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Episode 8 – A Very Special Bibliodiscoteque Christmas Special: Happy Birthday Jesus, Baby!:A Musical Tribute to the Reverend John R. Carlson
|19 December, 2010||Posted by Erik Carlson under podcast||
I blame it all on Charles Dickens.
Certainly he wrote the second most popular Christmas tale of all time, but his is all about economics in a season designed for the celebration of a co-opted pagan right. Like Scrooge, punished and coerced for his greed and self centered attitude, every year we tend to give give give until it hurts hurts hurts in a similar effort to assuage our guilt for not giving or caring throughout the year.
Dickens sparked this concept that the biggest turkey can make up for our lack of kindness and animosity for our fellow man.
Dickens’ allegory of a cold un-mourned grave, for those of us who don’t help our fellow humans, should be saved for the long summer days when we need it most. Sure Victorian winters must have been difficult but the winter of the soul is so much darker.
Let this be the season you hear the consumptive cough and feel the weight of each link. However, rather than letting the fire of our humanity die under the world around us, spend the days smashing the bonds like Cool Hand Luke fleeing from the hounds and the Man with No Eyes. Don’t change because of the threat from an otherworldly being. Change because we are humans and, to quote another famous Brit, we need to be loved/Just like everybody else does. We don’t have time to sit around and wait. Action is an internal force and stokes the fires that keep us warm
Should you not believe in the soul or the holiday make the world better because we deserve humanity. We deserve to go a day unbeaten, undefeated, and not unloved.
Fight against the ease of cynicism and anger so we don’t have to spend money and time making up for it later.
Set List: Episode 8 – A Very Special Bibliodiscoteque Christmas Special: Happy Birthday Jesus, Baby!:A Musical Tribute to the Reverend John R. Carlson
jah peanuts a Bibliodiscotheque mix
Thee Olde Trip to Jerusalem – Mekons
My Madonna – The Singing Loins
Jesus Was Way Cool – King Missile
He turned the water into wine – Andy Dale Petty
Baptize Me In Wine – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
Getting’ High for Jesus – Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs
Jesus Saves White Trash – Ian Stephen
Only Jesus – Scott H. Biram
Fix It Jesus - Reverend Charlie Jackson
What Was I Doing, When the Saints of God Found Me? – Bishop Dready Manning
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot – Big Bill Broonzy
Charlie Brown Theme – Vince Guaraldi Trio
Jesus Gonna Make Up My Dying Bed – Josh White
There’ll Be None on the Other Side – Ralph Stanley And The Clinch Mountain Boys
God’s Gonna Cut ‘em Down – The Golden Gate Quartet
Have a Little Talk With Jesus – Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Coffee, God, And Cigarettes – Mischief Brew
Plastic Jesus – Jello Biafra And Mojo Nixon
A Poundland Christmas – Wild Billy Childish & The Musicians Of The British Empire
Sorry Mr. Jesus – Seasick Steve
Ding Dong Merrily On High – The Singing Loins
Tune in next month for a walk with Satan through the streets of Moscow when Bibliodiscoteque brings you EPISODE 9 – The Master and Margarita
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Bibliodiscoteque Episode 8 -A Very Special Bibliodiscoteque Christmas Special: Happy Birthday Jesus, Baby!:A Musical Tribute to the Reverend John R. Carlson