Episode 72: Where Does Santa Claus Go in the Summer?

December 22, 2011 at 6:33 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , )

This is the 72nd edition of the Epileptic Gibbon podcast music show and the playlist to accompany it. CLICK HERE TO LISTEN. This show is a festive edition, featuring music that has some connection to Christmas, the Winter Solstice, Yuletide, or just the cold wintry season in general. To reflect this the feature album is ‘Mistletoe and Wine’ by The Mediaeval Baebes, plus there will be the usual diverse selection of styles and genres, including prog rock, electronica, psych folk, chamber pop, jazz, steampunk and all sorts of other weird & wonderful music. Below you’ll find the track list, plus weblinks from where you can find more information about each artist.

Total running time: 1 hour and 24 minutes. Downloaded file is 76.6 MB.

1. Gentle King (3:51) – Ten point Ten (Taken from the album, ’12 25′; see www.mindawn.com/artists/TenPointTen for one site where you can buy the album as an electronic download)

2. midwinter (4:43) – museum (Taken from their forthcoming debut album; see www.binarymuseum.net/)

3. Winter Is King (5:25) – Mostly Autumn (Taken from the EP ‘Spirits Of Christmas Past’; see www.mostly-autumn.com/2/, & www.facebook.com/pages/Mostly-Autumn/153492314670721)

4. The Holly & The Ivy (3:08) – The Mediaeval Baebes (Taken from the album ‘Mistletoe & Wine’; see www.mediaevalbaebes.com/ & www.last.fm/music/Mediæval+Bæbes)

5. Tree stands tall in Times Square (3:45) – Wim Oudijk (Taken from the album ‘Tree’; see folkwitrecords.bandcamp.com/album/tree & folkwit.com/artists/wim-oudijk)

6. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Comfort And Oi!) (0:37) – The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing (Taken from the ‘A Very Steampunk Christmas EP’; see www.facebook.com/blamedfornothing, www.amazon.co.uk/Very-Steampunk-Christmas-EP-Explicit/dp/B004A7W73C/ref=dm_ap_alb1 & www.last.fm/music/The+Men+That+Will+Not+Be+Blamed+For+Nothing)

7. Frost (5:22) – Telling The Bees (Taken from the album ‘Untie The Wind’; see www.tellingthebees.co.uk/ & www.cdbaby.com/Artist/TellingtheBees)

8. Variations on ‘O Little Town of Bethlehem’ (6:11) – Keith Emerson (Taken from ‘The Christmas Album; see www.keithemerson.com/)

9. The Coventry Carol (4:27) –  The Mediaeval Baebes (Taken from the album ‘Mistletoe & Wine’; see www.mediaevalbaebes.com/ & www.last.fm/music/Mediæval+Bæbes)

10. The 12 Days of Progmas (4:56) – Somewhere (A Christmas single from the band; see somewhere.nu/ & soundcloud.com/somewherestrange)

11. Merry Christmas Joseph Suttle (3:14) – Thumpermonkey Lives! (Taken from the album Yottametre’; see thumpermonkey.bandcamp.com/ & www.thumpermonkey.com/)

12. Antlers (3:20) – Apparatjik (Taken from the EP ‘4 Can Keep A Secret If 3 Of Them Are Dead’; see apparatjik.com/ & www.facebook.com/apparatjik)

13. Ebenezer’s Carol (3:00) – The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing (Taken from the ‘A Very Steampunk Christmas EP’; see www.facebook.com/blamedfornothing, www.amazon.co.uk/Very-Steampunk-Christmas-EP-Explicit/dp/B004A7W73C/ref=dm_ap_alb1 & www.last.fm/music/The+Men+That+Will+Not+Be+Blamed+For+Nothing)

14. Jaunty Dogs of Christmas (2:22) – Pete McCabe (Taken from the forthcoming album ‘Homeward’; see petemccabe.com & www.discofair.nl/discofair/New_Releases.html)

15. Boar’s Head Carol (2:13) – Alchymical Muse (Special seasonal song released ahead of the forthcoming Alchymical Muse debut album; see www.alchymicalmuse.com/ & www.reverbnation.com/alchymicalmuse)

16. O Christmas Tree (2:39) – John Stebbe (Available to download for free via www.macjams.com/song/37404; see also www.johnstebbe.com/ & www.cdbaby.com/Artist/JohnStebbe)

17. Veni Veni Bella (3:06) – The Mediaeval Baebes (Taken from the forthcoming album ‘The Huntress’; see www.mediaevalbaebes.com/ & www.last.fm/music/Mediæval+Bæbes)

18. Silent Night (3:15) – Can (This track was (but is no longer) available as a free download; for more information about Can see the official Can/Spoon Records website at www.spoonrecords.com/#)

19. A Christmas Credit Card (Christmas in My Dreams) (2:21) – Asparagus Apocalypse & David Kaminsky (Free download available from www.macjams.com/artist/Epileptic+Gibbon; see also www.macjams.com/artist/dwwave)

A merry Christmas and compliments of the season to all the musicians who contributed and to all listeners. Send me comments if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t… feedback is so important!). Hopefully I’ll be back in January with a prelude to some special editions of the show focusing on the Best of 2011. If you’ve got your own favourites from 2011 feel free to add a comment here or on the Facebook group for the podcast.

I also recently made an appearance on and chose the music for Steve Davis’ excellent Interesting Alternative radio show. Thanks to Steve for inviting me on. If you’d like to hear the show then you can do so by going to www.phoenixfm.com/2011/12/21/downloads-for-the-2011-best-of-and-ian-fairholm-special/

BTW, thanks to regular listener Tony Owen there is now an App for the Eppy Gibbon podcast show: to find it just type ‘Epileptic Gibbon App’ into Google… & don’t forget you can contribute to and comment on shows via the Eppy Gibbon Facebook group.

6 Comments

  1. Cynthia Maher Spencer said,

    Two tracks in and enjoying it immensely – a most promising start. Happy Christmas yourself, and thanks for this!

  2. andylongbass said,

    Can I send you the info about my new solo bass album please?

    • epilepticgibbon said,

      Yes, certainly you can.

      • andylongbass said,

        Well, how shall I do it then? ;0)

        You can read about it in my blog if you click on my user name and that will take you to a Bandcamp link where you can stream/download it for free (or pay what you want). If you want me to e-mail you a press release let me know where to send it.

        Thanks

      • epilepticgibbon said,

        Yes, sorry for being vague in my last post. I’ll take a look and get back to you.

      • andylongbass said,

        OK that’s great, thanks!

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