Christmas Day = chocolate and the screen. I didn’t get to yesterday’s adventures because it was all about the records. Today was getting up late and hoping the internet wasn’t going to be awkward, it was, the router must be in the garage below, perhaps a little too far from us. Still, we managed to watch the Christmas Day Doctor Who and the BBC Christmas Ghost Story, Lot 249. Then we went on to catch up and started watching Killing Eve, which seems rather engaging. We haven’t got an oven here so we bought a ready meal each which was hopeless, so I finished off yesterday’s leftovers, perfect. Leftovers, chocolate and Doctor Who, what more could you want on Chrissie Day?
Yesterday we took an Uber back from Half Price Books to Kroger, the grocery store. Our driver was Persian, he only spoke basic English, but he had enough to tell us that it was strange that such a small country as England could have achieved so much power. He said the only explanation was the “UFO people” – I don’t think he knew the word ‘aliens’. It was them that gave the English the technology – unfortunately, they didn’t come back to upgrade it.
In the supermarket, we got talking to mother and daughter Rosemary and Cathleen. Rosemary had commented on my hair (sorry, I mean Olivia’s hair). We had a right good chin-wag in the middle of the frozen food section. Cathleen plays bass and knew Camille who I am FB friends with and had come in to sing backing vocals on NJ Brian’s record – small world, except we were at Kroger and it’s a really, really big world in there.
Christmas evaporates, the new year becomes the focal point and we all try and prepare ourselves for what’s coming in 2024, fingers crossed for less lunacy. For me, it will be musical projects and Phase 3 of the In Deep Music Archive and raising the funds to bring it all over from England before I hit the magic 666.
Music today has been The Everly Brothers‘ debut album (1957). It featured both Bye Bye Love and the controversial Wake Up, Little Suzie (it was the fifties) written by Felice and Boudleaux Bryant who wrote many other famous songs including Raining in My Heart for Buddy Holly. Boudleaux also wrote Love Hurts, Bird Dog and All I Have To Do Is Dream, classic late fifties and early sixties songs with those special brotherly harmonies.