Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Breakfast with the Hysterics

Good mornin' folks.

Another slow night in Boston sports. Celtics off. Bruins off. No college sports last night. I have no clue if the Revolution even played, but honestly does anyone care? This is the time of year that weening off of baseball becomes so tough. No more nightly sports events, cant talk about the 5 games a week. Man I miss baseball already. Luckily the Hot Stove is already rumbling with Matt Holliday going to the A's for Greg Smith Carlos Gonzalez and Huston Street. Uber genius Billy Beane confuses the hell out of me, why would you trade two top tier prospects and your closer who could drag in two draft picks after he walks next year, for a OF who will be leaving after this season? Seems like his philosophy went ass backwards on this move.

Well that's all I have about sports for Breakfast. Now for something completely different. On my regular weekend post drinking stroll to the Dunkin Donuts down the street from my apartment, I ran into my annual nightmare . The return of Christmas music. Yes, I fucking hate Christmas music. The worst part is there is a radio station in Boston that has been playing Christmas Music since November 1. NOV-EM-BER FI-RST PEOPLE. I may come off as the Grinch here, but I would rather listen to cats howl at night, a million Daryl Worley renditions of "Proud to be an American" and the best hits of Wing. To take a Freudian approach of where my hatred of Xmas music has originated, I blame this all on my mother. For years she made me listen to this crap in the car, at home, going to church, at every function I went to. So this never ending barrage of Holly Jolly bullshit has driven me to the point where right now I would rather watch Granny porn then listen to Christmas Music. Though to be fair there are two songs that I like, and both are completely untraditional songs.

Question for the masses: Do you like Xmas music? Have a favorite song? Am I just a humbug?


GHABB,Y~! said...

Actually there's two radio stations in town that are now playing 24/7 Christmas Music. My father, who loves Christmas more than he loves my mother and his children combined, would listen to both of these stations nonstop for two months a year, switching from one to the other when there was a commercial. In a related story, he has a large collection of antique Santa Claus figurines that is worth tens of thousands of dollars. And you all wonder why I'm in therapy.

futuremrsrickankiel said...

Yeah... what the FUCK is up with 105.7? I woke up in my friend's bed hungover as shit this Saturday to some assbag in the apartment below blasting "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" and was like milliseconds away from going on a violent killing spree. DIE.

I do like Christmas music, though. I LOVE "O Holy Night" and pretty songs like that. Also, I do a "Santa Baby" that would knock your stockings right off.

Dubs said...

I woke up in my friend's bed hungover as shit this Saturday


But to the point, I can pretty much rock any Transiberian Orchestra take on any Christmas song over and over again. They fucking rock harder than Mick Jagger speed balling.

Sh!tShow said...

Hating on Xmas music? May I ask, how much did you get for your SOUL?!?!?

Alas, I hate the overkill as well. I am not looking forward to the local Starbucks popping in some God forsaken Holiday CD so people in shorts can feel "the Christmas Spirit" while drinking peppermint lattes. GAH!

By the way, when's the Hysteria Happy Holidays party? Who wants to see Sh!tShow drunk on Egg Nog???

stanley cup of chowder said...

Bosstones "This Time of Year". Best X-mas song ever.

futuremrsrickankiel said...


Oh my god. Be still, my heart.

I guess I could email you about this too, but whatever.

Also, getting drunk on eggnog means a whole lot of tossing your cookies. Not that I'd know.

Sh!tShow said...

The Pogues, "Fairytale of New York."

Mathemagician said...

"I have no clue if the Revolution played, but honestly does anyone care?"

I care. BTW their season is mercifully already over.

I also can't stand Christmas music. I'll grudgingly put up with it in the week before Christmas, but before that it has similar appeal to the sound of fingernails on a chalkboard.

Gweemus said...

Christmas music in general blows, but there are nuggets out there. The trick is to choose your own standards. nearly every band plays a kickass version of some holiday song. For example, here is a (poor quality but in person was really much much better) version of 'Silent Night' by Bad Religion from 1993 or 1994. Includes an homage to 'My Sharona' byt the Knack!

Rocco said...

I as well question the need for that one station in town (we all have it, two in Boston appently) that starts playing Christmas music 24/7 after Halloween.

That said, I'm a big fan of firing up the egg nog & whiskey (or Evan Williams egg nog, try it, you'll thank me), "triming" the tree, all while some of my favorite Christmas tunes are on. I made the all-time best 2-cd Christmas playlist. Frank, Dean, Bing, Eartha Kitt, Burl Ives, Andy Williams, Nat King Cole, Harry Conick, even Mariah, Brittany, and the Boss made it on. Good times.

I'll be decorating alone again this year though. :(

Anonymous said...

Odd, the funky word looks like egg nog! Egg Nog is now available in eastern NY's emporium of quick stops, Stewarts. Ummmmmm.

Leigh Greenwood is the Proud to be an American sing-er...should I admit I know this? Oh well. Worley had a cool song about coming back from war that was rather search leads to "I Just Came Back (From a war)".
Country fan...surprise.
Favorite song at Christmas: Nat King Cole The Christmas Song, and O Holy Night by Michael Crawford. Even a heathen like me gets chills with that one.