Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Well, I'm working on Christmas, but it's quiet and peaceful. I feel a small compulsion to post a wistful "Christmas" song, so here's the inimitable Captain Sensible, with a melancholy, somewhat odd, ditty:



A lot of Captain Sensible's "solo" efforts were collaborations with Robyn Hitchcock, but the songwriting credit for "OCCTM" goes to Captain Sensible and Tony Mansfield. I like to think that a certain (Robyn) Hitchcockian whimsicality was foremost in their minds when they wrote the song.

The lush production values are a far cry from the sound of earlier efforts in which the good Captain played a part (Brian James on songwriting credits for "Neat Neat Neat").

Edit: Please note that I am just as much of fan of the Damned's earlier stuff, but did not embed the video because I wish to avoid cluttering the blog with too many videos.

4 comments:

Detritus™³²®© said...

HEY!

We're people, too!
~

M. Bouffant said...

Hope your gig doesn't involve much work, & you can drift aimlessly about the web for most of the time.

Johnny Pez said...

Merry Christmas, you Bastard!

Pinko Punko said...

This song always got play on the SLC alternative station during the holiday season, along with Christmas Weapping by The Waitresses. The latter had kind of a resurgence, but I always thought they were equally rare (not true- nobody knows about Capt. S any more)