Friday, December 23, 2005

On my turntable: Jackie Gleason - Merry Christmas

This album should have been called "Christmas Music to Kill Oneself By". Jeeezus, that Gleason was a moody SOB. Even the typically perky numbers like "Jingle Bells" have a sad drone to them. The album's liner notes read:

"The mood is soft with the glow of Christmas lights seen through a snowfall, and gay with the stir of a tree-trimming party."

Right. All I can say is that if I were at this tree-trimming party I'd suggest that the host hide the sharp objects tout de suite.

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