Wednesday, December 22, 2010

No, Really, You'll shoot your eye out, kid.

The Flipside Holiday Extravaganza 2010
December 20, 2010 6-8pm on WQFS 90.9fm

Hello all and Merry Christmas. Tidings of joy and comfort and all that. The Flipside made it prime time just in time for the Flipside Holiday Extravaganza. Two hours rock roll and Christmas, just what the doctor ordered. To the music, on Blitzen........

The Men That will Be Blamed for Nothing "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Comfort and Oi!)" -37 Seconds of shear manic holiday pleasure. This has just established itself as the new theme for Christmas shows yet to come.

The Mynabirds "All I want is Truth (For Christmas)"

The Format "Holly Jolly Christmas"

The Maytals "Happy Christmas"
-Because they do celebrate Christmas in Jamaica too.

REM "Silver Bells"

Sufjan Stevens "Star of Wonder"

Robbie Robertson "Christmas Must Be Tonight"

Andrew Dost "Yeah I Know Its Christmas"

The Ramones "Merry Christmas (I Don't Wanna Fight)"

XTC "Thanks For Christmas"

Manic Street Preachers "Ghost of Christmas"

Sugarcult "Santa Claus is Coming To Town"

Belle and Sebastian "Santa Bring My Baby Back To Me"

My Morning Jacket "Silent Night"

Banu Gibson and the New Orleans Jazz Band "I'll Be Home for Christmas"

Lisa Loeb "Jingle Bells"

The Superions "Fruitcake"
- Featuring the familiar voice of Fred Schneider of the B-52's

The Kinks "Father Christmas" -Like fruitcake, a holiday staple

The Awkward Stage "Christmas Time is Here"

Blackalicious "Toy Jackpot"
- New song but an instant classic, Is it time yet?

Darlene Love "White Christmas" - Great Phil Spector number from 1963

Billy Idol "Frosty the Snowman" -I said it before, anyone can do a Christmas album.

Paper Tongues "Carols of the Bells"

Bright Eyes "Oh Little Town of Bethlehem"

Joni Mitchell "River"
- No originally intended on being a Christmas song but it became one of the best.

Rural Alberta Advantage "Little Drummer Boy (live)"

My Morning Jacket "O Holy Night"

Julian Casablancas " I Wish it Was Christmas Today"

The Fray "Happy Xmas (War is over)"

Darker My Love "Snow is Falling"

Idiot Glee with Luisa "Baby It's Cold Outside"

Hem "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas"

Bishop Allen "You'll Never Find My Christmas"

This is the last show before the Holiday. The next show will be on Sunday December 26 from 8-10pm, yes another choice show time and all new music including sneak peeks at 2011.

Until then, Merry Christmas to all.

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