Archive for December, 2005

Raise, Raise The Song On High

Friday, December 16th, 2005

This isn’t really one of my favorite carols at all because it’s all “SAVIOR!!!!!” and really sort of sappy. It’s also the type of Christmas tune that they muzak all up and pipe into elevators that get stuck in the middle of department stores. What I do like about it is that it’s another song during the spring/summer/fall. Hey! It’s like the tune has a secret identity. Mild mannered Greensleeves by day, boring muzaked SAVIOR Christmas carol by night. I think it might also have a third rendition in the form of a hymn.

He’s Mister Ten Below

Thursday, December 15th, 2005

Awwww! Bringing me back to my childhood with this song. *sniff* I even bought both (were there only 2?) Rudolph specials a couple years ago because I’m a dork and have a burning desire to buy all the good stuff that was on TV. Mind you, I haven’t even cracked into the second episode of MacGyver yet but I can! Any time! Why, I could tonight if I wanted to. Yessir! This new fangled technology means I never have to panic when they take something off the air cuz’ it’ll eventually wind upon DVD and I can watch it over and over again.

Me, I Want A Hula Hoop

Wednesday, December 14th, 2005

Lookie what came in the mail! My sis is AWESOME!!! The thing’s about a long foot tall and in a cute copper bucket. It comes with a strand of 20 tiny lights and…

Ox And Ass Before Him Bow

Tuesday, December 13th, 2005

Heh. They said ‘ass’.

And To You Your Wassail, Too

Monday, December 12th, 2005

Welcome to day 12 (Drummers Drumming!!! I confess, I had to look that up. I can never remember the order of drummers, pipers, or lords a leaping) of the December Challenge. But first! Lyrical Review.

Japanese Snack Food Review: Mr. Brown Iced Coffee

Sunday, December 11th, 2005



Japanese Snack Food Review: UFO Potato Crisp

Saturday, December 10th, 2005



When The Snow Lay Round About Deep And Crisp And Even

Friday, December 9th, 2005

Have you ever tried to spell Good King What’s-his-face’s name? Oi! I can’t even say it correctly (comes out Whenshelsauce) much less spell it. Good thing I know more of the tune and can just google random lines no? Oh and also I’ve decided enough with the sad songs already, it’s Friday! Who wants a downer for the weekend? I will let you know that Mumses came up with two more sad tunes: Cherry Tree Carol, which I’ve never heard, and Blue Christmas, which I hate.

For Thy Parting Neither Say Nor Sing

Thursday, December 8th, 2005

So here’s the second sad song of the season that I was able to come up with and let me tell you, they don’t make it easy to find this song. I’m sure it helps if you know more of the song than “Bye bye lully lullay” and more so if you can spell ‘lully lullay’ correctly. Google and I had a bit of a go about this (and you would not believe the sites I found that weren’t the lyrics) until I ran across the alternate title. I’ll give it to you just in case you are curious and so you will have more to work on than I did. It’s also known as The Coventry Carol, unless that’s the real name and the other name I found is the alternate. They didn’t say. Damn ants.

Please Have Snow and Mistletoe

Wednesday, December 7th, 2005

I will concede that today’s Christmas carol lyric is one of those over played holiday tunes but I’m still including it. I have fond memories of my grandpa crooning out this tune while accompanying himself on the organ. We’d go down to ‘Bama to visit and most evenings after dinner my grandpa would wander into the living room to play and sing for about a half hour or so. It didn’t matter if anyone else was there, I think he just really enjoyed having a little music time for himself. Grandpa could sing a mean croony tune too, and play a pretty mean Hammond electric organ. Ergo: The tune is in.

Bring a Torch, Come Swiftly and Run

Tuesday, December 6th, 2005

So I used part of the title in today’s entry but I can’t help that the second line is almost the same as the first (which is the title). Man, I thought I was running out of cool Christmas Carols to grab lyrics from but then I found this one. I totally forgot about this song! I used to love the beejeebus outta this tune when I was small and they never play it on the radio. This is a good thing because I’m never posting anything from O Little Town of Bethlehem, Silent Night or Jingle Bells. God almighty you crazy three tune playing stores and stations, invest in diversity.

In Excelsis Deo

Monday, December 5th, 2005

Heh, if you haven’t figured it out already, December is not only going to be a blog-a-day month but it will continue on with the musical lyrical titular theme a la Christmas. Oh yes it will. I’m picking excerpts from my list of “Christmas Carols That Do Not Suck” so don’t be lookin for any Grandmas and errant reindeer any time soon (like ever). Loathe that song. Today’s song, however, is ever so much fun to sing with the Glooooo-oo-oo-oo-oo-ooooooooo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oooooooooo-oo-oo-oo-oo-oooooooor-ria and any time I can sing some cool sounding Latin is fun in my book. I don’t even know what “in excelsis deo” means, other than I’m pretty sure deo is day (you know-’Deo! Deeee-eee-ee-ee-o! Deo-light come and me want to go hoo-oom!’ Heh) and I’d guess that excelsis is some form of the word ‘excellent’. Gloria in this excellent day? Good enough for me!

Japanese Snack Food Review: Hello Boss Coffee

Sunday, December 4th, 2005



Japanese Snack Food Review: Cuttlefish Flavored Snack

Saturday, December 3rd, 2005



Hark How The Bells, Sweet Silver Bells

Friday, December 2nd, 2005

Day Two of the December challenge and I’m already feeling a little antipostish. That can’t be good! And also I’m wearing a pair of socks that keep ootching down my feet. That is decidedly not good! I do not like it when my socks start lollygagging off the end of my toes because it feels all weird.