Holiday Countdown #18

Double shot! Like I said, time to get this back on track. So here we go number 18 a jazzy little remake of a modern holiday classic that I think trumps the original. I am probably in the minority in this one, but this is my countdown and my rules m’fers!  So bring on the Brian Setzer!

That guitar. Flaming upright bass. The shiny suit. That Stray Cat strut. The chicks who were probably foxy in 1984 but have seen better days. Yeah this just makes for some happiness during the holiday season. With all due respect to Brenda Lee’s version, it just doesn’t compare to this one. The gangly guitar playing of Setzer just sets it all apart for me. There is an under-appreciated quality to Setzer’s standing as a guitar genius. The genius is there though. This song makes me want to crank G&T’s on Xmas day until I puke on my sweater and become smelly Uncle Jeff. This song keeps all the spirits high.


Author: Jeff

There was some latin shit here once, but nobody uses that language now except the Pope…and I am no Pope. What I am is a student. Not a student in the literal sense, but someone who believes that you have to always be challenging yourself to learn. Not necessarily things we have learned from textbooks. My learning is more about putting myself in difficult situations to understand more about me and the world around me. It is the challenge that allows you to grow as a person. That is my philosophy. Some of the things that I will eventually get around to posting may focus on that, reflections on a life that has seen me through the rust belt to the new (and not so new) south and through a life abroad. However many of these posts will focus on the lighter things that interest me. My obsession with 80’s/90’s pop culture, my obsession with sports especially of the Cleveland and Ohio State variety, and maybe even my obsession with musical theater…who knows. Maybe somebody will read this, maybe they won’t…but that isn’t the point. The point is that if I find something interesting I will try to dissect it here, maybe not timely (I do have a day job) but eventually.

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