My friends, holidays are a time for sharing. Sharing love. Sharing gifts. Sharing holiday cheer.
And sharing mellow music. Terrible, mellow music.
The sad truth is that while the ’70s were a great time for Mellow Gold, the era wasn’t the best for holiday music. Although older artists had enjoyed success with holiday albums, the annual tradition of releasing holiday albums in a last-ditch effort to make money before the end of the year was not yet the norm. However, that’s not to say that some of our favorite Mellow Gold artists didn’t eventually figure this out and release holiday music – they just didn’t do it in the ’70s. And as you already know, you can take the boy out of the Mellow Gold era, but you can’t take the Mellow Gold era out of the boy. Or something.
So this holiday season, Jefito and I have done something special. We’ve hung our stockings by the chimney with care, lit the fire, filled our mugs with hot cocoa, tucked our genitals into our bodies, and pulled up our easy chairs to listen to some of the Mellowest music we can find. We are proud to present to you:
For the next 12 days, Jeff and I will alternate and present you with a track each day, and share with your our discussions as we listened to each mellow, and often terrible, song.
The holiday fun starts today at 12 PM, over at Jefitoblog. Go enjoy our first selection, and come here tomorrow for Day #2. And a very happy, wussy Mellowmas to each and every one of you!