Graham Reid | | <1 min read
Round our way after a long period in Auckland's second lockdown and just not feeling the festiveness we might usually at this time, we pushed ourselves into the spirit.
My wife who loves Christmas (because she has a generous heart) put up the tree earlier than we normally would; made plans to invite the neighbours into our apartment courtyard to give small presents to their kids who've suffered more than us and . . .
We started playing Christmas songs even before December kicked in.
Hey! We're not a supermarket, we can do what we like and aren't inflicting them on anyone else!!
So yes, we played Michael Buble (met him and liked him, more Bing than Frank in my book) and then all those left-field things we love: like Dread Zeppelin inna Xmas mood, Jimi similarly, Harry Lyons' wonderful but sad Christmas in Dublin and so many more.
And on my shelves this album by these people was eyeballing me.
Here are the Fab Four again (origin unknown, some studio musicians no doubt) with a song for the season.
Just a bit 'o fun . . .
Cheer up, they said, things could be worse . . .
(so I cheered up and sure enough things got worse?)