Sunday, December 07, 2008

Misty Mountain Wonderland? - A Holiday Mashup

One of my all-time favorite contemporary Christmas songs is from the husband and wife duo of Fleming & John. Fleming McWilliams and John Mark Painter create some of the most amazing music and I love all of their albums (of which there are really only two). Sadly, it's been a long time since they have recorded one. Fortunately, it seems as though they have started a new label, Dweeb Records, and will soon be releasing a lot of music, from themselves and others.

But...every Christmas I pull out the few Christmas songs that they have recorded and offered as online downloads. One is a nice version of Carol of the Bells. But my favorite Christmas song from the duo is sort of a mashup, long before mashups were part of our collective cultural experience.

Take the words of the Christmas classic "Winter Wonderland" and perform them to the music of Led Zeppelin's "Misty Mountain Hop."  Pure genius.

I bring you...Fleming and John's "Winter Wonderland." Download it. Enjoy it. Savor it. 

8 comments:

Jeff said...

Hey, that link has been disabled by MySpace. Any alternates?

Ken said...

Hmmm. was just working earlier. Let me check again.

Ken said...

I just tried all the links and they all seem to work for me...

Jenny O said...

um. disabled. Jeff is right. and you...are wrong.

Ken said...

which link? i click on the song links and they work. they open in quicktime for me.

Ken said...

worked for me in two dif. browsers, but I've changed the links a bit. Hopefully that works.

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danielklotz.com said...

Shweet. Just this morning I was thinking I'd love to hear a "Folsom Prison Blue Christmas."