Friday, December 15, 2006

Christmas music

You know, when you have a tree covered in pink plastic flamingos, just any old Christmas music won't do.

Voila! I give you Savatage -- excuse me, The Trans-Siberian Orchestra:




Crank the knob to '11', and break out the air guitar.

LawDog

15 comments:

JSThane said...

Now, THAT is some music...

Cood vid.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, LD. I needed that.

Anonymous said...

These guys have really brought some fresh ideas to Christmas music. They've also written a rather lengthy list of potential classics.

Anonymous said...

Good choice, LD. As it happens, I've got Savatage's "The Wake of Magellan" CD going on Windows Media Player as I write this. Whether they call themselves "Savatage" or "TSO"...those guys rock.

I'm thinking I'll be following "Wake of Magellan" up with TSO's "Beethoven's Last Night" tonight. And finish up, of course, with "Christmas Eve Sarajevo 12/24"...which ought to really make my neighbors happy at this time of night. Oh well...

--Wes S.

Rabbit said...

T.-S. O is playing Dallas on Saturday the 16th.

Just a PSA.

Regards,
Rabbit.

Melissa in Texas said...

TSO here in Austin 12/22.
These guys are great!
This is one of my favs.

BryanP said...

Hmm. I'm going to have to look for some of their stuff. Sounds good. Thanks for sharing that.

Anonymous said...

The 'Dog likes TSO? Go figure...

Anyhoo, great taste Lawdog. Those guys play several gigs in my area each Christmas season. Their CDs are absolutely worth a listen.

Cheers,

Mark

AmbulanceDriver said...

Thanks LD. I happen to *love* TSO..... Girlfriend and I happened to catch their show when they came through town a week or so ago.... Absolutely AMAZING!

Chris said...

If you can make it to the Austin (12-22)or San Antonio (12-23) show, DO IT. It's completely worth it. I've literally seen hundreds of shows in my life, and this is easily top three.

CD's are really cool, too. Get "Christmas Eve and Other Stories" and you get a two disc set: Disc one is the music. Disc two is the entire story with narration between songs. It's awe-inspiring.

Oh, onstage they do narration.

Enjoy!



chris

Justin said...

Around the office, we've been playing SomaFM's new Christmas station:

Christmas Lounge (Click for audio stream.)

Soma spins some good tunes.

kyrakai said...

Thank you, LawDag. That is my favorite Christmas tune and I love the video!

You should know how much we appreciate your blog.

Anonymous said...

Well, you sunny beach, you - you done started the Mrs off on a MAJOR search for new music.

But, day-um, that was good!

It still doesn't _quite_ replace "Winter Song" by Angel in my heart, but comes close...

Thanks,
Peet

joated said...

Lovely. Thanks for sharing.

geekWithA.45 said...

My 5 y.o., who's about the age of the girl in the video calls that "the ding-dong song". It was her motivation to figure out how to find the 11 volume setting, and stabs rewind as soon as the song's over.

Merry Christmas, lawdog!