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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Liberace: A Liberace Christmas

Voldar Returns!

Yes, silly Earth People, I am back! I have traveled the entire 48,678,972 or so miles in my tiny personal interplanetary shuttle in order to spend the holiday season with you. I hope you are all enjoying your silly Earth holidays and are ready to listen to some of the extraordinary sounds that I have gathered (mostly from thrift stores) in my cosmic travels. Traitor Vic, as usual, will not be spending the holidays with us. I am planning to ambush him when he returns from his Thanksgiving Feast Celebration tomorrow and to lock him in a closet until the first of next year. Don't worry, though. He's used to it by now. He'd probably be disappointed if it didn't happen. In his absence, I'll plan on sharing with you a pile of Holiday Tunage guaranteed to put you right into the Holiday Spirit.

I'm also going to allow Traitor Vic to emerge from his closet, on occasion, to mix for me a Festive Holiday Cocktail or two (or seven). I will be posting photos and recipes as time and sobriety allow.

Now lets get started with our Holiday Celebration, shall we?

For starters I present a record that I rescued from an organization calling themselves The Salvation Army. I am somewhat familiar with this group as Martian Intelligence Agencies have identified them as the employers of many of your planet's Santa Claus Wannabes during the Christmas season. I also rescued a really cool Blender from them and plan to return for more goodies before I leave your stupid planet.

This record is by a man who wears very beautiful clothes. He, like myself, goes by only one name. Traitor Vic has told me that he passed on in what you know as 1987. I know little about him otherwise, but I feel he must have been a very decent human being. I do not understand what Traitor Vic meant when he told me that Liberace was a "flaming queen".

  1. Medley: O Tannenbaum / We Wish You a Merry Christmas
  2. What Child Is This?
  3. Medley: Jingle Bells / White Christmas / Adeste Fidelis / Silent Night
  4. Coventry Carol
  5. Jesu Bambino
  6. The Little Drummer Boy
  7. Medley: O Little Town of Bethlehem / It Came Upon a Midnight Clear / Joy to the World
  8. Ave Maria
  9. Silver Bells
  10. O Holy Night
  11. Medley: Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town / Here Comes Santa Claus


The Blue Carbuncle said...

Listening as I type. Nice rip of some nice tunes. Perfect for sitting around the fireplace sipping martini's and eating caviar ... ok,ok you caught me .. sitting around the can of sterno gulping Molsons and snarfing poutine ... but you get the idea.

Not sure if your tracklist is in error or if I'm not getting a joke ... "Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries"?

Traitor Vic said...


Thanks for catchin' it so fast. I simply edited the last record's playlist (as opposed to starting from scratch). I guess I better fix that, eh?

Ernie said...

You see, Voldar, a flaming queen is like, umm, it's, well, sorta, oh, nevermind. I'll just say thanks for the music and be on my merry way.

alohacurrent said...

Earth holidays rule Voldar! No cocktail for you!

Unknown said...

Any label or jacket contents as to who the Soprano is (from the third planet) that sings on 'Ave Maria'?

Traitor Vic said...

Thanks for asking, Mike! I can't believe I didn't add her name to the tag on the file.

Her name was Claire Alexander. She also sings on "Silent Night" in the Medley on Track 3.

A Google search on her name is pretty much useless (as she shares her name with a famous Canadian Hockey Player). A search on "Claire Alexander Soprano" reveals that she sang with the Greater Trenton (NJ) Symphony Orchestra in 1966 and/or 1967 and that she performed in Pensacola, FL, on Jan. 25, 1968, as part of the Northwest Florida Music Series.

I agree that her's is a marvelous voice! I wish I could find more info about her.

Anonymous said...

Very sadly I would like to say that the lovely Claire Alexander passed away on February 23, 2012. She was a great singer, voice teacher and beautiful person.