YouTube – Abnormal

Dr. Blockhead: Nature abhors normality. It can’t go for long without creating a mutant. Do you know why?
Scully: No, why?
Dr. Blockhead: I don’t know either. It’s a mystery. Maybe some mysteries are never meant to be solved.

(Incidentally, this is the first hit when you search “x-files humbug,” and it’s exactly the scene I was looking for.)

YouTube – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Home (live @ kcrw)

I discovered this song a couple of days ago, and I haven’t really stopped thinking about it since. I’m Canadian, OK? I know my sprawling, collaborative, multi-instrumentalist, multi-vocalist, indie bands, but these guys managed to surprise me. It only struck me now that the wild abandon with which they perform this song makes it a perfect post for a happy Christmas.

home / let me come home / home is wherever I’m with you