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A Rock and Roll Christmas

For me it was certainly a rock and roll weekend Christmas. This year my Christmas lists were dominated by all things music. Although not a new development by any means, the music theme was particularly strong this year.

However, I must say that I was disappointed with the yearly Rolling Stone rock gift guide. Too many items on the list were much too expensive for the average family Christmas list. Most items were over $100 and many others were $250 and higher. Mixing in some items that ranged between $25 and $50 with the mega box sets and expensive audio equipment would have been a nice touch considering most people are not out of this Great Recession yet. (I must admit I'd still love one of THESE.)

With that said, I feel extremely lucky to have received these gifts. Below is a list of what landed under my tree this year. I hope Santa Claus was good to you or you were pleased with the generosity of others for your respective holiday tradition. Wouldn't it be great if we could all receive a "Five Pound Box of Money" like Pearl Bailey asked for all those years ago? Alas, we can dream all we want.

The Beach Boys The SMiLE Sessions [Deluxe Edition]

A $25.00 gift certificate to the Record Exchange (St. Louis used record store)

$30.00 worth of iTunes gift cards

Love Goes to Buildings on Fire: Five Years in New York that Changed Music Forever by Will Hermes

Rolling Stone Rock Trivia

A classic "Maximum R&B t-shirt from The Who

Hearos earplugs (Made in the U.S.A.)

And for my December birthday... Third Man Records iPhone case

A Musical Christmas

Christmas is over. Did you get what you wanted? If you're like me Christmas is a time to ask for music related items that you have been wanting. If you family and friends are paying attention you will also end up with other music related items thoughtfully chosen for you that weren't on your list. Here's how I did...

The Who - My Generation [Deluxe Edition] Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation[Deluxe Edition]

Keith Richards - Life Music Listography: Your Life In Playlists

Headphones Guitar Chamois Guitar picks Guitar ornament