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Christmas Mon Jul 16 2018 02:28:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)
WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Yes, we have more Coming Attractions coming.  I'm just trying to gather more information.  Back when we started, the Distribution catalogs would offer up many of their holiday selections in June or July (with cover art and even the
At number one in this weeks best selling Toys and Games in the UK chart is Cards Against Humanity: UK edition. See this weeks blog for the full top ten.
Oh, look, another historic boy band from the 90s is back for 2017 with a Christmas album. We gave the original entry in the holiday sweepstakes by this group a fairly good review back in the day, so what have...Oh, look, another historic boy band fro
Hi folks.  We will now resume our Christmas in July celebration after a brief hiatus where we made a quick trip to middle Tennessee to visit family.For today's Essential I have chosen anything in the series of Christmas compilation albums re
If it is Christmas truth youre looking for there is no deeper resource than the Internet. But be careful — the Internet lies about Christmas. Thats right linked in the list below are credible websites that get Christmas completely wrong. Th
TINA KAROL I'm really sorry for letting all of our pages, other than the home page and The List, go to seed.  I really am.  And since I've apparently reached the limit of the "unlimited" pages for a free site, anything that would ha
We are a third of the way through Christmas in July.  Do not forget that, tomorrow night at 9, Rob Martinez hosts The Christmas in July special edition of The Nights Before Christmas on WBOI.  Also, I didn't know at the beginning of
So, I expect that my readers will be firmly divided into two camps with today's Essential, "A Boiling Vat of Adhesive Xmas" by Substance W.  One camp will already be well aware of this way-outside-the-norm album of Christmas brilliance.&
At number one in this weeks best selling Toys and Games in the UK chart is Cards Against Humanity: UK edition. See this weeks blog for the full top ten.
Smokey of course did the Christmas thing as a songwriter and also with the Miracles during his Motown days. This is new for 2017, however, and I'm always wary when historical artists like him make a latter-day lunge for the...Smokey of course did the
I lost my husband on September 11th, 2001 that awful day etched in the memory of millions. He was there. Then he was gone. No goodbye. That first Christmas without him was as dark and empty as could be. There was no cheer, no celebration, no light to
​The thing about searching the web for free Christmas music is that, sometimes, you don't find them for years.  "Beneath The Mistletoe" from Ali Handal was released in 2009, but here I am just finding it now. Even though "Beneath T
So, is it fair that I should include Aimee Mann's "One More Drifter in the Snow" as an Essential when I've had it in my collection for less than a year? Yes, indeed it is.I'd long had my eye on Ms. Mann's 2006 Christmas release, and had down
Just one last blog post now to wish you all a happy Christmas. If you are cooking Turkey tomorrow then you might like to read my Turkey Cooking Tips page. A couple of final tips tonight. Try and declutter the kitchen and get out everything you need t
Palmyra's probably better known as a DJ on Sirius XM's Underground Garage, but she's also a rock musician, and I regret not having ferreted out this fabulous slice of power pop holiday goodness in time for my own 2017 mix....Palmyra's probably better
The United States Post Office will officially distribute new Christmas stamps for 2017 on October 5th. Christmas card exchange fans will be pleased with the festive theme celebrating famous Christmas carols in this years design. Jingle Bells, perhaps
While you download and listen to our "Stubby's House Christmas 2017: The Lost Tapes", we're going to continue to update you on some of the albums we're looking forward to checking out this coming holiday season.  And, in the hot summer sun,
So, this entry in Der Bingle's Essentials is, ironically, probably the least essential post of the series.  After this one I'll return to highlighting specific albums and artists that I believe every serious Christmas collector should have.&
At number one in this weeks best selling Toys and Games in the UK chart is Cards Against Humanity: UK edition. See this weeks blog for the full top ten.
The Amazon page for this 2017 single states its genre is "Country > Alt-Country & Americana," and a little research assured me that this was an accurate description of this female vocal trio's sound, as they have several Christmas rele
Christmas in the 1970s was an era between eras. Music and television stars of the 1950s still produced major Christmas releases and the gifts, toys and fads of the time seemed caught sometimes between a time warp to the past and to the future. Take,
Happy Christmas in July, y'all!We don't usually celebrate Christmas in July at Stubby's, other than enjoying the offerings of our Festive Friends who do, but I thought this was a good opportunity for us to make it up to you (a little) for our absence
Found Wandering, that trio/seasonal quintet from yon Pennsylvania way. They make the best Christmas music in the land, says I. Singer Sarah Comstock has the voice of an angel, perfectly sublime, created from the heavens to make Christmas music. Instr
The rock/R'nB combo best known for the adult alternative hit "SOB" recruits singer Julie Davis for this gritty 2017 cover of what many folks have come to call "the Christmas date rape song" (#metoo). It's a fine performance. The flip...The rock/R'nB
Dickens might be sick. The long awaited first preview of the Charles Dickens biopic awkwardly titled The Man Who Invented Christmas is here and it is as horrid as we feared. The movie hits theaters on November 22nd and it is billed as the big Christm
At the time of the British Invasion, America's counter was frequently considered....The Beach Boys?  Nothing against the genius of Brian Wilson, but c'mon.  If you wanted to Rock, and Rock hard, few did it better than Mitch Ryder &a
Occupying slot number 3 in Der Bingle's Essentials is "The Jethro Tull Christmas Album", the 2003 (US) release by one of the most innovative and enduring rock bands of our time.  As a collection of new and previously released songs, this alb
At number one in this weeks best selling Toys and Games in the UK chart is Cards Against Humanity: UK edition. See this weeks blog for the full top ten.
Punk rock fans tend to be fairly catholic about what they like, and Ramones fans are pretty protective of their boys, so I'd expect a certain amount of pushback when Little Steven turns this punk rock holiday classic out as...Punk rock fans tend to b
If there is a common wish for Christmas that goes unanswered every year it would have to be celebrating an organized Christmas. From the food to the decorations to managing all the parties and events it seems that no matter what efforts are made ther
Personally, I've never been big on novelty or comedy records.  I just think you can only hear the Singing Dogs or "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer" so many times before you cry out "enough already".  But, for others, a blistering
I thought I'd leave this year's Planet Comicon adventure with a few final words and observations.  As I've said before, the most enjoyable part of attending for me is meeting the authors that exhibit and chatting with them for a bit.&nbs
At number one in this weeks best selling Toys and Games in the UK chart is Cards Against Humanity: UK edition. See this weeks blog for the full top ten.
About two decades ago we had the album Christmas On Death Row, from which we got Snoop's original version of this song. Fast forward to this year and Snoop roped Philly favorites Boyz II Men into helping him perform a...About two decades ago we had t
The humble Christmas ornament rarely gets much thought for its significance and purpose. For many the Christmas ornament is merely decorative, a simple environmental adornment of the season. Most can look at an ornament and see it as nothing really s
First off, The List is back.  Looking a bit bare right now.  Might even stay that way.  But it's back, such as it currently is.  And you might be wondering why I'm posting at all when I had so adamantly claimed we
The continuing saga of Planet Comicon, through pictures.Daphne and Velma.Lots of people carry around large items.Aquaman, I presume?Ok - this is some serious Pennywise makeup. Well done!Wonder Woman and Batgirl.These guys were cool.Not sure who they
Just a quick post to alert you to the new Rich Stein series tonight at 9pm on BBC 2. His shows are always an interesting mix of travel show and cookery and ideal viewing on these cold winter nights. As you might expect he has a new book out to go wit
The Swedish sister duo with the Americana bent did a live session for the BBC in 2017 that included this simple and elegant version of the classic pop carol (complete with original third verse) backed with acoustic guitar and sweetened...The Swedish
It’s a Marshmallow World was introduced by Bing Crosby, of course, way back in 1950. It was a golden era for new Christmas music and Bing cranked them out better than anyone. It was a hit, but a minor one for Crosby, at least compared to hi
Music runs through the veins of Josh Tatofi.  It's as much a part of his bloodstream as his Hawaiian and Tongan heritage.  His father and uncle are founding members of the legendary Hawaiian group Kapena and even his sister has a ba
Here are a few pictures from Planet Comicon, in case 1) you've never been to a 'Con and want to know what it's like; or 2) you want some gnarly costume ideas; or 3) you enjoy seeing what some of the serious folks do with their costumes.Me and Darth.&
David Walliams isn't often out of the top ten best selling books chart. His books have a broad appeal, being enjoyed by children and adults alike. I've compiled a great David Walliams reading list and gift guide and I share the details with you in th
This is my first time encountering Lisa Prank, real name Robin Edwards, and the "band" behind her is Bree McKenna of Tacocat and Tristan Jemsek of Dogbreth, Seattle musicians all (the band name probably tipped you off), who assembled to...This is my
Santas Sleigh is an effort of nickels and dimes that we make every Christmas to help a few folks in need. Compared to most high profile charitable campaigns ours pales a little in comparison. But what it lacks in monetary impact it more than makes up
​The name may not be familiar to a lot of Americans (though her videos likely have received some play on the music channels), but Jess Moskaluke is a young rising star of Canada's thriving Country music scene with 13 charting singles (inclu
As I mentioned in the previous post, local author J.R. Frontera was at the Wordwraiths Books table along with Kristin Helling.  Intrigued by some of her books, I made my way back to their table after my initial visit (and purchase of Kristin
At number one in this weeks best selling Toys and Games in the UK chart is Cards Against Humanity: UK edition. See this weeks blog for the full top ten.