So I’m obviously not much of a Christmas guy. Nor do I like most Christmas music (the Phil Spector Christmas album notwithstanding). But there are two Christmas songs I adore: “Fairytale Of New York” by the Pogues, mentioned a couple of days ago, is one of them.
And so, since there’s no feasible way for me to record a cover of “Fairytale Of New York” (since it would require a girl who could sing like Kristy McColl, a pennywhistle, and a lot more whiskey than I can afford), here, for your seasonal pleasure, is my cover of “Christmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis” by Tom Waits, which is my other favorite Christmas song.
Enjoy. And merry Christmas.