Wednesday, December 15, 2010

With Mistletoe & Candle Green


That churchiness in the Nick Cave is down to the organ I suppose, which is why it always reminds me of this, one of my very, very favourite things.

Cave's an Aussie rebel raised an Anglican and John Cale famously a son of the Welsh valleys where the Chapel cast thick shadows; ye amateur psychologists make of that what you will (Cale lyric: 'Nothing frightens me more/Than religion at my door'), I think I'll just (re)post this bloody lovely song, which as I have written here before seems to have nothing to do with the Dylan Thomas story, except for its title.

Always my first song of the Season.

Enjoy.

John Cale - 'A Child's Christmas In Wales' (1973)

13 comments:

  1. Oh I do like that.

    Thank you Davy

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  2. Cale's Fear album sounds an awful lot like Cave. Or rather Cave sounds an awful lot like the Fear album. Similar phrasing and mood. There's one of those songwriter's circle programmes with Cale, Cave and Chrissie Hynde. There's some clips on Youtube.

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  3. Ooh, OK, I'll have to have a look.

    Glad you like it Mills.

    If there's demand I can upload the Dylan Thomas story again.

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  4. well I'd never demand, such a busy time of year and all, but I would be awfully pleased if you did manage to upload the story again x.

    I like this a lot.

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  5. Dylan Thomas - 'A Child's Christmas In Wales ' - Part One

    Part Two

    x

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  6. It's so Eno - love it. Good ol's Mrs M got me the Farway Beach biog today, and Nick Kent's Dark Stuff

    For a diff reading of Dylan Thomas's A Child's Christmas in Wales - you MUST bag this DVD. - check out the guests too

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  7. PS it's not shown in the clip but he's backed by the Treorchy Male Choir

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  8. thank you very much good sir. You just made my Friday night :).

    x

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  9. Wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed the Dylan Thomas. Christmas music and things are not always easy for me anymore but this is something I will genuinely look forward to every year and share with my boys when they are a bit older x.

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  10. That's a lovely thought and it's a pleasure my dear x

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