Most of you have probably heard this already, but Neil Diamond has a holiday album with a cover of Adam Sandler’s Hanukkah Song.Â Besides the general strangeness of covering the song, it is very bizarre that he feels the need to change “tom cruise isn’t, but I think his agent is” to “…but Jesus Christ is.”Â Also bizarre that he felt the needed to say “don’t smoke your marijuanica.”Â But if that wasn’t enough, he does a song called “Cherry, Cherry Christmas” where he takes the names of all his popular songs and inserts them into a new song about the holidays.Â You can check them out at the hype machine or his myspace.
But there’s more!
- Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings just released a new 45, called “Ain’t No Chimneys in the Projects.”Â And in the spirit of the season, are giving away the mp3 of it for free through their website.
- One of my favorite blogs, Soul-Sides, is giving away a mixtape of Aretha Franklin songs.
- While not a holiday song, it would be a great gift for me: White Stripes Live dvd “Under the Great White Northern Lights.”Â You can now see the full version of “Let’s Shake Hands” on their myspace.
- This might be a stretch, but Christmas just came early for a couple bands.Â They just released all the inductees for this the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year.Â Â For once, I am happy with all of the picks: ABBA, the Hollies, Genesis, Jimmy Cliff, and The Stooges.
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