Holly, Ivy And Mistletunes

Well, since It's the BER Months already and I've been hearing a lot of CHRISTMAS Songs around MANILA so I decided to feature this Pinoy Christmas Indie Compilation released back in 2009 by "Filipino Indie Pop Scene". This great compilation is entitled "Holly, Ivy And Mistletunes" and includes 12 very interesting Pinoy Indie Pop Bands based in different parts of the globe. I guess that's really a treat right? Even though this compilation was two years ago, It will always sound fresh especially Christmas comes only once a year. Like what I've written before here in my little blog Four Christmas ago, Filipinos start their Christmas Season on September 1 and that's a fact. Definitely, Christmas Songs don't grow old. Btw, I have already featured the "Filipino Indie Pop Scene" here in my blog back in January 1, 2010 so just check my archives. So without further a do may I present you "Holly, Ivy And Mistletunes" here on "The Doctor Is In".

Holly, Ivy And Mistletunes (2009)
The Filipino Indie Pop Scene

1) Just Like Christmas [Low cover]
by The Wentletraps
by Sugarspun
3)One Christmas Catalogue [Captain Sensible cover]
by Apple Orchard
4)Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) [Darlene Love cover]
by The Jealous Sea
5)Away In A Manger [Traditional]
by Archaster
6)Christmas Is All Around [Billy Mack cover of a Troggs cover]
by Scattered Pearls
7)Blue December [The Pearlfishers cover]
by That Lingering Feeling
8)Undercover Angel
by Soft Pillow Kisses
9)Parang Awa Mo Na, Bayaran Mo Na Utang Mo
by Love In Athens
by Some Gorgeous Accident
by Self Portrait
12)Winter Wonderland [Traditional]
by Mary Anna Logue

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I'll leave you with a cover version of CAPTAIN SENSIBLE's "ONE CHRISTMAS CATALOGUE" done this time by APPLE ORCHARD who I also featured here on "The Doctor Is In" back in February 25, 2010 so just search it on my archives. THANKS "Filipino Indie Pop Scene" for sharing this compilation!! MERRY CHRISTMAS in SEPTEMBER 2011!! THANKS for dropping by!!


It's A Holly Ivy CHRISTMAS!!


X Simple Minds Live In MANILA!!

X Simple Minds? A new band? Wattaname? Well, this is minus Jim Kerr their Lead Vocalist. Let's just see how they sound like. X Simple Minds has been tried and tested in its long musical journey which started in 1977 for this band from Glasgow. From the original four members (Jim Kerr, Charlie Burchi ll, Brian McGee, and Derek Forbes) in the 70s, the current members are bassist Derek Forbes and drummer Brian McGee. A new addition to the band is Brian’s younger brother, Owen Paul McGee, who stepped in as their lead vocalist. This trio is sure to hit the right notes and get you swaying to the beat of both their new and old songs.

Catch them perform live at Eastwood Mall Open Park in Eastwood City, Quezon City on September 10 (8pm) and at Venice Piazza in McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio on September 11 (8pm). Check out the legendary band as they strike the right chords this September at the Megaworld Lifestyle Malls.