Friday, December 24, 2010

Song of the Week #122 - Xmas!

Ho, ho, ho! It must be Xmas Eve. I can deduce this because there is a tree up in the lounge room with presents under it and also because my family is subjecting me to Carols by Candlelight on the TV! There must be some good Xmas songs out there but so far Anthony Calea and The McClymonts have murdered a couple. It will be SO much better when Humphrey B. Bear arrives...because he doesn't speak! Ha ha!

Frankly, it would be so much better if the whole thing was like this...

And, Bruce knows all about the man with the reindeer and the sleigh...

Bruce Springsteen - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town - make sure you hang on for the sax solo, well worth it!

So, don't be a Scrooge or a Grinch on December 25th. Sing some songs, give someone a present and think about all the people in the world who don't live in the fairly groovy circumstances that most readers of this blog find themselves in. Maybe this song will help. It's a cover of a song written by one of my favourite singers, Steve Earle. This version is by folk music legend, Joan Baez.

Joan Baez - Christmas in Washington - I chose this version because it is pretty neat but also because you've all had way too much of me playing Steve for a while!!

Here's a very special Xmas cover version. Bragg and Florence do justice to The Pogues.

Billy and Florence - Fairytale of New York - how cool is the harp? Dunno about Billy's hat however.

So there you have it, a quick Song of the Week Xmas special. Tune in next week for the year in review done in a way the commercial networks wouldn't dare do!

But here's a tune to finish off with. One of the best rock singers ever turns his hand to Xmas.

Rock on.

Ho, ho, ho,

DJ Rob

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