2017 Christmas Goodies

Each year I do a quick post of the goodness that has come my way from the holidays. Of course, most importantly, we were able to spend time with family and friends. And watching the kids tear through their stuff in record times was fun (and unnerving). As it should be.

My main gift this year was a new chair, a recliner. It’s pretty sweet, and I’m adjusting to it – I’m a bit tall for most chairs, so I’m figuring out how to maximize my use of it. But this is a music site, so I’ll share a few other things that might interest you guys…

CD (in alphabetical order):

Yup, the 2CD last-ever concert of Sabbath, oh baby… I’ve been wanting that case/lang/veirs album for a long time, right on… these two CCR albums (Green River, Pendulum) are the 40th anniversary releases, with bonus tracks, so now I wants them all…and the Motörhead covers album just pleases me to no end. Can’t wait to dig in!







This one’s from James. He probably got tired of telling me to buy the damn thing and just got it for me himself! Hooray! Thanks heaps James!!


Letterkenny is also from James (thanks again, Dude!). It’s been recommended to us many times, as it is apparently sure to remind my lovely wife and I of where we grew up (the fictitious place of the show is based on a town about 20 minutes from our own home towns). Looking forward to seeing what’s up… Rogue One and The Force Awakens were ones I should already own and didn’t so here they awesomely are… and the two Tragically Hip DVDs are gonna be glorious and sad and wonderful and painful and awesome and, yeah, mostly awesome but also sad.

Birthday For Christmas:

I also got something awesome for myself. Which I know you’re not supposed to do. But I have good reason… see, I was given an Amazon gift card for my birthday, back in July. Over the past few months I’ve spent that thing a million and one times already without ever actually using it, just browsing and checking things out. Good thing they don’t expire! Well, last night I found a ridiculous post-Christmas sale on something I really wanted (and let’s be honest, I really need it too!), aaaaaaand it’s ordered. I will be sure to do a seperate post about it when it arrives, maybe even an unboxing if all goes well. I am so excited about this. Oh baby!


My final post for 2017 will be my annual year-end list. I’m still agonizing over the final details, but I promise to have it posted before the new year, which only gives me a couple of days… Stay tuned!


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35 thoughts on “2017 Christmas Goodies

  1. BuriedOnMars says:

    I was impressed with Motorhead’s covers album. I thought we might be in trouble considering it was recordings thrown together from the past 25ish years but it turned out well. Really dig their version of Breaking the Law.


  2. J. says:

    Some nice gifts there. I was looking at the Case / Lang / Veirs LP a few days ago when pondering how best to spend a gift card…. I opted for something else in the end.


    1. keepsmealive says:

      Yessir! Family, friends, the community is endless! I know how lucky we all are!! List should be going live shortly. It has to – I’ll run out of time, otherwise haha!


    1. keepsmealive says:

      It’s surely awesome. I can sit in my new chair and groove to tunes and watch movies. The Sabbath will be a nice companion to the concert-only CD we got called The End. Have fun grabbing your copy and cranking it!

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    1. keepsmealive says:

      Hooray it’s a Sabbath Christmas! The very best kind! I’m looking forward to it. I hope you dig it*, when you get to your copy!

      * Haha is there even a question? OF COURSE it’ll be awesome!

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    1. keepsmealive says:

      It’s all awesome, Danica! L’il ol’ me getting gifts! I always teel them just to do for the kids, but they never seem to listen…

      Year-end list ought to be going up shortly. Down to the wire now!

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  3. Heavy Metal Overload says:

    Great stuff. The CCR albums are faves of mine… Pendulum is an overlooked one of theirs I reckon. I love it. I went for box sets this year. Got the new Sweet set which is full of awesome and I’ve got the last Bowie box on the way so plenty of listening for me there!

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    1. keepsmealive says:

      Yes! Of course, time with both sides of the family was most important, but I was well-pleased with the musics they lovingly bestowed upon me as well! The CCR got added to my list when I saw the bonus tracks. I will, of course, be collecting up the other volumes in 2018… Haha so I guess you could say you got a really Sweet boxed set, eh? Dad jokes!…a Bowie box? Yessir!

      You might be interested – I was also given a 6-pack of craft beer (with matching mug and t-shirt (from a local brewery called Cowbell about 15 minutes up the road from our old home towns). Since I haven’t had a drop in exactly one year today, I need someone to share with.. come on over!


          1. Heavy Metal Overload says:

            I daresay… heard a few tracks and just couldn’t be arsed with them though. If I’m ever on a big Motorhead kick I’ll probably play catch up and get them but there’s no point at the moment. Got more than enough of that stuff to scratch the itch.

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