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Old Dec 9th, 2009, 06:37 AM        Weekly Music Review: Trans-Siberian Orchestra
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Old Dec 9th, 2009, 01:28 PM       
I find myself pointed to the more punky or comedic Christmas tunes myself. Yet whenever I hear these guys, it is a rather pleasant change of pace from the standards that gets plaid from October to January in most department stores.
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Old Dec 9th, 2009, 03:31 PM       
I'm a big Savatage fan, so this always ends up annoying my friends by being overplayed in my car all December.
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Old Dec 9th, 2009, 03:49 PM       
I'll always love quirky Christmas tunes more than anything, and tunes from the Trans-Siberian Orchestra are definitely overplayed in certain stores around this time o' the year, but I'll gladly take that over some of the other crap they play.
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Old Dec 9th, 2009, 04:02 PM       
I hadn't seen the video and it is aweosme. Perfectly synchronized. I wonder how many gigawatts does it take to have it lit that way? Anybody pointing to 2.21?
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Old Dec 9th, 2009, 04:55 PM       
I'm wearing me TSO local crew shirt from last week's show right now.
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Old Dec 10th, 2009, 01:45 PM       
seen these guys live twice in Nashville, Killer show. I hate christmas songs, but these guys make you want to hardcore dance in your seat.
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Old Dec 10th, 2009, 04:18 PM       
TSO are great.
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Old Dec 11th, 2009, 02:41 AM       
They sure are.
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Old Dec 14th, 2009, 01:40 AM       
didnt they USED to be called SAVATAGE?
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Old Dec 17th, 2009, 12:13 AM       
For some real holiday pain, try listening to Mannheim Steamroller; you'll miss Paul McCartney.

But I don't necessarily hate Christmas music, there are some -such as the Trans-Siberian Orchestra- who do it really well, and I really respect artists who can be arsed to write original songs. There are many, many more who don't, however. The problem is that since it's all public domain and there's no need to hire a songwriter, anyone with a big enough ego can just hit the demo button on a keyboard and crap out a holiday album. It's really bad if you work somewhere that only allows secular holiday music; then you have to tolerate the same ten songs covered hundreds of times, as opposed to the same thirty. And honestly, I don't want to hear "Let It Snow" ever again unless I just finished watching Die Hard.
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