1. White Christmas - Bing Crosby 2. Angel In The Snow - Elliot Smith 3. Sixteen, Maybe Less - Iron And Wine 4. Baby It's Cold Outside - Tom Jones 5. When The Water Gets Col And Freezes On The Lake - Herman Dune 6. Last Christmas - Jimmy Eat World 7. In Dulci Jubilo - Mike Oldfield 8. Feliz Navidad - Boney M 9. Winter Wonderland - Peggy Lee 10. Santa Clause Is Coming To Town - Jackson 5 11. It's Christmas Time - Yo La Tengo 12. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Ella Fitzgerald 13. Lo! How A Rose E'er Blooming - Sufjan Stevens 14. Every Day Should Be A Holiday - The Dandy Warhols 15. The Chipmunk Song - The Chipmunks
This is the first of 6 online "mixtapes" that I'll be sharing from now until Christmas. I like parallels. The tape starts and end on different versions of the same song, and also features a similar duality at the halfway point, enjoy please!
1. Silent Night - Sufjan Stevens 2. Hey Parker, It's Christmas - Ryan Adams 3. Father Christmas - The Kinks 4. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas - Jane McDonald 5. Oh Little Town of Bethlehem - Bright Eyes 6. I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday - Wizzard 7. Hark The Herald Angel Sing - Sufjan Stevens/The Vince Guaraldi Trio 8. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) - Death Cab For Cutie 9. Listening To Otis Redding At Home During Christmas - Okkervil River 10. Happy X-mas (War is Over) - Jon Lennon & Yoko Ono 11. Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy - David Bowie & Bing Crosby 12. Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer - Dean Martin 13. Let It Snow - Dean Martin 14. Silent Night - Sinead O' Connor
I've been dreaming a lot lately, dreaming of people from my past, these dreams are vivid and bizarre, but generally enjoyable. There are however, always going to be certain people from your past that you just wish would go away, whatever though, I can take it as it comes. The dream mainly involves a large house party, usually at Halloween, everyone I've ever known is there, there is a genuine sense of urgency always. I'm enjoying myself at the party, but it's never where I really want to be. I don't know what this means, but I wake up feeling all at once satisfied and restless.
I wish I had the resolve needed to force myself into things. I'm plagued by indecision and general resistance to change. I fear taking chances, save me please.
I wrote my two weeks notice for work, I haven't given it to anyone yet, but I have it written. I feel like that alone should be motivation enough for me to find a new job. I've also decided to move back home until September, I really just want to be able to save enough money to pay for school upfront and not have to worry about slipping into student loan territory. This will be weird, and at times probably difficult, but I'll get by fine I think.
I'm really eager for the winter to start, snow and all that jazz. As it stands, it's not supposed to even really get cold anytime soon, these mid-teen days have been bizarre.
Lastly, the parade of lights is the Saturday, this has traditionally been awesome, and I'm for sure looking forward to it.