Monday, 21 December 2009

christmas playlist

thank you thank you thank you if you were there on saturday - it was a really fun night for us! hope you enjoyed it to - here's what we played:

1. vampire weekend - horchata
2. frightened rabbit - it's christmas so we'll stop
3. grizzly bear - two weeks
4. belle and sebastian - me and the major
5. dirty projectors - stillness is the move
6. the hives vs. cyndi lauper - a christmas duel
7. the turtles - happy together
8. why - fatalist palmistry
9. roy orbison - i drove all night
10. neutral milk hotel - holland 1945
11. malcolm middleton - we're all going to die
12. julian casablancas - i wish it was christmas today
13. love ninjas - it's ok
14. the ronettes - rudolph the red nosed reindeer
15. aislers sets - hit the snow
16. abba - lay all your love on me
17. mary onettes - lost
18. yo la tengo - bean bag chair
19. talking heads - girlfriend is better
20. hidden cameras - ban marriage
21. mccarthy - should the bible be banned
22. the shins - australia
23. detroit cobras - hey sailor
24. blur - popscene
25. mariah carey - all i want for christmas is you
26. elvis costello - oliver's army
27. marvin gaye - i heard it through the grapevine
28. bruce sprinsteen - thunder road
29. the raveonettes - the christmas song
30. the crystals - my boyfriend's back
31. bobby conn - united nations
32. idlewild - roseability
33. paper planes - doris day
34. chuck berry - roll over beethoven
35. the beach boys - little saint nick
36. modern lovers - modern world
37. franz ferdinand - matinee
38. orange juice - holiday hymn
39. pavement - cut your hair
40. aztec camera - pillar to post
41. allo darlin' - dear stephen hawking
42. asobi seksu - merry christmas (i don't want to fight tonight)
43. presidents of the united states of america - lump
44. the waitresses - christmas wrapping
45. jimmy eat world - last christmas
46. prince - when doves cry
47. pet shop boys - always on my mind
48. yeah yeah yeahs - soft shock
49. new order - all the way
50. andrew wk - party hard
51. twisted sister - i saw mommy kissing santa claus
52. le tigre - deceptecon
53. fleetwood mac - go your own way
54. the wedding present - step into christmas
55. the breeders - cannonball
56. the smiths - stop me if you think that you've heard this one before
57. madonna - holiday
58. pulp - disco 2000
59. the pogues - fairytale of new york

i reckon we were surprisingly restrained on the christmas front - certainly when compared to last year's festive onslaught. it was partly due to our efforts to squeeze in every request, apart from rage against the machine. it's all a bit silly isn't it? i mean, is killing in the name of really what people want to dance to at christmas? well we aint playing your 'counter cultural' game. especially when some people seem to be taking it Very Seriously: i still can't believe one girl reacted to my disinterest in the "campaign" with "so are you sincerely telling me that nice n sleazy's doesn't have an official position on this matter?", WITH A STRAIGHT FACE. lordy. although she also repeatedly insisted it had to be played before midnight despite it already being 12:20, so maybe the whole thing was a really really really clever and really really really funny joke...

shockingly, there are no photos this month due to lost cables and forgetful minds, but just look out your window! christmas is everywhere!


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