Sunday, December 05, 2004

Christmas Tunes

About four years ago, I compiled my perfect Christmas CD. I've just dug it out for this festive season, and I'm listening to it now. Man, I have such good taste! Maybe you disagree, and I'd like to hear your suggestions, but this is what's on my original version...

Merry Xmas Everybody - Slade
Do They Know It's Christmas? (No of course not, they're Muslims or Hindus or Buddhists) - Band Aid 1
I Believe in Father Christmas - Greg Lake
A Fairytale of New York - The Pogues & Kirsty McColl
In Dulce Jubilo - Mike Oldfield
All Around My Hat - Steeleye Span
Christmas (W)rapping - The Waitresses
Ring Out, Solstice Bells - Jethro Tull
2000 Miles - The Pretenders
We Belong - Pat Benatar
When A Child is Born - Johnny Mathis
Silent Night - Sinead O'Connor
I Wish it Could be Christmas Every Day - Wizzard

OK, not much of it is particularly religious, a lot of it is pagan, and some of it just gets me in the mood. Whaddya fink?

There's a line in Fairytale of New York that my wunnerful missus once confessed to have completely misunderstood...
'I kept them with me babe' became
'a flat in Whitley Bay' and if you've ever been to Whitley Bay, you'll understand how amusing this is.

And I just love the lines from that song 'you scumbag, you maggot, you cheap lousy faggot' pure poetry, truly romantic!


Blogger Indeterminacy said...

Hi! Noticed your link to Indeterminacy. Cool that you're in Dubai. I used to listen to UAE Radio from Dubai in the 80's, just when they got started broadcasting. Was one of my first QSL cards.

Your compilation list is good, although I don't know all the songs. I always wanted to put together a Christmas compilation but could never think of enough titles, just "So This is Christmas" by John & Yoko.


6:24 pm  
Blogger Keefieboy said...

Indeterminacy: never knew what a QSL was until just now. But now I do, thanks to this site!

8:32 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've still got my copy of that particular CD Keef, and will play it on Christmas eve when you and Mrs Keef come round here! - What, Noelle hasn't told you that you are coming to ours for Christmas eve - oh well, you are and we've just been to the hole in the wall especially for you.

Cheers mate


PS - I posted as anonymous cos I ain't got a password to sign in as dubaibilly, but then you probably wouldn't have known who that was anyway!!?

10:05 am  
Anonymous Noggin-in-Cyprus said...

I too still have a copy of the original "Keefie's Xmas Album" and drag it out every year to terrify the neighbours.
A few years ago I made a copy of it and added a couple of tracks from Kevin Bloody Wilson's Xmas Album (Yes! THAT ONE!) and that good old favorite that Keefie used to love soooo much - "The Ace of Spades!"

4:58 pm  

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