Monday, December 24, 2012
On the Eve
As Mr. Sovine famously said, here it is Xmas. Time to celebrate the birth of Shane MacGowan! We made it! Our War on Christmas (tm) has reached it's end for another year.
And don't forget to tune back in Wednesday for the start of our world famous Big Rock Candy Mountain Best of 2012 extravaganza!
Regular readers will already know the two songs we're posting today. They're our two favorite Xmas songs.
One is a very humorous take on family life at Christmas-time. The other is a sweeping epic of love, hope, despair, and the very human condition of dreaming for a better life. We could write (and have written) paragraphs about the songs, but let's just let them speak for themselves.
Have a great Holiday, however you choose to celebrate.
The Pogues: Fairytale of New York (mp3)
Robert Earl Keen: Merry Christmas From the Family (mp3)