Monday, 18 October 2010

Please pray...

">Church Mouse informs me that Cranmer ( the blogger, the other one is dead) hopes that Cliff Richard's song "Little Town" makes it as a Christmas number one this year. With memories of the truly awful Millennium Prayer playing in my mind I reluctantly typed "Little Town" in to youtube. I was not sanguine , but after only about forty seconds I switched it off. I have to say that I loathe this song , yes, it might grow on me, but I don't want it to. Please pray that nobody buys it, because if I have to lisen to this over Christmas, or worse still I find myself humming it by the 22nd December, I may just cancel the whole event.

I may just cancel the whole event anyhow.

Bah humbug...and it isn't even November yet.

7 comments:

  1. Before the Equinox the Old Cock pub, near where we live, had stencilled holly leaves on the windows! I scowl every time I walk passed!

    And now a song by Sir Cliff! Though I am sure he enjoyed Christmas as a small boy - ferreting around in the back of the closet to see if he could find his Christmas presents... Probably why he chose never to come out...

    S.

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  2. Prayer is ok up to a point. For a more practical approach I suggest this:

    http://www.facebook.com/cageagainstthemachine

    tell all your friends.

    Toby

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  3. The Millenium Prayer is one of my favourite songs! If you remember, tghe last time somebody campaigned to get Cliff off the Christmas/New Year chart, we got landed with Iron Maiden's egregious Bring Your Daughter to the Slaughter. I can tell you two things: firstly, I haven't bought Cliff's song; secondly, I'll be buying it.

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  4. What happy-clappy Chapel is this shown in the video? It is the first time I have seen an evangelical, septuagenarian homosexualist who uses botox, and has a neck like a tortoise. I don't wish to be unkind, but he's the sort who would have to re-assure our Bishops that his relationship with a former RC priest "friend" is celibate.

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  5. Being an atheist does carry with it certain advantages. One of those advantages is not having to sing songs whose music was apparently designed for the Bee Gees -- in the words of the immortal parody:

    "Meaningless songs
    In very high voices,
    And then a little
    Scream
    ...."


    I apologise for my smugness in this score, and I nominate Jethro Tull, "Songs From The Wood", for a Christmas anthem. It doesn't exactly talk about Christmas, but then Jethro Tull's "Hymn 43" or "Mother Goose" would be overly provocative. Though their "Protect and Survive" would be a very good anthem too for the whole Christmas period.

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  6. I listened (briefly) to "Bring your daughter to the slaughter." I concluded that I can quite happily live my life without either Iron Maiden or Cliff Richard.
    I'll just content myself with Carols from Kings on Christmas Eve. I have even known some atheists who would not miss that, Gurdur.

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  7. I'll bet there are even atheists who like Cliff Richard (heaven knows why). Me, I can't stand Iron Maiden. Tossers. If I want to be gloomy, I can do Joy Division, Magazine, or Carols from Kings (sorry, joking on the last bit).

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