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10 Days of Awesome Christmas Music - Day THREE

Today’s Christmas tune is from Rise Against off their Long Forgotten Songs compilation album that released earlier this year. 

The song is a cover of “Making Christmas” from the classic 1993 Tim Burton film The Nightmare Before Christmas.

I must admit that I was quite surprised to hear this song on LFS. Although I figured the guys of Rise Against would be a fan of Mr. Burton…

10 Days of Awesome Christmas Music - Day TWO

The Used of the early-2000s remains as some of the best post-hardcore/emo/screamo ever created - seriously, go back and listen to 2002’s self-titled effort and 2004’s In Love and Death - this stuff still holds up. 

"Alone This Holiday" is from this seminal era of the band, off of the 2003 EP Maybe Memories.

For those of you who were really into The Used back in their teenage years, this post is for you. 

10 days of Awesome Christmas Music - Day ONE. 

In the 10 days leading up to Christmas I intend to post one song each day from my “Best Damn Christmas Compilation 2013” CD mix. 

Day one features what is quite possibly my favourite song on the mix. It’s late-nineties No-Doubt (aka the best No Doubt), covering a Vandals cover of “Joy To the World,” in all their ska-punk glory - enjoy!

Wanna feel old? Blink-182’s self-titled album is 10 years old today

Now excuse me while I go play this album multiple times, hide under my blankets, and reminisce about my lost youth…

getxcited asked: All the Canadian Best Buys had a promotion last week where customers could trade in ANY previously used Xbox 360/PS3/Wii game for a brand new copy of Assassins Creed IV, Battlefield 4, and/or Call of Duty: Ghosts. They're up to something man...

jeffgerstmann:

Yeah, it’s called “OH GOD PLEASE COME INTO OUR STORES WE’LL BUY YOUR CRAP OFF OF YOU JUST PLEASE BUY SOMETHING AND TELL YOUR FRIENDS TO COME HERE HEY WE HAVE A DRINK COOLER GET A VIDEO GAME AND A CHERRY COKE ZERO AT THE SAME TIME WE GOT BLU-RAYS!!!!!”

I just discovered The Thermals recently, as I searched for the awesome outro song that plays at the end of Citizen Radio podcasts. 

I feel a little bad for having just discovered this track/band. This song is 7 years old and, needless to say, 16 year old me would have been all about this shit. I guess this is a case of ‘better late than never.’

If you’re like me and haven’t heard a good pop-punk song in years - check The Thermals out - one of the few bands from the early-aughts pop punk era that are still producing (good) music!

This blog turned 2 years old today.

So happy birthday, blog! I’m sorry for neglecting you so much.