The annual Christmas inventory is coming along nicely. I’m discovering that I have more holiday songs that I ever imagined. But of course, that is good news for you lovers of Christmas tunes. We’re kicking it off November 1 this year. Be here. Be ready to download. Be ready for Santa. 77 of them in fact.
Until then, I’m still compiling my tracks, taking a little respite before the main action starts—much Santa in this picture.
But, here’s a quick, non-holiday related post.
Hold On Tight – Electric Light Orchestra
I couldn’t get it out of my head after seeing the commercial.
Whispers (Gettin’ Louder) – Jackie Wilson
Sad story: he suffered a massive heart attack while performing in New Jersey, collapsing head-first onto the stage. He was comatose for the next eight years until he died. What a voice.
Everybody Knows – O.V. Wright
Southern soul at its best.
My Baby Loves a Bunch of Authors – Moxy Fruvous
Name-checks about every author you could imagine, including just-announced Nobel Price winner Doris Lessing. Yeah, I’m a nerd.
Slug Line – John Hiatt
Commercialism and main-stream music labels ripped apart. “First we sterilize it/ Then we merchandise it.”