You may be familiar with my obsession with Out of 5, one of my favorite sites where they have the weekly mixes available for download. Well, I was really happy to find that they left Week 100 up longer than the usual week...I guess because it includes 10 mixes by 10 people. I ended up grabbing all of them, but I'm especially fond of Dee's Disco Mix and Brigitte's The 80s Really Didn't Suck.
Check it out! I'd seen Donna Summer's "Dim All the Lights" on a song list the day before, and got this urge to hear the song immediately (I know...what can you do? Turn on the old victrola, come on dance the night away, that's what.) I hadn't looked for it yet, but I go to Dee's excellent list, and there it is. Disco serendipity, Happy Christmas Donna Summer, woohoo and all that jazz.
Seriously, this song? It's a great song. So of course I've been listening to it repeatedly and chair dancing (especially when the percussion gets going there in the middle, wow. HAHA!) and getting all sniffly thinking about Love Boat reruns and Rex Smith and dance floors that light up one square at a time.
Girl can still sing. She can't move a whole lot, but what do you want at 60 or whatever she is?
Also, this week at Out of 5 they have Jingle Bells for Winter Fun, which really is fun, no matter how I may feel about this song at this point. Count Basie has a version, and Korn, and N'Sync, and Smokey Robinson, all in one list.
Also, did I mention Drunkymas? Believe I did, but no harm in bringing it to your attention again. Five more days. Turn up the old Victrola.
God I need some eggnog, and it's noon.
But first, because I do have some taste in spite of all the raging evidence to the contrary, this is my favorite thing I've found today: a rack of Christmas/holiday season songs from the early 20th century (you know, the last one) at Paul's Ramblings. They've been transferred from vinyl to mp3 as I understand it. He has more explanation of their origins on the site. I love the Hallelujah Chorus (we used to sing it every year in chorus which didn't even sour me on it) so it's nice to have it in this format. And I can't wait to check out "Ring Out, Wild Bells" by the Carol Singers, who were throwing it down in 1916. Should be some pretty crazy stuff.