Sunday 18 February 2018

Seasonal distraction from march of time

The Fascati Singers
The Fascati Singers
Brendan O'Connor

Brendan O'Connor

THE Christmas songs make me very sad. The Frascati singers, whose Christmas recital has become an annual tradition with us, broke my heart on Sunday. I think part of it is to do with the fact that they do many of the old classics with a slight minor key bent to them, a kind of Germanic feel, and a very maudlin thing. It made me feel nostalgia for the simple childhood in the forests of Bavaria, despite the fact that the only time I was anywhere near the forests of Bavaria was on a stag party in Munich once.

If they really wanted to kill me they should have done Last Christmas. Don't ask me why, because I didn't really like it when it first came out, but when I do accidentally catch a blast of the Wham! classic now on the radio it has the power to cut me to the quick. It makes me feel lonely for Christmases past and times past.

Maybe it just makes me feel old.

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