Back in September, you may or may not recall the life changing moment when we played Rock Band for the very first time -- this event happened to take place @ Ben & Colleen's House. [Speaking of Rock Band, we're both hoping to receive it as a Wedding and/or Christmas Gift: umm, hint hint.] Anyhow, Ben is the husband of Colleen who was Kelly's roommate for a couple of years @ Miami. They are both awesome and Ben just so happens to have really kick ass music taste and just yesterday he shared with us an x-mas mix he made. We have been enjoying this mix so much we have decided to share it with you all:
Some highlights of this mix in include:
-The Ravonettes' song called "Christmas in Cleveland" how f*cking cool is that?
-A lot of great covers including "Here Comes St. Claus" by Los Straitjackets, "Fairy Tale of New York" by Pilate (I never seem to tire of this song and love to hear any cover of it), & God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen by Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra (with the guitar line from House of Savages!)
-Other great tracks from Squirrel Nut Zippers, Tijuana Brass & Mambo Billy May (oh yeah, and Sufjan Stevens -- Kelly still loves herself that token Sufjan track. . .)
On a side note: While treating your ears you should also treat your taste buds and quench your thirst with a great (South Eastern) Australian Shiraz we've been enjoying on this particular evening compliments of Friday Monkey. At only $9.99 from Heinen's, this wine is not only flavorful but well balanced and 14% alcohol ;) it's clearly a steal. The perfect cure for a frigid night such as this one with it's warm, lingering, jammy and slightly tart finish*
ps - Yes, we colored in (and wrote on) that masterpiece of a Reindeer Picture above all by ourselves. We never were much good at coloring, ha