Monday, December 24, 2012

A drunk in a midnight choir...

Guess what kind of day we're planning to have...
Christmas always makes me think of Midnight Mass. And in every Midnight Mass there were always at least two seriously drunk congregants bellowing at the top of their lungs during Adeste Fidelis or Silent Night. A kind of carol-off. When they had decided to their satisfaction who'd been loudest, the other one threw up. (I mean every single time. There were special ushers, provided with mop and bucket, for that.)

And so on Christmas Eve I think of "Bird on a Wire," by Leonard Cohen. As my holiday gift/torment to you, here's my version. Enjoy.


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8 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas, Nicola! Looks like you've planned another delightful one ... :D

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  2. What a lovely Christmas surprise! Thank you and all the best this holiday season to you both!

    jeanne

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  3. Chord changes sounding so niftiily smooth...

    It's already Christmas lunchtime here. Just been spoilt with a 2 course brekkie made by Keeg & his g/f Carla and a long phone chat from Ing in Sydney.

    My love to you both and very best wishes for 2013. XX

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    1. I think I'm beginning to get the hang of playing and singing at the same time...

      Wow, Keeg and Ing are so grown up now. Amazing. Have a beautiful holiday.

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  4. You know, I lost my taste for Leonard Cohen sometime back, maybe because he seems like a parody of himself these days, maybe because I got tired of his constant theme of special women who inspire his life and whom he then leaves. But you remind me that I always really loved "Bird on a Wire." Also "Sisters of Mercy."

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    1. I think he was a masterly song writer. I most preferred others' performances, though.

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