Yearly Archives: 2009

12 days roundup

December 27, 2009 Comments Off on 12 days roundup

Now that Christmas is officially over, I thought I’d post all twelve songs from the countdown in one easy-to-get-at place.  So here they are: 12 – Relient K – 12 Days of Christmas [Audio clip: view full post to listen] ... Read More »

Christmas Loot

December 25, 2009 2 Comments »

Merry Christmas everyone!  I hope everyone had a great day with family and/or friends.  We had a fun day of food, presents, movies, food and food.  We opened many gifts this morning, both kids were pleased with their haul, as ... Read More »

A Partridge in a Pear Tree

December 24, 2009 Comments Off on A Partridge in a Pear Tree

The final song in the countdown is BarlowGirl’s “Hallelujah (Light Has Come),” another Christmas song from the perspective of the parents.  This triumphant proclamation (“Hallelujah, we’ve been found/A child is born to save us now” ) is fitting for the ... Read More »

2 Turtle Doves

December 23, 2009 Comments Off on 2 Turtle Doves

I don’t have much to say about today’s song, an instrumental version of “I Saw Three Ships” by Rivertribe, other than it manages to add a pleasant Celtic feel to the song, even with modern instrumentation.  Have a listen: [Audio ... Read More »

3 French Hens

December 22, 2009 Comments Off on 3 French Hens

Third Day had an impressive showing on the last list, with four songs making the cut.  In the interest of not repeating any songs from the previous outing, I’ve only put one on this year’s offering, “What Child Is This?”  ... Read More »

Friday fun-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la

December 21, 2009 Comments Off on Friday fun-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la

Sorry about the late post on this one – I got the email ready early last week, and thought I’d posted it here, too… my bad. This being the last Fun Friday before the holidays, I thought I’d try and ... Read More »

4 Calling Birds

December 21, 2009 Comments Off on 4 Calling Birds

MercyMe’s rendition of “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” is ambitious, yet somehow still simple.  I think it has something to do with the spare guitar at the beginning, and the fidelity to the traditional melody, at least on the ... Read More »

Product review: iSkin Cerulean F1 + TX Bluetooth headphones

December 20, 2009 1 Comment »

A couple of months after I wrote the review on the Logitech Freepulse headphones, the power button stopped working, so I had to find a new pair of headphones. For a while, I made do with a pair of wired ... Read More »

5 Golden Rings

December 20, 2009 Comments Off on 5 Golden Rings

The warmth of Colbie Caillat’s version of “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” is what drew me to include it in this year’s list.  While the song is normally fairly laid back (and I should know, with 14 different versions ... Read More »

6 Geese A-Laying

December 20, 2009 Comments Off on 6 Geese A-Laying

Sorry for the late posting of this one… I was out finishing my Christmas shopping yesterday and forgot to post. Today’s song is a re-interpretation of “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” by Casting Crowns.  It seems like every ... Read More »

7 Swans A-Swimming

December 18, 2009 Comments Off on 7 Swans A-Swimming

I’m just going to say for the record that whoever wrote the song “12 Days of Christmas” seems to have been a little obsessed with birds.  By my count, at the end of the twelve days, the beloved would have ... Read More »

8 Maids A-Milking

December 17, 2009 Comments Off on 8 Maids A-Milking

Allow me to tell you a story of technology run amok.  Today’s song was downloaded from the iTunes store as one of their free “tracks of the week.”  Free, mind you.  Unfortunately, Apple encoded (at the time) all their music ... Read More »