This is a great excuse to play this New Order classic.
Today is Blue Monday-the most depressing day of the year-this is a new holiday invented to get people to travel. (I think?) It’s supposed to be that day in the middle of winter when all the Christmas booze is gone and only the Christmas bills remain, that day when the New Year’s resolutions are all broken and all hope is gone …or something like that…anyway..enjoy!
I heard the Sarah McLachlan version of this song a couple days ago and it hit me as a well written Christmas ballad. I’ve heard it before but it kind of went over or under my head and never really stuck. Reason #387 that music is cool –You can listen to stuff, even good stuff and it might take a while for you to really hear it and have it hit you. I don’t know why that is…just like I don’t know why time and mood and all the other elements that make you you seem to have a connection to what you hear and what you don’t. You can hear stuff as just ambient background fuzz or it can dance with your soul. Same music – just you in a different place.
Instead of the Canadian Mclaclan doing her excellent version of fellow Canadian Joni Mitchell’s song…I kicked around a bit to find a Scottish dude doing a version…Hey…this piece of music is very wimpy for the cave so I needed Scotland to give it a little nip of whiskey, salmon fishing and a cold north wind…you know, rustic masculine stuff.
So here we go with a Travis version of this song that starts with a good story. Good stories make everything better.