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the tide is high ~ blondie

The Tide Is High ~ Blondie, 1980

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heart of glass ~ blondie

Heart  Of Glass ~ Blondie, 1978

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lets dance ~ david bowie

Let’s Dance – David Bowie, 1983

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reckless ~ australian crawl

Reckless – Australian Crawl, 1983

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so yeah … I left YouTube going …

While I was doing my ‘distraction’ cleaning …  *Done, so I don’t overly stress on the possibilities that tomorrows shizz may bring – Yes; I decided to go to my psychologist appointment – and Yes; I have informed the partner that if the airport twat talks to much I will be *shushing* her 😉  …. I let YouTube play through, and somehow ended up at Christmas songs … I know right!

But as the songs below were playing through, I had a couple dozen thoughts – As I Do.

  1. I wonder if they asked any Africans to input into these?
  2. There were a couple (literally) black faces in the 1984 ensemble. Why? I know there were plenty beautiful black singers around in 1984.
  3. I’m not sure whether Africa (the starving part anyway) really gave a fuck about Christmas time.
  4. Was this part of the point of these songs? The irony? Singing to the rich white folks so they’d feel sympathetic and open up their Christmas wallets?
  5. USA for Africa certainly had few more black / brown faces in their ensemble.
  6. Were they aware when they made the 1984 version, that Africa was stripped of their resources by greedy white colonial fuckers?
  7. Were they aware of that when they made the 2014 version?
  8. Maybe they should’ve have written that colonial history into a verse or 2.
  9. Maybe they did and it got taken out? ? ?

Band Aid~ Do They Know It’s Christmas, 1984

Band Aid ~ Do They Know It’s Christmas, 2014

Yeah, so that was my day of pondering …

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i’d rather go blind ~ etta james

I’d Rather Go Blind ~ Etta James, 1968

Thank you Cory for inspiring this one with your 45s collection 🙂

Go check out Cory’s Stories,Photos, Reviews and Videos.

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this is how we do it ~ montell jordan

This Is How We Do It ~ Montell Jordan, 1995

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sweet dreams ~ eurythmics

Sweet Dreams ~ Eurythmics, 1983

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bring the pain ~ method man

I’m not a fan of ‘bleeping’ out profanity, so ‘dirty version’ first …  you have to appreciate the lyrical grit that is Method Man … the schlurp that only he can do … its a god dam beautiful thing …

And just cos you can’t really ‘feel’ what is Meth without seeing the goodness in action 😉 … heres the ‘clean’ version …

Bring The Pain ~ Method Man, 1994

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roxanne ~ the police

Roxanne ~ The Police, 1978