Monday, December 03, 2007

A Blog of Three Parts

Part One: The Guiltiest of Guilty Pleasures

I don't much care for the term "guilty pleasure", it connotes a certain dishonesty with oneself and an unwillingness to accept ones own taste as valid, rather accepting the tastes a larger formless mass. I enjoy the music of both Beyonce and Fall-Out Boy and find You Got Served to be an entertaining film. But there is one thing that I will attach the moniker "guilty pleasure" to: Our unseasonably warm winters.

This is because the guilt is a real kind because these warm winter's come at the cost of the world's health, so while one enjoys it, one also has the foreboding feeling that things are wrong.

Part Two: Mozzarella Dreams

String Cheese was a reoccurring motif in my dreams last night.

I hate string cheese.

Part Three: Xmas Jamz

After spending my formative working years in service/retail hell (and secretly harboring a little disdain for my mother's early enthusiasm), I found myself disliking Christmas music.

But a funny thing happened (it's not really funny), I pulled out a Christmas Mix I made and listened to it. Before December.

Granted most of these choices are somewhat esoteric (like James Brown's Go Power! At Christmas Time and songs from the Low and Phil Spector christmas albums) but at least I don't hate Christmas music anymore.

Some X-mas Funjam Links!

The Pogues-Fairytale of New York

James Brown-Go Power! At Christmas Time (not much of a video, but a good song)

Low-Just Like Christmas(another lame homemade video, but these are more for the songs)

Ray Charles & Betty Carter-Baby It's Cold Outside (cool version of this one, I also like the original too)