Friday, December 23, 2011

X-Mas season Friday Random Ten but...

Without Christmas music. Maybe in a couple of days, or months, if I feel like it.

This year's Christmas and the upcoming New Year both fall on Sunday. Monster truck announcers are getting antsy.

1. Lou Rawls - Your Good Thing (Is About to End)
2. Yo La Tengo - When It's Dark
3. R.E.M. - Old Man Kensey
4. Nick Drake - Sunday
5. The Beautiful South - From Under the Covers*
6. The New Pornographers - The Fake Headlines
7. The Magnetic Fields - Bitter Tears
8. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Long Hot Summer Night
9. Sly & the Family Stone - Everybody Is a Star
10. Wes Montgomery - Canadian Sunset

* And how could I not love a song like this?


susan said...

That was a very nice song by an old band I'd never even heard of. It appears their career began at about the same time we stopped listening to pop music so I guess that's no surprise. I especially liked the video. I remember my Dad telling me that on very foggy days he'd drive very slowly while the conductor felt for the curb.

I hope you're having a good Christmas. We've avoided the music too - except at the grocery store.

Ben said...

You know, it took me a few reads before I really got what you said about Grandad and his bus. I'm sure the conductor was very glad of his going slow!

This was a good band, I think. Very British, and despite the same they were from the North.

And I don't hate Christmas music. Not on principle. Let's just say that it varies in quality. And I've been through some seesaws this season.

Ben said...

And of course I hope you had a happy Christmas too. In whatever way you most enjoy it.