Well, I suppose it’s inevitable. With less than a week until Holiday Eve, I guess we’re officially allowed to listen to Holiday songs. I find it exceptionally easy to yell “GAH!” and crash the car while trying frantically to change the stereo so I have to choose my songs fairly carefully.

Earlier this year, I talked about seeing Low in concert. They have a sweet song that can even be enjoyed in the summertime:

Fairytale of New York is obligatory to the point where the contrarian in me wants to forget that it even exists but then I listen to it again and think about Maribou and our first couple of years of marriage and how insightful this song is despite the eye-widening slurs contained within.

Perhaps nothing helps with a rough holiday season where you have to deal with work being crazy, friends being busy, and family being crazy than a little Freddie Mercury.

So… what are you listening to?


Jaybird is Birdmojo on Xbox Live and Jaybirdmojo on Playstation's network. He's been playing consoles since the Atari 2600 and it was Zork that taught him how to touch-type. If you've got a song for Wednesday, a commercial for Saturday, a recommendation for Tuesday, an essay for Monday, or, heck, just a handful a questions, fire off an email to


  1. I’m in Hong Kong now, and they’re playing Christmas music all over the place. Apparently it’s huge here, which I wouldn’t have expected in a place with a population that’s 95% Chinese, former British Colony or no.

    I’ve listened to “Lido Shuffle” and the Yuzo Kayama/Shinji Tanimura duet of “Sarai” about ten times each this week.

    I’d heard “Lido Shuffle” a few times before, but only just now figured out what it was called.

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