December 17, 2010
Gee Whiz, It's Christmas Break!
I officially finish my semester today. It's been a long one. I'm tired, I'm cold, I'm haunted by Krampus, but I'm going to do my best to drop musical wonder in this last week.
So, here goes:
I was shopping for JV's Xmas present yesterday, and I found myself a most wonderful treat: Christmas with The Louvin Brothers. I will post from this often, as they are one of my favorites:
The Louvin Brothers:
The Friendly Beasts
Good Christian Men Rejoice
And I'll keep the country flavor going with The Texas Troubador, Ernest Tubb. Ernest Tubb was originally cast to play Krampus in an epic movie starring Orson Welles called Get Off My Wife, Krampus! but the funding was pulled at the last minute. Also, both Tubb and Welles had gout at the same time, which was a first in Hollywood. Until The Expendables. Hey-O!
Merry Texas Christmas, You All!!
For JV, who loves "Ain't Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman)", I offer:
I'll Make Every Day Christmas (For My Woman)
Man, that Joe Tex sure loves (parenthetical phrases).
And from the same hallowed Stax/Atlantic ground:
Gee Whiz, It's Christmas
That's all for now. May Krampus haunt us all.
Posted by thehauntedtooth at 9:22 AM