Today, we once again welcome our old pal D.X. Ferris with a special batch of holiday fear cheer for your listening pleasure!
Happy Holidays, y’all. Welcome to DXmas 2010, your annual mixtape from one of the most trusted names in Yuletide entertainment.
This year, I’ve taken a cue from some of my favorite made-for-cable TV dramas, and I’ve split the mix into two seasons – er, volumes: DXmas 14.0, F_ Xmas and DXmas 14.5, A Very Metal Christmas.
As I implore you every year, dear listener: In this age of spoilers, a good mixtape is the one real entertainment surprise you can find. I’ve begrudgingly joined the digital age and added full artist and track names, but I urge you to download it and try not to peek. I’ll tell you this much: The content matches the artwork.
I’m way into Christmas, and I usually keep DXmas pretty reverent. But this year’s mix takes it in a new direction, and I went dark. Both volumes are rated R for explicit language in songs that willfully violate the holiday spirit. There’s some funny stuff and many an F-bomb. And when you think it can’t get no worse, here comes the Wurlitzer.
These are songs that whip it out and piss all over Christmas, by artists from Loretta Lynn to Bob Dylan. Other contributors include one of today’s top pop stars, a Monty Python guy, a couple dashes of classic rock, various forms of keyboard jams, a country suite, a stocking full of punk, high-pitched hellions, more big names, old favorites, and new classics -- all dusted with some salty soundbites. Explicit it is, but at the end of the day, they all make it feel like Christmas.
Thanks for listening. Merry F’in’ DXmas to all o’ y’all.
- Ferris, December 2010.