You know what's soon? Christmas. Christmas is soon. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? I don't know. All I know is that Ikea now stock straw goats, possibly trying to appeal to both the Christmas=hideous-tat brigade, and the Christmas-as-extension-of-pagan-festivities brigade. I think I fall more in the former rather than the latter, but even so I'm not a massive fan of hideous tat. Although, the glowing, dangling gnomes are quite ace...
So because there's no better way to prepare for the season by doing it unfeasibly early, let me be the first to wish you a Happy Christmas, with all the related meaningless greetings and accoutrements. Break out the egg nog, settle down in front of some Capra-originated feelgood schlock and waste some money on sending bits of card to people you see every day, in the words of a wise man, It's Chriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiistmas!!!!!!
At least in 75 days.
In other news, I left my mobile phone at home today, and it was strangely liberating. I recommend trying it. Also, check out RadioBetty, the Hype Machine RealAudio stream of all tracks I've posted on here in (I think) the last 75 days. Kind of fun. It's on the right hand side under my profile. Celebrate with some bloggers' favourites, and then some, and watch my Hype Machine traffic shoot through the roof.
Low - Little Drummer Boy
Casiotone For The Painfully Alone - Cold White Christmas
Recommended: Low - Christmas/CFTPA - Etiquette/Sufjan - Michigan/Verve present Christmas Jazz/I Am The Resurrection - John Fahey tribute/Pedro The Lion - It's Hard To Find A Friend/Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake It's Morning
Label: Rough Trade/Tomlab/Asthmatic Kitty/Verve/Vanguard/Jade Tree/Saddle Creek
Buy: Low/CFTPA/Sufjan/Satchmo/John Fahey/Pedro The Lion/Bright Eyes
More: Hype Machine Low/CFTPA/SS/LA/JF/PtL/BE; elbo.ws Low/CFTPA/SS/LA/JF/PtL/BE
If you like this you might like: Slade - Crackers
Tags: Christmas; Low; Casiotone For The Painfully Alone; Sufjan Stevens; Louis Armstrong; John Fahey; Pedro The Lion; Bright Eyes; carols