Stop in, look around, have a drink and crank some tunes. I'll be posting some songs ripped from records, some out of print and hard to find stuff, some songs by artists you should be listening to, and a few mixes here and there.

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Two Turn Tables and a Sharpie

Spirograph Record Player Hacks. Check it out. Pretty cool.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Check The Cool Wax Christmas Mix 2014

Better late than never right? Here is the 2014 mix everyone. One hour of Christmas fun. Express yourself through dance this Christmas Eve in front of your relatives. I hope you enjoy. I'll post the playlist shortly. You can download through Soundcloud or get it directly here.

Track list:
Twas The Night Before Christmas :: Art Carney
Santa's Supersonic Flying Rocket Sled :: The Hollyberries
Must Be Santa :: The Sweetback Sisters
Is Santa Claus Real? :: The Ray Gelato Giants & The Fielding Primary School Choir
Santa Claus is Comin' to Town :: The Jackson 5
Kadoka, South Dakota :: The Living Sisters
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! :: Dean Martin
Christmasville USA :: Chaise Lounge
White Christmas :: Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings
What Christmas Means To Me :: Stevie Wonder
Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane) :: Elvis Presley
Merry Christmas, Baby :: The Beach Boys
Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer :: The Ventures
Tomorrow Is Christmas Day :: Buck Owens & Susan Raye
Mr. And Mrs. Santa Claus :: George Jones & Tammy Wynette
Everything's Gonna Be Cool This Christmas :: Eels
Super Sunny Christmas :: Redd Kross
Winter Wonderland :: Sleeper Agent
Wake Up! It's Christmas! :: Scarlett & Disher
Tiny Tree Christmas :: Guster
The Happiest Christmas Tree :: Nat King Cole
Sleigh Ride :: Andy Williams
(It's A) Happy Holiday :: The Shells
Seasons Greetings :: Robbers on High Street

Friday, December 19, 2014

Check The Cool Wax 2014 Mix Is Coming! 2013 Mix Is Still Available

Procrastination is alive and well at Check The Cool Wax! But never fear, the 2014 Christmas mix is on it's way. I'm listening to it over and over. Working out the kinks, switching a few sound clips around, normalizing the volume levels. Trying to get all of you another quality mix. This one will be similar to 2013 Christmas and 2014 Halloween. About an hour long and chock full of sound bytes!

Until then, the 2013 Check The Cool Wax Christmas Mix is still available here: DOWNLOAD or just press play and give it a listen below.

Merry Trekkin' Christmas!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Yes Boy Wonder, There Is A Santa Claus!

I have a sound byte in my 2013 Christmas Mix that I guess I forgot to share. It's a clip from Batman (1966) where the Dynamic Duo are climbing a building and Santa pops out the window. The show is famous for cameos by the likes of Jerry Lewis, Sammy Davis Jr. and even Lurch! Here is Andy Devine as Santa Clause meeting Adam West and Burt Ward during a "Batclimb." You should be able to follow the link back to soundcloud if you would like to download it and add it to your Christmas merriment

Thursday, December 11, 2014

A Very Cool Space Santa Christmas Pattern

Wow! Check out this really fun 50's era Christmas wrapping paper! Is this cool or what? Christmas on the moon! I'm going to eventually pattern it out to a larger file if anyone wants a jpg.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Check The Cool Wax Christmas Spotify Radio!

Just push play to get an earful of Christmas joy Check The Cool Wax style! We are 100,000% Mannheim Steamroller free. Hours of Christmas fun for the whole family. Remember to select random play for the best experience. All tracks are Check The Cool Wax approved.


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Let's Ditch Christmas by Jeremy Messersmith

"Let's Ditch Christmas" is a new release from Minneapolis based singer/songwriter Jeremy Messersmith. Believe it or not, there are some people out there who just aren't fans of Christmas and all the hoopla that goes along with it. Jeremy is one of them. That being said, he delivers a very upbeat, crooner-esk ditty about, well, ditching Christmas, and sounds like he sings it with a smile on his face. Being from Minnesota myself, it sounds more like he's just sick of the cold and snow and I guess I can relate. The other song here is his version of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas." As always, he's left his fingerprints on it. Jeremy can make me happy to be sad. I encourage you to check out his other albums if you have some time after the holidays. It's really good stuff!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Brainwerk Halloween Mix 2014

Ran out of time to really iron this one out. Just got too busy. I will have a polished version for next Halloween I promise. But for now enjoy this one, warts and all. Happy Halloween everyone!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Cleaning a Record with Wood Glue?!?

If nothing else, it looks really fun to peel the glue off. I'm going to try this.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

More songs added to The BEST Halloween Mix Ever by Brainwerk on Spotify

Hey everyone! How's it going eh? Check The Cool Wax shuts down pretty tight between the holidays. I will be posting some fun stuff for Halloween though including a fun 60 minute Halloween mix like I did last Christmas with sound clips and all kinds of stuff added. For now you can listen to some Halloween music on Spotify. I think it plays pretty good in order or on shuffle. Hope your Halloween season is going GREAT!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

BuzzFeed's Saddest Christmas Songs Of All Time Spotify Mix

Let's face it. Sometimes its fun to be sad with your record collection... I just saw the BuzzFeed post of the 22 Saddest Christmas Songs Of All Time. I thought it was pretty interesting so I threw the songs in a Spotify mix. There are a lot of polarizing songs here. Most of them you LOVE or HATE… Two songs were not on Spotify and don't appear in the mix. They are Taylor Swift "Christmas When You Were Mine," and Bob Carlisle "Christmas Shoes" (Quite possible the biggest downer of all time). This songs picked here are very high level. No deep tracks or surprises.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Festive Funk Machine

Be a Christmas robot puppet master (and have fun wasting time) with The Festive Funk Machine!