Friday, December 18, 2009

Beatles + 60s girl groups = AmyFrenzy and band dreams.

So BeatlesTrivia.com posted a post the other day about Beatles Novelty Records and that gets my brain all up in a 60s girl group frenzy. And Beatles frenzy. And then it makes me want to start up my own band. Again. Cue the eye rolls and grunts. But I don't care. I think I'm totally serious this time. Much more then last time. Even though I was pretty serious last time, too. Man, can't you just see it? Me. In a band. No, look up. Now, can't you just see it? Wow.




Okay, so what made me think that I need to start a cover band of Beatles novelty songs, (and OMG!!! think of how AWESOME my new band would be!) was that the very essence of Beatles novelty songs is fangirldom. That might be the name of my new group. The Fangirls. GASP! I love it.





So, lets visit, shall we, these gems of all gems.

Starting off with the thing that got all this rollin'.



And The Bootles.



The Beatlettes!



Even Cher. Cher's not too good for it. And why should she be? Except maybe for singing about Ringo.



I LOVELOVELOVE all these songs. I'm gonna do 'em. I'll be famous for it one day, you'll see.

By the way, I'm done with all that Christmas song crap. No one probably cares anyway or notices. And let me tell you... I'm done.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

DOUBLE WHAMMY xmas song!

Day nine should've been yesterday and Day Ten today.


And nothing says Christmas like Friggin' Goodfellas! RIGHT?!  So double down Saturday. Lucky.




"Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)"
Written by Phil SpectorEllie Greenwich and Jeff Barry
Performed by Darlene Love
Courtesy of Phil Spector Records Inc. by Arrangement with ABKCO Records






"Frosty the Snow Man"
Written by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins
Performed by The Ronettes
Courtesy of Phil Spector Records Inc. by Arrangement with ABKCO Records



Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas Song Day Ate.

What better way to celebrate my most impatient mood right now then dreaming of a cigarette and a hot toddy with my favorite of the "packers. Rats Martin and Sinatra.



Hot Toddy Recipe for good measure -
1 tbsp honey
3/4 glass tea
2 shots brandy
1 slice lemon

Serves one. 


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Christmas song Day 7?.

Thought I forgot about my little list huh? Not so. Even after being attacked by a gang of filthy pigeons, I'm still on my game.

And so is the fowl.



How 'bout some Django Reinhardt? I know. Me too. XD

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Reporter: George, what do you miss most about John Lennon? George: John Lennon.





December 8, 1980-  my parents 7th Anniversary. A 4 and a half year old me and an even smaller 3 and a half year old sister, after whooping it up at our grandparents house where we were either eating anniversary dinner or more likely now that I think of it, were being babysat so our parents could have date night, quickly fell asleep in the back of the car on the freezing ride home, sounds of the radio floating in and out of my ears. It was nearing 10pm Denver time and we hadn't been in the car long when it happened. SCREAMING! WAILING! My dad pulling over and my mom in full on hysterics. I was terrified, I thought someone had died.



This is the first time I remember hearing the name John Lennon. This is also the first concrete memory I have. I remember the exact part of the exact street we were on and could drive you there to this day, that's how dramatic it was.  


I shared this Earth with John Lennon for 4 and a half years. I don't remember any of it. That's not to say I don't understand the impact his abrupt passing has had on this world. 


I had so many amazing things I wanted to say about John and now, as I'm here to say it, the things won't come. It's okay though. You know what I mean. 


Yoko Ono wrote something about him, his passing and how we should use his passing to help and inspire others. It's really great, actually. Read it here


And this video, which I've posted before...










Please check out this CNN article by Bob Greene. It's a very touching look at The Dakota, Lennon's murder and how the events that unfolded on that December day still manage to haunt Central Park West. It's very touching and beautifully written.  


Oh and this friggin' thing, Christmas song #6. What better than Happy Xmas (War is Over)?


Monday, December 7, 2009

Day Five my little Sugarplums.

Day 5. - Golden Rings. (I should've perhaps, done a Ringo song but.. mmmm, no)



So since tomorrow is December 8th and all dark and sad John Lennon dying day, I figure bust out the fun, yeah? Now I realize that a LOT of peeps think that this is the most annoying Christmas song of all time, but I disagree. This song makes me want to effin' dance! 



By the way, I don't know if I mentioned this before, but I love Paul McCartney. X)


May this song get stuck in your head the rest of December. I hope you're carving your Christmas ham singing "ding dong ding dong ding dong ding" which, you know, you should then feel immense guilt as the holidays are meant to bring about anyway, because Paul's a vegetarian same as me. 



Shame on you and your ham. You might be eating Babe. 

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Christmas song Day 4.




Being a couple days from BeatleJohn! Death day, how's about some BEATLES!!!! AHHHHHHHHH!!! =) From December 6, 1963.  Oh, and big lols!!!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Day 3 of this xmas music thing.

Day 3.

I think I'm over this already.  How many more days do I have to go...? BIG SIGH!!! Okay. OOOH I've got it!!! 




DUDE you know you love some Wham! This song "Last Christmas" apparently hit #2 in England. And why wouldn't it really? Here's a wiki on it. 

Friday, December 4, 2009

The 20ish days of Christmas: Day 2- with love from Amy.

Day 2. 




This may very well be the finest piece of Christmas music out there. It should really be saved for closer to Christmas but I have been in rare form of late and I would be ever so sad if I forgot to include it. 


I love The Monkees. I love this song. I love Davy Jones. 


Lyrics, but I'm no bablefish and I don't know what it means. (Is it in Spanish? I think?)


Riu Chiu - The Monkees.

Riu riu chiu, la guarda ribera;
Dios guardo el lobo de nuestra cordera,
Dios guardo el lobo de neustra cordera.

El lobo rabioso la quiso morder,
Mas Dios poderoso la supo defender;
Quisola hazer que no pudiese pecar,
Ni aun original esta Virgen no tuviera.

Riu, riu chiu...

Este qu'es nacido es el gran monarca,
Christo patriarca de carne vestido;
Hemos redemido con se hazer chiquito,
Aunqu'era infinito, finito se hiziera.

Riu, riu chiu...



Oh Monkees. I think it's probably Spanish now that I look closer at it.  Anyway, I'll shut up and let you enjoy. 





Oh, and don't ever let me catch you saying The Monkees had/have no talent. I'll pummel ya! 

Thursday, December 3, 2009

The whatever many days of Christmas. Brought to you by me. (cue the "ding!")


Day 1. 



What's today, the 4th? The 3rd I meant. I'm posting my fave Christmas songs, one a day (unless I don't) 'til the "x". Craps, how many is that? I don't know, a lot. I still haven't worked out what day it is.... Maybe I should've started later... Oh yeah, and there's probably gonna be a LOT of Elvis. ♥




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