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SOTM: Someday at Christmas
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Author:  Kevin Davis [ Mon December 22, 2014 7:25 am ]
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I couldn't find a "SOTM" thread for this one -- which is weird, because I feel like every year around this time I go back and bump it. Maybe that was on the old board...

Every year I look forward to this song -- arguably the final studio recording made by pre-PRAMG Pearl Jam, prior to that definitive split in eras signified by "S/T" and its air of self-conscious legacy-writing. Viewed through that lens, this song takes on a sort of one-more-for-the-road, play-em-something-familiar-but-not-too-familiar charm, the sort of last dance you insist on just to prolong the night, because you know everything's going to be different when the sun comes up. I love the organic interplay of the instruments in this song -- Stone's sprung rhythm guitar, Matt's syncopated shuffling, Jeff's subtly funky bassline -- and Ed's sympathetic vocal performance does justice to the sentiment of the words. We've got it on a Christmas mix featuring all sorts of miscellaneous seasonal tracks -- new and old, secular and religious, rock and otherwise -- this is PJ's footnote in the great holiday songbook, and it earns its keep. A fantastic ensemble performance, and probably the best Christmas single post-2000.

Author:  cutuphalfdead [ Mon December 22, 2014 10:00 am ]
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You get this song better than anyone else, Kevin Davis. I love it, and I love you.

Author:  Kevin Davis [ Mon December 22, 2014 10:01 am ]
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Feeling's mutual, Pete -- Merry Christmas, pal.

Author:  cutuphalfdead [ Mon December 22, 2014 10:02 am ]
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Merry Christmas

Author:  ridleybradout [ Mon December 22, 2014 12:34 pm ]
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Don't mean to interrupt the love fest but just wanted to say well said KD. I love this recording and its on every Christmas mix I've ever made. Merry Christmas all!

Author:  Kevin Davis [ Mon December 22, 2014 4:15 pm ]
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Oh, there's plenty of room under this mistletoe for you too, bootleg artist. Merry Christmas, good sir.

Author:  durdencommatyler [ Mon December 22, 2014 4:45 pm ]
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Fucking good writing up, Kevin. Nailed it.

Author:  swan [ Mon December 22, 2014 4:56 pm ]
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Honestly, this is a top-5 post-2000 studio track for me.

Author:  dimejinky99 [ Mon December 22, 2014 5:06 pm ]
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Is it a cover? i've never heard it.

Author:  cutuphalfdead [ Mon December 22, 2014 5:07 pm ]
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dimejinky99 wrote:
Is it a cover? i've never heard it.


Author:  dimejinky99 [ Mon December 22, 2014 5:22 pm ]
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oh wow..thanks Pete

Author:  Kevin Davis [ Fri December 18, 2015 1:57 pm ]
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It's that time

Author:  evenslow [ Fri December 18, 2015 2:18 pm ]
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So tastefully done - 5 stars.

The best compliment I can give this song is that it matches and/or exceeds Stevie Wonder's beautiful version.


Author:  Monkey_Driven [ Fri December 18, 2015 3:14 pm ]
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Great cover.

Author:  tragabigzanda [ Fri December 18, 2015 3:37 pm ]
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Terrific write-up, KD.

Author:  Strat [ Fri December 18, 2015 4:18 pm ]
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Umm. For some reason i dont have a copy of this digitally :( anyone help?

Author:  tragabigzanda [ Fri December 18, 2015 4:27 pm ]
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Strat wrote:
Umm. For some reason i dont have a copy of this digitally :( anyone help?


PM sent for mp3. If anyone else has a better version, feel free to trump my offer.

Author:  hlniv [ Fri December 18, 2015 5:04 pm ]
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Post your Pearl Jam christmas mix

Angel
Someday at Christmas
Let Me Sleep
Santa God
Acoustic #1
Sleeping by Myself
Jingle Bells instrumental
Don't Believe in Christmas
Strangest Tribe
Be Like Wind

Author:  Kevin Davis [ Fri December 18, 2015 7:00 pm ]
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tragabigzanda wrote:
Terrific write-up, KD.


Thanks, trag -- this one gets me every time.

Author:  BDB [ Tue December 22, 2015 6:17 pm ]
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Best holiday single, one of my favorite Christmas songs - absolute worst B side...

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