Tuesday, December 7, 2010
XXXmas Cheer - Part 3
Today's festive entry is a contemporary favorite, the infamous Pogues along with Kirsty MacColl delivering a live rendition of Fairytale of New York. A debauched and irreverent back and forth between a strung out couple who've had enough of each other, it's a bitter ode to smashed dreams and harsh realities where anyone else is to blame. This song screams out for the voiceless has beens and never weres wallowing in the muck of a squandered life, but reminds us that there is still love and warmth to be found, as through it all "the bells were ringing out on Christmas Day."