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9 Loves and Hates from the Sounds of the Season digital music channel (2011)

Posted in Christmas, holiday, music, pop culture with tags , , , on December 21, 2011 by Paxton

So, Steph and I listen to the Sounds of the Season digital music channel during the month of December.  Actually, we start listening to it right after Thanksgiving.  So, after over a month of listening to the channel, you hear certain songs over and over again that you hate.  And there are some songs you start out hating that you wind up enjoying. If you read my article, Festival of the Tree, you’ll see not only the argument that Steph and I have every year about stringing the tree with lights, but that Feliz Navidad was my most hated song of the year because they played it until my ears bled.

So, listening to the digital music channel this year to decorate the house, here is a new batch of songs that I’ve grown to hate…and grown to love, but feel ashamed because I love them.

The Angel in the Christmas Play – I hate this song.  Like literally HATE it.  Most of the songs on the digital channel that are sung by kids, I hate.  This is one of them.  It’s supposed to be cute.  But it’s not.  It’s horrific.

Nuttin’ For Christmas – Another horrifically terrible song sung by a precocious scamp (who needs to be hit with a shovel). These are so awful I actually want to punch something when they come on.  That’s how bad these songs are.  They make me violent.

My Birthday Comes on Christmas – Head explodes into white hot rage.

Dominic the Donkey – Okay, this song is awful. I do hate it. However, I started singing it to PJ when it came on and we both started enjoying it. So I have a love/hate relationship with this song. I know it’s terrible, but it gets stuck in my head and I like it.  And I hate myself for it.  Yes, this song makes me ashamed of myself.

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Nerd Lunch Episode 14: The Star Wars Holiday Special

Posted in Boba Fett, Christmas, holiday, movies, pop culture, Star Wars, Thanksgiving with tags , , , , , on December 6, 2011 by Paxton

Nerd Lunch Podcast

Welcome to Episode 14 of the Nerd Lunch Podcast. This week, the podcast is hosted by yours truly and I abuse the powers granted to me by hosting to choose the topic. It is the holiday season so I wanted to do a drilldown on the Star Wars Holiday Special.  I also used my hosting power to select our special guest.  This week we are joined by long time friend of mine and winner of the Access Hollywood Ultimate Star Wars Fan, Jason Collier.

So amongst grumbling from the Trekkies in the podcast, we all prepared to watch one of the most bootlegged and maligned TV shows of all time.

SW Holiday Special cover

Come listen to the Nerd Lunch crew run the “nerd marathon” and watch the special and marvel at the cardboard sets, Bea Arthur as a bartender and Chewie’s dad watching Star Wars porn.  It’s A-MAZING.

Download this episode from iTunes or listen to it on Feedburner. And yes, we are still on the Zune Marketplace.  But maybe not after this episode.

FYI, this is my 500th published post on the blog.  Yipeee!

Nerd Lunch Episode 12: NerdHF

Posted in cartoons, Christmas, commercials, holiday, podcast, pop culture, Star Trek, TV, TV shows with tags , , , , , , on November 22, 2011 by Paxton

Nerd Lunch Podcast

Episode 12 of the Nerd Lunch podcast has come on the air. This week it is only us, the three musketeers; CT, Jeeg and me without the safety net of a more interesting guest. Yes, you get to listen to just the three of us discuss owning our own television station. Imagine 24 hours of non-stop cartoons, game shows and Buffy/Angel reruns.  My personal TV station is called CavalcadeTV. Jeeg suggested the mascot below. I came up with the slogan.

Cavalcade TV

Not surprisingly all of us at some point decide to broadcast at least one Star Trek episode during our broadcast day. Most of the time, on multiple days. And yes, the Teen Wolf cartoon makes it into my lineup.

Plus, this episode, we introduce a new closer for the show.  Say goodbye to the closing mono-blog, this week we start the “Nerd To-Do List”.

Download this episode from iTunes or listen to it on Feedburner. And yes, we are still on the Zune Marketplace.

Nerd Lunch Episode 11: A Klingon Christmas Carol

Posted in Christmas, holiday, movies, podcast, pop culture, Star Trek with tags , , , , , on November 15, 2011 by Paxton

Nerd Lunch Podcast

Episode 11 of the Nerd Lunch podcast has entered the Hall of Heroes. This week we are joined by Jen Usellis Mackay, a cast member of the Klingon Christmas Carol theater production currently running in Chicago. It’s essentially a reworking of Dickens’ classic but making it more Klingon-y (and AWESOME). Oh yeah, it’s also spoken entirely in Klingon.


We spend the first part of the podcast talking with Jen about performing the show entirely in Klingon. We learn a bit about the preparations for learning the language and she gives us a little lesson. We then talk about all our favorite Klingon things like characters, weapons, Star Trek episodes, etc. It’s a Klingon good time. So check it out.

Download it from iTunes or listen to it on Feedburner.

And we also finally made it onto the Zune Marketplace (Glory to Kahless!).

Merry Christmas from the Cavalcade of Awesome!

Posted in Christmas, holiday, Santa Claus with tags , , on December 25, 2009 by Paxton

Santa vs Easter BunnyPainting via Todd Schorr

Hope everyone has a great Christmas holiday. I’m back in Alabama celebrating with my wife’s family.  I may return next week, I may not.  We’ll see how things go.

Until I return, I wish you and yours the best and I’ll leave you with the most mind-bendingly awesome Indian Christmas carol I’ve ever seen.

Happy Holidays,

Paxton Holley
Cavalcade of Awesome