Well, being part of this triumvirate, I guess it behooves me to contribute to the (Favorite?)Christmas Carols thread. Never really having been a fan of this music genre (boring lyrics, repetitive refrains and syrupy notes) put me at a little of a disadvantage until I realized that there were actually a few that I kinda, sorta liked somewhat. Mostly my tastes run to Eric Idle’s “Effing Xmas” and Kevin Bloody Wilson’s* “HO HO effing HO” (thanks for the recommendation, Joe) but if you want to hear those you can search them out on your own and then I can’t be accused of trying to subvert your children and spoil all future Christmases for them. So, here we go.
Soulful Christmas by the master himself, James Brown
Christmas Card from a hooker in Minneapolis by Tom Waits
And of course, Santa Claws is Coming to Town by Alice Cooper
All right then. Pass around the eggnog and fruitcake and enjoy.
* We were at a Christmas party Saturday night, sitting next to an Aussie, and, well, somehow the conversation worked itself around to Kevin Bloody Wilson (as in, we asked the Aussie if he’d ever heard of him) and he was quite surprised, awed, and filled with wonder that an American knew of this bloke! Thanks again, Joe.