Sunday, December 23, 2012

The Sonic Parthenon Show – Episode 66: “Another Pennypacker Festivus…or…Why We Should Celebrate the Winter Harvest and the Revolution of the Earth Around the Sun"

The Sonic Parthenon Show – Episode 66: “Another Pennypacker Festivus…or…Why We Should Celebrate the Winter Harvest and the Revolution of the Earth Around the Sun"**tvtimesbenny1960a.jpg
“Rock n Roll Christmas” by George Thorogood

Set 1
“Fuck Christmas” by Fear
“Christmas is Cancelled” by the Long Blondes
“Mistress for Christmas” by AC/DC
“Christmas Tree’s on Fire” by Holly Golightlt

Set 2
“The Christmas Song” by Nat King Cole
“The Christmas Song” by the Raveonettes
“Christmas All Over” by Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
“Christmas Time (Don’t Let the Bells End)” by the Darkness

Set 3
“Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want to Fight Tonight)” by the Ramones
“Blue Christmas” by Leon Redbone
“Christmas Lights of Blues” by the Come Ons
“Twinkle (Little Christmas Lights)” by JD McPherson

Set 4
“Father Christmas” by the Kinks
“Santa’s On His Way” by Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys
“Must Be Santa” by Bob Dylan
“Tell The Lord (What Santa’s Done)” by Goober & the Peas
“The Party in Your Head”  by Reverend Horton Heat

Set 5
“Happy Hanukkah” by Matisyahu
“Hanukkah Dance (alternate take)” by Woody Guthrie
“Tiny, King of the Jews”  by Big Black

Set 6
“Fairytale of New York” by the Pogues with Kirsty MacColl
“Bells of St. Ignatius” by Wormburner
“Fruitcake” by the Superions
“Christmas in Hollis” by Run-DMC

Set 7
“All I Want for Christmas” by Shonen Knife
“Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” by New Bomb Turks
“I Wish It Was Christmas Today” by Julian Casablancas
“White Christmas (live)” by Stiff Little Fingers
“My Last Christmas” by the Dirtbombs

“New Year’s Eve” by Tom Waits

The show concluded with a special reading of the non-holiday classic by S. J. Perelman: “Call Me Monty, and Grovel Freely”.

This year’s Airing of Grievances:


John Ashton is a great actor and because of your trivial tastes he barely had any notable work between Midnight Run and Gone Baby Gone. Shame.

It is your poor judgment that allows for all these awful commercials during sport matches. Especially from the Ansheiser Busch Beer Beverage company.

If I see one more tv program that is about some kind of minor social disagreeable moment or is about some kind of niche hobby and it has “wars” in the title, I’m blaming you.

The esteemed writer E.S. Trott once said that absinthe makes the heart grow fonder. Well here we are, three quarters through the bottle and I’m still aggravated. That’s what she gets for not writing a follow-up to her crackerjack novel, “The Four Wonders of Irma Papercrepe”.

It is thoroughly laid at your foot this terrible premise of the Honey Boo child.

Who in the hell could be responsible for Mitt Romney getting as many votes as he did? You guessed it – Frank Stallone. (Credit Norm MacDonald with that one).

You’re always going on about “Breaking Bad”. “Breaking Bad”. “breaking bad”. “you gotta watch breaking bad.” Fine.  I did. And it was great. But what’s your excuse?

Here they are. A thousand letters. All addressed to Santa Claus. And they all say you deserve a right Bronx raspberry this year.

Are you responsible for this car parked on my block that hums like some kind of musical instrument with its strange chord progression? Or is it the mad scientist with the dredlocks who lives across the street? Probably the latter.

“What’s in your glass, crum bumb?” “Buttermilk!”. That line’s from Some Like It Hot. Could you have written that? Hardly.


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