Here’s 2007’s HV News Christmas list of holiday audio and blog-posts.
Christmas in Frisco Square 2007 Light Show:
Jeff Trykoski‘s 65,000 computer-controlled music-synced lights are in Frisco, TX. The music is broadcast to passing vehicles over a low-power FM transmitter. More xmas moving lights after the jump. More…
P22, an incredible font factory, is once again offering their Free Snowflake Font:
Also up is P22’s Music Text Composition Generator (free online music utility).
Once again this blog becomes a StoryCrops cheerleader; this time it’s Christmas cheers for SC’s latest in which Jerry Johnson intervus his mom, Carrie Conley, about raising six kids by herself (4:18):
Yesterday on NPR Day to Day, Arthur Jackson is a Bell Ringer for the The Salvation Army. This former crack addict found God, stays off drugs, sings and rings bells at the Mall of America in Minneapolis. Produced for HV by Todd Melby of 2 below zero, “Arthur Jackson: Singing Salvation Army Bell Ringer” (3:28 mp3):
Was listening to Lukas on KGLT this weekend playing all kindsa insane and inane Xmas-isms. Called him up and he pointed me to Otis Fodder’s three free mp3 free collections, Holiday Freak Out & In. I knew the Otis’ name from his 365 Days Project. But didn’t realize, till Lukas, informed, he’s also the music sampling phenom The Bran Flakes.
Holiday Freak In 1 includes one of the best Christmashups ever; it’s Corporal Blossom assembling bits of Satchmo, Elvis, Bing and The Supremes all wishing for a “White Christmas” (3:19 mp3):
The song first appeared on the Illegal Art compilation A MUTATED CHRISTMAS.
An Xmas fave from the Vinyl Orphahage (aka “Our Lady of Perpetual Obsolescence Vinyl Rescue Mission and Orphanage”) comes this Xmas fave Christmas at C.P.H. – , a recorded performance by the Children of the Inpatient Music Therapy Program, University of Michigan’s Children’s Psychiatric Hospital. One of the best on the LP is this audience sing-a-long “Oh Come, All Ye Faithful” (2:16 mp3):