I really do. Year round. Full time. All kinds. One of
these days I am going to get my dream blog, www.Christmas MusicEveryday.com up and running.
In the meantime, here is an unusual Christmas music item too neat to save for that happy day.
You know the singer/songwriter Sufjan Stevens? I am a
huge fan of his, especially his song, John Wayne Gacy, Jr." from his
2005 CD (Come On Feel The) Illinoise. I think it is one of the best ballads every written about a mass murderer and one of my Top 40 favorite songs of all time.
So here's that:
But wait, Bean! What's the Christmas angle? Well, on the heels of last year's outstanding Sufjan holiday album comes this word from his label, Asthmatic Kitty:
"Sufjan Stevens is busy working on a very special gift
right now, for a very special person. And in the spirit of Christmas,
that person will give Sufjan a similarly special gift.
Here's how it works: write an original Christmas song, record it, and email the song to us. Asthmatic Kitty will pick a winner, and that person will trade rights to their song for rights to Sufjan's song.
Just like a gift exhange, Sufjan's song becomes your song. You can hoard it for yourself, sell it to a major soft drink corporation, use it in your daughter's first Christmas video, or share it for free on your website. No one except Sufjan and you will hear his song, unless you decide otherwise. You get the song and all legal rights to it. We get the same rights to your song."
That's the spirit! Click here for more info and if you do write or record a song, I'd love to hear it too!