Sunday, December 25, 2011
JEFFREY MORGANíS MEDIA BLACKOUT #295
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MERRY JEFFREY MORGAN’S
MEDIA BLACKOUT #295!
This is Bob “Media Blackout”
Hope coming to you live from the Big Room upstairs where I’m filling in for Jeffrey Morgan, who’s away this week
celebrating Christmas by listening to some of the latest rice-paddy platters in Da Nang Trong province. You know what ‘Da
Nang Trong’ means, don’t you? That’s Vietnamese for “Exit strategy? We don’t need no stinking
No, but I’m really thrilled to be here on the road
to ruin, as my good friend Joey Ramone would say. In fact, most of the Ramones are up here, although it took them a while
to clear customs. They were forty pounds overweight, and that was just their hair. Yeah, and I hear Joey’s going to
record a new Christmas song with Bing Crosby as soon as the old groaner recovers from that “Little Drummer Boy”
duet he did with David Bowie 35 years ago. Just wait until he finds out that Joey’s been taking sarong lessons from
Dorothy Lamour. Isn’t that wild?
Hey, how about a few reviews!
John Lennon – “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)”
(Apple) :: Hippie.
– We Wish You A Metal Xmas And A Headbanging New Year (Armoury) :: Look, even I can only take so much
of Bing singing “White Christmas” before I get a hardcore hankerin’ to dreck the halls with gobs of metal.
That’s why I’ve been listening nonstop to this twelve track compilation of carols, which features everyone from
Lemmy to Alice to Dio. I’ll be deaf for Christmas, if only in my screams.
Christina – “Things Fall Apart” (ZE) :: Originally released in 1981 on A Christmas
Record and still the most mentally disturbed Noël number ever released.
Rhonda Silver – “Chri$tma$ On Credit” (Silver
Shadow) :: You can forget all about Eartha Kitt mewing out the high-priced “Santa Baby” for the umpteenth year
in a row because this is the new torch song for today’s troubled times. You’ll sign up for
a government bailout when you hear sultry songstress Silver croon: “You know that Santa’s got the blues ’cause
he ain’t got no green. Looks like Mrs. Claus has picked his pockets clean!” In other words: Cash is king.
Johnny Cash – The Johnny Cash Christmas Specials:
1976-1979 (Shout! Factory) :: What’s the best way to have a cool Yule this year? By watching this four disc box
set containing the Man In Black’s holiday television specials. Cash doing Christmas would be reason enough to watch
at any time, but what really makes this a seasonal must see is the truly eclectic line up of guest stars, including
everyone from longtime stage stalwarts June Carter and Carl Perkins to country legends Merle Travis and Roy Clark to seminal
Sun rockers Roy Orbison and Jerry Lee Lewis.
OF THE WEEK: Mr. T – “I Told You Hannibal: I Ain’t Gettin’ On No Sleigh!”
b/w “Shut Up, You Crazy Yule!” (T-Neck) :: Boy, I wanna tell ya, ain’t that something?
Be seeing you!