OMG – IT’S CHRISTMAS AGAIN
OMG – IT’S CHRISTMAS AGAIN
Christmas is upon us once again meaning the season of aggressive TV advertising, overspending, overindulging, over eating and over the top wishes of wellbeing (but only for the Christmas period) is upon us once again.
A cynical view I hear you say, but truthful as I usually see it. However I do have a balanced view on the subject and love the fact that it’s a wonderful excuse for families to get together once a year, giving each other stuff they don’t really need apart from kids who quite obviously need everything.
I have always got into the Christmas spirit of partying and ensuring audiences at my gigs are well entertained, even going as far as dressing up in a very fetching snowman outfit for my 2004/5 Christmas ‘HotPantz’ hit from a few years back ‘I’d Like To Give U One 4 Christmas’ – ref YouTube).
Every year the same old Christmas songs get reeled out and, despite many attempts at new Christmas hits by various artists and wannabees trying to take advantage of a possible loophole in the Simon Cowell chart domination mafia, Noddy (look to the future now – it’s only just begun) Holder,…. Mariah (I don’t want a lot for Christmas) Carey ….and Roy (I wish it could be Xmas everyday) Wood are still the main protagonists.
I really cannot believe that Mariah, being a girl, so I’m convincingly lead to believe, really doesn’t want a lot for Christmas. If it was only ‘you’ that she wanted and you didn’t buy her a present, a red card would be the most likely outcome.
Noddy’s specialist subject is the ‘bleedin’ obvious’ after his prediction that the future starts now. No need to buy him a watch as a present. It’s ‘ker-ching’ time for him anyway with his royalty statements, so he can get what he likes.
But the ‘Arch Bishop Wizzard’, Roy Wood has a point. If it was Christmas every day, for a start maybe the world could suddenly be at peace, everyone would be kinder than usual to those they might not normally be so to, the soaring costs of celebrating December 25th (or whatever date your particular Christmas is celebrated on) can be spread out across the year more evenly, plus…the Queen would speak directly to us more often…although finding new motivational speeches everyday might be challenging. Nobody would have to suffer the depressing prospect of taking down brightly coloured Xmas decorations in early January. There would be at least 365 public holidays in a year and we can all eat Xmas dinners for evermore. Well done Roy. If you were a politician and these were your main policies, even Trump would struggle to put up a fight for supremacy over that.
My contribution to this year’s festivities is my new song what I wrote and produced, released on December 7th. The title is Oh My God (OMG) It’s Christmas again. This can be taken two ways, either as a celebration of your own religion, or, a frustrated look at the impending blot on the calendar. Something for everyone!
Actually, the whole thrust of my lyrics in this song is that not everyone can afford the Christmas that the TV tries to sell you and sometimes, the over indulgence for one day is a bit too much. Therefore, if you really want to ‘make merit’ at this time, help the poor and needy plus the many children locally whose faces will light up at simple acts of goodwill.
By legally downloading my song from one of the many download sites all over the world, for less than a cup of fancy coffee, you will do exactly that as all the royalties from this track will go to help local childrens charities here in the Pattaya area.
It’s not a marketing tool, but a serious way to help others…plus resulting good kharma. Check out the video I’ve produced here at Pattaya People studios, on YouTube from December 1st.
Have a fab one everybody and here’s hoping (need to always hope) for a peaceful New Year. I will be celebrating it all on a sunny beach somewhere.
Christmas in paradise….we got it !