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The Crossing - December 2009

In an effort to get this out into cyberspace and before your eyes, I just want to say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all the readers of The Crossing.

Remember, if you can't find something in the stores, you can most likely find it at an artists' official website.

Keep the rock rolling.

Recently released and not mentioned in last edition:

* Grace Pettis - S/T (Daughter of Pierce.)
* Susan Enan - Plainsong
* A Fine Frenzy - Oh, Blue Christmas (Target exclusive.)
* Tokio Hotel - Humanoid
* Paul Burch - Still Your Man
* Malcolm Holcombe - For the Mission, Baby
* Shannon McNally - Coldwater
* Queen - Absolute Greatest
* Mastedon - 3
* Brian Jonestown Massacre - One
* Helix - Vagabond Bones
+ Meatloaf - Bat Out of Hell: the Original Tour
+ The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard

12/1

* Enya - Very Best of (CD/DVD.)
* The Bravery - Stir the Blood
* Morningbell - Sincerely, Severely
* Yes - Keys to Ascension 1 & 2 (reissues.)
* Up In the Air soundtrack
+ The Rolling Stones - Gimme Shelter (Blu-ray.)
+ Gremlins (Blu-ray.)
+ Terminator: Salvation
+ Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
+ Paper Heart
+ A Christmas Tale
+ Saturday Night Live: Complete 5th Season

12/8

* Neil Young - Dreamin' Man (Live 1992.)
* Jimmy Buffet - Buffet Hotel
* We The Kings - Smile Kid
* Camera Obscura - The Blizzard
* 30 Seconds to Mars - This is War
* Omar Rodriguez-Lopez - Solar Gambling
* Okkervil River - Black Sheep Boy (reissue.)
* John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers - S/T (Deluxe edition.)
* Paul Weller - S/T (Deluxe edition.)
* Pulp - This is Hardcore (Deluxe edition.)
* Tricky - Maxinquaye (Deluxe edition.)
* Yngwie Malmsteen - High Impact
* Seal - Hits
* The People Speak soundtrack
+ Rush - R30 (Blu-ray.)
+ Creed: Live
+ Harry Potter & the Half-Blood Prince
+ Harry Potter 1 & 2 Ultimate Edition Blu-ray and DVD sets (A few extra scenes.)
+ Public Enemies
+ Julie & Julia
+ World's Greatest Dad
+ The Cove
+ Somers Town

12/15

* Anberlin - New Surrender (CD/DVD.)
* Jan Denby - Send Your Fire
+ Bon Jovi: Live at Madison Square Garden
+ The Hangover
+ G-Force
+ Inglourious Basterds
+ The Other Man
+ Taking Woodstock
+ Herb & Dorothy

12/22

* Dave Matthews Band - Live in Europe 2009 (3 CD's/1 DVD.)
* Mudvayne - S/T
+ (500) Days of Summer
+ Extract
+ All About Steve
+ Staten Island
+ Blind Date
+ It Might Get Loud (The Edge, Jack White and Jimmy Page.)

12/29

* Downhere - Ending is Beginning
+ Paranormal Activity
+ 9
+ A Perfect Getaway
+ District 9
+ Jennifer's Body
+ Capitalism: A Love Story

1/5

* Katherine McPhee - Unbreakable
* The Wreckery - Past Imperfect (2 CD's.)
+ Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
+ Final Destination

1/12

* Vampire Weekend - Contra
* Freedy Johnston - Rain in the City
* Ellis Paul - The Day After Everything Changed
* Sidewalk Prophets - These Simple Truths
+ The Burning Plain
+ The Hurt Locker
+ Brothers at War
+ In the Loop
+ Amreeka
+ Moon
+ Departures
+ Fame
+ Post Grad
+ Passing Strange
+ Halloween II

1/19

* The Eels - End Times
* The Editors - In This Light and On This Evening
* Alberta Cross - The Broken Side of Time 
+ Gamer
+ Pandorum
+ Outrage

1/26

* Blue Rodeo - The Things We Left Behind (2 CD's.)
* Spoon - Transference
* Animal Collective - Campfire Songs
* Enigma - Platinum Collection
* Taking Dawn - Time to Burn
+ Michael Jackson's This Is It
+ Whip It
+ Surrogates
+ The Boys are Back
+ Bright Star
+ Little Ashes

2/2

* Lifehouse - Smoke and Mirrors
* Santana - Supernatural (Deluxe edition.)
+ Zombieland

2/9

* Allison Moorer - Crows
* Yeasayer - Odd Blood
* Watson Twins - Talking to You, Talking to Me
* Massive Attack - Heligoland
+ The Stepfather

2/16

* Jim Campilongo - Orange
* Bee Gees - Mythology (4 CD box set.)
+ Coco Before Chanel

2/23

* Michelle Branch - Everything Comes and Goes

3/2

* Natalie Merchant - Leave Your Sleep

LYRICS of the MONTH:

"So this is Christmas and what have you done-
Another year over, a new one just begun.

And so this is Christmas, i hope you have fun,
The near and the dear one, the old and the young.

A very merry Christmas and a happy new year,
Let's hope it's a good one without any fear.

And so this is Christmas for weak and for strong,
(war is over if you want it,)
For the rich and the poor ones, the road is so long.
(war is over now.)

And so happy Christmas for black and for whites,
(war is over if you want it,)
For the yellow and red ones, let's stop all the fight.
(war is over now.)

A very merry Christmas and a happy new year,
Let's hope it's a good one without any fear.
And so this is Christmas and what have we done-
(war is over if you want it,)
Another year over, a new one just begun.
(war is over if you want it,)

And so this is Christmas, we hope you have fun,
(war is over if you want it,)
The near and the dear one, the old and the young.
(war is over now.)

A very merry Christmas and a happy new year,
Let's hope it's a good one without any fear.

War is over
If you want it,
War is over now.

Happy christmas!
Happy christmas!
Happy christmas!
Happy christmas!
Happy christmas!

John Lennon and Yoko Ono, the song "Happy Xmas (War is Over) first released in 1971 and written as a protest of the Vietnam war. The song has been covered by many, many artists. As John Lennon also once famously sang in his song "Imagine", `You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one-' I guess this hope can apply to any war.

Again, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!! See you in 2010-

Chris Barlow
cbcrossing@yahoo.com
 
 
 

 

 
 
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