Christmas (music) Is Coming.

December 19, 2012 at 7:29 pm (Uncategorized)

I’ve had a few very polite email inquiries if there was going to be a Popnarcotic Christmas mix this year.

The short answer is “Yes.”  I hope to have it available tomorrow.

The longer, more complicated answer is that I finished the mix on Thursday night, December 13th.  It was full of bubbly, silly, surpassingly goofy Christmas and holiday-themed songs that really didn’t get introspective until the Pogues kicked in at the end, per tradition.

And then Friday happened.  Like a whole lot of you, I was simultaneously glued to TV coverage and disgusted and despairing and depressed beyond belief at the events in Connecticut.

Not only did I not feel like posting that Christmas mix, I have to say that it almost felt inappropriate.

This year, then, I almost gave the Christmas mix a rest.

I scrapped two months of work on it on Sunday morning and started over from scratch.  I must’ve been in an awful frame of mind, because I thought I’d cobbled a good mix together…and then upon listening to it Monday night,  I realized that I might as well call the mix “Morrissey Presents An Existential Christmas Featuring Emily Dickinson and  Ian Curtis.”

Yeah, it was pretty bleak stuff.

I took another stab at it, and I think I found a middle ground between introspection, hope, renewal, nostalgia, and, yeah, even a healthy dose of joy for the holiday season.  Give me a day and I’ll share it with you.


1 Comment

  1. Kyle (@kylec) said,

    Thanks, Chris. I’ve been looking forward to it for a few weeks now, happy to hear you’ve found renewed inspiration to see it through.


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