• Christmas,  Video

    Late Night Christmas

    With things being as hectic as can be in my household, it’s the little things that bring home the holiday spirit. Last night, after spending some time shopping with my wife, we collapsed into the couch and flipped on Letterman…

  • Christmas,  Video

    Video: Bob Dylan’s “Must Be Santa”

    Okay, I acknowledge that this video has been out for about a month now, and I didn’t get around to watching it until tonight (along with the Muppets take on “Bohemian Rhapsody”). I can now attest that after one viewing,…

  • Christmas,  R&B,  Soul

    The Temps’ Silent Night – Merry Christmas

    I was searching around for some info about when the Temptations version of “Silent Night” was recorded, and stumbled across a very heartfelt 2004 piece from the Washington Post. Writer Neely Tucker describes his relationship with the song – one…

  • Christmas,  Indie

    Alan Parsons in a Winter Wonderland

    If I knew Photoshop / Image Ready a little better, I would’ve added some sweet wintry sparkles to this picture of Alan Parsons. But it involves things like rasters and vectors and “noise”, and I’m just not up to that…

  • Christmas

    Santa Boss is Coming to Town

    No holiday season on Ickmusic (and we’re in our 5th!) is complete without some holiday Boss. Give me the two Bruces (Cockburn and Springsteen), and it’s enough to ride me through the holiday season for sure – enough to ride…

  • Christmas,  Video

    Christmas at the Gap

    Yes it’s crass commercialism at best but I’ll be damned if this years Gap holiday campaign isn’t brilliant. It’s funny, catchy and doesn’t necesarily beat you over the head with the merchandise.  Rainn Wilson and Selma Blair turn in a…