Thursday, November 10, 2005

bing ping

Needless double-take last week when I glimpsed the first plastic xmas tree of the season at Coles. What else would you expect in the first week of November?
Anyway - the excellent blog Music You (Possibly) Won't Hear Anyplace Else has posted a collection of unhip Christmas songs to go with this early sighting.

I'm listening to Bing's Christmas Dinner Country Style and dreaming of a square dancexmas. I was chasing the lyrics but think this site is confusing its sachets with the sashays, as the ?'s suggest.
Now the sachet (?) hello met country ham
And double-sachet (?) ham

Meanwhile, googling bing led me to the news at Bing Crosby's Internet museum, where the headlines feed makes good reading...

Only Bing was more popular in America in 1947.

Bing sired 3 children in his late 50s without Viagra.

What did Bing Crosby have 25 more of than the King of Pop?

Bing's advice to would-be hogs.

Sad memories of White Christmases past.

It's time to put away the Bing music for another year.

Artie Shaw knew hip.

Loose lips synch ships.

Rediscovering Going My Way

Bing's death was the final straw.

Was Bing bad for Christmas?

Glenn Miller is no longer in the mood.

Bing sings in new Dylan biography.

Bing Crosby, protest singer.

Bing took the hobo out of Hoboken.

Cameo by Bing does not materialize.

Bob and Bing team up to be among the 100 icons of the past century.

Bing Crosby, pot head?

High Hopes

Gordon Lightfoot followed in the steps of Bing Crosby.

The Bing Crosby of American technology.

Skitch reflects on Bing's advice.

Bing beat the bottle, but the bottle beat Bix.

Pat Boone was more influenced by Bing than by Elvis.

How about a Bing party in the Canadian Rockies?

Bing's phone call clinched the deal.

Do rappers have a secret yearning to be Bing?

Bing couldn't probe the depths of despair like Frank.

Why did the soldiers cheer when the Crosby movie abruptly stopped?

The evolution of golf

Comments: bing ping

In the 1940's my grandmother was the President of The St.Kilda Chapter of the Bing fanclub.
Rudolph The Rednosed Reindeer was written by Gene Autry (cowboy war hero).
Somebody on my links list ( Susoz or Crazybrave?) has worn out their copy of Mitch Miller Sings Christmas, so I always keep an eye out for it in opshops.
Christian or not, one cannot fight Christmas. department stores make sure of that. This year, to show why I am not giving frankincense and myrrh, I will include with my Nativity cards, photocopy of my impressive mastercard balance which still comprises last year's frankincense and myrrh. My favourite christmas song is of course, Elvis: Blue Christmas.
Posted by Brownie at November 10, 2005 08:31 PM

Spied at Target Airport West.

One conifer: plastic.

Colour: purple!
Posted by Sedgwick at November 10, 2005 10:39 PM

My father's always bin a fan. And I like him.
But was not allowed to play that mp3 of Christmas Dinner Country Style in this house. Household objected violently.

We had a sing-a-long with Mitch record in my childhood household. Will look out for the Christmas one too. Saw *him* - "in new Dylan Biography" the other night too. Think I saw him dissed in Mommas and Poppas doco a few years back - or did I imagine that?

Not "spotted" at Airport West?
& maybe purple means perennial?
Posted by boynton at November 11, 2005 11:32 AM

'No Direction Home' Part I was great.

Down Under Xmas..
I used to get in trouble for playing Lennon's 'Happy Xmas War is Over' full-ball ... and hiding the Bling Crassby records.
Posted by peacay at November 11, 2005 05:08 PM

I LOVED NO Direction Home...

and that tree is the right direction for Oz...
(well if it's trimmed with snow-business, that is)

And I don't know if my levels of tolerance of Bing extend to Christmas muzak yet. Probably not.
Would still sing HCWisOver in preference, despite it being co-opted by Candlelight inc, with the sanitised chorus of "merry Christmas" and all...
Posted by boynton at November 11, 2005 05:18 PM

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