On The Eleventh Day of Solstice…
A blogger gave to me!
To fully enjoy the Solstice season, you have to get a long run up to it. So, to get you into the Solstice spirit in the last few weeks before Ground Zero, allow me to share with you some awesome festive albums. Every night until Christmas Eve, I will be recommending a Christmassy themed album for your pleasure. Well, not all of them will be Christmassy, but all of them will be awesome; and filling your days with awesome music will be enough.
A couple of questions for you. Do you like Christmas Carols? And do you like HP Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos? If your answered yes to both of those questions, you’ll love this. If you said no, or “what’s that?” to either of them, then you’re almost guaranteed to be pretty confused at this next suggestion – “A Very Scary Solstice”, and the predictably-titled follow up album “An Even Scarier Solstice”.
The H. P. Lovecraft Historical Society regales us with festive tunes, true. But those old lyrics about praising Jesus sound stuffy when compared to those celebrating a much more awesome, believable, interesting and non-euclidean deity.
I do love these albums. They’re very funny, very scary, and if you only, ONLY, want christmassy tunes, then tune out the words – the carols are expertly sung, and very festive otherwise. Except “Death to the World”. That’s just creepy.
As you can see, this turn for the creepy is here to stay.