The Last Month of the Year


December has been unusually busy, as you can see from how quiet it has been around the Pimps site this month. Between holiday shopping, travelling, drama at work, getting hired out to make mixes as presents for a friend of mine, DJing and all other sorts of distractions, I haven't had much time to check in here.

Because of this lack of attention, I'm going all out in this post with a big bandwidth buster. This will likely be my last post before the 1st of January, so enjoy it while it lasts. I have a bunch of new tracks I want to share but no time to write about them, so tonight I'm going to succumb to topicality: this post contains the Christmas mix I've assembled for friends and family this year.

I highly recommend putting these tracks on a CD in the order in which they're presented here. Then you can pretend I made you a CD, and you can start thinking about what gift you're going to get me. What's that? Nothing? That's okay, too.

Some of these tracks were culled from my favorite blogs, so I can't claim to be the one to have unearthed some of these gems.

PIMPS OF YULE: Christmas 2005
1. "Five Wishes for Christmas" by STEVE MARTIN
2. "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" by DARLENE LOVE
3. "Father Christmas" by THE KINKS
4. "Merry X-Mas Everybody" by SLADE
5. "Christmas at the Zoo" by the FLAMING LIPS
7. "Christmas in Hollis" by RUN D.M.C.
8. "Christmas Rappin" by KURTIS BLOW
9. "The Christmas Massacre of Charlie Brown" by DJ JOHN
10. "Santar Klaws" by POJ MASTA
11. "White Christmas" by CORPORAL BLOSSOM
12. "The Christmas Song" by THE RAVEONETTES
13. "Merry Christmas (I Don't Want to Fight Tonight" by the RAMONES
14. "Santa Claus" by THE SONICS
15. "Merry Christmas, Baby" by OTIS REDDING
16. "Christmas Comes but Once a Year" by AMOS MILBURN and CHARLES BROWN
17. "I'm Gonna Lasso Santa Claus" by BRENDA LEE
18. "Come On! Let's Boogey to the Elf Dance!" by SUFJAN STEVENS
19. "Christmas Eve" by GORKY'S ZYGOTIC MYNCI
20. "Old Toy Trains" by ROGER MILLER
21. "I'll be Home for Christmas" by ELVIS PRESLEY
22. "Blue Christmas Lights" by BUCK OWENS
23. "Christmas Time Will Soon be Over" by JACK WHITE
24. "Blue Christmas (To Whom it May Concern" by MILES DAVIS and BOB DOROUGH
25. "Merry Christmas Mary" by JOHNNY CASH
26. "The Last Month of the Year" by VERA WARD HALL



Jim Quoyle said...

Thanks, man. This is going to seriously enrich my holiday season. Thanks for doing what you do, and happy new year.


sh said...

The mix looks beautiful, and I can't wait to listen to it. If you have a minute (and according to your post, you don't, and that's fine), could you export the [proprietary software] playlist (I'm assuming that's where you built this) as an .xml file and then post that? Then, once I've downloaded all them songs and plugged them into [proprietary software], I can just import the playlist and voila! (because I'm super lazy and don't wanna build and order the playlist myself.)

many mucho thanks and graciases,
Season's Greetings,

mkudlacz said...

totally solid soundtrack-quality comp, bro. i've already assembled and am basking in the playlist as we speak -- er, blog. i may have to regift the fuck out of it.

i've exported the playlist and posted it in the same directory with the tracks, so see if this works for y'allz too.

right click and save
playlist export

from iTunes File > Import > pimpsofGore122005.xml

proceed to burn to brain.

get help from dylan's bro-sen if you need it.

~ k

Dylan Gaughan said...

Thanks for doing the footwork on that one, smoothlacz. Ain't no way in hell I was going to do that myself. Sorry Sean.


sh said...

Gentlemen (and fine, noble Gentlemen you are),

Thank you. I doff my digital hat to you. I will endeavor to have the "merry seXmas mixxx" posted before the day is out (but I assure you, it pales in comparison to your own very fine Holiday mixes).

sweetney said...

great tracks, thanks much!

also, unrelatedly, your last name is is one letter away from mine (gaughran). hail fellow irish person!

Dylan Gaughan said...

Hmmm, I wonder if my ancestors dropped that 'r' at some point.

My grade school teachers had a hard enough time saying my name without throwing that extra 'r' in there. I'm afraid I can't even pronounce it!

josh said...

holy crap! ive ben looking for that slade song for a year now. i heard it on indie 103 last yr in la, but i never caught the name of the band. thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

Thank you!!

Brian said...

Thanks D! You just made Christmas driving through Ireland fun again. If I had to listen to the Irish Tenors belt out Amazing Grace once more, someone was gonna get hurt.

Dylan Gaughan said...

Merry Christmas, Brian. Tell your family I said the same.

Oh, I got that job, too. Lots to celebrate this holiday season.

Ericka said...

thanks! it'll be nice to get a break from mom's same old same old tunes.

thevitaminkid said...

I don't want to be take and take and no give. Perhaps I should send you a couple of Bruce Cockburn Xmas tunes for next years compilation. (Hoping you continue this for another year!) Unless you've already got his classic Xmas album. I love his version of Little Town of Bethlehem, Joy to the World (instrumental), and I Saw Three Ships. There are some eerie dark tunes too, of strange provenance.