Thursday, December 18, 2008

Halellujah, it's Christmas!

I'm going to get back to proper blogging after the Christmas break. Domestic matters have expanded to fill a lot of my time for the next fortnight, but I thought I'd post a couple of Youtube vids to a couple of procrastination pieces I have enjoyed recently, and that both have a slightly Christmassy theme. Over Christmas and New Year, I also hope to post a fun blog about Roger Bigod's hats, so watch out for that in late December or early January.

So, with Seasons Greetings to Everyone:

For some years I have been following versions of Leonard Cohen's song Hallelujah. It's a tricky one to get right and there are as many excruciating versions as there are magnificent ones. Connoisseurs tend to cite Jeff Buckley's version as THE one of choice. Personally I prefer Rufus Wainwright's. Recently though, I have come across one that blows my socks off - and no, it's not Alexandra's X Factor version. It's by Welsh band Brigyn. THIS is the one that deserves to be the UK's Christmas number 1 by a long chalk. Enjoy!

Another of my Youtube followings are the hilarious Simon's Cat videos. Just recently, Simon's Cat has been joined by Simon's sisters Dog. This a wonderful video with a warning not to overfeed your pooch this Christmas!


Passages to the Past said...

OMG - that dog video was funny! I used to work at a vet office and we always reminded them about not giving their dogs "people" food during the holidays! Plus, the dog resembled mine sitting under the table.

Happy Holidays EC!

Anonymous said...

i love the Rufus Wainwright version of 'Hallelujah' too, it's just perfect. The Brigyn version is lovely.

Merry Christmas!

Michele said...

That is a lovely version of Hallelujah (my favorite holiday song by far). Thanks for sharing that one!

Taminator said...

Love, love, love the Brigyn version of Hallelujah! This is one of my all-time favorite songs (though I'm in the Buckley camp). Thanks for sharing this version/video.

Carla said...

Happy Christmas, and best wishes for the new year!

Jules Frusher said...

I loved that dog video! All dog owners must know that 'feed me' expression!

Have a great Xmas and New Year!