Rock Sellout Christmas

I met David Langley this fall when I went to St. Louis to see Big Star at the Taste of St. Louis Festival. It was one of those moments when I wished I had a few free-flowing Benjamins to drop on original artwork. Sadly, I didn’t and returned home with a signed print and his contact information. I contacted him immediately when I returned with hopes of somehow promoting his art for him.

I’m not sure when the concept of this Christmas Mix oozed out of my head, but everything fell together so effortlessly. I contacted David with hopes that he’d put together the cover art for it. What you see here are very lo-res images of the final product. Do yourself a favor and download the hi-res PDFs I uploaded below.

Special thanks to David Langley for helping make our first Christmas Mix a reality. If you’re a MySpacer, drop by his site and browse the images he’s posted. I hope we can collaborate with him again in the future!

NEW PLAYLIST: Now that everything has been uploaded, let’s move on to our regularly scheduled programming with a brand spankin’ new playlist for your listening pleasure!

Download: Rock Sellout Christmas Cover (Front & Back), Inside Cover Art. I apologize for the inconvenience, but because of the file size you’ll have to register and login to get them. Both are saved as hi-res PDFs (cmyk for printing). Let me know if you have any issues downloading them.


Here it is, that very last download which completes our very first Christmas Mix! If I’m not mistaken, this song first appeared on the soundtrack for the movie About A Boy?! I could be wrong.

Badly Drawn Boy – “Donna And Blitzen”

Aimee Mann’s new Christmas album One More Drifter in the Snow is not the first appearance of “Christmastime”. It’s her latest release and the song is on it, so I might as well pimp it.

This has been my favorite Christmas song since I stumbled upon it. Not sure what it is exactly, but I listen to it repeatedly each and every year. Perhaps it’s the line,”tinsel will cover where the branches don’t grow” that brings a smile every year?! Maybe it’s the line,”look at your behavior, looking for a savior…underneath the misletoe”?! I just like this one, damnit!

Download: Aimee Mann & Michael Penn – “Christmastime”

Ron Sexsmith’s “Maybe This Christmas” can be found on many a Christmas CD. Maybe This Christmas would be one of them. Not sure where it appeared first, don’t care…it’s on our mix and that’s really all that matters, right?! RIGHT?!!

Download: Ron Sexsmith – “Maybe This Christmas”

A few not on the mix: Ivy – “Christmas Time Is Here”, Stars – “Fairytale of New York”, The Boy Least Likely To – “Little Donkey”

It’s all downhill from here, folks…three songs to go, one being my personal favorite. I’m pretty excited to see the cover that David Langley is putting together for us!

Rufus Wainwright’s “Spotlight On Christmas” can be found on the hard to find Maybe This Christmas Too.

Download: Rufus Wainwright – “Spotlight On Christmas”

The snow’s coming down? Apparently, Ben Gibbard must be stuck somewhere in Colorado. The grass here in Green Bay is greener than it was mid-July. I’m not complaining, I’m just acknowledging what is true.

Download: Death Cab For Cutie – “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”

From the land of songs I wish I would’ve replaced on this mix comes Phantom Planet’s version of “Winter Wonderland”. I’m just not enjoying this one as much as I did when I put this mix together. Forgive me.

Download: Phantom Planet – “Winter Wonderland”

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