My friend Sam (as in Sam, one of the founders of this website) is a huge sucker for Christmas music. In high school, I remember caroling around his neighborhood with his family (all ten of them!) and it was just so… good. So this post is all about you, S’mee. Benji Cossa has released a whole X-mas album — Merry Christmas to Friends and Family — on Serious Business Records, with every song available for free and legal download. Alex Chilton’s “Jesus Christ” is here, along with a bunch of the classics and a Benji original, “Friends and Famly.” I hope you like ’em, Sam. Maybe one or two will show up on your annual Holiday CD Cleaner? Oh, by the way, can you send me your address? Your tin of cookies is probably getting stale in the back of my car.
Jesus Christ [MP3, 3.6MB, 192kbps]
Friends and Family [MP3, 4.1MB, 192kbps]
Silver Bells [MP3, 6.1MB, 192kbps]
Original post: 07/26/07
While I respect Lisa’s opinion on what makes a summer song, and I certainly like shaking my bottom (no matter its size), I’ve always liked the easy-going, feels-like-the-sun-is-shining-right-on-me genre. Maybe it goes back to the lack of sunlight we have up here in Michigan the rest of the year, I don’t know. But “Sunset” by Benji Cossa is just what I’m talking about. Katy tossed this one in our suggestion box, and I’d give her a big, platonic hug for it if I could. Does this song feel good or what? Not to mention the subject matter… “Doin’ it, doin’ it, do do dodo do.” Ain’t that what summer is all about?