Video Crush: 12 Days in Twin Peaks


Christmas isn’t over until the tree comes down and the last cup of coffee has been finished. Here’s to one last holiday hurrah; this rendition of “The 12 Days of Christmas” featuring Twin Peaks‘ Secret Agent Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan), Pete Martell (Jack Nance), and Lucy Moran (Kimmy Robertson) really takes the cake cherry pie.

Twin Peaks

The Slacker’s Guide to Xmas Shopping


Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, sat a panicked music journalist frantically clicking a mouse…

If you’re also burning the midnight oil scouring the lists of old Saint Amazon in search of a few last minute gifts, don’t panic just yet, we’ve got you covered with our Slacker’s Guide to Christmas Shopping:

For the Music Nerd:


Crosley Portable USB Turntable – $160

Paste Magazine Weekly MPlayer (Weekly Mixtape) – $0.99 an issue or four issues for $2.99

Will Hermes – Love Goes to Buildings on Fire: Five Years in New York that Changed Music Forever – $19

The Rolling Stones 1971-2005 Vinyl Complete Singles Box Set – $155

Lego-inspired portable iPod/iPhone Speakers – $19.99

Paul Frank Skullcandy Earbuds – $24.99

Jim Jerome – All Access: The Rock ‘N’ Roll Photography of Ken Regan – $42-$47.25

For the Handlebar Mustache Wearer:

Chunklet Industries’ The Indie Cred Test – $18

Mr. Mustache Tote Bag – $20

For the Art Collector:

Arcade Fire Lithograph – Via PencilPaperInk on Etsy – $15

Quentin Tarantino Set of 3 Art Prints – Via MonsterGallery on Etsy – $10

Baby Bowie Lithograph – Via The Mangusta on Etsy – $15

For the Fashion Conscious:

Vintage Grandpa Cardigans – $0 (if they’re real Grandpa hand-me-downs) – $60

The Descendents Festive Holiday Sweater – $? (These puppies are currently sold out on the band’s webstore, but we’re holding out for a second run)

Vintage Levi’s Denim Jacket, the Older the Better – $5-$50

(Ryan Gosling is unfortunately not included)

Vintage Oxfords – $5-$50

Clarks Desert Boots – $110

Retro Casio Watch – $30

Tortoise Shell Ray-Ban Wayfarer – $129-$190

Reindeer Ring – $7

For the Musician:

Wilco Guitar Strap – $65

Rocksmith for Xbox 360 and PS3- $59.99

Standard Guitar Picks – $0.99-$2.99

M-Audio Keystation Mini 32 – $69.99

For the Boozehound:

Kah Day of the Dead Tequila – $45.99

For the Environmentally Conscious:

Threadless Water Bottle – $11.99

For the Student:

Kikkerland Retro Pens – $4.49

Swiss Army Messenger Bag – $20-$30

Molskine Notebook – $5-$15

iPad 2 – $499 – $699

For the (Unisex) Skincarer:

Burt’s Bees Shea Butter Hand Cream – $12.99

St. Ives Apricot Scrub – $2.99-$3.50

J.R. Watkins Lip Balm – $2.30

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