Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Holiday Plates of Black Food

Last night, for the first time in probably 25 years, I got to sing along to some songs that hold such a sweet spot in my heart that... well, I was little verklempt. True to form, I remembered 90% of the lyrics (hence my inability recall things like what you call that big white cold thing in the kitchen).

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The album: Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer. The Label: Peter Pan The artists: The Peppermint Kandy Kids.

The track list:

Side One:
1. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer 1:40
2. Rudolph's Christmas Party 1:46
3. Chris the Christmas Tree 2:17
4. Morris The Moose 1:41
5. Roly Poly The Polar Bear 1:53

Side Two:
1. Here Comes The Rhythm Band 2:39
2. All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth 2:05
3. South Pole Calling North Pole (Peter and Penelope Penguin) 2:11
4. A Letter To Santa 2:40
5. I Hear Christmas 1:40

I've been searching for CD or mp3 versions of these songs for a very long time and although I always see a lot of mentions of other people searching for them as well, I've never found the music itself. So this year I asked my mom to see if she still had the vinyl and lo and behold she did. It's even in reasonably good shape without too many scratches or pops. For a limited time, you can download here. Enjoy!

For more great vintage vinyl holiday downloads, check out: FaLaLaLaLa. There you'll find a link to the other Peppermint Kandy Kids album I loved, Santa Claus is Coming To Town.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Windpocalypse 2006

Holy crap. This has been quite the fall/winter weatherwise in Seattle, has it not? One of the worse windstorms ever, over a million people without power, flash flooding, some people losing their homes, and a few their lives.

And somehow, with all of that going on, the Spencers came out unscathed. Completely. We lost power for an hour the night of the storm and had to deal with the kids' disappointment of missing their last day of school before winter break, but that's it. Not even any branches to pick up. I'm almost afraid to post about it because I don't want the eye of Sauron to turn on us when we're hit by the next act of nature.

We're very thankful, and hope that all of our friends who are dealing with anything from minor inconveniences to all-out life disruptions are able to get back to some semblence of normal soon.