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Who is the “Bad Guy”, exactly?

or, “Does Billie Eilish realise how this song hits adult listeners?” I’ve been listening to a lot of Billie Eilish lately. I love her sound, her ability to set a mood, the essence of her music. But when I listen … Continue reading

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Christmas Songs Bonus day 26: Oogie Boogie’s Song

Because I promised a friend ūüėČ Check back tomorrow for a second bonus as well. Nightmare Before Christmas is one of my favorite films from childhood. I can’t really tell why; every time I watch it, I thrill. I love … Continue reading

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Christmas Songs day 25: Joy To The World

The light has returned; the Son is born, and joy can be felt once more. I remember ¬†going to midnight mass at church once or twice. This was the song that would be played just after midnight, when it was … Continue reading

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Christmas Songs day 24: Oh Come Oh come Emmanuel

It’s Christmas eve; I’d like to take a moment to deal with a more somber,¬†solemn¬†carol. This “carol” is about waiting in the long dark night for the promise of a morning that seems so far away; it’s an advent song, … Continue reading

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Christmas Songs day 20: This Christmas

I was going to do a big showdown, Rudolf vs Frosty, today, but I have to confess, if I hear Frosty the Snowman one more flippan time, I’m going to crack. So you get This Christmas instead! It’s a sweet … Continue reading

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Christmas Songs day 19: I want a hippopotamus for Christmas

I heard this song on the radio this year and had to add it to the list. Despite what youtube would have you believe, this is not Shirley Temple; it’s a little girl named¬†Gayla Peevey, a child star from Ponca … Continue reading

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Christmas Songs day 18: Dominick the Italian Donkey and Donde Esta Santa Clause

This one is a request from Kae, a song called Dominick the Italian Christmas Donkey: First of all, why does it sound like the song from Sorcerer’s Apprentice? Secondly, my god what the fuck is this?! Unlike Six White Boomers, … Continue reading

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On tragedy

I haven’t blogged about the tragedy in Connecticut. Nor do I plan to. What could I say? What could I possibly say that would make one whit of difference? I could talk about the need for universal mental health care, … Continue reading

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Christmas Songs day 17: Angels We Have Heard on High

This has long been a favorite carol of mine. I’d no longer say it’s my very favorite, but as a singer, I’m drawn to the power of the vocal line. Even without English (the song was¬†originally¬†French, so I’m going to … Continue reading

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Christmas Songs day 16: Little Drummer Boy and Do You Hear What I Hear

Time for more religious carols! These ones I like because they talk about the story of Jesus from what is, arguably, the most important perspective: That of the common man, touched by the divine but not a vital part of … Continue reading

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