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The Songtopsy Report

Dec 25, 2017

Merry Christmas everyone! But not too merry, because then Bob Geldof will find you and make you feel guilty. We discuss the condescending-to-Africa charity mega-hit and subsequent 1985 Live Aid concert, and along the way we discuss how a lot of the money raised *might* have actually just gone to warlords, and we end our...


Dec 18, 2017

Nothing says “Merry Christmas” like a song that describes a bus full of people dying...in real-time! We dive into this little-known Linda Bennett nightmare of a song, and after trying decipher what exactly the songwriters could possibly have been thinking, we perform a live version of Part 2 of this sordid song.

 


Dec 11, 2017

If this thing is canon then it raises some SERIOUS concerns. We take a look at the little-known OFFICIAL Star Wars Christmas album that came out right after the first film when nobody knew yet what the hell Star Wars really was. Along the way, as the songs posit the notion that C-3PO knows what cookies and the Japanese...


Dec 4, 2017

Is this song naughty, and about acclaimed singer-songwriter Colbie Caillat’s unrealized desire for Santa? Or is it nice, and Mike Russell is  just reading way too deeply into a festive Christmas jingle? We celebrate Christmas in sand on this week’s episode, and later in the episode we do a dramatic reading of the...