It’s not festive in the least, but I’ll get to that! In the meantime, let’s kick off with a video…
Janus Stark: White Man Speak With Fork Tongue
I first heard this song back in the late 90s, and a year or two later, I blew a perfectly good chance to see them live, which is one of those little minor regrets that follows you around afterwards. Still, it’s a good song, so please enjoy! Alas, the video’s audio quality isn’t quite as good as I’d like, but you can find it on Spotify if you’re so inclined, along with the rest of what is a pretty good album, plus a handful of other songs.
And then, to other business.
Come on, now, I could hardly leave it just like that! I posted this on my Twitter feed already, but let’s add another video to this little post.
Billy Idol: Jingle Bell Rock
Just because there’s nothing like watching Mr. Idol sneer his way through a Christmas classic. And when you’re done, you can go listen to White Wedding, or Rebel Yell, or whatever other Idol song suits you.
But what else?
I still have a few cards to send, as well as at least one parcel, and I have exactly two presents left to buy. Most things are done, but the last few are haunting me, and the snow has made mailing things out more trouble than it might have been, but despite that…
The house is feeling a little festive at last! It’s taken a while, and we’re not nearly done, but — following on from our “don’t really want to cut down any real trees this year” approach to things — we have one larger and one smaller tree in our living room, both artificial, and one looking immensely gaudy due to an underestimation of the impact of the gold and silver garland that we put on. Other colour is needed, but we’ll get there…
Chocolate chip shortbread, Brazilian cheese-bread, and several other things…all gluten-free, all delicious, and all feeling very festive. We’re still planning our main Christmas dinner — we had a simple, but pleasant meal back around Thanksgiving, when we were on the rather more restrictive Keto diet — and we’re really appreciating having all the extra options that a Primal diet allows for.
Because I watch Scrooged pretty much every year. A change from the first thing I actually REMEMBER watching at Christmas time, which was the end of the Green Man, shortly after I had come home from Midnight mass, back when I still did that sort of thing. That was a very creepy way to start the season…