I had this plan to regurgitate all number of Holiday themed posts from yesteryear but thankfully I took a gander in my inbox and found a nugget that’s both timely and supremely awesome. I’ll let Randy (from whom the e-mail originated) set the scene:
Merry Christmas Everyone!
The Pointed Sticks are one of those vintage power-pop bands that I never heard the first time around. Hailing from Vancouver in 1978, they were signed to Stiff Records and released just a handful of singles and one full album (in 1980) before calling it quits. Miraculously, they reunited 25 years later, recorded and released a new album, and toured Japan. “Power Pop Christmas” is a new song for 2008, a self-aware bubblegummy power-pop Christmas tune that name-drops loads of power-pop bands and alumni, some of whom I’ve only heard by name, and some I’ve never even heard of. While it verges on “inside-baseball,” it’s catchy, spirited, and fun, and a nice way to usher in Christmas.
With that said, give your ears and eyes a present all their own:
Super awesome thanks to Rich Yarges and Randy Paske for leaving this wonderful bubblegum stocking stuffer in my inbox this morning, and Happy Holidays from Transbuddha.