Indlæg tagget med jul

Sange apropos julen 8: Elvis – “Blue Christmas”

15. december 2007

I 1968 var Elvis Presleys karriere nede i en bølgedal. Han havde spildt sit talent pÃ¥ en lang række middelmÃ¥dige, letbenede film (som capac slugte med stor velbehag i barndommens Phønix Bio pÃ¥ søndag eftermiddage) og var efter sigende godt gammeldags træt af det image, det havde givet ham. Derfor lavede han et tv-show for NBC, som siden er blevet kendt som The ’68 Comeback Special, hvor han sammen med en hÃ¥ndfuld gode musikere sang og spillede en række sange. Iført kropsnært, sort læderoutfit mindede han sit publikum om, at hans talent ikke var blegnet, selv om hans agent Col. Parker havde misbrugt det pÃ¥ det skammeligste… Blandt andet sang han “Blue Christmas“. Hele koncerten er udgivet pÃ¥ en luksuøs dvd og som en dobbeltcd med titlen “Memories – The 68 Comeback Special”.

Sange apropos julen 7: Tom Waits

15. december 2007

Tom Waits giver “Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis“…

Sange apropos julen 7: The Beatles’ julehilsner

14. december 2007

En tilbagevendende begivenhed i de Ã¥r, hvor The Beatles var aktive, var deres humoristiske “julehilsen” til deres fans. Hvert Ã¥r sendte DR disse hilsner til deres danske lyttere. Og det var for en lille Beatle-fan som capac en af julens helt store højdepunkter, nÃ¥r han sad med øret inde i Nordmende-radioen og ventede pÃ¥ de fire drengestreger i musikalsk sovs. En youtube-bruger har flikket en række sammen i denne video:

Beatles’ julehilsner.

Sange apropos julen 6: John Lennon – “Happy Christmas”

14. december 2007

Vi kommer selvfølgelig ikke uden om John Lennons og Yoko Onos naive og sørgerligt aktuelle “Happy Christmas (War is over)”… War is over, if you want it, now

Happy Christmas

Sange apropos julen 5: Wizzard – “Rock and Roll Winter”

13. december 2007

Rock and Roll Winter

Tilbagespoling

Sange apropos julen 4: The Kinks “Father Christmas”

13. december 2007

Father Christmas

When I was small I believed in santa claus
Though I knew it was my dad
And I would hang up my stocking at christmas
Open my presents and Id be glad

But the last time I played father christmas
I stood outside a department store
A gang of kids came over and mugged me
And knocked my reindeer to the floor

They said:
Father christmas, give us some money
Dont mess around with those silly toys.
Well beat you up if you dont hand it over
We want your bread so dont make us annoyed
Give all the toys to the little rich boys

Dont give my brother a steve austin outfit
Dont give my sister a cuddly toy
We dont want a jigsaw or monopoly money
We only want the real mccoy

Father christmas, give us some money
Well beat you up if you make us annoyed
Father christmas, give us some money
Dont mess around with those silly toys

But give my daddy a job cause he needs one
Hes got lots of mouths to feed
But if youve got one, Ill have a machine gun
So I can scare all the kids down the street

Father christmas, give us some money
We got no time for your silly toys
Well beat you up if you dont hand it over
Give all the toys to the little rich boys

Have yourself a merry merry christmas
Have yourself a good time
But remember the kids who got nothin
While youre drinkin down your wine

Father christmas, give us some money
We got no time for your silly toys
Well beat you up if you dont hand it over
We want your bread, so dont make us annoyed
Give all the toys to the little rich boys

Sange apropos julen 2: Robert Downey Jr. – “River”

12. december 2007

Joni Mitchells “River” fra albummet “Blue” (1968) har allerede været med en gang i bloggen, fordi det er min favorit-julesang, der mægtig fint indfanger den stemning, der kan ramme en som forhammer i den søde juletid. Desværre kan youtube ikke diske op med Jonis egen udgave, men denne med Robert Downey Jr. (en af capacs yndlingsfilmskuespillere) er bestemt heller ikke dÃ¥rlig:

River (fra tv-serien om den talende tandstik Ally McBeal)

Sange apropos julen 1: Ryan Adams – “Friends”

12. december 2007

Julen kan godt være en svær tid at komme igennem, ikke mindst musikalsk. Derfor starter jeg her en lille serie med sange, der har med julen at gøre, og som holder ogsÃ¥ efter jul…

As pretty as a song
A song could ever be
Like Christmas on a river
Without a boat or Christmas tree
This afternoon with you was something like a letter
The kind that someone writes but never sends
And when you look at me like that
I know that someday it’s gonna end
And when you go
I bet you miss your friends

As angry as a breeze
Tugging hard upon the sails
I’ve been moving through these streets forever
From Baltimore to Amsterdam
These things inside me, they repeat like broken records
Spinning pretty somethings behind my eyes
And when I can’t look at you
I can paint your picture perfectly in my mind
And when I get old
I’m gonna miss you all the time

That wind up in the trees
Scattering bluebirds all over the place
Shuffling children and piles of leaves
I wish I was the wind, I’d touch your face
This afternoon with you was something like a letter
The kind that someone writes but never sends
And when your good to me
It makes me blue because someday it’s gonna end
And when we pass on
I bet you miss your friends
Bet you miss your friends
I bet you miss your friends

Sangen “Freinds” stammer fra Ryan Adams & The Cardinals’ dobbeltcd “Cold Roses” (2005)