Category Archives: Music Monday

Double Time…

I know that I missed my post yesterday, but this post will be a combination of yesterday’s and today’s… Hopefully that makes up for it a bit.

Anyways, today is Tradition (or is it Traditional) Tuesday. Being that it is the ‘Christmas Season’ the television companies have decided to bombard us with millions of Christmas or holiday-themed movies. It’s not all bad.

The reason that it’s not all bad is basically because they broadcast some amazing movies with incredible frequency. One of those movies is my family’s instant Christmas classic, Elf. It used to be, and still sometimes is, that we would watch A Christmas Story without fail during the holiday season. Now, it is always Elf. I have not, nor will I, forget the amazing movie with the frozen pole, the red rider bebe gun, and the classic words, “You’ll shoot your eye out!” However, I am just so in love with the movie Elf that I can’t give the title of Best Christmas Movie to anyone else.

You may disagree with me, and I know many do, but Elf never gets old. Will Ferrell’s child-like portrayal of the confused elf-man that is Buddy will live on in infamy. I will forever quote lines from this movie whether it is December or August, and I will always feel that Will Ferrell’s facial expressions are just priceless and unmatchable.

One other thing that I’d like to say about Elf, before you get too annoyed with my ranting and raving, is that it has, in my opinion, the best Christmas movie soundtrack ever! I jest not when I say it surprises me how much I like it. I mean, in all honesty, I’m not a huge Christmas music person. I mean, I like it, but only in very specific states, like when Bob Dylan is singing it. However, this soundtrack has no  Bob Dylan, but it has lots of other amazing people.

So, here are my favorites from the soundtrack.. And if you haven’t watched Elf, you should. In my opinion. Also, if you have watched it and you haven’t heard or payed attention to the soundtrack, you should watch it again and listen carefully. I haven’t really noticed it as much as I feel  I should have, until recently, but I’m glad I finally have taken notice. I mean, it’s worth noticing.

My only complaint is that this next song is on the soundtrack with someone other than Will Ferrel singing. Sad.

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Bob Dylan Pt. I

I am labeling this post as pt. I because I know myself and I know for certain that this will not be the last time I talk about Bob Dylan. I sort of love him. That’s actually a major understatement. Bob Dylan is amazing to me. He’s my absolute favorite singer/songwriter and even if you hate his voice, you cannot deny he is a fantastic lyricist.

Anyways, before I ramble on about my love for Bob Dylan I have to make a confession. I’ve always loved his voice, and that may make many people doubt my ability to hear or perceive notes, but I don’t care. He has one of those immediately recognizable, and in my opinion, really amazing voices. It’s one of a kind, but even so, I’ll admit I had a hard time adjusting to what he sounds like now.

In his youth his voice was much less raspy and exaggerated, but with time Bob Dylan’s voice has changed even more than Justin Bieber’s will after he hits puberty. (Sorry, but if you’re a Bieber fan then this probably isn’t the blog for you anyways.) Anyways, I will admit that at first I was despondent that Bob Dylan’s youthful voice was gone, but now I have grown to love it.

Honestly, it’s great in the most unexpected way. Much raspier, much more raw. I can’t get enough.

That being said, let me introduce you if you’ve never met with it before. Even if you’re not a Bob Dylan fan, just take it as a bit comedic. I mean, I know I’ve had a few chuckles listening to my brother imitate Bob Dylan’s sound as he sings favorite Christmas songs in a way many have never heard before. Being that I’m not much of a fan of celebrity Christmas albums, it surprises even me that I own Bob Dylan’s, but for him I would make many musical exceptions.

This one is my personal favorite. Enjoy!

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