Thursday, December 24, 2009

Beard's Christmas Gift To You

Beard presents a Christmas gift to you: a Spotify playlist of festive tuneage, featuring Sun Ra, Marvin Gaye, John Fahey, Vashti Bunyan, Jean Ritchie, Vince Guaraldi, Lindstrom, Dexter Gordon, Flaming Lips, Esquivel, Bruce Haack, Free Design and many more!

I should add that there's no irony intended in the selection of Wham's Last Christmas: it's a genuinely beautiful song. That Jackie Gleason tune is easy listening at its weirdest, with the strings lost in a snow storm of reverb and echo. Gotta give props to Stones Throw for their Baad Santa compilation; a source of much festive oddness. Merry christmas everyone!

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