Monday, December 19, 2022

My Music Monday

I don't have any real good holiday picks for this year's usual My Music Monday themes.  That lends to my credibility that there are only 18 xmas songs and they're just repeated over and over. 

Cookie mentioned in his blog that he hates the Little Drummer Boy, which isn't a huge stretch for anyone. But I did urge him to view Grace Jones doing her version on Pee Wee's special - and which I featured here ten years ago

While I've been familiar with Sting's "Gabriel's Message" since the mid-80s, I had never heard any variation of it before that. The song itself dates back to the 13th century, so, you gotta figure someone other than the castrati covered it. 

Sting-a-ling-a-ding-dong does a nice version with multiple vocal tracks (all his) and the likes. It's not radio fare, well, except maybe for the round-the-clock holiday stations. The chances of squeezing it in between Pariah Carey, Paul McCartney, Burl Ives and Wham seem unrealistic.

The title suggests a religious bent, something you don't get with Frosty, Rudolph or the Grinch. 'Tis the season and all. Honestly, I like the tune, but haven't really spent a lot of time listening to the words. 

1 comment:

Raybeard said...

Both the Sting and Grace Jones clips had somehow bypassed me. Both well worth seeing, if only at least once. So 'ta'.