I’m a Christmas music junkie. Anyone who reads this site regularly knows that. And I am not merely a fan of old Christmas songs we’ve heard a million times. I love brand new, original Christmas music. And this includes Christmas songs that aren’t entirely Christmas songs. Songs that might have something to do with Christmas, like snow falling, for example, but don’t actually mention Christmas or the holidays. Those songs wind up on my holiday playlists, too. (Below is a link to one you can listen to on Spotify.) I just came across Clément Bcx’s “Miracle In The Middle Of My Heart” this morning while searching through new Youtube posts to find a song of the day and I must say I’m glad that I did. ‘Tis a song about a fellow asking his love to save him, telling her that she’s the miracle in the middle of his heart. I don’t think it’s necessarily intended to be a Christmas song, but it has the word miracle in the title and Christmas is all about miracles, whether you believe in the birth of Jesus or Santa Claus sneaking down your chimney or anything else. So, I’m kind of looking at it as an unofficial Christmas song in that respect. But if you despise Christmas music, there’s still a good chance that you’ll like. It’s a fantastic song that skirts between sounding like mellow singer/songwriter music and throbbing club beats and in the end there’s a gospel style chorus that enters the picture and elevates it into something truly unique.
Now, here’s a link to my Christmix playlist on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/user/12133221248/playlist/3M0xLzqX9vxB8DXaJUhRfV It features mostly new songs released this year. Some of the artists included are Kylie Minogue, Macy Gray, The Darkness, Phoenix, Kenny Rogers, Harriet, Lena, Marc Broussard, and The Brian Setzer Orchestra. And, yes, I dare say it’s a good mix of the classics and the brand new Christmas music I mentioned above. It also has a few songs that aren’t directly about Christmas but relate to winter and such, making them fit for this playlist in my mind. Let me know what you think! And please share it!
Did The Bearded Man ever tell you about the Richest Man in Babylon? As the story goes, this rich man of ancient times accumulated his vast wealth through simple money practices, saving 1 out of every 10 copper coins earned, making those coins work for him instead of against him, and so on. Over time, his simple views on money led him to become the wealthiest man in the region, a feat which he proclaimed wasn’t that hard to do if people just followed his simple rules… Bullshit. Well, at least that’s what The Bearded Man told his ex-girlfriend right before they broke up. The Bearded Man’s path has never been one of ‘get rich slowly’, rather, it’s been ‘live fast and die hard’. While other people were maxing out their 401Ks, waiting for wealth that will never come, The Bearded Man was writing a song. To the rest of the world, it looked like our hero was wasting his time while everyone else was making progress toiling in the salt mines. Friends and family scoffed at his lack of a dental plan, but he knew better – he kept chipping away at that song. When the song was finally complete, he played it for a free-spirited girl who understood the magic of his way of thinking. Needless to say, the song worked gangbusters, and the girl fell for him head over heels. Now, without a single gray hair on his beard, The Bearded Man drives a Ferrari while all the other suckers beg their bosses for an extra 5 minutes of lunch. Ladies and gentlemen, *this* is that song, and as for the girl? Well, we truly hope you get the chance to meet her someday, She really is worth it.