Musical Fruitcake
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Categories: MF2011 | Comments Off on MF2011 – The 25 days of (XX)-Mas

So, here we go…25 new songs in 25 days.  (I know I have done Fruitcakes with more songs on them, but let me milk it for the dramatic effect) I’m going to have to call in all of my favors, pull a few all-nighters and dig deep into my own musical consciousness to pull this insane […]

Categories: MF2011 | Comments Off on Sufjan Stevens – Put The Lights On The Tree
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This is not how I intended on ending. I had another song planned but as the days went by I felt like I was missing the spirit of the holidays in the offerings.  It has never really mattered, the Musical Fruitcake has never been meant to be a holiday themed collection, but for some reason […]

Categories: MF2011 | Comments Off on Moby – That’s When I Reach For My Revolver
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Another cover: this Mission of Burma song has been covered numerous times: Catherine Wheel, Graham Coxon (Blur), and Moby have all taken a stab at it. I like this one the best. – Bill Ryan Click the image below to get more Moby through Amazon!

Categories: MF2011 | Comments Off on UNKLE – Celestial Annihilation
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This act actually did have a track that lead out the closing credits of an X-File movie. Originally a Trip-Hop act formed in London, UNKLE has been involved with or had guest appearances from members of numerous other acts such as The Beastie Boys, Queens of the Stone Age, The Verve, Ian Astbury of The […]

Categories: MF2011 | Comments Off on Future Islands – On The Water

I don’t know how to properly describe what Future Islands are currently doing to my musical spirit.  Not since I first heard Tim Tvelia playing Love & Rockets’ Express at Erika Zeigler’s house back in 198? have I been so shaken by the music that one band has put together.  Listening to this song as I write this […]

Categories: MF2011 | Comments Off on Azure Ray – Sleep
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Azure Ray is a band (duo?) consisting of two very lovely ladies.  Oh, and they sing too. – Bill Ryan Click the image below to get more Azure Ray through Amazon!

Categories: MF2011 | Comments Off on Noise Unit – Seclusion
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Noise Unit is an interesting side project from two of the founding members of Front Line Assembly. Categorized as “Electro-Industrial” they have 6 albums going as far back as 1989. “Voyeur” was the first album released from the band since 1996 (coming out in 2005) and the 9 year absence generated a deep, thoughtful and […]

Categories: MF2011 | Comments Off on Nick Waterhouse – Some Place
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It’s been far too long since I have posted a quirky track and I am not perfectly clear on why.  This one really digs into me more than most I have heard as of late, I guess.  You have to understand that I have been through the throwbacks and this project of Nick’s represents a […]

Categories: MF2011 | Comments Off on Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros – Redemption Song
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Joe Strummer always put everything he had emotionally into every song he did.  Even when the song is a Bob Marley song…RIP Joe. – Bill Ryan Click the image below to get more of Joe Strummer through Amazon!

Categories: MF2011 | Comments Off on Clan of Xymox – Jasmine and Rose
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Sticking with the Goth club theme for a bit, I had to add this song which ended up back in my regular listening rotation again a few years ago. This group from the Netherlands was a favorite in the clubs and was a true Darkwave band through and through.  Also known as just Xymox, they […]