November 25, 2009

Are you gonna be mad at me if I post a Christmas song already?

I’ve been sitting on my hands since the beginning of the month waiting to revel with you in this bonus track from Julian Casablancas’ new solo album. Now that turkey day comes tomorrow, and after we are all thankful, the Christmas season officially begins — I feel ready to take this step with you and open the seasonal floodgates.

First of all, this video still makes me DIE LAUGHING:

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The thing with the head rotating forward and to the side! Oh, Chris Kattan.

And then Casablancas goes and makes it a bonus track on his new album, and makes it sound like early Strokes — which is a good thing that we sincerely, truly wish he would do more often.

I Wish It Was Christmas Today – Julian Casablancas

(also, those opening bells hit me like the N.E.R.D./Santogold collaboration he did with “My Drive Thru” that’s still super fun for the dancing and hip-shaking)


  • I especially love Tracy Morgan’s role in this whole operation.

    Angora Holly Polo — November 25, 2009 @ 2:57 pm

  • jogging in place.
    when we make our music video, i call that role.

    browneheather — November 25, 2009 @ 4:56 pm

  • Mad for posting an Xmas song? Heck, no! I’m already starting to collect tunes for my yearly friends and family comp CD. Thanks for a great entry!

    jos — November 25, 2009 @ 6:31 pm

  • Never mad at you for posting a Christmas song. You find the best ones!

    chris — November 28, 2009 @ 9:54 am

  • oddly, i bought this record, but i didn’t even know it had a bonus track until you posted it. guess i should have bought it on itunes instead of amazon. thanks for sharing. also, re: the record, i like the single, it reminds me of cut copy, the rest of the songs are hit or miss for me, but i do find myself listening to it as a whole quite a bit, so i guess i must like it, [end run on sentence here].

    cara — November 29, 2009 @ 5:02 pm

  • Heather:
    two simple comments.
    First, one of my all time favorite bits. ILOVEIT!
    and secondly, I can’t tell you how pissed Iam that I never thought to cover it myself!
    Thanks for the post. fuelfriends is my favorite place on the web…

    Andy — December 1, 2009 @ 8:17 am

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