Thursday, December 14, 2006

Freedy Johnston- Moving On a Holiday


















Not many people appreciate Blue Days Black Nights, a bleak work from sometime Kansan Freedy Johnston. The 1999 album is already out-of-print. While it's not a jazz album, it sounds like Johnston had been listening to a lot of tragic ballads by the likes of Billie Holiday, Chet Baker and Nina Simone. With its mournful strings and pitiful lyrics, "Moving On a Holiday" is a natural fit for one of those "Bummer Christmas" novelty compilations.

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This promises to be the best party ever. I love Mac Lethal's self-deprecating hip hop and can't wait for his Rhymesayers debut in 2007. I just need someone to drive me home.

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I'd like to get my hair cut like Gary U.S. Bonds' in this odd film clip from 1962's "It's Trad, Dad!"

4 comments:

Not Prince Hamlet said...

Okay, so I've listened to this song like 15 times in the last three days (my last.fm profile will attest).

Make it stop!

Happy In Bag said...

You're a regular Gloomy Gus, NPH! I can relate.

Not Prince Hamlet said...

Just bought a copy of this for $6 at the Half Price store in Westport, next to the True Value store. That place is great.

Thanks for the recommendation.

Happy In Bag said...

Fantastic, NPH! I like to haunt that store during breaks between bands when The Record Bar has early shows.