Saturday, December 15, 2012

December 15: The Pogues

I didn't get a chance to throw an album up yesterday, and I can only manage one meager song today.  It's been a busy weekend.  I'll get back on track with a full album tomorrow.

But, for now, enjoy The Pogues' fantastic "Fairytale of New York".  It's a Christmas song for the drunk in all of us.

2 comments:

Fosterface said...

I don't think a Christmas song set in a specific place that isn't New York has been written in nearly 30 years.

Come on, Will Smith, where's Christmas in Miami?

Some shitty country band like Sugarland could write something about Houston, right? I mean, if they write any original songs.

Bjork: Reindeer of Rejkjavik
Muse: The Christmas When We All Go to Washington and Burn Down the Establishment
The Tallest Man on Earth: The Fjurllethossonn's Noel
Iron & Wine: Happy New Year's Eve, 1972, from Hickory, NC
...and just released from the vault, Andy Williams' 'The Magic of the Branson Holidays.'

I might even be able to stomach a Springsteen 'Christmas on This Side of the River' sort of thing.

Dusty Evely said...

Right off hand, the only one I can think of is Crosby's "Christmas in Killarney". But now I really want to hear that Tallest Man on Earth song. Make it happen!