In honor of Rock Town Hall’s original Canadian (and hockey) correspondent, northvancoveman, is it time we prepare for the Hall’s third Christmas music mix (see and hear our first RTH Christmas)?
Christmas has long been a cause for joy in the Halls of Rock. If our old friend northvancoveman is ready to come home for Christmas, may I pose an even grander challenge? Rock Town Hall asks, Will YOU be home for Christmas?
You know who I’m talking about—founding members like E. Pluribus Gergely, kpdexter, dr john, dbuskirk, meanstom, sally cinnamon… Hell, saturnismine reappeared yesterday before he knew I called him out. This means something.
What about our dear friend, the delightful Happiness Stan? What about tonyola, who’s cape and Moog synthesizer lean against the fireplace, a chilling reminder of Christmas future?
Are you ready to compile a new Christmas mix? State your themes here and now.
Are you ready to come home for the holidays?
Looks like there’s a ton of new RTH’ers here since we last did this. Maybe we should only allow those who have joined since RTH Xmas 2 to second nominations, and therefore have final say on the list…
Can we make a RTH Hannukah mix? Seriously, the world doesn’t need another mix full of Christmas, or even generic “holiday” songs. We need a list that celebrates things like spinning tops, chocolate candy, candles, and so forth. Songs that celebrate making something out of nothing, or much out of little. About keeping the lights on in the window. About getting lots of little nice things rather than one big one. You get the idea. Any songs proposed by the band with highest slugging ratio of Jewishness/rockin’ excellence — the J. Geils Band — get extra credit.
Come to think of it, whatever happened to that guy from Mississippi? Was his handle latelydavid, or something like that? Or was that the band he was in?