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Dec 20, 2012

Because It's Christmas 2012

Posted by onomatowhata

each of the past seven eight years, i've made a christmas mix as a gift to all my friends. if you don't know the history already, you can get the full story here.

so with Christmas comes Tim McMahon's Rockin' Christmas Eve. volume eight nine. i can hardly believe it's been going that long.

i've also put all the former mixes up. so if you've lost your original, or never got it in the first place, you can also get the older mixes. they've come a long way.

so a merry christmas to everyone. feel free to share the links and spread the joy.

and with that:

Tim McMahon's Rockin' Christmas Eve vol. IX - this year's edition--the penultimate one.

TMRCE presents Christmases Past - this year's supplement, made up of songs that have appeared in past mixes in different forms

the archives:

Tim McMahon's Rockin' Christmas Eve vol. VIII - this one's pretty peppy

TMRCE presents Stone Coal Christmas - 2011 supplement. a soulful joint.

TMRCE vol. VII - this one ended up as quite a winter-y mix. i'm fine with that.

TMRCE presents Fab La La La La - 2010 supplement. the title refers not to fabulous interior design, but rather the idea of a fab christmas party in the middle of the american century. i don't know if that makes sense, but just listen. the last song, for the end of the party, gets me every time.

TMRCE vol. VI - a bit slapdash, but it did the job. actually, on further reflection, I think it came out really well.

TMRCE presents Have a Blue Christmas - the 2009 supplement. i must confess that several of the songs on this mix came from another, pre-existing mix called Blues, Blues Christmas. full disclosure.

TMRCE vol. V - possibly my favorite to date, if a little eclectic.

TMRCE presents That Olde Tyme Christmas Cheer - 2008 supplement. a bit more traditional. songs from the dustbin of history best enjoyed on a dark and silent night. i'm partial to my original description, which described them as the kind of songs you catch on an odd am station late at night on a lonely road, that makes you wonder if it's a relic radio wave from the past.

TMRCE presents TMRCE vol. IV - a pretty solid showing, i think. a bit of a new leaf.

TMRCE presents Kelly's Kountry Kristmas - the first supplement.

TMRCE vol. III - although there's some gems on the first two TMRCE's, I think this is where it really starts to get interesting.

TMRCE vol. II - the second go round. the start of a tradition.

TMRCE vol. I - the start of it all. a solid mix, although many of the songs will actually be quite familiar to the casual listener.

Download Instructions:

  1. Click the link for the mix you want. This will take you to the appropriate Mediafiire download page.
  2. You should see a download button. Click it. You may need to enter a captcha first.
  3. Choose to save the ZIP file, and choose the save location.
  4. Unzip the file.
  5. Add the mp3 files to your music player of choice. If your software permits, you might want to just add the whole folder.
  6. Rock out.


Anonymous said...

I download these every year at the suggestion of a mutual friend. But Mediafire doesn't like your uploads this year! Know it's probably not a priority, but hopefully these get re-upped!