The High Orbit Holiday Special

by Matthew Ebel

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BrianReddus Always fun to listen to when in the season. The ending song is also very nice, and I wish it could become a christmas classic. Favorite track: Merry Christmas from Cell Block 2.
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Introduction 00:19
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Away in a manger, no crib for His bed, the little Lord Jesus lay down His sweet head. The stars in the sky look down where He lay- the little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay. The cattle are lowing, the baby awakes, but little Lord Jesus, no crying He makes. I love thee, Lord Jesus, look down from the sky and stay by my cradle ’til morning is nigh. I love you, Lord Jesus, I ask You to stay close by me forever and love me I pray. Bless all the dear children in Thy tender care and take us to heaven to live with You there. Away in a manger, no crib for His bed, the little Lord Jesus lay down His sweet head. The stars in the sky look down where He lay- the little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay… the little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay.
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On the first day of Christmas my robot gave to me a ship full of AOL CD’s. On the second day of Christmas my robot gave to me two rocket boots and a ship full of AOL CD’s. On the third day of Christmas my captain gave to me three cans of oil two rocket boots and a ship full of AOL CD’s. On the fourth day of Christmas my captain gave to me four falling stars three cans of oil two rocket boots and a ship full of AOL CD’s. On the fifth day of Christmas my robot gave to me five golden rings four falling stars three cans of oil two rocket boots and a ship full of AOL CD’s. On the sixth day of Christmas my captain gave to me six lousy fanfics five golden rings four falling stars three cans of oil two rocket boots and a ship full of AOL CD’s. On the seventh day of Christmas my robot gave to me seven cans of hairspray six lousy fanfics five gold-plated platinum rings four falling stars three cans of oil two rocket boots and a ship full of AOL CD’s. On the eighth day of Christmas my robot gave to me eight zombie groupies seven cans of hairspray six lousy fanfics five gold-plated platinum rings four falling stars three cans of oil two rocket boots and a ship full of AOL CD’s. On the ninth day of Christmas my captain gave to me nine needed upgrades nine needed upgrades nine needed upgrades nine needed upgrades… five gold-plated platinum rings four falling stars three cans of oil two rocket boots and a ship full of AOL CD’s. On the tenth day of Christmas my robot gave to me tentacle insurance nine needed upgrades eight zombie groupies seven cans of hairspray six lousy fanfics five gold-plated platinum-dipped depleted uranium rings four falling stars three cans of oil two rocket boots and a ship full of AOL CD’s. On the eleventh day of Christmas my captain gave to me eleven sappers sapping tentacle insurance nine needed upgrades eight zombie groupies seven cans of hairspray six lousy fanfics five gold-plated platinum-dipped depleted uranium rings four falling stars three cans of oil two rocket boots and a ship full of AOL CD’s. On the twelfth day of Christmas my robot gave to me twelve plates of sushi twelve plates of sushi twelve plates of sushi twelve plates of sushi… eleven sappers sapping tentacle insurance nine needed upgrades eight zombie groupies seven cans of hairspray six lousy fanfics five gold-plated platinum-dipped depleted uranium superconducting rings four falling stars three cans of oil two rocket boots and a ship full of AOL CD’s.
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Deck the halls with boughs of holly Fa la la la la la la la la ‘Tis the season to be jolly Fa la la la la la la la la Don we now our gay apparel Fa la la la la la la la la Troll the ancient yuletide carol Fa la la la la la la la la See the blazing Yule before us Fa la la la la la la la la Strike the harp and join the chorus Fa la la la la la la la la Follow me in merry measure Fa la la la la la la la la While I tell of yuletide treasure Fast away the old year passes Fa la la la la la la la la Hail the new year lads and lasses Fa la la la la la la la la Sing we joyous all together Fa la la la la la la la la Heedless of the wind and weather Fa la la la la la la la la Fa la la la la la la la la
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Jingle Bells 03:10
Dashing through the snow in a one-horse open sleigh. O’er the fields we go laughing all the way. Bells on bob-tails ring making spirits bright, what fun it is to ride and sing a sleighing song tonight. Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way. Oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh. Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way. Oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh. A day or two ago I thought I’d take a ride and soon Ms. Fannie Bright was seated by my side. The horse was lean and lank, misfortune seemed its lot. We got into a drifted bank and we, we got upsot. Dashing through the snow in a one-horse open sleigh. O’er the fields we go laughing all the way. Bells on bob-tails ring making spirits bright, what fun it is to ride and sing a sleighing song tonight.
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We know that it’s that time of year when families come together to sing and laugh and eat too much and gripe about the weather. It’s Christmas, but I’m sad to say we’re in a situation; we can’t come home until the end of our incarceration. (Alien gibberish) We’re far from family but still the locals treat us kindly. The guards are cheerful even though they’re ordered to confine me. The aliens across from us got nicked for snowball fighting, they made us earwax candles to provide some festive lighting. In this cozy prison cell, from all the inmates and my crew, merry Christmas from cell block two. Merry Christmas from cell block two. Who stole baby Jesus from Oog’s nativity set, huh? The mobsters down in cell block one sent us a pile of fishes and someone swiped the warden’s credit card to buy us dishes. We tried to start some caroling but no one dared to sing. We asked what Santa Claus looked like but no one saw a thing. Our Yule log was courtesy of Blarg who’s in for arson, although he swears his crime’s impersonation of a parson. Our neighbor’s from a distant world, he’s serving 10-20. He gifted us a shiv to cut the cake ’cause he’s got plenty. We know we won’t be here for long- like everyone that’s in here, we did nothing wrong. We hope that we’ll be out before it gets too late, but in or out we plan to celebrate. We made nog in our commode but no one wants to drink it. (I guess we could’ve used the sink but no one thought to think it.) We had a tree with ornaments and tinsel colored gold but yesterday it disappeared, they say it made parole… from this cozy prison cell, from all the inmates and my crew, merry Christmas from cell block two. Merry Christmastime from all of us to all of you… Hey, #4255, keep it down in there! (Sorry!) …Merry Christmas from cell block two.
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Away in a manger, no crib for His bed, the little Lord Jesus lay down His sweet head. The stars in the sky look down where He lay- the little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay. The cattle are lowing, the baby awakes, but little Lord Jesus, no crying He makes. I love thee, Lord Jesus, look down from the sky and stay by my cradle ’til morning is nigh. I love you, Lord Jesus, I ask You to stay close by me forever and love me I pray. Bless all the dear children in Thy tender care and take us to heaven to live with You there. Away in a manger, no crib for His bed, the little Lord Jesus lay down His sweet head. The stars in the sky look down where He lay- the little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay… the little Lord Jesus asleep on the hay.
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On the first day of Christmas my robot gave to me a ship full of AOL CD’s. On the second day of Christmas my robot gave to me two rocket boots and a ship full of AOL CD’s. On the third day of Christmas my captain gave to me three cans of oil two rocket boots and a ship full of AOL CD’s. On the fourth day of Christmas my captain gave to me four falling stars three cans of oil two rocket boots and a ship full of AOL CD’s. On the fifth day of Christmas my robot gave to me five golden rings four falling stars three cans of oil two rocket boots and a ship full of AOL CD’s. On the sixth day of Christmas my captain gave to me six lousy fanfics five golden rings four falling stars three cans of oil two rocket boots and a ship full of AOL CD’s. On the seventh day of Christmas my robot gave to me seven cans of hairspray six lousy fanfics five gold-plated platinum rings four falling stars three cans of oil two rocket boots and a ship full of AOL CD’s. On the eighth day of Christmas my robot gave to me eight zombie groupies seven cans of hairspray six lousy fanfics five gold-plated platinum rings four falling stars three cans of oil two rocket boots and a ship full of AOL CD’s. On the ninth day of Christmas my captain gave to me nine needed upgrades nine needed upgrades nine needed upgrades nine needed upgrades… five gold-plated platinum rings four falling stars three cans of oil two rocket boots and a ship full of AOL CD’s. On the tenth day of Christmas my robot gave to me tentacle insurance nine needed upgrades eight zombie groupies seven cans of hairspray six lousy fanfics five gold-plated platinum-dipped depleted uranium rings four falling stars three cans of oil two rocket boots and a ship full of AOL CD’s. On the eleventh day of Christmas my captain gave to me eleven sappers sapping tentacle insurance nine needed upgrades eight zombie groupies seven cans of hairspray six lousy fanfics five gold-plated platinum-dipped depleted uranium rings four falling stars three cans of oil two rocket boots and a ship full of AOL CD’s. On the twelfth day of Christmas my robot gave to me twelve plates of sushi twelve plates of sushi twelve plates of sushi twelve plates of sushi… eleven sappers sapping tentacle insurance nine needed upgrades eight zombie groupies seven cans of hairspray six lousy fanfics five gold-plated platinum-dipped depleted uranium superconducting rings four falling stars three cans of oil two rocket boots and a ship full of AOL CD’s.
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Deck the halls with boughs of holly Fa la la la la la la la la ‘Tis the season to be jolly Fa la la la la la la la la Don we now our gay apparel Fa la la la la la la la la Troll the ancient yuletide carol Fa la la la la la la la la See the blazing Yule before us Fa la la la la la la la la Strike the harp and join the chorus Fa la la la la la la la la Follow me in merry measure Fa la la la la la la la la While I tell of yuletide treasure Fast away the old year passes Fa la la la la la la la la Hail the new year lads and lasses Fa la la la la la la la la Sing we joyous all together Fa la la la la la la la la Heedless of the wind and weather Fa la la la la la la la la Fa la la la la la la la la
17.
Dashing through the snow in a one-horse open sleigh. O’er the fields we go laughing all the way. Bells on bob-tails ring making spirits bright, what fun it is to ride and sing a sleighing song tonight. Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way. Oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh. Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way. Oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh. A day or two ago I thought I’d take a ride and soon Ms. Fannie Bright was seated by my side. The horse was lean and lank, misfortune seemed its lot. We got into a drifted bank and we, we got upsot. Dashing through the snow in a one-horse open sleigh. O’er the fields we go laughing all the way. Bells on bob-tails ring making spirits bright, what fun it is to ride and sing a sleighing song tonight.
18.
We know that it’s that time of year when families come together to sing and laugh and eat too much and gripe about the weather. It’s Christmas, but I’m sad to say we’re in a situation; we can’t come home until the end of our incarceration. (Alien gibberish) We’re far from family but still the locals treat us kindly. The guards are cheerful even though they’re ordered to confine me. The aliens across from us got nicked for snowball fighting, they made us earwax candles to provide some festive lighting. In this cozy prison cell, from all the inmates and my crew, merry Christmas from cell block two. Merry Christmas from cell block two. Who stole baby Jesus from Oog’s nativity set, huh? The mobsters down in cell block one sent us a pile of fishes and someone swiped the warden’s credit card to buy us dishes. We tried to start some caroling but no one dared to sing. We asked what Santa Claus looked like but no one saw a thing. Our Yule log was courtesy of Blarg who’s in for arson, although he swears his crime’s impersonation of a parson. Our neighbor’s from a distant world, he’s serving 10-20. He gifted us a shiv to cut the cake ’cause he’s got plenty. We know we won’t be here for long- like everyone that’s in here, we did nothing wrong. We hope that we’ll be out before it gets too late, but in or out we plan to celebrate. We made nog in our commode but no one wants to drink it. (I guess we could’ve used the sink but no one thought to think it.) We had a tree with ornaments and tinsel colored gold but yesterday it disappeared, they say it made parole… from this cozy prison cell, from all the inmates and my crew, merry Christmas from cell block two. Merry Christmastime from all of us to all of you… Hey, #4255, keep it down in there! (Sorry!) …Merry Christmas from cell block two.

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A complete outer-space adventure with the usual Christmas trimmings: Explosions, space sharks, talking robots, and jokes at the expense of George Lucas, Dr. Seuss, commercialism, and Bea Arthur.

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released December 1, 2009

Written, arranged, and produced by Matthew Ebel

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Matthew Ebel Seattle, Washington

I call myself a piano rocker, but I’m really just kind of a goofball. I’ve been playing the piano since age 5, discovered electronic music at 12, and made this stuff my career in '99. Since then I’ve played the Grand Ole Opry, been quoted in Rolling Stone, and made a name for myself in new media. I’ve been playing piano rock full-time since 2007 and since then I’ve never looked back. ... more

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