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  •  I call that song by McCartney (12+ / 0-)

    the "Paul Really Is Dead" song.

    That stems from some critic's blasting of the duet he did with Michael Jackson years ago "The Girl Is Mine".  The critic said "Paul really is dead because you can't tell me the same guy that wrote 'the love you take is equal to the love you make' is the same guy who wrote 'yes Michael, the girl is mine."

    Like you, I really hate that friggin xmas song by the Paul Replacement.

    "I'm not writing to make conservatives happy. I want them to hate my opinions. I'm not interested in debating them. I want to stop them." - Steve Gilliard

    by grog on Thu Dec 12, 2013 at 07:06:41 AM PST

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    •  I knew that Paul had been replaced by a zombie (13+ / 0-)

      even sooner than that. Silly Love Songs was sufficient proof for my ears.

      •  What song are you talking about? (6+ / 0-)

        I thought I knew all The Beatles' songs..., but I do not recall any Xmas song by them.  Or was this after The Beatles when Sir Paul had Wings?  I only know some of their songs.

        [Gotta admit, for danceability, I do like Silly Love Songs.  ;-)]

        I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

        by NonnyO on Thu Dec 12, 2013 at 08:04:39 AM PST

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        •  It's the song with virtually no melody (10+ / 0-)

          where Paul sings "Simply having a wonderful Christmas time" over and over.

          I would prefer to listen to the Best of Sarah Palin than to endure that awful tune. Whenever the first note of the song infests my radio, I immediately switch channels. I don't care which channel I switch to, I know that it will be better than what's being played.

          •  Cheers to CDs... (8+ / 0-)

            No listening to radio at all..., the better to avoid loathsome ads!

            OTOH, I don't miss radio or TV.  When I was growing up there was no TV (I'm old, remember), and while Mom listened to a radio in the morning for the weather forecast, it was off the rest of the time.  Our entertainment was reading..., and I still read a lot.  Or write myself.  Or turn to the internet now.

            I can easily live with contemplative silence.

            :-)

            I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

            by NonnyO on Thu Dec 12, 2013 at 08:20:46 AM PST

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          •  I tried that once. (7+ / 0-)
            Whenever the first note of the song infests my radio, I immediately switch channels. I don't care which channel I switch to, I know that it will be better than what's being played.
            The other station was playing the same damn thing.

            Pressing my "CD" button is generally reliable.  Even if I don't have anything loaded in it, blessed silence works just fine.

          •  I had to look it up... :-) (2+ / 0-)
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            diggerspop, foresterbob

            I'm old, still have a low threshold of boredom, have heard holiday music of every kind waaaaaaay too often, so I no longer have any fondness and little appreciation for ANY holiday music of ANY kind, Xmas, Easter, "patriotic" songs around the 4th or the holidays celebrating dead military personnel, whatever.  Most of it is all pretty ghastly to me at this point.

            I do well with Celtic dance music (no lyrics) around St. Patrick's Day (loathe "Danny Boy" with a white hot passion).  While music for jigs and reels is fairly repetitive, it's always cheerful, the hard-shoe dancing is often quite spectacular and I love, love, love it.

            Anyway, back to Sir Paul and the dreaded "Wonderful Christmastime."  I wondered why I couldn't remember it, looked it up, and I do..., but I didn't follow Wings as much as I did The Beatles, so that's why it didn't come to mind immediately.  I also stopped listening to radio music and turned off holiday music before then, so haven't heard it often enough for it to become as annoying as earlier music.  From ye olde Wiki:

            "Wonderful Christmastime" is a 1979 Christmas song by Paul McCartney. It enjoys significant Christmas time popularity around the world.[1] The notable synthesiser riff was played on a Sequential Circuits Prophet-5. The song was later added as a bonus track on the 1993 CD reissue of Wings' Back to the Egg album.[2]
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            The song continues to receive substantial airplay every year, although some music critics consider it to be one of McCartney's poorest compositions.[8][9][10] Beatles author Robert Rodriguez has written of "Wonderful Christmastime": "Love it or hate it, few songs within the McCartney oeuvre have provoked such strong reactions."[9]

            Including royalties from cover versions, it is estimated that Paul McCartney makes $400,000 a year from this song, which puts its cumulative earnings for this song at near $15 million.[11]
            [My bold.]

            For anyone curious about the song foresterbob was talking about here's a YouTube link to McCartney's Wonderful Christmastime, complete with lyrics on the screen (or lyrics are under About > Show More).

            I could live with hearing this once or twice a year because of its lack of religious themes.  :-)

            I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

            by NonnyO on Thu Dec 12, 2013 at 06:32:34 PM PST

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