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Month: December, 2012

Andy Warhol’s Christmas Trees

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Happy Holidays from Holditnow.

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Sheltering Sky

sheltering sky 1995

sheltering sky 1995

Oil on canvas.

 

Lists: the Season

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It seems to me that December would be the official month of lists. Checking to see who was naughty and who was nice, who to buy what, countless food lists and the end of year round-ups chronicling the year’s highs and lows. We really love to rate things and list them from good to bad to ugly. So feeling in the festive mood, I thought I’d add my own list to the deluge of ratings that will soon totally consume the blogosphere.

Top 12 Christmas Tunes (for this year)

1. Skating by Vince Guaraldi Trio

2. Christmas Wrapping by the Waitresses

3. Merry Christmas Everybody by Slade

4. Star of Wonder by Sufjan Stevens

5. Santa is Back in Town by Elvis Presley

6. Jingle Bells by Bing Crosby and the Andrew Sisters

7. Soulful Christmas by James Brown

8. This Christmas by Donny Hathaway

9. Fairytale of New York by The Pogues featuring Kristy MacColl

10. Christmas Is by Lou Rawls

11. Baby It’s Cold Outside by Bing Crosby and Doris Day

12. Blue Christmas by Elvis Presley

Check it twice.

Patricia: La Dolce Vita

Patricia is one of those songs that bears repeating. Recorded in 1958 by Perez Prado; it seems to embody “the sweet life“. I guess that’s why Fellini used it in his seminal film La Dolce Vita. (review coming soon). In the meantime, here it is in its entirety. Repeat often.

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