C’mon – I know it has only been 6 weeks, but it feels like six months of the same Christmas songs repeatedly pounded into our aching heads. In the car, in the office, in the stores, in the can, pumping gas, on television, at the strip clubs (so I am told) – there’s no escape. It wouldn’t be so bad if they played a few new selections once in awhile or some of the many decent under-played rock songs.
Don’t get me wrong, I do love Christmas and like the concept of Christmas music, but when you start playing them the week after Easter, they kind of lose some appeal by the time Ole St. Nick squeezes through the chimney.
There’s truly a ton of interesting and sometimes even good Christmas songs floating around the digital universe. But, for some reason we’re subject to the same forty tunes ad nauseum. Hey, Mr. Radio Station Programmer, can we limit Jose Feliciano to once every thirty minutes? Maybe, squeeze in some Joan Jett, Pogues, Alan Mann, Pretenders or God forbid some Alice Cooper? Those bands all have great versions of Christmas classics that remain unplayed. Heck, I’d settle for some of the deeper cuts off the Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s Christmas trilogy.
Check out our Facebook page for some of the better and less played Christmas tunes available for our battered ears. You’ll notice that we started sharing them the week before Christmas. I think that’s about right; one week to sample the offerings, 51 weeks to enjoy all of the other wonderful music available to us.
In closing, I wanna wish you a Merry Christmas from the bottom of my heart…
Rock On – Cretin