Sunday, December 23, 2012

Merry Christmas 2012 From the Chicago Lampoon: Ain't That Somethin'?

(Ed Note: This is reprinted from The Chicago Schlager Music Review. It eloquently captures our sentiments with, as Rahm Emanuel would blurt, "laser-like precision").

As our Christmas Greetings from Chicago this year, we could have posted Bing Crosby's classic "White Christmas" or Karen Carpenter's "Home for the Holidays."

But their sentimentally buoyant optimism is of another time and another, kinder and gentler America.

Those American songs would have been oddly out of character with the coarsening of the culture and the psychic angst that has descended on America in this, the 4th discontented winter of the Obama misrule.

But an innovative rock/soft jazz ensemble from Pittsburgh, Busted Universe, has quite artfully captured the almost nihilistic, angry cynicism that grips America at Christmastide, 2012.

We could find no Christmas video that more faithfully captures the zeitgeist of this time and place.

Here is Busted Universe's brand new video release of the traditional Christmas carol,"God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,":

Busted Universe is offering this song as a free download at their website:

If we're still walking the planet, we'll be back in 2013 with our usual coverage of whatever the hell it is we cover.

Till then, Merry Christmas, all, from the Chicago Lampoon (I guess.)

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