Holiday Music Thread!
I drove my wife’s car last weekend, and the radio station she had tuned to had switched to its all-Christmas format. I heard Santa Baby three times in one day.
It’s that time of year — when the planet’s axis points its northern end away from the sun, and things here look dark and cold. Lucky for us humans, we can remember that every time this has happened, it brightened up again starting in a few weeks.
So how about a celebration?
As a non-Christian, who holds some strong anti-Christian opinions, I still have a strange fondness for Christmas music. Maybe it’s a holdover from childhood indoctrination; maybe it’s because I like the idea of a reindeer-piss-drinking hallucinogenic Kris Kringle; maybe it’s just because I recognize that, from Pérotin through Bach, Dvořák and Pärt, music is one of the things that Christianity has gotten right. Whatever the reason, I do love this holiday’s music. I like a wide variety, especially the extremes — from the sublime and noble to the vulgar and perverted.
So I invite all you music-loving JPRs to share some winter and holiday music, the good, the bad and the ugly.
I mean the music. The music can be good, bad or ugly. Not one of you JPRs is bad or ugly. And some, maybe, are good.Jan Boehmermann, Paka, dorkzilla and 3 othersHomerRamone, daleanime, ablamj like this
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