Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Xmas By The Tail
Hee Haw Holidays, folks! Just lit up the barn with sparkly lights, and decorated the boots with tinsel. We're goin' a little Country on ya, with some exceptions, so pull out yr Solstice line dancin' moves!
And remember, if you don't like today's posts, well, hell, who knows what we're gonna do tomorrow! A little somethin' for everyone, we'd like to think.
The boot scootin' Santa love starts off with Dale Watson and a tale of booze, jail, and Santa Claus. Rick Fines brings us a little Country Blues yuletide in the big, big city. Dwight Yoakam delivers a bizarre tale of dysfunction on the Holidays. We couldn't go this year without a little Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks kicking up a bit of dusty snow on the proceedings. Moving out of the genre, Johnny Moore and his Blazers deliver a sweet tale of Xmas eve. And finally, Mountain faves The Dyes rock us out into the night with a punk'n'billy take on a Sonics classic. So merry Xmas to all, and to all a rockin' good night. Indeed.
Dale Watson: You Can Call Me Nick (mp3)
Rick Fines: Country Christmas Blues (mp3)
Dwight Yoakam: Santa Can't Stay (mp3)
Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks: I've Got Christmas By the Tail (mp3)
Johnny Moore's Blazers: Xmas Eve Baby (mp3)
The Dyes: Don't Believe In Christmas (mp3)
The big day is almost here. Lots of cheer and gettin' stuff. Hell, we like gettin' stuff as much as anybody. Please keep in mind those that "gettin' stuff" means a warm coat or a hot meal. We're all tryin' to make it in this world, and money's tight for all of us. A dollar here or a quarter there can help folks more than we can imagine.