Don’t let the big man in the red suit tell you that you have to be happy this month. It’s cold out and apparently we are supposed to be full of cheer. Humbug! Instead of slaving away at a mall, let’s get together and listen to recordings of the saddest pop songs the cruel world has ever produced at NO DANCING: Sad Bastard Music December 10th. Oh, and drink booze. There is a facebook invite HERE.
Expect plenty of the saddest seasonal toonz along with plenty of songs that have noting to do with jingling bells. Rock out and drink up along with the Volstead crew who pour gallons of (discounted) whiskey to drown the sorrows. Come catch up with your friends in low places! The FREE event is from 10-2am and will get you thru the post-Thanksgiving/ pre-December holiday depression.
Here is one of my all time favorite sad songs from the seminal Vandals records Christmas with the Vandals. The disheartening minor key string arrangement is enough to bring you to your knees but then you have the hopeless, lonesome lyrics. And the droney outro of nothingness! SO GOOD! This is next level seasonal affective disorder.
“Christmas is hell on earth, I know nothing worst/ then being depressed and told to be happy./ The season of su-icide, I know why they died/ Christmas reminds me I have nothing”
MP3: THE VANDALS- Hang Myself From the Tree
For over a decade this cd stays in my car all of December and I play the absolute BEST steeringwheel drums. I know in my heart of hears that it would make Josh Freese proud.
Don’t forget to “like” NO DANCING on the facebooks HERE! Austin- see you on the 10th!