25 days of christmix :: day 21 :: ‘all i want is truth (for christmas)’ by the mynabirds (via @charlespeters)

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Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

25 days of christmix :: day 21 :: ‘all i want is truth (for christmas)’ by the mynabirds (via @charlespeters)

25 days of christmix

what are the 25 days of christmix? find out here.

this final christmix guest submission comes from charles peters. we “met” via twitter a couple years ago (?) and through shared interests in music and theological points-of-view, we’ve managed to stay in regular conversation. here’s why he submitted this track (complete with a, um, vivid description of laura burhenn…):

the mynabirds are every hipster’s fantasy. pulsating, rugged american tunes that sound like the came from an FM radio from 1973 that are fronted by laura burhenn, a blonde dreamboat with breasts from heaven and a voice from middle earth filtered thru american spirit cigarettes. plus, they stole their name from neil young.

in this saddle creek christmas single, they do a lot of unoriginal things to do something really original. they took a bimbo xmas tune like ‘all i want for christmas is you’ and mashed it up with john lennon’s ‘gimme some truth’. on top of that they laced it with some expansive slide guitar and xylophone magic. with this song they poke fun at a really commercial holiday and make you feel like you reclaim the former grandeur of the christmas season.

if you have any problems using the audio player above, you can always download the zipped mp3.