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05 December 2017 @ 07:06 am
Christmas confession  
I am the musical equivalent of Tom Lehrer’s old mess sergeant, the one whose taste buds were shot off in the war. For instance, I love “MacArthur Park,” particularly the version by Waylon Jennings & the Kimberleys. And for this season I like “Little Drummer Boy.” Yes, I know that having someone play the drums to welcome a newborn baby is really dumb, but I like it anyway. I liked it by what I thought of as the Hairy Simian Chorale; I liked it when Johnny Cash, of all people, covered it; and I love the doo-wop version by the Tokens.
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Elenbarathi: Knowledgeelenbarathi on December 5th, 2017 08:53 pm (UTC)
I've always liked both those songs too. Waylon Jenning's 'Macarthur Park' is nice, but I prefer the original version by Richard Harris. LOL, I love 'Jurassic Park' - you can always count on Weird Al to lighten the mood when things get too schmaltzy.

Newborn babies like drumming just fine! My daughter was 9 days old for her first Circle, at which there was plenty drumming; she danced the whole Spiral Dance (in a cozy front-pack) with one of her godfathers.