This is another classic from my youth, back when MTV showed music videos. Yes, the video is corny, but so much fun. When Christmas in Hollis plays at Christmas parties, everyone old enough to know the song sings along. Run DMC were so cool, they were able to impart that cool to everyone who heard this song. Or so we all thought. Hey, I won’t say anything if you don’t.
I’ve become a big fan of The Doubleclicks. Their songs are fun and geeky, which I love, and you should really check them out. This song however is remarkably poignant. I know I can relate, and maybe you can too. Perhaps like me, you’ll find some comfort in knowing you aren’t/weren’t the only person to feel this way.
Thanks to Angela and Aubrey for putting it, and yourselves, out there.
Sometimes a song is so perfect, it needs no explanation. Share in the joy!
The band Morphine wasn’t around long, but they had a sound I just love, and when you consider they only rarely had a guitar in the lineup, but they did have a two-string slide bass it’s all the more impressive.
You don’t really need an excuse to share Tom Waits, or poetry, much less the two combined. Here’s an incredible rendering of the poem Nirvana, by Charles Bukowski. It’s sublime. Enjoy.
Since I’m sure everyone is busy with family, friends, or the like, I’m just going to share something fitting to the holiday. As a kid, I grew up loving the Rankin & Bass stop-motion specials: Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, Frosty the snowman, Santa Claus is coming to town. But my favorite has always been “The Year Without Santa Claus”, particularly the Heat Miser/Snow Miser songs. So here is Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s take on those songs (combined into one song).
I’ve never been one who’s had issue with saying “happy holidays” instead of “merry Christmas”. That’s probably because I remember when happy holidays simply replaced merry Christmas and happy new year. That being said, I also have no issue with wishing everyone a merry Christmas, whether you celebrate that holiday (religious or secular) or not. So merry Christmas all. See you next year.
- I’ve gotten a lot more hits than I expected this first day.
- This is just too cool not to share.
I’m old enough to remember the days when MTV actually had music videos, and thanks to the likes of: Duran Duran, The Buggles, Dexy’s Midnight Runner’s, and the like, I really love a good music video.