Thu Nov 6 23:43:20 EST 2008
Mark Watson wrote:
> Ironically, "Green Chri$tma$" is one Yule recording that you don't hear
> on the radio.
> Larry Weil wrote:
> >> -
> > In the same vein, Allen Sherman did a song that went "Deck the halls with
> > advertising" or something to that effect, IIRC.
> Cambridge's own Tom Lehrer held forth with "A Christmas Carol" - one of
> my all-time favorite holiday commentaries, tho seldom, if ever, heard on
> the (public?) airwaves:
> Hark The Herald Tribune Sings, Advertising Wondrous Things...
> God Rest Ye Merry Merchants, May Ye Make The Yuletide Pay...
Richard L Kaye had a tradition where he would play "Green Chri$tma$"
on WCRB Saturday Night the week after seeing the first Christmas
advertising of the year.
Lehrer and Sherman were certain to be heard before Christmas.
I figure it's Kaye's fault that I have the appropriate Dr Demento CDs.
Good stuff. Gee, they're even short enough pieces to fit WCRB's
current format. :-)
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