song, Killing In the Name of… Pope Benedict XVI.

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New York Girls

Posted by shanoah on December 20, 2009

Ah, well, if we’re going to do the whole American Irish in New York thing, we’d be remiss to leave out New York Girls. It’s been covered by a lot of groups, including the Kingston Trio and Steeleye Span. The version I chose to play here, though, is being played by Oysterband.

After all, not only is this a good version, the video is entertaining. It was shot in New York in 1989 featuring the New York Ukranian Community Polka Club with Oysterband.

I’m sure this is how some New Yorkers Christmas goes. And what would Christmas be without polka?

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12-19-09 The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl – Fairytale of New York

Posted by Sean on December 20, 2009

Well, like we were talking about today, Shanoah, Jesus could be one hell of a stage magician. Hell, he’s got the long hair already. Just throw on some black eyeliner and an ankh necklace and voila! Criss Angel.

Anyway, we’ve had the Pogues’ Fairytale of New York on the blog before. But, see, we haven’t had it during Christmas (I think), so it’s cool.

This is from a live performance in 1988 on Saint Patrick’s Day. And, hey, Shane McGowan sounds like he’s completely potted. What a surprise. In case you’re having trouble following him, you can always follow along with the lyrics at the Pogues’ site here.

Keep in mind, this song is Christmas for more people than you’d care to think.

Courtesy of niceandeasy

“Oh, it was Christmas Eve… IN THE DRUNK TANK!”

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