Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Big Rock Christmas Mountain
This is our 500th post! Break out the bubbly! (and check out our Re-Post Special below).
'Course most folks out there in the world wide interwebs have probably achieved this milestone much faster than us (egad, it's been 6 years of Big Rock Candy love), but what can we say? We give you our love when we can, and when the bar aint beckoning us away from our "bloggin'" responsibilities.
'Spect we should be doing some kind of long-winded retrospective of where we started and where we've ended up, how we've changed and how we've stayed the same, through all the changes in the landscapes both musical and internet-related. And maybe we will discuss it down the line (we've got a response to U2 manager Paul McGuinness' GQ and Rolling Stone article about "how to save the music industry" coming at the start of our "Best Of" list post-Holidays that might fit the bill). But we're in the middle of our world-famous Xmas posting madness, which is what most of y'all are here for. So to celebrate, we're gonna keep on keepin' on, as usual.
That said, we want to thank you all for stopping by. Some of y'all are new here. Some have been longtime readers. Thank you, each and every one of you. We do this for our love of music, in it's many forms.
We owe a particular big hug and thanks to a feller that may well be our oldest (not in age, but in duration) reader and commenter, and a gentleman who has become a very good personal friend, as well : "John From Milwaukee" (who is also a dj at the killer radio station WMSE ). Thank you John, for all the years... This one's for you.
Ok, you're here for the Xmas music. Let's go...
We like two things more than any other. Honky Tonk music and Drinkin' Songs. Mickey Gilley gives us a little of both. We've always imagined Gilley's as a place where it's Christmas year-round, what with the neon and gaudy rhinestone. The following song pretty much confirms it for us. And Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison (today's "George and Tammy"?) give us both a little Xmas honky tonk and a little Yuletide nip for the Holidays (ti's also a cover of a song by artist we dare not name).
As for our Re-Post Special....well...it's not a Christmas song. It's the tune that defines who we are, in so many ways. And, it's the name of our site. Thank you Harry McClintock.
Viva The Xmas Mountain!
Mickey Gilley: Honky Tonk Christmas (mp3)
Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison: Please Daddy Don't Get Drunk (This Christmas) (mp3)
Re-Post Special (and theme song)
Harry McClintock: The Big Rock Candy Mountain (mp3)
Thanks again for visiting. We'll do our best to make the next 500 even better. And hey, it wouldn't hurt to give a little something to TOYS FOR TOTS this holiday season. It's non-political, and it helps out kids...what's wrong with that?