Music's a big gift item around my house, and this year promises to be a good one. Who knows what's coming my way, but among the albums I've purchased for others are Beirut - The Flying Club Cup, Nada Surf - Karmic EP, and Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit - Sirens of the Ditch.
Anyway, Christmas Day is usually a day for spinning various new discs -- that first warm, late morning playing of Centro-matic's Love You Just the Same while watching the Blue-Gray game at decrepid Legion Field is still a very pleasant memory -- so I'll be reporting in the coming weeks with whatever loot I got coming.
In the meantime, Happy Christmas to all our readers, and here are a couple treats for the road.
Asobi Seksu - "Merry Christmas (I Don't Wanna Fight)"
The Flaming Lips - "Christmas at the Zoo"
Oh, and if you're wondering, my top five rockin' Christmas songs are, in no particular order:
The Walkmen - Xmas Party
Centro-Matic - Fuselage (It's Starting to Look Like Christmas)
The Kinks - Father Christmas
Big Star - Jesus Christ
The Shoes - This Christmas