Christmas Eve 2020 Spiff-tacular!

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Okay, making a note here, next time stop at three hours, or else do it in the AM on Christmas Day. I didn’t log out of Second Life until after midnight UK time, and didn’t get to sleep until nearly 1am! 😫

But on the plus side, I had a load of fun putting this show together, with a little help from Apple Music. πŸ™‚ Pulled together soul, jazz and reggae covers of various Christmas songs and carols, plus some of my favourite songs of the season. And yes, a couple of songs get repeated in different versions. πŸ˜›

I’m now taking a break from DJ-ing and radio until the New Year. Hope you’re all staying safe out there!

Tracklisting

Festive Voice-bed: Dubstep Christmas Robot β€” Jaywalker Jack

O Come, O Come Emmanuel β€” Enya
Purple Snowflakes β€” Marvin Gaye
Walking In the Air (Duet) β€” Aled Jones
Jah Rasta Claus Aka Christmas Time β€” Cosmo
Good King Wenceslas β€” Mel TormΓ©
Mull of Kintyre β€” Wings

Happy Xmas (War Is Over) β€” John Holt
Back Door Santa β€” Clarence Carter
King Tubby’s Snow Dub β€” Roots Radics Meet Scientist And King Tubby
Ecce Novum β€” Ola Gjeilo, The Choir of Royal Holloway & 12 Ensemble
O Christmas Tree β€” GIVΔ’ON
Santa’s Got a Bag of Soul β€” Soul Saints Orchestra
In the Bleak Midwinter β€” James Blake

I Want To Come Home For Christmas β€” Marvin Gaye
White Christmas β€” Bing Crosby, Pentatonix & London Symphony Orchestra
The Twelve Days of Christmas β€” Peter Broggs
Simple Gifts β€” Alexis Ffrench
We Wish You A Merry Christmas β€” Victoria MonΓ©t
Deck the Halls β€” Herbie Hancock
Lieutenant Kije Suite, Op. 60: IV. Troika β€” Paavo JΓ€rvi & Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

O Tannenbaum β€” Vince Guaraldi Trio
In dulci jubilo β€” Mike Oldfield
Just Another Christmas Song (This Time I’ll Sing Along) β€” Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
This Christmas β€” Donny Hathaway
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus β€” Johnny Clarke
Ave Maria β€” Jax Jones
Rich Man for Christmas β€” Lady Saw
Es Ist Ein Ros’ Entsprungen β€” London Brass

My Favorite Things β€” Tony Bennett
Christmas Will Really Be Christmas β€” Lou Rawls
Frosty the Snowman β€” The Mighty Diamonds
Little Saint Nick β€” The Beach Boys
All I Want for Christmas β€” Bria Skonberg
Wonderful Christmastime β€” Paul McCartney
Winter Wonderland β€” Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra
Happy Christmas (feat. Toots and the Maytals) β€” Byron Lee & The Dragonaires

Santa Baby β€” Eartha Kitt
Wish You a Merry Christmas / Ahameric Temple β€” Jacob Miller
Last Christmas β€” Joy Crookes
The Nutcracker Suite β€” Les Brown & His Band of Renown
The 12 Days of Christmas β€” Straight No Chaser

O Holy Night β€” Mickey Guyton
Jingle Bells β€” Ella Fitzgerald
Who Took The Merry Out Of Christmas β€” The Staple Singers
Stop the Cavalry β€” Jona Lewie
Santa Claus Go Straight to the Ghetto β€” James Brown
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year β€” Andy Williams
Portsmouth β€” Mike Oldfield
Cool Yule (feat. The Commanders) β€” Louis Armstrong

What Christmas Means to Me β€” Stevie Wonder
The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You) β€” Nat β€œKing” Cole
All I Want For Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth) β€” Spike Jone & His City Slickers
A Christmas Carol β€” Tom Lehrer
Winter Wonderland β€” Macy Gray
Baby It’s Cold Outside β€” Ella Fitzgerald
Fairytale of New York β€” The Pogues

Apollo 8’s Christmas Eve 1968 Message β€” Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, William Anders
I Believe in Father Christmas β€” Greg Lake

Spiffy’s Pre-Christmas Warm-up… OF DOOM!

Sadly, I didn’t get much interest in-world in Second Life, but I had fun, nonetheless, and as long as I’m amused, that’s what counts! πŸ™‚

Many tracks by the H.P Lovecraft Historical Society in this show. Oh, and Cliff Richard, possibly even more scary than the Elder Gods! πŸ˜›

The final song comes from the (in)famous album Christmas In The Stars, which I will probably play in full next year… πŸ˜€

Tracklisting

Ghetto Santa β€” Spyder-D
All I Want For Solstice Is My Sanity β€” H.P Lovecraft Historical Society
Last Christmas β€” Crazy Frog
White Christmas (Dubstep Remix) β€” Iggy Pop
Chillin’ With Santa β€” Derek B
Have a Cheeky Christmas β€” The Cheeky Girls

Awake Ye Scary Great Olde Ones β€” H.P Lovecraft Historical Society
Walking In the Air β€” Nightwish
O Come, O Come Emmanuel (feat. Rick Wakeman) β€” William Shatner
Jingle Balls β€” Korn
When Was Jesus Born? β€” Lil Gee
Dominic the Donkey β€” Tainted Flavor
Away in a madhouse β€” H.P Lovecraft Historical Society

Something That Santa Claus Left Behind β€” Peter Cetera
Do You Fear What I Fear β€” H.P Lovecraft Historical Society
O’ Holy Night (Erik Cartman) β€” The Humorist
Santa Claus (Has Got the Aids This Year) β€” Tiny Tim
Deck the Halls – Dubstep remix
Dana Dane Is Coming to Town β€” Dana Dane
Fishmen β€” H.P Lovecraft Historical Society

Freddy the red brained Mi-Go β€” H.P Lovecraft Historical Society
Christmas Wrapping β€” Spice Girls
Carol of the Turrets β€” Harry Callaghan
Oh Come All Ye Faithful β€” Twisted Sister
Shake Up Christmas β€” Train
I saw mommy kissing Yog-Sothoth β€” H.P Lovecraft Historical Society

Leroy the Redneck Reindeer β€” Joe Diffie
Jamaican Drummer Boy β€” Shaggy
If I were a Deep One β€” H.P Lovecraft Historical Society
Mistletoe & Wine β€” Cliff Richard
Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree β€” Mel Smith & Kim Wilde

A Christmas Sighting [‘Twas the Night Before Christmas] β€” Meco (feat. R2-D2 & Anthony Daniels)

Closing In On The End Of 2020…

Hey everyone, sorry for being so quiet here. Truth be told, I had to step back from Second Life and DJing for most of November to focus on my real-world health, both physical and mental.

I’ve made some changes to old ingrained habits, and as a result I’m feeling rested and more energized for the first time in ages! That has taken some getting used to.

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