Simply Having a Wonderful Discord & Rhyme
Who’s got a beard that’s long and white? Santa’s got a beard that’s long and white!
Happy holidays from Discord & Rhyme! When we realized our schedule had us releasing an episode on Christmas, we had no choice to but to plan the episode accordingly. Instead of talking about a specific album, we’ve each picked one or two of our favorite holiday songs to share with the class. We really enjoyed sharing all these great songs with each other — and because we are incapable of staying on topic, this episode also covers sketch comedy, the state of Michigan, the correct pronunciation of Ray Davies’ last name, the King’s Quest series, and, of course, the Moody Blues.
All eight Discord & Rhyme hosts have a song or two to offer in this episode, and we think our personalities really come out in our choices, so this is a good episode to orient listeners who may have been having trouble making sense of this podcast’s sprawling cast of characters.
Rich got the name of the John Lennon song wrong on purpose to aggravate Amanda. As you can hear, it worked.
You owe it to yourself to watch the video for “Must Be Santa” (linked below). It is nuts.
Thanks in part to our Patreon sponsors, Rich, Phil, and Amanda recently upgraded their microphones (Mike already had a good one). Not only do we sound much better now, but you’ve also made Producer Mike’s job much easier!
Thank you to all of our listeners for making our first calendar year so much fun! We’ve been steadily building an audience, which is really exciting, and you will not believe some of the albums we have slated for all of you for 2019. Happy new year!
SNL - “I Wish it Was Christmas Today” (YouTube)
Bob Dylan - “Must Be Santa” (YouTube)
Discord & Rhyme’s Holiday Playlist (Spotify)
Discord & Rhyme holiday roll call
The gang’s all here!
Chris Willie Williams
Discord & Rhyme’s holiday playlist
James Brown - Santa Claus Go Straight to the Ghetto
Sufjan Stevens - O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
The New Mendicants - A Very Sorry Christmas
Julian Casablancas - I Wish It Was Christmas Today
Jethro Tull - Ring Out, Solstice Bells
Bob Dylan - Must Be Santa
Cocteau Twins - Frosty the Snowman
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - I Believe in Father Christmas
Fountains of Wayne - The Man in the Santa Suit
Kylie Minogue - 100 Degrees (feat. Dannii Minogue)
The Kinks - Father Christmas
The Royal Guardsmen - Snoopy’s Christmas
“Discord & Rhyme (theme),” composed by the Other Leading Brand, contains elements of:
Amon Düül II - Dehypnotized Toothpaste
The Dukes of Stratosphear - What in the World?? ...
Faith No More - Midlife Crisis
Herbie Hancock - Hornets
Kraftwerk - Autobahn
Talking Heads - Seen and Not Seen
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - I Believe in Father Christmas (this episode only)
Average White Band - Schoolboy Crush (this episode only) (the sleigh bells)
Thank you for listening to the holiday edition of Discord & Rhyme! You can buy or stream the songs we’ve talked about here at the usual suspects such as Spotify, iTunes, YouTube, and Amazon, and we’ve made you a Spotify playlist to make it easy for you. Follow Discord & Rhyme on Twitter @DiscordPod for news and updates, follow Rich @zonetrope, Amanda @MagneticInk67, Phil @pamaddox, Dan @DanSWatkins, John @tarkus1980, Ben @BenjaminM1019, and Mike and Will are too busy with all their Christmas partying to be on Twitter. Check out Ben’s book, All the Days of His Life: Listening to David Bowie, Song by Song on Amazon, and listen to his awesome solo podcast Detours wherever fine podcasts are streamed. Check out Will’s music at disclaimer.bandcamp.com and Mike’s music at otherleadingbrand.bandcamp.com. Special thanks to Mike for his production and editing skills, and to all of you for making our first podcasting year so much fun. See you next year, and may it be ever wonderful.