Wednesday, November 29, 2006

While Yoko Ono shreaks, my daughter sings

A local radio station (several actually) have been playing "holiday" music since a few days before Thanksgiving.

I wrote one station an email basically stating that while I appreciated the 24-7 holiday music selection, I encouraged them to expand their library just a tad beyond the 24 or so songs they have carted (old school) or ripped onto their play list hard drives (new digi-style).

While I just love to listen to Yoko's barely tolerable backup vocals behind John singing "Happy Christmas, War is Over," once or twice a day is more than enough, even for a Lennon fan such as myself.

More than a dozen "War is Over's" in one day (while listening to the station at sporadic intervals at best) is more Yoko than anyone needs to hear while operating a motor vehicle or trying to match sock pairs while folding a load of whites.

In fact, while driving my daughters around, C became familiar enough with that particular tune to be able to sing along to the chorus.
A very merry Christmas, and a happy new year.
Let's hope it's a good one, without any fear."

On a more sentimental note, hearing my 7-year old belt out what has always been a heartstring tugging holiday tune to me, brought a choke to my throat and a few well placed 0's and 1's in the CPU in my head.

December 8, 1980 - Strawberry Fields Forever, John.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Somehow my tolerance for Yoko increases this time of year. Especially the last three years. Maybe it's just because I so desperately want the words to be true:

War is over now.

On a vaguely related note, am I the only one who thought her decision to reprise "Cut Piece" in 2003 was the coolest thing she's ever done?