Christmas Posts 2018 #1

It’s that time of year again! Just after last Christmas (no gag intended) Mrs. 17 Seconds and I tied the knot. Hailing from Indiana, she’s as big a fan of Christmas music as I am, and may well even be doing some guest posts on the blog.

Now, I’ve posted this before, but I figured, as it’s almost a tradition, that I would start my posts off with it again this year. I am sure there will be plenty of new tracks (to this blog, and indeed out this year) but here we go!

Yup, it’s that time of year again, and with a mere calendar month to go until the day itself, I give you Housewives On Prozac with ‘I Broke My Arm Christmas Shopping At The Mall.’

Housewives On Prozac are Martha Joy Rose, Kyleann Burtt, Donna Kelly, Jane Getter, and Susan Graham. Led by Joy Rose (check out her website here, she’s led a very impressive life) this track ‘I Broke My Arm Christmas Shopping At The Mall’ is one of my favourite Christmas (or should that be ‘anti-‘ Christmas?) songs. And the perfect way to start this series of posts.

The track is available to download from iTunes. Go and buy it!

Christmas Posts 2016 part 1

Housewives on Prozac

So…there’s just one month to go until Christmas, and with my partner as an American having celebrated Thanksgiving (yes, she still celebrates it in Scotland), so it’s time to start the annual Christmas posts on the blog.

As is my (self-imposed) tradition, I will start with Housewives on Prozac and the evergreen ‘ I Broke My Arm Christmas Shopping At The Mall.’

Led by the legendary Martha Joy Rose -‘Woman, Mother, Human, Rocker, Educator, and Activist’, you can find out more about her and the band here.

Not to be confused with the band Housewives, obviously, you can buy the album I Broke My Arm Christmas Shopping At The Mall¬†on iTunes, which is also worth it for the funny, if too true ‘Eat Your Damn Spaghetti.’

17 Seconds Christmas posts 2015: part 1

Housewives on Prozac

Yup, it’s that time of year again, and with a mere calendar month to go until the day itself, I give you Housewives On Prozac with ‘I Broke My Arm Christmas Shopping At The Mall.’

Housewives On Prozac are Martha Joy Rose, Kyleann Burtt, Donna Kelly, Jane Getter, and Susan Graham. Led by Joy Rose (check out her website here, she’s led a very impressive life) this track ‘I Broke My Arm Christmas Shopping At The Mall’ is one of my favourite Christmas (or should that be ‘anti-‘ Christmas?) songs. And the perfect way to start this series of posts.

The track is available to download from iTunes. Go and buy it

Christmas Posts 2011 #1

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Well, it’s the first Sunday in Advent, so it’s time to start the annual Christmas-themed posts here on 17 Seconds.

It’s traditional – in that I’ve done it several times now – to start with Housewives On Prozac‘s ‘I broke My Arm Christmas Shopping At the Mall.’ I can’t claim to know much about this band at all, they barely seem to have any myspace friends and there is nothing on Spotify.

But this tune is ace. I’m looking forward to Christmas this year -having been through a complete Grinch-like approach to it in my twenties, getting married and then becoming a Dad earlier this year has bought out my sentimental side once more. So Low’s Christmas album is playing as I write this, and I’m even looking forward to putting up the tree and decorations in a way I haven’t for years.

Housewives On Prozac -‘I Broke My Arm Christmas Shoppping At the Mall.’ mp3

Link taken down – it’s now after Christmas!

Christmas posts part 1

8bittree

Yup, I know I’ve been quiet for the last few days…I’ve not been anywhere near a computer.

But I’m now back, working on end of year best of lists, and appalled how Edinburgh has ground to a standstill.

As in previous years, I’ll be posting some festive favourites over the next four weeks, some that have appeared here before, and others that haven’t.

I know next to nothing about this band, any info gratefully received etc..

Housewives on Prozac -‘I Lost My Arm Christmas Shopping At the Mall.’ mp3

Enjoy…there’s loads more where this came from…

Some more Christmas tunes for you

wounded-knee

Is Christmas starting to get you down?! After a fairly difficult year which I have only alluded to in passing on the blog, I’ve felt surprisingly festive here. Mind you, the last time I looked at facebook, one friend had written ‘All this fuss for just one day?!’ and I guess I can see why some folks are getting more than a little stressed.

It’s actually been snowing in Edinburgh -which looks pretty -until it starts melting, then freezes again…but look at it this way, there’s only five days to go.

Half Man Half Biscuit -‘It’s Cliched To Be Cynical At Christmas.’ mp3

Housewives On Prozac -‘I Broke My Arm Christmas Shopping At The Mall.’ mp3

Ron Sexsmith -‘Something To Hold On To (At Christmas).’ mp3

Wounded Knee -‘Cold Enough for Snow.’ mp3* (see top)

65 Days Of Static -‘I’m Dreaming Of A White Noise Christmas.’ mp3

In a few hours we will know who has been successful in the battle for the Christmas no.1…

* Go Drew, today’s token scottish act!

Countdown to Christmas Post #4

Hello again.

It’s offensively cold here.

Yesterday Mrs. 17 Seconds and I briefly went Christmas shopping. I will never understand the concept of retail therapy. Way too many people – who kept getting in my personal space.

This seemed appropriate…

Housewives On Prozac -‘I Broke My Arm Christmas Shopping At The Mall.’ mp3