James Leroy Wilson's blog

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Not Every Singer Should Have A Christmas Album

There's a time and place for everything. Lou and Peter Berryman have a song called "John Ed Hammett" with observational gems like,

Moth so pretty when it's flying by, so ugly when it's in the drink,
Hair so pretty when it's on the head, so ugly when it's in the sink

Music so wrong in the shopping mall, so right in a caberet,
Bullets so wrong from a foreign gun, so right from the U.S.A.

The meter is off, but after listening to an all-Christmas music station, I have a similar thought:

Neal Diamond so good on "Cracklin' Rosie," so bad on "Silver Bells"

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