Christmas Songs I Don’t Hate: Steve Martin & Paul Simon – Silver Bells

I’m not generally a fan of Christmas music, but since I have a radio show on Christmas Day this year, I’m diving in head-first. Turns out, some of it is pretty alright, and I’m posting a few of the better-but-not-appropriate-for-my-show ones here. This one’s a slight cop-out, since it’s been a favourite of mine for … Continue reading

Christmas songs I don’t hate: Harvey Danger- Sometimes You Have to Work on Christmas (Sometimes)

Harvey Danger is one of those one-hit wonders who actually recorded a lot of great music outside of their (great but overplayed) hit. But even as one of their biggest defenders over the last decade, I had no idea that they had anything remotely Christmas-y under their belt.

Holiday cheer

I’m giving the Best Things a break for a couple days, but to tide you over, the (presumably) fine folks at The Line of Best Fit are offering a holiday sampler with some incredibly talented folks (including Snailhouse, Woodpigeon with Laura Leif, and Kris Ellestad, whose excellent No Man is Land is still streaming free … Continue reading