One of my friends who reads our blog (hi, Joe!) suggested when he heard that three of us were writing this blog that, at least occasionally, we really collaborate on it. That is, that one of us should start a blog with a sentence and the others come in, adding more sentences. BUT…since lots of people are now thinking about Christmas, I think we should (between our fabulously-written posts) add a link for a video of our favorite Christmas songs to our blogs.
And readers, please contribute your own!
I am of the MTV generation mainly because, at close to the age of 35 in 1982, I started college. While I was a “tad bit” older than my classmates, I was constantly exposed to their music. That, coupled with the fact that my son was headed into his teens, meant that I watched a lot of MTV and heard a lot of music that I might not have if I’d been a 35 year old mother in the suburbs. And who could have figured at that time that 25 years later I’d be living in Mexico?
But age-wise, I am still a baby-boomer and there are songs that I heard in the house I shared with my parents that I still love. And I’m an expat of a certain age in Mexico and there are songs from here that I also love. So, from me, you’re probably gonna get a mix of old and new. Here’s my first pick. It’s from 1985. Back when Bob Geldof, George Michael, and the members of Duran Duran were still major babes, and Bono and Sting were, well, Bono and Sting even as we know them today. And, sadly, enough those folks in Africa still need our help.
Try this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0rG8ZNYUHc&feature=fvst. If it doesn’t work, go to www.youtube.com and search for “do they know it’s christmas time”.