2011. Another year, another mix tape. I hope my love of this season and all its related gaiety* never grows old, unlike myself. After 2010's year of accelerated musical output, I've found myself recoiling slightly in 2011 and have found it hard to motivate myself to create anything. Hopefully this will change in 2012, so keep watching the skies for new projects. I had a great summer in California, further cementing my love of all things American and my deep desire to spend the rest of my life there, as unlikely as that may be. Zooey's single again; perhaps I should work on another song to woo her by ChristMixTape 2012…. Work is still work, late nights are still late nights. I may need a change soon. Still trying to work out God, still trying not to be so much of a prodigal son. I finally got to see The Eagles play live this year which means if He wants to call me home, I'm now ready to go. There've been some great movies, albums and video games this year, to which I'll no doubt ascribe by making several 'best of' lists over the holidays….
But for now, please go ahead and download this year’s mixtape by clicking these words.
* gai·e·ty also gay·e·ty; n. pl. gai·e·ties also gay·e·ties
1. A state of joyful exuberance or merriment; vivacity.
2. Merry or joyful activity; festivity: making preparations for the holiday gaieties.
1. That's Four - Harry & Marv
2. I Won't Be Home for Christmas - blink-182
3. Sleigh Ride - Brian Setzer Orchestra
4. Deck The Halls - Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra
5. Insane Guest - Mr. Hector
6. Merry Christmas Everyone - Shakin' Stevens
7. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen / We Three Kings (Feat. Sarah Mclachlan) - Barenaked Ladies
8. Mele Kalikimaka (Christmas In Hawaii) - KT Tunstall
9. What Christmas Means To Me - Stevie Wonder
10. Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town - Jackson 5
11. Chicken - Harry & Marv
12. Joy To The World - Aretha Franklin
13. Ghost of Christmas - Manic Street Preachers
14. Jesus Christ - Mike Mills and Sally Ellyson
15. St. Patrick's Day - John Mayer
16. Ringo Remembers Christmas 1973 - Peter Serafinowicz
17. Do They Know It's Christmas? - Barenaked Ladies
18. Merry Xmas Everyone - Noel Gallagher
19. The Christmas Song - Owl City
20. Christmas Lights feat. Gary Barlow (Live from Liverpool) - Coldplay