Happy Holidays from YDP!

25 Dec

Merry Christmas from YDP. Hopefully St. Nick brought you some awesome swag – high-end electronics and iTunes gift certificates so you can buy all the music we hype up. Equally important, you avoided any encounters with Krampus (who I just learned about this year btw…we can talk about how it is a blatantly racist counterpart to Kris Kringle another day). I bring you a fun little in studio performance from BBC Radio 1. It’s Billy Bragg and Florence + The Machine (the harp is back!) in a soft little cover of “Fairytale of New York.” It’s originally done by the Pogues [lyrics here]. The original vocalist, Kirsty MacColl, was killed in Mexico in December 2000, a week before Christmas. It’s one of those classic rough stories, but the holidays are supposed to remind us to appreciate those that matter to us most.

May you and yours have a great day of togetherness and holiday cheer. Enjoy this beautiful tune.

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