Wednesday, December 06, 2006

it's beginning to look a lot like christmas...

i collect christmas music. the good, the bad and the ugly. i don't discriminate. and for years now, i have made a crazy ass christmas tape for my friends. and until last year, it was a tape. not a cd.

i finally made the switch to cd last year. the reason i held off for so long was because i really enjoyed working with the format of the tape. two sides. the tape evolved early on into a good/bad side. the good side, was guarenteed to be family friendly. you could play it with kids or grandparents present. the bad side, well, you took your chances. plus a lot of my cool xmas tunes are actually on vinyl. and i am not sure how to convert vinyl into mp3's.

since last year was the first on cd, i made a two cd set. a kind of best of you could say. one good, one bad. however, that was a one shot deal. i am still strugging with how i will do the break down on one cd. but that is this weekend's project.

i'm feeling festive so if anyone is interested in this project, let me know.


Toccata said...

Man, I would love a way to transfer my vinyl into CD's. I have the best album of Telemann flute music ever made and there is no way I could ever part with my record player while it still has some life in it. Ok my geek factor probably just went up ten- fold.

I love how you do a take your chances section! This year you could do the first set of tracks as the good and then have a warning song to let people know if grandma's in the room change CD's NOW!

Hey by the way I think my notes are a bust. I was obviously in some snarky mood last Sunday once I found out Alex not on. My notes are kind of mean. I'm not sure I would want anyone to read them!

668 aka neighbour of the beast said...

i think it's fairly easy to do, i just haven't gotten around to it.

i love vinyl.

i think i know how i will do the good/bad situation. it's just a matter of planning now.

haha.. mean notes. let's hope alex is better for sunday!

Allison said...

My all time favourite christmas album is on vinyl, its Alvin and the Chipmunks...I know, I know. But I love it!

Other than that, I really don't care for holiday tunes. Mellowlee made the best punk rock christmas cd, and that now makes my list.

I'm asking for a record player for the holidays. Wishful thinking.

mellowlee said...

I love the idea of your old good side bad side format!!!! Could u post the playlists for the best of that you did last year? So cool. I love Christmas songs :)

Toccata said...

Hey, I second Mellowlee's request for a posting of last year's list!

668 aka neighbour of the beast said...

allison - i put that on my tape one year! drove my friends crazy.

will do a posting tonight