Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my kind of holiday- we Americans demonstrate our gratitude to a largely benevolent universe in typical fashion- we eat like porkers and drink like hell... but not today. This year, I'm working, but it's a quiet, pleasant day. My sister, her husband, and their two sons will be passing through the area on Sunday, so I'll get some "family time" in, but today, it's all about a quiet day on the job, and a couple of beers when I get home.

Anyway, there aren't too many Thanksgiving carols, but I figured I'd post the ones with which I am familiar. The first is a cute little ditty by the Damned, the B-side to the single "Smash it Up":

While the "Turkey Song" is fun, the reason it's important is that it inspired one of the greatest songs ever written. Apparently, a German fan asked Shane MacGowan if he knew the "Turkey Song" by the Damned, and the brilliant, though addled, songsmith interpreted that as "Turkish Song of the Damned", and wrote a spine-tingling song about retribution from beyond the grave, inspired by a funny novelty song:

Unfortunately, my favorite Thanksgiving song, and perhaps the most touching love song ever written, cannot be "embedded", but no Thanksgiving would be complete without listening to it.

Note: Yeah, Thanksgiving wouldn't be complete without listening to "Alice's Restaurant", but every radio station worth a damn is playing it. I tend to like to post more unorthodox selections. Happy (U.S.) Thanksgiving, all.


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Happy Happy to you too, BBBB.

This is my favorite holiday. I just drove 336.3 miles (but whose counting), to see the family (and mountain laurels) here in Berkeley Springs.

Hamish Mack said...

Happy thanksgiving BBBB. Hey, what about Thinksgiving where we give thanks for clever bastards... oh I see the flaw right there.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Anyway, there aren't too many Thanksgiving carols

How about "Supper's Ready"?

Admittedly, not really a sing-along.