Merry Christmas everyone! This is Song of the Week #70 and it is Christmas Day!
In amusing news, Angus lost his watch a while ago. Sometime this week, I heard a beeping in the lounge room and assumed it was coming from the missing timepiece. I searched high and low, listening carefully on the hour for the beep. This morning when I unwrapped a gift the beeping was a watch for me. I had been a source of constant amusement to my family all week!!
Here’s a song about time:
Anthrax – Got The Time: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=be7iNHw8QoQ
Here’s a track from the CD that Angus got for Xmas (his request):
Kings of Leon – Use Somebody: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWhairF_DS8
And it seems only fair that we play one from a CD that Zoë got:
Taylor Swift – Love Story: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wRkoGKQ8qQ
This next one is from a CD my Dad gave me for Xmas – the latest from Mark Knopfler called Get Lucky – one of the greatest guitarists. The song is written for his uncle who was a Piper who died in WWII aged 20.
Mark Knopfler – Piper To The End: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCAtVJSNdQE
My Brother indulged my Johnny Cash obsession this Xmas by giving me the new version of the Folsom Prison concerts. There are two live concert CDs and an excellent documentary. Johnny Cash is one of those singers I never tire of and come back to on a regular basis. His music has that special knack of always having something to say that is worth listening to.
Johnny Cash – I Got Stripes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFbh-HKd8is
Santa Claus has been around for a very long time and he continues to live in the hearts of people around the world every year. Folks, to quote Arlo Guthrie, “it’s a movement”. Santa is fun; the look of sheer delight in children’s faces when they see him is immeasurable. I remember my first Xmas as a parent and how much joy Santa brought me and continues to do so although I am in no doubt that my kids know it is me! Go with the flow people, let me have my fun and please don’t feel the need to discuss whether he exists or not at a party in front of my 11 year old.
This week’s song therefore is for three reasons. 1 – I was annoyed, 2 – Santa was sighted, 3 – it is on one of Alison’s Xmas CDs!
Eddie Vedder and Neil Finn – I See Red: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ptk2q0Gvrc
Of course, if you like that song then check out the original version by one of New Zealand’s best ever bands – Split Enz.