Well, I suppose it’s inevitable. With less than a week until Holiday Eve, I guess we’re officially allowed to listen to Holiday songs. I find it exceptionally easy to yell “GAH!” and crash the car while trying frantically to change the stereo so I have to choose my songs fairly carefully.
Earlier this year, I talked about seeing Low in concert. They have a sweet song that can even be enjoyed in the summertime:
Fairytale of New York is obligatory to the point where the contrarian in me wants to forget that it even exists but then I listen to it again and think about Maribou and our first couple of years of marriage and how insightful this song is despite the eye-widening slurs contained within.
Perhaps nothing helps with a rough holiday season where you have to deal with work being crazy, friends being busy, and family being crazy than a little Freddie Mercury.
So… what are you listening to?
I’m in Hong Kong now, and they’re playing Christmas music all over the place. Apparently it’s huge here, which I wouldn’t have expected in a place with a population that’s 95% Chinese, former British Colony or no.
I’ve listened to “Lido Shuffle” and the Yuzo Kayama/Shinji Tanimura duet of “Sarai” about ten times each this week.
I’d heard “Lido Shuffle” a few times before, but only just now figured out what it was called.
Lido is Christmasy? I suppose I can see that.
The first paragraph was not related to the latter two.
I’m glad I had that cleared up.
It was likely to end up on next year’s “Christmas music that doesn’t drive me nuts” list.
We were going through what carols were our favorites Little Drummer boy being one. These three versions are favs
Bing Crosby and David Bowie
Joan Jett and the Black Harts
The Crosby/Bowie one always strikes me as amazingly surreal.
That’s what is so great about it!
Sheesh, it’s a cryin’ shame that Freddie isn’t with us anymore.
Every year, I think “Freddie could have done better” when I look at the various “top ten albums of the year” lists.
Who’s Freddie, Spivak? Chopin?
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