Saturday, 3 December 2011
Christmas songs part 1
Hello December, you came along fast.
I've been making a list of my top 10 or so Christmas tracks for a playlist and I realised in each song there are so many stories, hidden meanings, humour.. So I've done some little odd art pieces based on the songs.
Fairytale of New York- The Pogues featuring Kirsty McColl.
This has to be my favourite Christmas song ever,it's timeless, effortless and has the best middle section of any song I know.
Last Christmas- Wham.
Deadly cute and sad, brilliant music video, childhood memories of crooning this in the playground with my 5 year old friends..
(this picture isn't meant to be offensive in anyway, this is my organ donor card and I'd like to say sorry if anyone does find this nasty or selfish)
Walking In The Air- Aled Jones (The Snowman version)
I watch The Snowman every year, and watched it in parts the other day via Youtube, lurking in the college library. I cried my eyes out.
And I cry everytime I see it and I’ve watched it since I was TINY, so that’s a hell of a lot of tears over a melting snowman. But it means so much, the amount of fun the boy had with that snowman, even just for one night. The fact he doubts if it was real, then pulls out the scarf. No, I can barely see this bit because there’s just tears everywhere.. It’s just utterly perfect and sums up everything I love about reality and fantasy and then it has David Bowie introducing it which would make anything amazing.
I know I’m ranting over a short film about a piece of carved snow, but honestly, "The Snowman" for me is Christmas.
More song art to come at a later date.. I hope you're all well <3