Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Trespass on the Case: The Beginning

So for awhile now I have contemplated beginning another blog. I know: I can't keep up with the one I have so of course I should start another one.

Realizing that one blog is probably enough for me (notice that the other two I have haven't been updated in forever), I decided that I would not start a new blog. Instead, any posts that I would have put on the new blog will be here under the heading of 'Trespass on the Case."

Now, let me explain the name.

'Trespass on the Case' is a legal term used to describe an event where someone you know steals something from you, and you trespass on their property to retrieve your stolen chattels. That action is called trespass on the case. but I like to think of the term a little differently, perhaps as trespassing on the case of a story, news item, or product review. Or law case, as the case may be.

It's a bit of an unusual term, which is why I thought it would make a great title for a blog.

The new icon in the sidebar over there can be considered something of a shrunken banner for TotC. I'm going to try and hyperlink it so that all TotC posts can be accessed by clicking on it - but we'll see how well that works.

Let the trespassing begin.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Mery Christmas!!

Casting Crowns - I heard the Bells on Christmas Day

God is not dead, nor does He sleep
The wrong shall fail, the right prevail
Peace on Earth, goodwill to Men.

I feel the need this Christmas to point out that there came a cross out of that manger. The wrong shall fail, the right will prevail, and today we celebrate Jesus' birth and the reason we have the hope to say that right will prevail.

Barlow Girl - Hallelujah (Light has Come)

Luke 2
2:8 Now  there were shepherds nearby living out in the field, keeping guard over their flock at night. 2:9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were absolutely terrified. 2:10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid! Listen carefully, for I proclaim to you good news that brings great joy to all the people: 2:11 Today your Savior is born in the city of David. He is Christ the Lord. 2:12 This will be a sign for you: You will find a baby wrapped in strips of cloth and lying in a manger.” 2:13 Suddenly a vast, heavenly army appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

2:14 “Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace among people with whom he is pleased."

And I think that this following song sums everything up better than I ever could.

Chris Tomlin - Born that We May Have Life

Merry Christmas everyone, and may you know the true meaning of Christmas this year.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Glory in the Highest

This fall under 'Christmas music I forgot I had." But hey, it's Christmas time. It's all good.


Chris Tomlin - Angels We Have Heard on High

Chris Tomlin - Joy to the World

In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season; the Christians called it 'Christmas' and went to church; the Jews called it 'Hanukkah' and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank. People passing each other on the street would say 'Merry Christmas!' or 'Happy Hanukkah!' or (to the atheists) 'Look out for the wall!' ~Dave Barry

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Christmas Eve, and Other Stories

Happy Saturday! Not that I am trying to cause you to panic or anything, but by my reckoning there are only nine days until Christmas. Just a thought.

But I'm sure you came for the music, not to think. Today we're doing Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Enjoy!


Faith Noel

Wizards in Winter

Next time we have a post like this, with Christmas music, it will be the 23rd of December.

As long as we know in our hearts what Christmas ought to be, Christmas is. ~Eric Sevareid

Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Sweet

I have offically run out of singles for these Friday posts, so, yeah. Today Mannheim Steamroller, tomorrow, Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

Christmas Sweet: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Carol of the Bells

I just love that one. Especially the middle. Ding, dong, ding, dong...

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

I like that one, too. I like a lot of the stuff Mannheim Steamroller does.

See you tomorrow.

“There's more, much more, to Christmas Than candlelight and cheer; It's the spirit of sweet friendship That brightens all year. It's thoughtfulness and kindness, It's hope reborn again, For peace, for understanding, And for goodwill to men!” - Unknown

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Greatest Twelve Days of the Year

Here's a couple of Miscellaneous songs, and by Miscellaneous I mostly mean "Christmas Music not done by Mannheim Steamroller or Trans-Siberian Orchestra." Regardless, both of these songs are very fun.

Aly & Aj - Greatest Time of Year

The following is perhaps the most uncouth version of "12 Days of Christmas" ever made, but I love it. It's so much fun.

Relient K - 12 Days of Christmas

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. ~Norman Vincent Peale

Friday, December 9, 2011

Peppermint Winter

Owl City's songs tend be quite nonsensical, but very fun. I hope you all will enjoy this one just as much as I did.

Owl City - Peppermint Winter

I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month. ~Harlan Miller

Until tomorrow!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Deck the Halls for Christmas Eve

Let the Christmas music begin!

For this first post, we have the two quintessential Christmas bands, Mannheim Steamroller and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO).

Mannheim Steamroller - Deck the Halls

I love this next one, don't get me wrong, but it always confuses me. This may be the very song that got me into TSO in the first place. Or it may not be. I always thought the song that got my attention first was TSO's 'Carol of the Bells,' but maybe not. The problem is that the song you find when you search for "Carol of the Bells" by TSO sounds exactly like Christmas Eve.

Oh well. No matter what you call it, it still rocks. (Ignore the fact that the video calls this song 'Carol of the Bells.' That's not the name I'm using.)

Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Christmas Eve in Sarajevo 12/24

I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. ~Charles Dickens

Friday, December 2, 2011

So, Yeah (Misc. Collection of Everything)

-->> Yes, guess who just remembered that she had a blog and that she hasn't updated for over a month. and she missed Thanksgiving, too.

Well, I'm a lot late, but this video is a Thanksgiving tradition, and darn if I'll miss it this year just because I was lazy. I love this song any time of the year.

Petra - Thankful Heart

Yay Petra!

I put up the winter/Christmas banner today. It's supposed to be for Christmas, but it's more of a winter-type thing. I don't know if I'll change the colors of the blog again this year. Can't remember if I did it last year or not.

-->> In miscellaneous unrelated news, Obama went out the other day and said that it doesn't matter if America succeeds or not, his children will be okay no matter what happens.

Generally I do try and express myself without swearing but sometimes that can be pretty hard. Via Gateway Pundit, via everyone he got it from:

“Our kids are going to be fine,” Obama told supporters at a campaign event last night. “And I always tell Malia and Sasha, look, you guys, I don’t worry about you . . . they’re on a path that is going to be successful, even if the country as a whole is not successful. But that’s not our vision of America. I don’t want an America where my kids are living behind walls and gates, and can’t feel a part of a country that is giving everybody a shot.”
Hey Odummer: BITE ME!!! this country is going down in flames and all you can do is try and use your kids for political gain and reassure them that's it's okay 'cause Daddy's set for life now and he can take of you, even if the rest of the country is on the highway to hell. (Courtesy of Mr Hope-a-Dope.)

He says that's not his vision of America. I agree. His vision of this country is much, much worse.

-->> And last, but certainly not least, it is Christmas time, and I'm thinking: Christmas music!  i'm planning on a  series of posts containing Christmas music. We'll see how it goes. I was a little concerned at first as to whether or not I would have enough music, then I realized that between Mannheim Steamroller and Trans-Siberian Orchestra alone I have enough. Anyway, here's the first one, which is more of a winter kind of song, but that's okay. It's techno, too, so some people may not like it.

Klaypex - Chinter's Will

That's all for this Round.