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An Alternative Christmas…..

Tired of the same old boring Christmas songs year after year? The same songs in the same style every December? Fear no more…..


This is a Christmas mix with a little bit of a twist. Nothing too “out there” or but different enough to keep you from going insane with the sounds of X-Factor garbage or other annually released festive “songs” ringing in your ears.

The mix starts off with an epic track from Mew and goes into some Christmassy pop and funk then we head into Christmas cover territory and mix it in with some fuzz from the Crocodiles, Dum Dum Girls and a boy/girl cracker (pardon the pun) in the form of The Hives and Cyndi Lauper. After that the mood drops slightly with some more sombre and thoughtful numbers….but wait, we’re rescued by E from Eels telling everything’s gonna be cool! Then Maps serenades all the mistletoe lovers with his version of East 17’s “Stay Another Day”, Band of Horses make us glow like Christmas trees with “The First Song” then Jonah, Chino and Grady give us their take on the Band Aid classic. After that it’s time to test the ears. Can you recognise all the different versions of of “White Christmas” that Corporal Blossom has mashed together? We end with 65daysofstatic take on the same classic song. And if your brave auditory system can get through the joyous white noise you’ll be rewarded with the little Christmas bonus of Arcade Fire having fun doing a version of “Jingle Bell Rock”. Full tracklist below.

An Alternative Christmas
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1. Mew – She Came Home For Christmas
2. Best Coast and Wavves – Got Something For You
3. James Brown – Soulful Christmas
4. Summer Camp – Christmas Wrapping (The Waitresses cover)
5. Jimmy Eat World – Last Christmas (Wham cover)
6. Weezer – O’ Come All Ye Faithful (Christmas carol cover)
7. The Hives and Cyndi Lauper – A Christmas Duel
8. Death Cab For Cutie – Christmas (Baby, Please Come Home) (Darlene Love cover)
9. Crocodiles and The Dum Dum Girls – Merry Christmas (Baby, Please Don’t Die)
10. Asobi Seksu – Merry Christmas (I Don’t Wanna Fight) (The Ramones cover)
11. The Boy Least Likely To – Christmas Isn’t Christmas
12. Bon Iver – Blood Bank
13. Frightened Rabbit – It’s Christmas So We’ll Stop
14. E – Everything’s Gonna Be Cool This Christmas
15. Maps – Stay Another Day (East 17 cover)
16. Band Of Horses – The First Song
17. Far, Deftones and Will Haven – Do They Know It’s Christmas (Band Aid cover)
18. Corporal Blossom – White Christmas
19. 65daysofstatic – I’m Dreaming Of A White Noise Christmas
20. Arcade Fire – Jingle Bell Rock

Download it over at mediafire  An Alternative Christmas with SIT Wolf

or have a listen first on the Soundcloud link below and then head on over there and download it.

I made the mix 70 minutes long so that it will fit nice and snugly onto a CD and you can entertain/bore your family with it over Christmas dinner. I’ve already made a few CDs up for my friends and family.

S.I.T Wolf  X

ps. I’ve had to hold off the “Are Friends….” interview with Santa till during the week. He was busy this weekend, said he was wrapping stuff up or some shit like that. Fucking amateur.

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I Hope I Become A Ghost

I’ve decided i’m keeping with the Halloween theme until it arrives so for the rest of the week there’ll be posts assosciated with Halloween type stuff.

It was the Phantoms turn yesterday so today it’s time to open up the old “do you believe in them or not?” debate….


I had fun searching through my hard drive for “ghostly” songs. I had a lot more than i thought i would’ve. I picked a select few and tried to keep the musical styles as varied as possible. Just right click and save as to download.

MP3: Bombay Bicycle Club – Ghost

MP3: Pulled Apart By Horses – Get Off My Ghost Train

MP3: Parts and Labor – Ghosts Will Burn

MP3: Shiny Toy Guns – Ghost Town

MP3: The National – Anyone’s Ghost

MP3: Broken Records – Ghosts

MP3: Summer Camp – Ghost Train

MP3: The Golden Filter – Frejya’s Ghost

MP3: DJ Shadow – Giving Up The Ghost

MP3: Harlem – Friendly Ghost

VIDEOS

Some of my favourite ghost related videos…

My favourite song about ghosts (not in a pervy way! i’m not into paranormal sexual encounters!) is….

MP3: Maybeshewill – How To Have Sex With A Ghost

And here’s a little video from a few Halloween’s ago of myself playing that well known theme tune…

I have a feeling i’ve posted that video before but who cares. It’s worth it for the memories.

Tomorrows post will be Zombie related. Be sure to come back and have a peek…if you’re not too scared .

S.I.T Wolf  X

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Asleep For Days, Awake For Nights

I know it’s been a while since i last posted but it’s been an eventful few weeks. I’ve had to deal with a lot of overtime at work which has it’s good and bad points.

Good points – lots of money at the end of the month.

Bad points – over tiredness (i can’t sleep) and an almost non existent social life between Monday and Friday.

Over the past week or two i’ve also been busy sorting out my new house. Yes, i eventually got a flat. I’m eventually moving out into the big bad world on my own. Well, technically not on my own, me and Gustav are moving in together. It’s something we’d planned for years and now it’s taken shape. We move in on the 4th of May.

I’m writing this post at 3am as i get ready to leave on a 10 hour drive from Glasgow to the South of England. I’m going on a kinda mini holiday/music festival trip. Should be fun.

I obviously won’t however be able to post when i’m away but i have lots of posts planned and ready for when i come back (next Tuesday). I’ll squeeze in a Six Mix and a Video Dose before the end of the month and there’s also another interview for the “Are Friends Eclectic?” section which is just about ready to be be published. Add an upcoming Weekend Mixtape and a mini review of the year so far and preview of what’s still to come in 2010 and that makes for a busy blog for when i get back.

For the moment here’s a handful of random tracks that i’ve been listening to a lot lately.

MP3: Conifers – Legs and Arms

MP3: Band Of Horses – Factory

MP3: Grasscut – Muppet (Nathan Fake Remix)

MP3: Scissors For Lefty – Ghetto Ways

MP3: Lake Trout – Track 1 (Live on KRFC 88.9)

MP3: Avi Buffalo – Remember Last Time

Also if you’re looking for an interesting read you could do worse than have a look at the following blogs…….

my friend Emma’s blog
http://turnonthe-brightlights.tumblr.com/

my friend Simon’s (just recently started) blog
http://thetwosimons.wordpress.com/

my friends Luisa’s blog
http://littlenihilist.wordpress.com/

On the random side of things…

I DON’T KNOW WHERE IT IS BUT I WANT TO GO HERE…….


S.I.T WOLF X

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Something Wicked This Way Comes

This is a special Halloween mixtape, feel free to download it if you want. I threw it together this afternoon in the midst of a hangover. Apologies for the quality of the track “Dragula”. The bitrate was really low and i only realised halfway through the mix. I would have left the track out if i’d known but i recorded the mix all in one go and made the mistake of not checking the quality of the tracks first. Like i said i was hungover and it was a last minute thing. I just had a quick browse through some of my music files and took the songs i thought to be most apt for a Halloween mix.

Something Wicked This Way Comes Tracklist
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1. Intro
2. Queens of the Stone Age – Burn The Witch
3. Smashing Pumpkins – Ava Adore
4. Rob Zombie – Living Dead Girl
5. Eagles of Death Metal – Chase The Devil
6. Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster – Puppy Dog Snails
7. Pixies – Dead
8.Talking Heads – Psycho Killer
9. The Cramps – Human Fly
10. Screamin’ Jay Hawkins – I Put A Spell On You
11. Prodigy – Voodoo People
12. John Carpenter – Halloween Theme Tune
13. Michael Jackson – Thriller (Remix)
14. Zombie Nation – Forza (Fukkk Off Remix)
15. Zombie Nation – Kernkraft 400
16. Designer Drugs – Zombies!
17. Rob Zombie – Dragula (Hot Rod Herman Remix)
18. NiKiT – Sudden Death
19. Bobby Pickett – The Monster Mash
20. ToToM – Ghostbusters Theme vs Smashing Pumpkins vs Ram Jam
21. Max Romeo and The Upsetters – I Chase The Devil
22. Imogen Heap – Getting Scared
23. Aphex Twin – Come To Daddy (Intro only)

MP3: Someone’s In The Wolf – Something Wicked This Way Comes Mixtape

something wicked mixtape
Here’s some songs that i considered for the mix but to keep it under 80 minutes i decided to leave them out…

MP3’s

Band of Horses – Is There A Ghost?

The Cranberries – Zombie

Ladytron – Ghosts

Sneaker Pimps – Small Town Witch

Aereogramme – Thriller (Michael Jackson cover)

And a few videos…

Unicorn Kid – Wee Monsters

Alkaline Trio – Halloween

Happy Halloween

S.I.T Wolf X

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THE MONDAY LIST #3: Animals Play The Funkiest Things

After last Mondays top 10 animal related song titles we move swiftly on this week to the top 10 band names with animal references. There was a lot to choose from and in the future i may make another list of animal influenced band names. Picking 10 was quite hard as there are a lot of bands i like that somehow seem to have animals in their names. But here we go….

This Monkeys Gone To Heaven

This Monkeys Gone To Heaven

Here’s the list i came up with…

MP3’s
1.  Foals – Hummer
2. Cougar – Florida Logic
3. We Are Wolves – Fight & Kiss
4. Eagles Of Death Metal – Flames Go Higher
5. Panthers – Thank Me With Your Hands
6. Crocodiles – I Wanna Kill
7. Wild Beasts – Hooting & Howling
8. Modest Mouse – Float On
9. Dinosaur Jr – No Bones
10. Band Of Horses – Is There a Ghost

Elton John hadn't washed in a while

And thats it for another Monday list. Till next week……..

S.I.T Wolf  x

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True Love Waits and The Weight of True Love

broken heart

I know its Valentines Day tomorrow  and i don’t want to dampen the mood for people but seen as today is Friday the 13th i’ve decided to put a post up for those that are unlucky in love. Songs for people that have experienced broken hearts, for people that have broke hearts themselves (everybody has) and for the lots of people who will spend Valentines Day alone this year.

The first bunch of songs are ones of loss, hurt and memories. The usual suspects like Jeff Buckley and Bon Iver are in there but there’s a few others that i thought would fit in quite nice. I’m not Coldplays biggest fan but even i can’t deny “The Scientist” is a touching ode to lost love. The Twilight Singers went for an orchestral background and a boy/girl conversation type song on “Number Nine”.  Whereas “No One’s Gonna Love You” by Band of Horses and “Maps” by the YYY’s are more stripped back but no less haunting. The Postal Service also go for the boy/girl conversation point of view on the ethereal “Nothing Better” whislt managing to keep their trademark bleepy sound. Mystery Jets, Chairlift and Bloc Party bring an indie touch to the mix with tales of bruised love (literally) and broken dreams . Frightened Rabbit’s song about “getting your hole” (as they so delicately put it) offers something a bit more awkward and an altogether different outlook on finding love or thinking you’ve found love. And then there’s the classic break up song by Fleetwood Mac. “Go Your Own Way” was written and recorded just after band members Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks broke up and the tension and emotion is clear for all to hear as they share vocal duties.

MP3s
Jeff Buckley – Last Goodbye
Bon Iver – Skinny Love
Coldplay – The Scientist
The Twilight Singers (feat Mark Lanegan) – Number Nine
Band Of Horses – No One’s Gonna Love You
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Maps
Mystery Jets – Flakes
Chairlift – Bruises
Bloc Party – I Still Remember
Frightened Rabbit – Keep Yourself Warm
Fleetwood Mac – Go Your Own Way

hmed_brokenheart
The next trio of songs are the polar opposite of the ones above. Instead of  getting you down or making you feel sorry for yourself these songs might make you feel better about a break up. From the slightly sarcastic and provoking “I Never Wanted You” by Headphones, right though to the pretty blatant “fuck you” blasts from The Avalanches and McAlmont & Butler.

MP3s
Headphones – I Never Wanted You
The Avalanches – Since I Left You
McAlmont & Butler – Yes

The last song doesn’t really need any description. One of the most simple but moving songs ever. Probably something to do with the fact that Thom Yorkes vocals still sound so fragile when he sings live.

MP3: Radiohead – True Love Waits (live)

hearts on hands

And thats it for my first real post. Don’t worry they won’t all be this doomy and gloomy. It just happens to be one of those days today.

Kali Nichta

S.I.T Wolf   x

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