02 December 2012

25 Days of Crimmus: Day 2

The Kinks - Father Christmas

Holiday thanks for who and what we have by way of a British hooligan of a Santa Claus impersonator mugging. Should be no surprise it's delivered by the crazy kooks Kinks frequently giving props to the nostalgia tunnel that is the photograph.

Nevermind Santa and his toys, the "jigsaw or Monopoly money." The message remains the same:

Have yourself a merry merry Christmas
Have yourself a good time
But remember the kids who got nothin'
While you're drinkin' down your wine

But Santa, if you got one, Ray will take a machine gun to scare the kids down the street.

Maybe tomorrow a traditional Crimmus tune.

25 Days of Crimmus: Day 1

Eels - Everything's Gonna Be Cool This Christmas

This is the acoustic cousin of the more bombastic version from the Useless Trinkets rarities album. The addition of sleigh bells and yuletide choir elevate this holiday tune from the original's reassurance that yes, Mr. E, you'll be doing just fine. With the Christmas consumerism overload of advertisements and backed-up shopping mall on-ramps, couldn't we all use the same reminder?

Everything's gonna be cool.

Non-Crimmus List'nin': Flying Lotus, Until the Quiet Comes
Readin': All-Star X-Men #2 [Marvel], Batman Incorporated #5 [DC]