notes from
the MUCK . . .

How does your garden grow? With muck, muck and more muck! I spent much of today finishing the final muck box and then shifting muck from one box to the next. The first box, which the Big Lad is enthusiastically pointing out, has been rotting down for two years now and once we’d removed the top quarter of unrotted material, we found we’d hit the pay dirt.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Christmas By Myself This Year

After lunch today, Will posed the question of what is the greatest popular Christmas song under some complicated formula that I didn't fully understand but maybe he can explain in comments. It was supposed to factor in popularity with artistic merit, though. Anyway, after some time to think about it, I proposed "Christmas Wrapping" by The Waitresses - the one in which the chick hooks up with some guy at the Quick-E-Mart because he forgot cranberries, too. Shockingly, Will insisted that he'd never heard this song, even after I played him a snippet. This is unacceptable. I know Katy's all about this song, but what about the rest of you? You all know this song, right? If it's not the greatest, then what is? To avoid embarrasing him, I won't tell you Will's nomination. Suffice it to say that the singer is featured in our sidebar and her last name isn't "Giant," though in any sane world it would be.

Relatedly, I bought this John Fahey Christmas Album and I really like it. The Sufjan Stevens Christmas Collection is really good, too (just ignore Pitchfork's pretentious review. Those people are such asses). FYI.

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