Sunday, December 16, 2012

Mr. Mustachio's 2012 Christmas Mix

The moment you have all been waiting for has arrived:


Due to the fact that the world is going to end in a few days (allegedly), I decided to expand this year's mix to 2 discs.  Might as well enjoy the bonus disc while you have a chance! As always, I will share my top 3 favorite Christmas songs for this year.  Then I will give you the track list for the two discs.  Also (as always), I am willing to let you "borrow" a copy of the mix.  Enjoy, and Happy Holidays!

1. Christmas in the Sand - Colbie Caillat
This is a new song for 2012.  It combines many of the things I like about Christmas songs.  It talks about Santa, the beach, and is sung by somebody with a great voice.  Colbie Caillat sings a lot of good Christmas songs, but this is my favorite this year.

2.  Happy Holidays - Andy Williams
I really like a lot of the older Christmas songs.  This one hasn't been at the top of my list in years past.  I usually listened to the remix version by Beef Wellington.  However, as I was doing my holiday Cellphone DJing I got to hear this song quite a bit.  How could I not have enjoyed a song with the lines, "whoop de doo and dickory dock" in it?  I have this song constantly stuck in my head.

3.  Feliz Navidad - Jose Feliciano
If I had to choose right now, I would pick this as my all-time favorite Christmas song.  I've liked this song since I was just a little guy.  I like the guitar.  I like the combination of Spanish and English.  I had this song as my ringtone for more than a year.  I like it that much.

Christmas in the Sand - Colbie Caillat
Happy Holidays - Andy Williams
Feliz Navidad - Jose Feliciano
Christmas Day - Squeeze
Christmastime is Here - Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine
California Christmas - Gram Rabbit
Christmas(Baby Please Come Home) -Darlene Love
Christmas in Hollis - Run DMC
Fallen Snow - Au Revoir Simone
I Want an Alien for Christmas - Fountains of Wayne
Green Christmas - Bare Naked Ladies
Happy Christmas - The Maytals
It Doesn't Have To Be That Way - Jim Croce
Lights and Buzz - Jacks Mannequin
Jingle Bells - Frank Sinatra
I Wish it Was Christmas Today - Julian Casabancas
Let it Snow - Michael Buble
Merry Christmas Darling - The Carpenters
River - Joni Mitchell
Sleigh Ride - The Ronettes
Space Christmas - Shonen Knife
Christmas Everyday - The Temptations
The Man With All the Toys - The Beach Boys
White Christmas - The Drifters
Christmas Vacation - Mavis Staples
All I Want For Christmas - Britney Spears
Let Me Sleep(Christmas Time) - Pearl Jam

Thanks For Christmas - XTC
Over the River and Through the Woods - The Chipmunks
Merry, Merry Christmas - Star Wars
A Christmas to Remember - Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers
All I Want For Christmas is You - Mariah Carey
Melekalikimaka - The Beach Boys
Blue Christmas - Elvis
Carol of the Bells - The Bird and the Bee
Back Door Santa - Clarence Carter
Boogie Woogie Santa Claus - Mable Scott
Merry Christmas Baby - Bootsy Collins
Do They Know It's Christmas - Band Aid
Candy Cane Children - The White Stripes
Christmas Song - Owl City
Hey Santa Claus - Moonglows
I Was Born on Christmas Day - Saint Etienne
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - James Taylor
Father Christmas - OK Go
Santa Claus Lane - Hillary Duff
Silver and Gold - Burl Ives
There's No Place Like Home For the Holidays - Perry Como
Where are You Christmas - Faith Hill
What's This? - Jack Skellington
Wizard in Winter - Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Wonderful Christmas Time - Paul McCartney

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Mr. Mustachio's 2011 Christmas Mix

I know that everyone hasn't been able to celebrate the Christmas season properly without their new mix from Mr. Mustachio. So, consider this an early Christmas present from me to you. In fact, consider this the only Christmas present from me to you. For a refresher on the songs that were featured last year you can click here: Mr. Mustachio's 2010 Christmas Mix.

This year's disc features 25 songs as well. Here are my top 3 favorite songs to hear this year:
#3 Mrs. Claus Ain't Got Nothing on Me - Little Jackie.

This is a song from last year's Christmas compilation from Target. It has a catchy tune and encourages Mrs. Claus to kick it up a notch.

#2 Christmas Day - Dido

A simple song with simple lyrics that lets you focus on the great voice that Dido has.

#1 Winter Paradise - Liam & Me.

What can I say? I'm a sucker for songs about long-distance romance and California.

Here is the entire track list for this year's disc. As always, I can let you "borrow" a copy.
1. Christmas Day - Dido
2. Mrs. Claus Ain't Got Nothing On Me - Little Jackie
3. Winter Paradise - Liam & Me
4. Up on the Housetop - Jackson 5
5. Last Christmas - Wham!
6. Tiny Tree Christmas - Guster
7. Oi to the World - No Doubt
8. You Gotta Get Up - Five Iron Frenzy
9. Christmas in the Air - Carole King
10. Marshmallow World - Darlene Love
11. The Man in the Santa Suit - Fountains of Wayne
12. Song About Christmas - The Snowballs
13. Got Something for You - Best Coast
14. Holly Jolly Christmas - Burl Ives
15. A Winter's Tale - The Tunics
16. Holiday - The Hopefuls
17. Christmas Day - She & Him
18. The Christmas Waltz - Frank Sinatra
19. Christmas Wrapping - The Waitresses
20. Suzy Snowflake - Rosemary Clooney
21. Frosty the Snowman - The Ronettes
22. Funky Funky Christmas - Electric Jungle
23. We 3 Kings - Blondie
24. Jingle Bell Rock - Hall & Oates
25. Ding Dong (A Christmas Song) - Gunther & The Sunshine Girls

Happy Holidays!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Cellphone DJ

If you aren't familiar with the everlasting joy that is constantly gifted by The Cellphone DJ, then you haven't checked off everything on your bucket list. For the deprived few, let me explain what Cellphone DJ is and how he came to be.

Long before "Facebook", my family and I had our own way of "Checking-in" at certain events. I don't remember who started this wonderful tradition, but it was either myself or my brother, Jed. The basic process was to use your cellphone to call other family members during important parts of the event you were attending. This started with baseball games that we were at. We would allow our parents or brothers to enjoy the National Anthem with us, or Take Me Out to the Ballgame, or an exciting part of the game. This gradually expanded to include concerts, amusement parks, or other random events. No words are ever spoken. You just call the person and let the surrounding sounds do the rest. The person answering on the other end of the phone would be treated to the fun of trying to figure out what they were hearing and where it might be coming from. There really aren't any rules involved with this. There is no consideration taken for what time the event might be occurring, which makes late-night concerts particularly enjoyable.
A few months back I was faced with a couple of troubling dilemmas. First, I was piling up thousands of rollover minutes on my cellphone. The truth is, I hardly ever use my cellphone as an actual phone. I prefer to communicate through text messages, emails, Facebook posts, and our land line at home. Any way of avoiding actual vocal conversation is preferred. So, the thousands of rollover minutes were starting to expire. That was making me feel like I wasn't getting the full value of what I was paying for. And since I am a cheapskate, I knew I had to do something with those minutes.

Secondly, I was starting to get bored with my commute to and from work. I was putting in the effort to make the drive entertaining. Trying to figure out what personalized license plates meant, creating acronyms for the license plates that weren't personalized, having dance parties in the car, challenging other drivers to car dance party battles, freestyle rapping, playing games of "slugbug" against myself, yelling at bad drivers, rolling down the window and hanging out of the window to yell at bad drivers. Frankly, road rage was starting to creep into my daily drive. I needed to figure out something new to keep me occupied on my way to and from work.One day, in a stroke of genius, I came up with a way to solve both dilemmas. That is when I morphed from a normal, very handsome, man into the superhuman personified version of awesomeness known as Cellphone DJ. I could use my cellphone minutes AND keep myself occupied during my commute by allowing not-so-random people on my contact list enjoy the music I was listening to. It was genius! Not only would I solve my two problems, but I would also be providing a wonderful service to others! The Cellphone DJ listener list started with a select few. Of course, all of my family was a part of the initial play list. Then gradually extended family were blessed with the pleasure of experiencing Cellphone DJ. Friends started getting added to the list, and the Cellphone DJ fan base started growing like the hair of a Chia Pet. Based on the good reviews from listeners, more and more people were being added to the list. I now spend my entire commute trying to meet the demands of my fans.These may be a few questions you have about Cellphone DJ:

1. How does the Cellphone DJ decide what songs to play for his listeners?
Not having a functioning cassette player, cd player or the ability to hook up an mp3 player to my car stereo system, I play music that is currently being played on the radio while I drive.

2. Does the Cellphone DJ choose specific listeners for certain songs?
Not very often. However, there have been times where requests have been played.

3. Does the Cellphone DJ consider the time of day and what time zones his listeners are in?

4. Is the reaction to receiving a call from the Cellphone DJ as good as the Cellphone DJ imagines it is?
It is scientifically proven to be even better than the Cellphone DJ imagines.

5. If I call the Cellphone DJ, will my call be answered with music?
Most likely.

6. Has the Cellphone DJ ever merged calls to reach more listeners at once?
Yes, on many occasions.

7. How does one get on the Cellphone DJ's listener list?
If I have your cellphone number, if you post your phone number on Facebook, or if you make a request at the Cellphone DJ website, you will be added to the list(to check out the web page, click here).

8. Can someone be removed from the listener list?
I can't imagine anyone wanting that to occur.

9. Can I help the Cellphone DJ improve his quality control?
The comments section on the web page provides you with a way to help improve the process.
And that is how Cellphone DJ came to be. AT&T must have recognized the charitable work that the Cellphone DJ was doing, because they recently upgraded his cellphone plan to include free mobile-to-mobile minutes. Now the music will never stop!