Even with only 2 weeks to go ’till the Santa’s Super-Festive Funtime, Christmas has been getting earlier and earlier every year, wouldn’t you agree?
Pagan tradition and Messianic Birthdays aside, we all know the High Street shops are suffering the effects of the recession and the increasing omnipotence of THE INTERNET undercutting and undervaluing the overpriced goods and services that are so important to the maintenance of supply-and-demand power structures, and so we see advertising as early as September to usher in the season to be spending!
If this is the case – why not have it in July?
I’ve gone done it – I’m cashing in, selling out. ‘Cos that’s what Christmas is all about!
Sarcasm aside, I’m particularly pleased with the B-Side “The Gift That Keeps on Giving Mix” – a properly Prince-esque hard-grooving Sax workout, featuring my main man, the reed-roaster and all round dude that is Caspar Sutton-Jones on Tenor solo. Eric Leeds would be proud.
Please take some time to appreciate the excellent job that Andrew Denholm has done on the artwork. It really is fantastic. Nobody remembered Jesus’s birthday… 😀
And remember – I may seem pretty cynical, but I only highlight these things to try and show people the world as I think it is, in an attempt to change the world into something it should be.
Take the holiday to spend some time with your people, don’t bother with the bullshit!