Thursday, 22 December 2016
A Christmas Chain ... of sorts
The highlight of the blogging year has been The Chain over at A History of Dubious Taste
Every Wednesday our host Jez posts a song and you have to guess what the next one in the chain will be.
As well as a couple of serious suggestions great fun is had by suggesting something spurious or obscure,an extremely tenuous link, a song you want to get out there or fairly often the worse song that you can possibly think off.
Given the title of the blog nothing is out of bounds.Where else will you hear Rupert Holmes and Barbara Dickson alongside The Wedding Present and Spanky Wilson?
Jez works miracles to churn out between 20 and thirty songs every week, together with a couple of videos and some hilarious and beautifully written commentary.
As a Christmas bonus to compliment his usual masterpiece I am linking three songs with a Christmas connection..
We start with Low's version of the oft recorded Blue Christmas.
This seamlessly leads us to All I Ever Get For Christmas is Blue.
Then the video and my attempt at humour courtesy of Better Off Dead
Low - Blue Chrismas
Over The Rhine - All I Ever Get For Christmas is Blue
This Chain malarkey is harder than it looks - I think I'll leave it to the expert