HMHS 184 - The Bumper Holiday Show (12/11/09)

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HMHS 184 - The Bumper Holiday Show (12/11/09)

Post by tonyoci » Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:51 pm

www.homemadehitshow.com for the show

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A show of mammoth proportions. Hear Dave Criddle and Tony Butterworth as they discuss

* Their favorite holiday tunes
* The gift we recommend you buy for yourself
* The book we recommend you buy for yourself
* Our home recording / songwriting plans for next year
* Our favorite music of the year
* Buy the grumpy Those Dreaded Gnats album website

Here's the Fairytale of New York video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCr30OVM ... r_embedded

This weeks tunes:

* Angels We Have Heard On High - Snubby
* Home for the Holidays - Bryan Eddy
* Give Your All This Christmas - Ralph Tonge
* Winter Wonderland - Michael Lyzenga
* KFC - The Pocket Gods
* Christmas Everyday For My Kids - Those Dreaded Gnats
* Angels - Kevin King
* This is Christmas - David Cooper
* Rudolph The Rednose Reindeer - Dave King
* Christmas in Jersey City - David Jacobsen

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Re: HMHS 184 - The Bumper Holiday Show (12/11/09)

Post by Zoetrope » Sat Dec 12, 2009 8:37 am

* Angels We Have Heard On High - Snubby
No comment. :mrgreen:

Favorite Xmas songs:
I've always liked Winter Wonderland. No idea why.

* Home for the Holidays - Bryan Eddy
Wow, sounds great. Nice piano and vocal. Well done.

* Give Your All This Christmas - Ralph Tonge
Another good one. I like that flutey thing. Topical and Christmasy.

* Winter Wonderland - Michael Lyzenga
Hey, you had me all excited for Winter Wonderland. Oh well, good song anyway.

* KFC - The Pocket Gods
Very funny. And I love that odd kazoo sounding guitar in the right speaker.

* Christmas Everyday For My Kids - Those Dreaded Gnats
Sooooo true. Great song.

* Angels - Kevin King
Nice rockin' version. (But I'm partial to Snubby's version. ;) )

back for more soon . . .
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Re: HMHS 184 - The Bumper Holiday Show (12/11/09)

Post by Grandma Melonhead » Sat Dec 12, 2009 11:42 am

hmmm.
When Tony asked Dave about his favourite Christmas songs, I was curious what the exchange would be. You see, and correct me if I'm wrong, while annual xmas pop songs are a huge thing in Europe (where Tony's from), the American xmas pop song thing mostly died off 40 years ago with "pop" songs like jingle bell rock, I saw mommy kissing santa claus, and all I want for christmas is my 2 front teeth (oh and that thing where the dogs barked out Jingle bells). Many or most Americans including me think of stuff by very dead people when you say xmas music.

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Fairy tale of new york" for those who are unsure, is the duet that contains this exchange:

You're a bum
You're a punk
You're an old slut on junk
Lying there almost dead on a drip in that bed
You scumbag, you maggot
You cheap lousy faggot
Happy Christmas your arse
I pray God it's our last

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Harmonising guitars.
Yes, if you are harmonising guitars over a chord you wnat to be respectful of the chord. SO in your example of playing a harmony based on a major third interval, you would not want to play a strict third of the melody guitar because it would conflict with the chord in places. For instance if the first guitar was playing a D over a C chord, the third of that is going to be an F# which is a note that is not in the C scale. The logical thing to do would be to move down a half step to F (this would actually still be a third as it is the minor third of D).
Remember, if a note is bum theres always a decent one just above or below it (thats the main bit of music theory I live by).
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Re: HMHS 184 - The Bumper Holiday Show (12/11/09)

Post by Zoetrope » Sat Dec 12, 2009 1:36 pm

back to it . . .

* This is Christmas - David Cooper
Amazing how much these Christmas songs sound like Christmas songs. I like the bouncy piano and the pling pling solo. Great job.

* Rudolph The Rednose Reindeer - Dave King
Wow, everyone is unleashing their pianos. And tubas. :shock: Sounds great. :D

* Christmas in Jersey City - David Jacobsen
That guitar sounds good. Nice one.

Great Xmas show, gents.
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Post by criddlerus » Sat Dec 12, 2009 8:53 pm

Grandma Melonhead wrote:The logical thing to do would be to move down a half step to F (this would actually still be a third as it is the minor third of D).
I was thinking that afterword. Yes, it would probably be a minor third because if the song was in the key of C, the D in that song would likely be a minor. I am sure Dave Chick could have a much more intelligent answer to this one. :)
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Re: HMHS 184 - The Bumper Holiday Show (12/11/09)

Post by lucas » Sun Dec 13, 2009 1:05 am

This weeks tunes:

* Angels We Have Heard On High - Snubby
uh.. kinda creepy.... in a beavis & butthead way

* Home for the Holidays - Bryan Eddy
very nice, well done.

* Give Your All This Christmas - Ralph Tonge
nice, but just seemed a bit too long.

* Winter Wonderland - Michael Lyzenga
no broken down truck, no run away bride, no dead dog?
oh wait, sorry got it mixed up with the gnats

* KFC - The Pocket Gods
love the kazoo

* Christmas Everyday For My Kids - Those Dreaded Gnats
ahh... evokes memories of Dr. Demento...

* Angels - Kevin King
opening harmonies were pretty sweet
what, no light show?!
well done, but has bit of 'Laserium' to it.


sorry, out of time.
good fun all of it, happy holidays!
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Re: HMHS 184 - The Bumper Holiday Show (12/11/09)

Post by The Cracks » Sun Dec 13, 2009 6:40 pm

Sorry, I am cooking dinner and I have the show playing. Short on comments. Everything sounds great. Some really nice recordings.

* Angels We Have Heard On High - Snubby :D
* Home for the Holidays - Bryan Eddy :clap:
* Give Your All This Christmas - Ralph Tonge :clap:
* Winter Wonderland - Michael Lyzenga :stick:
* KFC - The Pocket Gods :D
* Christmas Everyday For My Kids - Those Dreaded Gnats - :D
* Angels - Kevin King - :metal:
* This is Christmas - David Cooper :clap:
* Rudolph The Rednose Reindeer - Dave King - :D
* Christmas in Jersey City - David Jacobsen - :clap:

* Their favorite holiday tunes - I suspose my favorite is "Silver Bells (Christmas Time in the City).

* The gift we recommend you buy for yourself - nothing. If I can't record with the junk I've got, I'll never record.

* The book we recommend you buy for yourself - ?
* Our home recording / songwriting plans for next year - I too have thought of recording to simple track and then using other music over it.

* Our favorite music of the year - I've got to say the best music I've heard is homerecorded music. I'm just not up on the current sounds to give an opinion.

Good show. Merry Christmas everyone.
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Re: HMHS 184 - The Bumper Holiday Show (12/11/09)

Post by classicgeek » Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:53 am

Hi Tony and Dave and all,

Great show. As usual. Sorry to hear you've got nothing, Tony. I haven't been trying to write songs long enough to get stuck with that, but I'm sure it will come. Do what U2 did and go weird for a few years or until you're outta your funk.

Favorite holiday tune: Blue Christmas by the King of Rock and Roll. And maybe the Porky Pig version, too. :mrgreen:

Gift to buy for myself: If I get a song on your show, I've promised myself Logic Studio.

Home recording / songwriting plans for next year: Ummm... get some momentum?

Favorite music of the year: The songs on the Homemade Hit Show!!!! :cheer:

This weeks tunes:

* Angels We Have Heard On High - Snubby
I was wondering if I was fully awake yet. Very well done. No fear.

* Home for the Holidays - Bryan Eddy
Nice vocals.

* Give Your All This Christmas - Ralph Tonge
Good song. Good guitar! Try editing down to 4 minutes or less. I bet the result would have more impact.

* Winter Wonderland - Michael Lyzenga
I loved the vocals and the neat take on the blues. What was that sound/effects on the rhythm guitar?

* KFC - The Pocket Gods
Dunno. I'd have to listen to it more closely. I couldn't get a lot of the lyrics in the middle. It seemed to have a bleak sort of message.

* Christmas Everyday For My Kids - Those Dreaded Gnats
Awesome. I want an MP3 of that to play in my regular rotation. I loved... everything about it.

* Angels - Kevin King
I liked it. More of an arrangement than a songwriting exercise. It was really well done. Awesome guitar work. :metal: Fooled Tony! :nuts:

* Rudolph The Rednose Reindeer - Dave King
Best recording of Rudolph. Ever. :clap:

* Christmas in Jersey City - David Jacobsen
A bit too real for me, but very cool.

So I've thrown my hat in the ring and if there's a Christmas category in the show next week, I'm hoping to hear my song on it... Get your rotten tomatoes ready, folks.
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Re: HMHS 184 - The Bumper Holiday Show (12/11/09)

Post by davecooper » Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:27 pm

This was a great show.

This set of Xmas songs is much better than the usual crap you get on Now this is Xmas Volume 900 - Tony will know what I mean.

These should be released on a cd if only for charity.

The version of Rudolph was excellent, the best I've heard well done Dave King - you should release this as single - it's much better than the X Factor crap that's going on in the UK.

Well Happy Christmas everyone and a Happy New Year - Keep writing.

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Re: HMHS 184 - The Bumper Holiday Show (12/11/09)

Post by fabkebab » Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:18 pm

* Angels We Have Heard On High - Snubby
- Like others I will say "no comment"


* Home for the Holidays - Bryan Eddy
Enjoyed the 2nd song- it sounded like a Barry manilow "standard" which is meant as a compliment in a christmas setting (the last refuge for greats such as Perry Como and Cliff Richard who dont get a look in to modern music)


* Give Your All This Christmas - Ralph Tonge
Well done song - liked the keyboard arpeggiod stuff

---> GIFT ---> I reccomend anything EXCEPT a tambourine ;[


* Winter Wonderland - Michael Lyzenga
good

* KFC - The Pocket Gods
Really enjoyed this - very wierd but exactly the right quirk-factor for me


* Christmas Everyday For My Kids - Those Dreaded Gnats
Classic!!!! (and that was after the opening 4 bars) - Winner all the way to the elvis/doo wop bit at the end!!



* Angels - Kevin King
There was a christmas tree for sale at our local Home Depot playing rock songs last year with a synchronized light show - the song arrangements were sort of heavy metal christmas just like this - Is it the "trans siberian orhcestra" that has coined this style ? Either way this is well done - Would like to hear one of your originals !


* This is Christmas - David Cooper
Good solid Xmas stuff


* Rudolph The Rednose Reindeer - Dave King
One of my favourite songs for christmas - very well presented!



* Christmas in Jersey City - David Jacobsen
Enjoyed the song- Wasnt 100% sure if the words were meant to be a sort of black humour, but enjoyed the ride anyway
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Re: HMHS 184 - The Bumper Holiday Show (12/11/09)

Post by storpotaten » Thu Dec 17, 2009 4:34 pm

Tony and Dave... and Andrew,

Thanks for another few good shows. Somehow I tend to listen while driving or in an airplane or some other place where I can't get online to comment. So I've already forgotten what I should have written. But I remember that I enjoyed them all.

Have really nice holidays, all of you. With some days off from work (for a change), I will attempt to finish one of my song projects - but no promises.
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Post by voclizr » Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:28 pm

I’ve always liked “I Believe In Father Christmas” too. I always wondered what the acoustic stringed instrument is at the beginning. Sounds a bit like a 12 string guitar, but not quite. Wonder if anybody knows.

Enjoyable show and lots of great talent, as always!

“Angels….” By Snubby
Cute.

“Home For the Holidays” Bryan Eddy
Love it!!!

”Give Your All This Christmas” Ralph Tonge
Beautiful in both words & music.

What to buy yourself- I’d LOVE to buy myself Garritan Personal Orchestra, but I can’t afford it right now. I’m gonna have to settle for a windscreen for my microphone.

“Winter Wonderland” Michael Lyzenga
Ooooh! This is COOL! I likey!!

“KFC” Pocket Gods
Cute.

Books for myself-I wish SOMEBODY would write a more modern MIDI or PC music “how to” book. None since 2005 and that’s too old!

“Christmas Everyday For My Kids “- Those Dreaded Gnats
Ain’t it the truth!!!!! Neat production. Love the horns!!

“ Angels” - Kevin King
Another take on AWHHOH. Nice vocal arrangement at the beginning. Neat instrumental arrangement throughout. Nice work-Kev!

Plans for next year-If I can sell my Guild 12 string, I plan to buy a laptop dedicated for just my music, along with an interface and Garritan Personal Orchestra and write more and deeper MIDI excursions, and definately get my newly discovered Martin D-18 guitar into my act (gotta get back in practice first).

”This is Christmas” - David Cooper
Nice. The piano riff reminds me of the organ riff in “California Girls” by the Beach Boys.

”Rudolph The Rednose Reindeer” - Dave King
Delightful arrangement, especially with the tuba. Neat!

” Christmas in Jersey City” - David Jacobsen
Cool and humerous original. Nice work!

Just occurred to me tonight that Surfercook and I wrote an original instrumental Christmas song wayyyyyy back in July. Funny neither of us thought to submit it. I’ve been busy with my moving, and I guess Marc’s been busy (surfing!!!!!????) Oh well, Next year maybe.

Again, great show and work by ALL11
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Re: HMHS 184 - The Bumper Holiday Show (12/11/09)

Post by Dave King » Wed Dec 23, 2009 5:22 pm

Great show! A nice way to get into the Christmas spirit.

Interesting tidbit: Shane McGowan from The Pogues who did Tony's favorite Christmas song, "Fairytale of New York" was born on Christmas Day. I'm kinda surprised he's still around, but he's still alive and kicking.

I'm looking forward to listening to Part 2...
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Re: HMHS 184 - The Bumper Holiday Show (12/11/09)

Post by guest4254 » Sat Dec 26, 2009 1:22 am

Some especially wonderful songs here!!!

Angels, Christmas in Jersey City and Christmas Everyday for my kids...they should be classics!
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